The City of Coral Gables wants to cover Giralda Plaza with art. The search is on to find an artist with the best idea for a public art installation overhead on Giralda Plaza, the city’s popular pedestrian plaza in Downtown Coral Gables. The winning proposal will be on display this summer.
Last summer, Coral Gables launched the highly successful “Umbrella Sky” at the plaza. Building on the success of the installation, Coral Gables seeks artist-designed installations worthy of similar global recognition and social engagement.
The city’s Historical Resources and Cultural Arts Department which manages the city’s Art in Public Places program, in partnership with the Economic Development Department, is calling for proposals from professional-working national and international artists for the creation of a temporary three-month installation from June to August 2019.
The budget for the entire project is $150,000 (plus additional costs if city provides attachment system) and is all-inclusive of artwork creation, fabrication, installation, and other related costs. The city is looking for art which is environmentally sustainable in materials and theme.
Interested artists are asked to submit concept sketches for the temporary art installation through an online RFP by Mar. 15. For qualifying artist criteria, details on the selection process, and other project requirements, visit www.CoralGables.com/GiraldaSky.