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Coral Gables and BLUE Missions Partner on Public Art

Due to inclement weather, this event has been rescheduled for April 3 at 5:30 p.m. Click here to RSVP!


This World Water Day, March 22, BLUE Missions partners with the City of Coral Gables to unveil a new public art installation on Giralda Plaza that will harness the power of augmented reality to raise awareness about local water issues in South Florida.

As part of a global action to advance water security, BLUE Missions chose World Water Day to raise public awareness of the potential threats to our local water supply and to show how everyone can engage in stewardship of our most precious resource through an innovative art installation that’s sure to become the next Instagram-worthy backdrop on Giralda Avenue from March 22 through May 2024.

Brought to life by the creatives at Vaco Studio and Sunken Blimp, the installation titled, The Water Below Us, was approved by the Coral Gables City Commission as part of the city’s Art in Public Places program and will feature a hanging cylindrical "well" adorned with illustrations by Miami artist, Nic Vasquez. While visiting the art installation, onlookers will be transported into an augmented reality world where they can take pictures of themselves inside a surreal Everglades-inspired habitat. “The idea was to draw attention to the water that flows through the aquifers below our feet by displaying it over our heads. This valuable resource is often overlooked or taken for granted and we all have a role to play in protecting it so that it can continue to give life to future generations,” said Leslie Ramos, Chief Experience Officer at BLUE Missions Group.

A ribbon cutting will take place at 5:30 p.m. and will be officiated by the City of Coral Gables Mayor, Commissioners and representatives from BLUE Missions. Following the ribbon-cutting, guests are invited to happy hour at Cebada Rooftop at 6:30 p.m.