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Art piece by Valeria Yamamoto installed at Intracoastal Park in Sunny Isles Beach.

Unique, Brilliant, and Creative: Public Art Coming to SIB

By Larisa Svechin, Commissioner

(Monday, October 8, 2018) – Sunny Isles Beach is a magnificent world class destination. We are unique; with a plethora of nationalities, languages, ages, and interests. Nonetheless, we are still young, even now finding our vibe. There is inspiration everywhere you turn. From one end of the City to the other, on the east or west side of the street, you encounter striking architecture, brilliant people, and superlative restaurants. We are surrounded by panache. You do not need to look far to meet creative people, who are looking to engage and contribute to the look of our City.

Part of our Cultural Master Plan was to create the Sunny Isles Beach Public Arts Advisory Committee. Last year, the first committee was chosen from many excellent applicants. The mission of the PAAC is to advise the City Commission on matters of public art. The five members of the PAAC advise the commission and make recommendations for overall public art policy. Additionally, this talented and diverse group meets to discuss methodology and selection of artwork (through acquisition or commission) to be placed on City-owned property.

So next time you encounter a new work of art in the City, know it was meticulously discussed and recommended by the PAAC, and then voted on by the Commission. Members of PAAC serve two-year terms from January 1 through December 31. Meetings are held every other month and are listed on the City’s calendar of meetings and events.

To contact Commissioner Svechin, email lsvechin@sibfl.net.

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