Cocoa Village Public Street Art Project
The design was installed in front of the Cocoa Village Playhouse on Tuesday, January 31, 2023.
At the August 24, 2021 Cocoa City Council Meeting, members of Council, with the assistance of the committee members Dr. Staci Hawkins-Smith from the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse and Nancy Elliot from Historic Cocoa Village Main Street, selected the art deco themed design submitted by Nathaniel Knepper-Quijano.
The Cocoa Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has approved a public street art project for the intersection of Oleander Street and Brevard Avenue directly in front of the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse where they are seeking public design submissions. The selected design will be printed on a thermoplast product that will be installed on the asphalt and displayed for years to come in front of the Playhouse. The City of Cocoa used the same type of product on the crosswalk that was designed in front of Endeavour Elementary School. The Cocoa CRA will select the design from the submissions based on the criteria listed.
The design submissions will be posted online for the public to give input from July 21-28, 2021. The public’s choice will be presented to the Cocoa CRA at the August 2, 2021 CRA meeting along with all other submissions and the Board will then select their top three submissions. Cocoa City Council will then select their favorite from the top three designs. The design chosen by the Council will then be printed on the thermoplast material and installed in the intersection.
- The design cannot exceed 24’x17’
- Design submission must express the historic nature and character of the Village and the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse
- There can be no words used in the art submission (signature of artist will be permitted with size and placement of signature determined by the CRA board)
- Design submission must be in the theme of the performing arts to tie into the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse
- The colors of the design must be Cordova Burgundy (0116), Romantic Night (1138) with gold metallic and black and white accents
- It would be preferred that the piece be submitted electronically (pdf or eps file preferred) in a 1:1 scale but it can be converted if needed.