Pink Snails make a colorful entrance into Coral Gables

By Maria Higgins-Fallon….
In a rich hue of fuchsia, 21 oversized snails are making a big entrance into the city of Coral Gables.

The Pink Snails, made of recyclable materials and seen recently during Art Basel in Miami Beach, come courtesy of the international artistic collective Cracking Art Group and the Galleria Ca d’Oro from Italy, which in December opened a new gallery space in Coral Gables. They are part of the global sensation known as the Regeneration Art Project, a public art series designed to inspire community-wide conversation.

“We’re thrilled to welcome this internationally significant exhibition of fun and colorful works of art to the city, and we encourage people to enjoy discovering them in many of the city’s most popular places,” said Cindy Birdsill, the city’s Economic Sustainability Department director. “We are very grateful to the Galleria Ca d’Oro for making this exhibition possible.”

The Pink Snails bring a “green” message about the importance of recycling and its environmental impact. For approximately two months, the colorful snails can be admired at Merrick Park, Fred B. Harnett Ponce Circle Park, Cartagena Plaza, War Memorial Youth Center, Coral Gables Museum Plaza, Segovia/Biltmore Way Traffic Circle, Segovia/Coral Way Traffic Circle, Alhambra Median, and on Ponce de Leon Boulevard near the Village of Merrick Park. This is the first temporary exhibition under the city’s Public Art Master Plan.

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