Public Art Program

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Mission Statement

The City of Coral Springs recognizes that public art creates a unique sense of place and distinction, enjoyment and pride for all citizens and visitors to our community. The goal of the Public Art Program is to create a stimulating environment that reflects are enhances the City's heritage, diversity and character through public artworks integrated in the architecture, infrastructure and landscape.

The Public Art Committee is the advisory board on matters pertaining to City's Public Art Program. The Arts Committee was appointed in November 2003. The Public Art Committee prepares the program guidelines, creates the public art plans, researches all public artworks for the City of Coral Springs and reviews and approves public artworks on private properties.

Please click on the image to view our Public Art Brochure.

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Interactive ArtWalk Sculpture Call to Artists

As part of Coral Springs’ dedication to the arts, the Public Art Committee is looking to commission an artist/artist team to create an interactive sculpture for the NW 31st Court ArtWalk. This sculpture should be significant in size and able to hold its own. It must have interactive aspects that involve the spectator. An interactive sculpture is a sculpture that allows the observer to “walk” in, on and around them or have the spectator become part of the artwork itself. Kinetic sculptures are not welcome.

This Request for Proposals is emphasizing the City of Coral Springs’ desire to commission and purchase an artwork that represents its young, family-oriented community and depicts the city’s mission as the ‘premier city to live, work and raise a family’. The artwork should be family oriented, iconic and create photo opportunities for visitors.

The Existing budget for this project is $100,000. The top three shortlisted artists will receive $1,000 each to create a detailed design concept. The final selected artist will receive $97,000. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2016. All applications must be submitted through CaFé at https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3701


Public Art Lecture Series

Coral Springs Museum of Art logoThe City of Coral Springs’ Public Art Department and the Coral Springs Museum of Art are teaming up to bring well known artists to Coral Springs to speak on their art, process, inspiration and what it’s like to be a professional working artist in today’s society.

The City’s public art installations enhance our parks and other public spaces. Join us for a Public Art Lecture Series to learn more from the artists themselves. The lectures are from 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. and are included with $6 Museum of Art admission. Guests may enjoy the Museum’s exhibits before or after the lecture. For a schedule of the speaking artists, please visit http://coralspringsmuseum.org/public-programs-3/workshops/.

Upcoming Lectures:

Zachary Knudson
“The Glass Artist”:
November 12
Rubin Ubiera:
December 10
Adrienne Ross Gionta:
January 14
Cecilia Lueza:
February 11
Claudia Jane Klein:
March 11

Sculptures On Sample / Art Walk 2016

The City of Coral Springs' 2016 Sculpture on Sample is coming to an end in June. The program, which is a bi-yearly temporary Public Art exhibit, brings sculptures to Coral Springs for 5 months. In the past years of the program, the exhibit was held only on Sample Road. This year, due to the newly created ArtWalk located at NW 31st Ct. and University Dr., five of the seven artworks selected were displayed along the ArtWalk.

At events such as Unplugged and the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts, along with an online survey, residents voted on their favorite sculpture from the program. While all of the sculptures received a positive review, Assembled, by artist Jason Kimes, was the favorite artwork among the community. The Public Art Program met and discussed the possibility of purchasing the artwork for permanent display. However, due to the material the sculpture is made out of ­- welded steel - the artwork would not last in the South Florida environment. The Committee decided not to purchase the artwork and reallocate the money into a Call to Artists for a commissioned artwork that will be located permanently on the ArtWalk. The call will be out this year.

The City plans to continue the Sculpture on Sample program due to its ability to bring beautiful new sculptures to Coral Springs on temporary exhibition. Look for the program to take place again in 2018. 


Temporary Public Art Installation

Slices of Heaven Slices of Heaven
by Craig Berube-Gray
Location: 2855 Coral Springs Dr, Coral Springs, FL 33065

This vibrant sculpture, consisting of three orange peels created out of cement, will be on display in front of the Coral Springs Museum of Art until April 2016. You may recognize Mr. Berube-Gray’s name and work from the sculpture located at Whispering Woods Park, Rock-et Man.


Entryway Significant Sculpture: ArtWalk - NW 31st Court

The City of Coral Springs is pleased to announce the selected artist Zachary Knudson of The Glass Artist for a commissioned entryway sculpture for the NW 31st Court ArtWalk. Mr. Knudson will be received $100,000.00 to complete his sculpture Beyond which is a 13 foot tall infinity glass sculpture with powder coated aluminum and LED lights. The sculpture is a combination of several unique glass etching and lighting techniques that Mr. Knudson has perfected over the past ten years. The sculpture is constructed using multiple layers of specialty glass to create an infinite feeling for residents when viewed. Due to its size and technical aspects, Coral Springs is the first and only city in the world to have an infinity glass sculpture of this style and magnitude. Mr. Knudson is a Coral Springs native who graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He currently works in his Studio which is located in Coral Springs. “It is truly an honor and a blessing to be given the opportunity to create such a prominent work of art in the center of town especially since I grew up here,” stated Mr. Knudson.

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Broward 100: Faces of Springs

Coral Springs is a City in Broward County, Florida which is embarking on a year-long journey to celebrate 100 years of history through the arts and culture of its residents.

Broward 100 - Celebrating the Art of Community, will bring diverse groups together to tell their stories, share experiences and make new connections.

On Friday, June 5, & Saturday, June 6, Broward 100 and Coral Springs installed the photo mural on the façade of the Northwest Regional Library, located at 3151 N. University Drive, Coral Springs, Florida.


Administration

The Community Development Division develops, coordinates and manages the City's Art in Public Places Program. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. Please visit our City Help Desk or call 954-344-1114.