Arts in Public Places

The Art in Public Places Board is devoted to developing a public art collection by selecting, locating, placing and maintaining art in public places, exposing the community to the arts, fostering education programs and advancing economic growth. The Board acquires art for the City utilizing private and public sponsorships. By bringing artwork outside traditional contexts, the Art in Public Places Board provides increased access to the art. One of the Art in Public Places projects is Art in the Sun. This project brings art donated by local and national artists along Old 41 so the public may enjoy them. A few of the pieces on display include: Setting the Pace by Jane DeDecker, Secret Bench of Knowledge by Lea ViVot and Lobster Claw Heliconia by Dave Kellum. 

The Art in Public Places Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 5:15pm, Room 118 at City Hall. Please reference the below Calendar for up to date meeting times.

Current Board Members:

Nigel Fullick- Chair
Jackie Hauserman- Vice Chair
Janet Flanders
Joanie Licitra
Jennifer Perry
Melissa Layner
David Martin
Susan Bridges

City Councilmember Liaison: Amy Quaremba
Staff Liaison: Nicole Perino

Art Pieces of the City of bonita springs

The Ties That Bind
Artist: Jane DeDecker
Purchase Date: 9/20/2006
Purchase Price: $48,500.00
Location: Recreation Center Sculpture

Setting The Pace
Artist: Jane DeDecker
Purchase Date: 9/20/2006
Purchase Price: $91,500.00
Location: Riverside Park Sculpture  

Lords Of The Forest 
Artist: Jane DeDecker
Purchase Date: 9/20/2006
Purchase Price: $64,000.000
Location: Liles Hotel Sculpture

Secret Bench of Knowledge
Artist: Lea Vivot
Purchase Date: 12/07/2005
Purchase Price: $150,000.00
Location: City Hall (Temporary Until Downtown Renovations Complete)

Away 12 Foot
Artist: Dale Rogers
Purchase Date: 12/18/2013
Loan Price: $17,000.00
Location: 27300 Old 41 Road

American Dog Sculpture 
Artist: Dale Rogers
Purchase Price: $9,600.00
Location: 10375 Pennsylvania Ave. (Depot Park)

American Dog Sculpture (Second Purchase)
Artist: Dale Rogers
Purchase Price: $9,600.00
Location: Dog Park

American Dog Sculpture (Marley)
Artist: Dale Rogers
Purchase Price: $2,400.00
Location: Dog Park

Flight
Artist: Dale Rogers
Purchase Price: $12,000.00
Location: River Park

The Sentinel
Artist: Mark Harris
Purchase Price: $11,000.00
Location: 27490 Old 41 Road

Slices of Heaven
Artist: Craig R. Gray
Purchase Price: $10,000.00
Location: Riverside Park, 27300 Old 41 Rd.

Battle of the Iron-Clad Gopher Tortoises 
Artist: David Kellum
Purchase Price: $2,600.00
Location: Bonita Nature Place

Imperial River History
Artist: David Kellum
Purchase Price: 27,600.00
Location: Bonita Springs City Hall

The Old Briggs House
Artist: David Kellum
Purchase Price: $1,100.00
Location: Liles Hotel

Floating Lobster-Claw Heliconias
Artist: David Kellum
Purchase Price: $1,100.00
Location: Storage

Bipolar Hydra
Artist: Glenn Zweygardt
Purchase Price: $7,800.00
Location: River Park (The APPD would like to move it to City Hall)

Double Spinner
Artist: Lyman Whitaker
Purchase Price: $28,000.00
Location: River Park






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