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Art in Public Places

Public Art Collection: interactive on Google Maps 

In Progress:


PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING: Eternal Vigilance by Shane Albritton & Norman Lee 

427 BILTMORE WAY: Concepto I by Zilia Sanchez

Private Development

VILLA VALENCIA: Lady by Thomas Houseago   

THE PLAZA: Mean Average by Tony Cragg

THE PLAZA: Title tbd - Ritual Bench, Table, Lamps, by Michele Oka Doner 

THE PLAZA: Coral Fountains by Jean-Michel Othoniel

THE PLAZA: Waiting by KAWS

SUNRISE SENIOR LIVING: Floral Sky by Michael Kalish



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

Private Development

Naomi Fisher: 75 Palms

Jaume Plensa: Storm

Blessing Hancock: Memoirs

Arturo Berned: Cabeza XVII

John Angee: Flight to Freedom


Kiki Smith: Blue Night 

Jessy Nite: Sun Stories

Venice in the Gables


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

An oversize artwork sofa made of oolite stone with oversize lamps on either side, placed in front of a large Banyan tree.A Midsummer Night's Dream by R&R Studios, located at Balboa Plaza. Photo courtesy of Dona Spain

Public Art Master Plan [PDF] 

Public Art Guidelines [PDF]

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:   
  • Contact the Historical Resources & Cultural Arts staff early in your planning and design process to discuss.  
  • 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.  
  • Complete and submit the  Art in Public Places Aggregate Project Value Application  to the Building and Zoning Department.  
  • 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 at (305) 460-5094 or email