Art can be everywhere! Sometimes its the little things that add beauty to our world and improve our quality of life. The world gives us countless opportunities to turn mundane bits of scenery into beautiful works of art.
Mural Arts Program
- Summer of Space Mural Project
As the capstone to the 2019 Summer of Space celebration, the City commissioned its first mural at a public facility. The mural titled, One Giant Leap, was created by South Florida muralist Anon, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing and was installed on the large north wall of the racquetball courts at the Nancy Hanson Recreation Complex on Taylor Avenue and S.R. A1A.
- Canaveral City Park Mural Project
Overcoming the myriad of challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Muralist Ivan Roque transformed Canaveral City Park's buildings into beautiful pieces of art, in 2020. The South Florida muralist envisioned three of the City’s taglines as vibrant, high energy images that now grace the formerly benign ball field dugouts on the corner of Magnolia Avenue + Monroe Avenue. What once blended in now stands out proudly, showcasing our community’s unique position as The Space BetweenⓇ - Sun + SeaⓇ, Oceanside + RiversideⓇ, and Waves + WonderⓇ.
Traffic Control Cabinets
The City of Cape Canaveral invited artists of all ages to submit designs to wrap existing traffic control cabinets at selected intersections throughout the City. The designs were printed on UV coated anti-graffiti vinyl wraps and applied to the boxes as part of the 2019 Summer of Space activities. The artwork can be found on cabinets at following intersections:
State Route A1A @:
Holman Road + Center Street + Jackson Avenue + North. Atlantic Avenue + West Central Blvd
North Atlantic Avenue @:
West Central Blvd + Canaveral Beach Blvd
Rain Barrel Project
The construction of our Community Garden led to the opportunity for ART! Local residents volunteered their time and creativity to turn an ordinary utilitarian garden feature into a thing of beauty! In 2019, students from Cape View Elementary participated in a STEAM activity, using what they learned in science class to create garden-themed designs for four new rain barrels with illustrations depicting the water cycle, dune preservation plants, good bugs and clean energy sources. A&B Graphics turned their designs into UV-resistant vinyl wraps that will allow gardeners and visitors to enjoy their work for years to come.
Stay tuned for new Civic Scenery projects!
Cultural & Community Affairs Director