UMBRELLAS OFFER SPLASH OF COLOR AT CITYPLACE DORAL
Aerial view of umbrella installation at CityPlace Doral. The umbrellas will be on view through June 30. Photo credit Wise Wolf Media.
Pink, purple, blue, yellow, and green: It’s a sea of brightly colored umbrellas at CityPlace Doral.
The site, located at 8300 NW 36th St., is greeting its visitors with an art installation that features 1,300 umbrellas on view through June 30. All you have to do is look up to take it all in.
“We decided that every three to four months we’re going to be implementing a different activation,” said Claudia Marquez, CityPlace Doral’s Marketing Manager.
Launched in 2017, CityPlace Doral by the Related Group, is a mixed-use development featuring 250,000 square feet of upscale retail space, a variety of restaurant and entertainment venues, and an adjoining residential community.
Marquez said that one of their goals is to provide an oasis for visitors; a place to kick back and take a load off after a long day of sightseeing and shopping.
The art installation highlights CityPlace Doral’s Fountain Plaza which incorporates an open-air atmosphere with tables, umbrellas, and Adirondack chairs. Oversized games including chess, Connect Four, and cornhole are also available for fun-loving guests.
The umbrellas hanging overhead are just icing on the cake.
And with such a festive backdrop, who can resist taking a picture? (CityPlace Doral, by the way, is hoping that guests will do just that.) Media posts helping to spread the word about the kaleidoscopic view are highly encouraged.
Those looking to show off their photography skills, or if you just want to spread the word, should take a picture and then post their images online featuring the umbrellas with tags like @CityPlaceDoral and #umbrellasovercityplacedoral. Selected snaps will have an opportunity to be featured on the site’s social media accounts.
Marquez also says this won’t be the last time visitors can look forward to art installations at CityPlace Doral. “We’ll have different activations throughout the year where people could come and take selfies and enjoy our Oasis.”
The move is just one more example of CityPlace Doral’s ongoing commitment to the arts community. When they were presented with an opportunity to transform available vacant storefronts into an artistic space, a new collaboration was born.
“About two years ago, we started a partnership with Doral Contemporary Art Museum (DORCAM),” explained Marquez.
“It’s drawn a lot of traffic and also interest in CityPlace Doral because, you know, a lot of people when they come to the center, they thought that Cooper’s Hawk was it and they never drove all the way in. So it’s actually created more of an eye opener for our new visitors to come to the center and check out everything that we have to offer. So that great partnership has continued.”
Since its initial opening, DORCAM has sought to educate others about different cultures through the medium of art.
They have hosted a string of events and educational programming including celebrations for Women’s History Month, Art Week, National Hispanic Heritage Month and their pop-up exhibitions showcasing various artists.
Visitors who have looked to DORCAM for a local source of art can now look to the umbrella installation as just one more reason to visit the area.
WHAT: Umbrella Art Installation
WHEN: Through June 30
WHERE: CityPlace Doral, 8300 NW 36th St., Doral, 33166
INFORMATION: Visit here for more information.