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Public Invited To Help Choose Art For In Front Of Duval Courthouse

Duval County Courthouse
Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville
A public art project is in the early planning stages for Duval County Courthouse plaza.

The Duval County Courthouse has a 3-acre lawn in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville. But there’s a plan to tranform what's essentially a big empty space, through public art.

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Credit Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville
The courthouse survey is available by clicking the link in this story or scanning this QR code.

Through the city's Art in Public Places Committee, a team will be commissioned to remake the plaza in the fall of 2020.

But first, the public’s input is being sought through an online survey and community engagement meetings on February 5, 8 and April 1.

The Duval County Courthouse Plaza project has $619,000 in art funding set aside, which is being managed by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville.

The meetings will be held as follows:

Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 5 p.m.

Community Engagement Meeting-Duval County Court House Plaza

Address: MOCA Jacksonville - 333 N Laura St.

Saturday, Feb. 8 at 9 a.m.

AIA Design Charrette - Duval County Court House Plaza

Address: Haskell - 111 Riverside Ave.

Wednesday, April 1 at 5 p.m.

Community Engagement Meeting-Duval County Court House Plaza

Address: MOCA Jacksonville - 333 N Laura St.

The group of stakeholders will analyze the ideas, opportunities and improvement costs to come up with a work plan to farm out to artists.

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at bbortzfield@wjct.org, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.