Umbrella Sky Art Installation Leaves Coral Gables

Time is running out to experience the Umbrella Sky project in Coral Gables! Join us this weekend, September 14-16th, to bid farewell to South Florida's favorite summer photo backdrop. The umbrellas will come down on Monday, September 17th to make way for a new installation, this winter. A photographer will be on-hand this Friday, September 14th, from 6-10pm, to assist with taking your picture under the umbrellas.

The fun with umbrellas doesn't have to end. You can own a little piece of the Umbrella Sky project! The Coral Gables Community Foundation will be on Giralda Plaza pre-selling the umbrellas for $25, which will come with an authenticity stamp. Proceeds from the sale of the umbrellas will go to the Community Arts Endowment fund at the Foundation to fund future public art projects. For more information visit http://www.gablesfoundation.org/umbrellasky

Umbrella Sky in Coral Gables was made possible through a partnership between the City of Coral Gables, the Coral Gables Community Foundation and the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables.

Friday, September 14th - Sunday, September 16th

Umbrellas to come down Monday, September 17th

Giralda Plaza, 100 block of Giralda Avenue

Fun Facts about Umbrella Sky:

· Over 720 Umbrellas were installed above the plaza

· Coral Gables is the first city in South Florida and the 3rd city in the U.S. to host the installation

· More than 1 million people have visited the art project to date

· Umbrella Sky is the creation of Portuguese Company, Sextafeira, which means Friday in Portuguese

About the City of Coral Gables

Coral Gables offers the comfort of a small city with a cosmopolitan feel. Designed from the outset as an international community, the physical and cultural landscape has been cultivated to reflect the vision of its master planner, George Merrick. A lush tropical backdrop complemented by classic Mediterranean architecture is an ideal setting for a community alive with diversity and activity. For more information, visit www.coralgables.com.

About Coral Gables Community Foundation

Led by community leaders, the Coral Gables Community Foundation provides the philanthropic conduit to connect individuals and corporations looking to positively impact the success of the community. For more than 25 years, The Foundation has been at the forefront of the evolving needs of Coral Gables while effectively bringing together beneficiaries and benefactors to fund programs with the greatest impact and benefit to "The City Beautiful." For more information, please visit www.gablesfoundation.org.

About the Business Improvement of Coral Gables

The Business Improvement District of Coral Gables was incorporated in July 1997 and encompasses 19 blocks of Downtown Coral Gables including Miracle Mile. As an advocate for downtown issues, property owners, and businesses, the BID empowers district members through a single-unified voice, speaking collectively to governmental and civic organizations and the public in order to bring prosperity to the District. Its mission is to promote commercial vitality for Miracle Mile and Downtown Coral Gables through marketing and advertising, and to act as a strategic catalyst for the overall improvement of the area. For more information, visit www.shopcoralgables.com

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