Art

‘Justice’ by Lothar Speer, commissioned by the county Art in Public Places program, is located in the Plantation Key Courthouse and Government Center.

The Monroe County Art in Public Places Committee and Florida Keys Council of the Arts has a call to visual artists to become qualified as public artists.

The Monroe County Art in Public Places ordinance mandates that 1% of new county building construction costing a minimum of $500,000 and renovations costing a minimum of $100,000 be set aside to fund this program. The AIPP Committee reviews and recommends projects to the Monroe County Commission and is responsible for the commission and purchase of art. Artists that are approved through this process become eligible for five years to apply to all calls including upcoming projects at Key West International Airport Expansion, Monroe County Library Branch renovations and more.