The Administration researched with a focus on the Botero exhibition on Lincoln Road with Ocean Drive as the proposed location and comparable public art exhibition programs in the neighboring city of Coral Gables, FL.
In 2019, the Lincoln Road Business Improvement District, Inc (Lincoln Road BID) held the exhibition Botero on Lincoln Road : Monumental Sculpture, from November 2019 through March 2020. The four-thousand pound bronze sculptures were exhibited through the Lincoln Road promenade between Alton Road and Washington Avenue. The Lincoln Road BID funded this exhibition in partnership with Gary Nader Gallery. The total cost of this exhibition, including but not limited to insurance, installation, security, and maintenance, was $304,097.
The City's first temporary public art initiative launched December 1-15, 2019, with the support of Art in Public Places (AiPP) during Art Week Miami Beach with Order of Importance by artist Leandro Erlich. The site-specific installation, located on 17 Street beachfront and comprised of 66 life-size sculptures of cars and trucks, was featured in all major media outlets, including The New York Times. The City -funded Order of Importance totaled an amount of $300,000.
Similar temporary public art installations in the neighboring city of Coral Gables, include Giralda Plaza's Umbrella Sky and Sunlit Sky, which were commissioned at the cost of just over $100,000for each installation.
If the City were to fund a temporary art installation in the ADCD, it is estimated that the cost will range between $100,000 and $300,000 based on previous funding history and projects of a similar scale. The cost estimate includes but is not limited to installation, security, maintenance, and any City services costs.
The Tourism and Culture Director reviewed a presentation by Zyscovich Architects in which they presented to the ADCD panel meeting on January 22, 2021. The presentation, included among other things, art on Ocean Drive. TCD and AiPP staff have a meeting scheduled with the Zyscovich team to discuss art implementation in the ADCD Master Plan.