Legacy Purchase Program

The City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places ("AiPP") program will acquire an artwork from Art Basel Miami Beach for accession into the City’s public art collection—and we need your help! The selected artwork(s) will join the City's permanent public art collection, and will be displayed within a dedicated, publicly accessible area of the Miami Beach Convention Center ("MBCC").

Art in Public Places is a City of Miami Beach program for curating and commissioning public art. The program was created in 1984, with its ordinance adopted in 1995. The program allocates funds totaling 2% of hard costs for City Projects and joint private/public projects. Funding for the Legacy Purchase Program is dedicated through the Art in Public Places program. Maintenance and conservation of the piece will fall under Art in Public Places Fund 147 and the City’s AiPP guidelines.

The City’s AiPP Committee will narrow down the submissions to three (3) works of art, and will ask the public to select their favorite artwork. Voting will be open from Wednesday, December 6 at 8PM to Thursday, December 7 at 8PM. The work of art with the most votes will be announced on Friday, December 8 at 10 a.m. and will be acquired by the City at that time.

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