In Plain Sight — Art is in Our Nature
Discover the art and design gems of the "Island City" of Wilton Manors with the In Plain Sight Wilton Manors art guide. Whether you walk, bike or explore by car, our map guides you through the city's eclectic array of outdoor murals, sculptures, distinctive architecture and design, and other curiosities — often hidden in plain sight.
Grab a Map
Printed maps can be found around town and at:
Select local Art Galleries and Shops
Hagen Park Community Center
Richard C. Sullivan Public Library
Grab one and explore!
If you can't find one, you can always use our Google map or download the PDF Version.
Click location markers for images, descriptions, artists and their contact details.
Ice Pops - Craig Berube-Gray has recently been installed in Rachel Richardson Park on the corner of 21st Court & Andrews Avenue. Go see it in person.
Jade Coin - Artist Unknown is almost luminous. The form is inspired by ancient cast Chinese coins and is a striking contrast to the airiness of the nearby foliage . See it at 2015 NE 7th Avenue next to the Butterfly Garden @ M. E. DePalma Park.
Art et Industrie II, III and IV by Glen Mayo were hiding in plain sight. These sculptures give new life to industrial scrap and shift the focus from what was removed to what is left behind. They are located at 909 NE 23rd Drive & 67 NE 25th Street.
Ad Hoc - Glen Mayo is both linear and freeform. The shape implies a gate or barred window — reimagined with the imperfect symmetry of nature. See it at 505 NE 23rd Street.
Yard Art & Curiosities
See all the fun and sometimes kooky creations in the yards of Wilton Manors residents. Look for the new Yard Art & Curiosities location markers in the interactive Google map.
More to Explore
A community-based group dedicated to enhancing all lives through public art installations. Learn more about their projects and goal to create "Art, out of the box +"
Sculptures installed on public and private land to celebrate the diversity and history of the Wilton Manors community.
The Island City Art Advisory Committee brings public art to Wilton Manors.
Learn more about the history of Wilton Manors through their multi-media historical archive, articles and published book.
Surrounded on all sides by the Middle River, the aptly named "Island City" of Wilton Manors has over 60 acres of parkland and 7 miles of river to explore. Consider taking a self-guided nature tour.
An indispensable resource for arts and culture news in South Florida, highlighting the visual arts, music, and art classes and workshops.
ArtServe promotes artistic development, education and prosperity through the exploration and presentation of the visual and performing arts.
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The concept for the In Plain Sight Wilton Manors art guide originated with Hunter Stephens, a Wilton Manors resident with a strong interest in art and design and promoting public art in his adopted home town. Hunter surveyed the entire City of Wilton Manors, mapping, cataloging and photographing significant artistic points of interest throughout the City. He sought the advice of countless longtime residents, local business owners, local arts and historic organizations, and City officials to help refine ideas and give shape to the In Plain Sight art guide.
Along the way, Hunter was introduced to Andrew Spina, a transplanted New York graphic designer, who shared his passion for creating an art guide that would introduce Wilton Manors residents and visitors alike to the wide range of public art often hidden in plain sight all around us. Andrew conceived the overall design of the map, its logo, branding and related print and digital materials, including our social media presence.
Special thanks go to Meghan Pearson, who provided invaluable insights and technical assistance during the map’s development, and to the City Manager’s office of the City of Wilton Manors for sponsoring hard-copy publication of the map.