CORAL SPRINGS, FL – If you are passing through downtown Coral Springs, look around and you’ll see five new public art sculptures.
The artworks are on the corners and walkways along Sample Road and ArtWalk (Northwest 31 Court). They are part of the city’s public art program, which is intended to invigorate public spaces.
Before the coronavirus crisis hit, the sculptures were to be exhibited until June and residents were supposed to weigh in on which pieces, if any, they like most. Then, city officials were going to consider purchasing one or more of them for permanent display.
It couldn’t be determined what the timeframe is now for making those decisions.
The five sculptures on display were made by:
1. David Sheldon, Fa-Sol, from Ashville, North Carolina
2. Cecilia Lueza, Celebration, from St. Petersburg, FL
3. Robin Morgan, SeaDance, from Sarasota, FL
4. Gus and Lina Ocamposilva, Tree, from Clearwater, FL
5. Craig Berube Gray, Popsicles, from Key West, FL
They were chosen from 70 submissions overseen by the city’s Public Art Committee.
The city has budgeted $49,000 for the installation, removal and potential purchase of the sculptures. The money is coming from impact fees on new development or redevelopment projects. There are no tax dollars in the budget.