Peacocks, sailboats, artists and the incredibly lush tree canopy make Coconut Grove, known for its rich artistic history, a one-of-a-kind community.
“Coconut Grove is naturally poetic,” said Abigael Mahony, director of the Coconut Grove Business Improvement District.
Now, in true Grove fashion, locals can safely enjoy public art in a scenic setting outdoors at a time when the pandemic has prohibited us from visiting art galleries, museums and performance venues.
Look up the next time you drive through Miami’s original art district. You will see some of the 100 poetic banners written by Grove residents that pay homage to the community and its bohemian culture.
Some of the poems were written by schoolchildren from Coconut Grove Elementary.
The Coconut Grove BID, in partnership with local arts organization O, Miami, is exhibiting the poetry.
Each poem follows a unique formula that is modeled after the Grove’s 33133 ZIP code and called a “Grove Ode.” The format was created by O, Miami and WLRN.
“We are thrilled to feature the voices of our community lovingly describing our beloved neighborhood,” Mahony said.