Public Art Installation at City Hall Celebrates State of Florida’s 500th Anniversary

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The City of Delray Beach will commemorate Florida’s 500th Anniversary by participating in Viva Florida 500, a statewide campaign that celebrates the discovery of our great state. To commemorate this important historic event, the Parks and Recreation Department, the City’s Public Art Advisory Board (PAAB) and students from the Plumosa School of the Arts planted native wildflowers in nine (9) commemorative planters that would have been prominent in Florida when the first Spanish settlers arrived nearly 500 years ago on the front lawn of City Hall.

A Viva Florida 500/Flor500 dedication ceremony will be held on March 7, 2013, at 5:00 pm, City Hall, 100 NW 1st Avenue. The ceremony will be part of Flor500 (and Viva Florida 500) and will unveil the temporary art installation that will be on public display through October 2013. The concrete planters with native landscaping are arranged in a diamond pattern and will maintain signage depicting the names of the native floral arrangements that are on display. These temporary planters will be maintained by City of Delray Beach staff, the City’s Public Art Advisory Board and the Master Garden Group. For more information, please contact Sherry Dungey, Executive Assistant – Parks and Recreation, at (561) 243-7252 or E-mail dungey@mydelraybeach.com and/or Sharon Koskoff,PAABChairperson,at(561)276-9925.