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Flower Force Dedication
October 10, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
At 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10, the day before Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the Village of Palmetto Bay will dedicate Xavier Cortada’s “Flower Force” sculpture at the traffic circle on 168th St. and SW 82nd Ave., officially launching an innovative public art initiative that will engage 200 Palmetto Bay households in an ecological restoration effort.
Using the Flower Force public art piece as the heart of the effort, Cortada is engaging his Palmetto Bay neighbors in a participatory eco-art project. The artist is giving away wildflowers and a ceramic wildflower sculpture to the first 200 Palmetto Bay families who agree to plant the flowers in their yard and install the ceramic sculpture outside of their home, thereby joining the Flower Force. Through this process, a community-wide public art installation of wildflower sculptures and gardens will radiate from the flower sphere at the traffic circle and extend to the rest of the Village.
The first 200 Palmetto Bay residents to register are eligible to receive ONE ceramic wildflower and native wildflower plant (maximum 1 per household). Pick-up will be available after the dedication ceremony, starting at 3:30 p.m., at Coral Reef Park (7895 SW 152nd Street) on the SW 77th Avenue Park entrance.
Dedication at 2 p.m. at SW 168th St. and 82nd Ave.
Induction of Flower Force members and distribution ceremony at 3:30 p.m. at Coral Reef Park.