Community Art Projects

Current Projects

Storm Drain Art

The City of Cocoa has partnered with ArtBeatz Cocoa to educate residents on Lagoon Health with a storm drain community art project.
Artist Mary Compton painting the storm drain on Michigan Avenue as part of the storm drain community

Traffic Signal Boxes

The City of Cocoa in conjunction with ArtBeatz Cocoa and Cocoa Main Street recently worked with various local artists to have artwork placed on 6 traffic signal boxes throughout the city.  This was a continuation of a project that saw about 13 boxes wrapped last year.

Locations and Artists for 6 new wraps:

Photo of Ghost Crab Artwork on Traffic Box at Rosa L. Jones Blvd. and Fiske Blvd.

"Ghost Crab" by Paulie Riggs

Rosa L. Jones Blvd. and Fiske Blvd.

Photo of Colors of the Sea Artwork on Traffic Box at Dixon Blvd. and Fiske Blvd.

"Colors of the Sea" by Marion Speake

Dixon Blvd. and Fiske Blvd.

Photo of Lone Palm on Map Artwork on Traffic Box at Riveredge Blvd. and SR520

"Lone Palm on Map" by Eric LaMarr

Riveredge Blvd. and SR520

Photo of School Spirit on Traffic Box at Clearlake Rd. and Michigan Ave.

"School Spirit" by James Meagher

Clearlake Rd. and Michigan Ave.

Photo of Pineapple Artwork on Traffic Box at SR520 and US1

"Pineapple" by Jenn Gallo

SR520 and US1

First Phase Wrapped Boxes:
April Lipton - Queen of the Tropics

"Queen of the Tropics" by April Lipton

Forrest Ave. and US1

Farrah Fisher - Transcend

"Transcend" by Farrah Fisher

Blake Ave. and SR 520

(Unfortunately this one was hit and has not been replaced as of yet.)

Laura Zoellner - Sea Cows

"Sea Cows" by Laura Zoellner

Michigan Ave. and US1

Jay Bonadio, Jr.

By Jay Bonadio, Jr.

Fiske Blvd. and SR520

Carolyn Seiler - Shuttle Flamingoes

"Shuttle Flamingos" by Carolyn Seiler Hehir

SR520 and Forrest Ave. (eastbound)

Jenn Gallo - Mermaids

"Mermaids" by Jenn Gallo

Forrest Ave. and SR520 (westbound)

Vashti Verschoor - Sunflowers

"Sunflowers 4" by Vashti Verschoor

Dixon Blvd. and US1

Jenn Gallo - Beach Hut

"Beach Hut" by Jenn Gallo

Brevard Ave. and SR520 (westbound)

Jim Kalupa - Gelato

"Gelato" by Jim Kalupa

Delannoy Ave. and SR520 (eastbound)

Linda Williams - American Flag #5

"American Flag #5" by Linda Williams

US1 and Peachtree St.

Vashti Verschoor - Orange Blossom

"Orange Blossom Fan" by Vashti Verschoor

US1 and SR528 off ramp

Cody Monahan - Seabra

"Seabra" by Cody Monahan

US1 and Rosa L. Jones Blvd. 

(unfortunately this box was hit and has not been replaced at this time)

Maxine Trainer - Crazy Dog

"Crazy Dog" by Maxine Trainer

Brevard Ave. and SR520 (eastbound)

Bench Art

ArtBeatz Cocoa has collected applications from local artists to paint benches throughout Cocoa Village.  ArtBeatz is a group collaborative that was formed out of a community engagement workshop held by the City of Cocoa’s Office of Economic Development on January 8, 2016.  Renowned author, Peter Kageyama, who is best known for his books For the Love of Cities and Love Where You Live, was the guest speaker and workshop moderator.  He challenged the group of over forty local stakeholders to come up with a community project to be voted on by the group and which would receive a $500 grant to kick start the chosen project.  Project pitches included ideas such as a community cornhole tournament, Hometown Hero pole banners, more doggie stations in the village and more.  Two projects were chosen to receive the grant for a total of $500 each.

Once the bench art project idea was voted to receive the grant, a group of community stakeholders was formed to spearhead the project and ArtBeatz Cocoa was formed.  The group began meeting to form a framework for the project which then developed into an idea for a centralized “umbrella” of art installation in the Cocoa Village area.      

A number of phased projects are planned for the ArtBeatz movement including more benches throughout the Village and other mural type art projects.  This bench project is the first phase in the Cocoa Village area.  Artists submitted applications and the committee chose artists for the project.  

ArtBeatz Cocoa is always looking for sponsors for this community improvement project.


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