Art in Public Places

Centennial Commemorative Artwork

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View the Centennial Commemorative Artwork Proposals [PDF].

The City of Coral Gables invited public comments in response to proposals submitted by selected artists who have been tasked with creating designs that commemorate the influence, contributions, and dedication of the city's Bahamian and Black residents. These artists have been asked to envision artwork for a prominent, highly visible, and easily accessible location near City Hall and within Merrick Park. 

The feedback received will aid the Coral Gables Arts Advisory Panel and Cultural Development Board in shortlisting artists for further development of their proposals. The final selection will be made by the City Commission. This project is one of several initiatives aligning with the city's upcoming centennial celebration.  The deadline for feedback was Monday, March 4 by 5 p.m. Thank you to all those who submitted feedback. 


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Art Installations

Celebrate the culture and beauty that our local art installations bring to the city. Art projects in progress. 

Art Installations


The Coral Gables Art in Public Places Program was created by ordinance in 2007 and took effect in February 2010. The program addresses the important goal of commissioning, acquiring, and exhibiting new public artworks in Coral Gables. Funds from municipal and private development projects are dedicated towards new public art initiatives.

In Progress

Permanent Acquisitions

  • Rafael Barrios: Pause 
  • Hank Willis Thomas: The Truth is I Welcome You
  • R & R Studios: A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Sibylle Pasche: Coral Forest & Secrets of the Sea  
  • Carlos Cruz-Diez: Induction Chromatique Coral Gables  
  • David Hayes: Quadraped #2 
  • Alice Aycock: Passion/Passiflora Incarnation
  • Lugufelo: Spinnaker 
  • American Bronze Foundry: Mrs. Althea Merrick
  • Cracking Art Group: Regeneration (Art Snail)  
  • Leonel Matheu: Vessel
  • William Beckwith: George Merrick 
  • Studio of Tino Marmoles: La Granada (Pomegranate) 
  • Marc Andries Smit: Jose Marti  
  • Jean Ward: Sculpture Collection
  • Hector Lambana: Old Shoes
  • Jon Keller (Joan Theresa Keller): Firemen and Who They Serve
  • Naomi Fisher: 75 Palms
  • Jaume Plensa: Storm
  • Blessing Hancock: Memoirs
  • Arturo Berned: Cabeza XVII
  • John Angee: Flight to Freedom

Construction & Renovation: Information for Developers   

The Coral Gables Art in Public Places (AiPP) requirement applies to non-municipal projects with an Aggregate Project Value (APV) of $1 million or more, except for single-family homes and projects at the University of Miami.  

Aggregate Project Value  means the total of all construction costs associated with a particular construction or renovation project regardless of the number of permits associated with the project, or whether it is a phased project.  

Construction Cost  means the total cost of a construction or renovation project, as determined by the Building Official in issuing a building permit for construction or renovation plus soft costs of architectural and engineering fees. The Construction Cost includes all labor, structural materials, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, infrastructure, design, permitting, architecture, engineering, lighting, signage, and site work. All construction and renovation costs shall be calculated based on good faith projections for the whole project, and paid as of the date the building permit is issued. This definition is not intended to include the Florida Building Code definition for Construction Cost.  

If the AiPP Requirement Applies to Your Project:   

  1. Contact the Historical Resources & Cultural Arts staff early in your planning and design process to discuss.  
  2. Submit an Art in Public Places one sheet with information about your plans to fulfill the AiPP requirement in your applications for the Development review Committee (DRC) and Board of Architects (BOA) review.  
  3. Complete and submit the Art in Public Places Aggregate Project Value Application  to the Building Division of Development Services.
  4. Pay the required Art in Public Places fee or have proposed public artwork approved in accordance with The City of Coral Gables Art in Public Places Program: Funding, Goals, and Implementation Guidelines.  

For further information regarding the Art in Public Places program, please contact the Historical Resources & Cultural Arts Department.