June 12, 2017

Blog: PAMM and Overtown Youth Center Create Public Art at Omni Park

Students from the Overtown Afterschool program at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) spent an afternoon at Omni Park, creating “pop-up" public art installations inspired by the works of artist Michael Loveland.

With the help of teaching artists, the students utilized a non-traditional, but very familiar material - plastic yard signage. Typically utilized for political campaigns and advertisements, these young artists created visual messages inspired by public art and spaces. ​​

Omni Park is a seven-acre public, green space that is equipped with a skate fixture, community event space, mobile library, and public art installation highlighting the community members and culture of South Florida. It is also host to live performances, the Boho Market, and other programs. With the help of the CRA, the once blighted and unused land is now a green, accessible playground. The Omni CRA is committed to the preservation and enhancement of property values, stimulating the creation of new job opportunities for residents, and improving the quality of life of those who reside within the redevelopment neighborhoods.