VENICE IN THE GABLES
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PUBLIC ART EXHIBITION
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MAJOR SILVER SPONSOR: BAC FLORIDA BANK
The City of Coral Gables is celebrating the completion of the Downtown Miracle Mile and Giralda Streetscape Project with an exciting art project, Venice in the Gables.
Eight foot tall replicas of Venetian mooring posts (paline), resembling the picturesque canal posts for the gondolas of Venice, will grace the streets of downtown Coral Gables for a temporary exhibit inviting visitors and residents to interact with the new streetscape.
These posts will be designed and painted by artists, supported by sponsors, and made available at the end of the exhibit for purchase at a charitable auction. This community art project is just one of the many ways to encourage the public to explore our vibrant downtown area and contribute to the economic vitality of this pedestrian-friendly oasis.
WHY Venetian Posts?
Venetian mooring posts were incorporated into the early designs of the City of Coral Gables, most notably as canal markers to delineate waterfront property and as part of the Venetian Pool design.
The finial (top) design of the Venetian art post is based on the same design as the entrance finial of the historic administration building once located on Coral Way and Ponce de Leon Boulevard in the 1920s. This icon of the City’s early beginnings will get a modern and fresh interpretation on top of an assortment of colorfully designed Venetian posts as they wind throughout the streets of Downtown Coral Gables, inviting visitors’ interaction and creating a positive buzz about merging history with new art.
Sponsorship opportunities are now closed. However, posts that have not been purchased will be available at an upcoming auction. Stay tuned and contact project consultant Mari Gallet if interested in acquiring one of our completed gorgeous paline: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 786-277-6274.
Thank you to all artist applicants and participating artists!
Artworks will be on public display for a limited time. Enjoy them while they're here and please share your creative photographs and selfies with us by tagging @cityofcoralgables, #veniceinthegables, #coralgablesarts.
POP-UP STUDIO: 135 MIRACLE MILE:
Thank you Terranova for generously providing studio space to artists during the creative process!
CALL for ART: DETAILS
The public call for art is now closed. If you're interested in the process, feel free to access the documents below.
Call for Art application form
Artist Template of Venetian post
Rendering of the Venetian post form
Image prior to casting (person is 5'9")
Base preliminary drawing
Artist Tips for preparation and material treatment
Historic Reference Venetian posts at the Venetian Pool
For further information, contact Catherine Cathers at email@example.com or call 305-460-5094.
Major Silver Sponsor:
BAC Florida Bank
The Coral Gables Community Foundation is proud to serve as the philanthropic partner to the City of Coral Gables on the Venice in the Gables public art initiative.
Engineering generously provided by Douglas Wood Associates.
Artwork preparation generously provided by Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables and Bill Ussery Motors Collision Center.
Special thanks to Terranova Corporation &
Kerdyk Real Estate for supporting our Artist pop-up studios!