TO THE MIAMI
DOGS AND CATS
The Board of Directors of Bayfront Park Trust and the City of Miami, is pleased and honored to invite all local artists to take part in a competition to creatively and tastefully paint and/or decorate one of the 50 aluminum sculptures that will adorn the Dogs & Cats Walkway at the Maurice Ferré Park in Downtown Miami, along the Biscayne Bay.
The goal of this innovative project is to enhance the beauty of the existing park and attract visitors to it by having a unique open and permanent art exhibition completely free to the public. The exhibition will display large painted sculptures of different dog and cat breeds, aimed at exalting the human-pet relationship and raising awareness towards animal compassion.
The main goal of this contest is to promote the creation of quality works of art that reflect the rich diversity of cultures of our city, advertise Miami as the Capitol of the Arts, and market it as the Capitol of Latin America.
The Bayfront Park Trust Board of Directors, along with designated contributors, will evaluate each artist’s sketches and submissions and will award accordingly.
In recognition and appreciation for the artist’s outstanding work, creativity, and artwork donation to the City of Miami, special credit will be given to each artist selected to paint a sculpture. The awards will consist of a permanent and lasting public exhibition of the artworks selected at the Maurice Ferré Park, a plaque honoring the artist’s biography, including a description of their work with a QR code to openly promote his/her web or social media site and work.
The first phase of this magnificent project is officially closed. Thank you to all the local artists for their extraordinary submissions to this beautiful park history. The results of the contests will be announced on Friday August 26, 2022. We will keep you informed of the future developments at the park.