About the Umbrella Sky
Located in the heart of downtown Gables, Florida the Umbrella sky is certain to delight visitors of all ages. Created by the Sextafiera company in Portugal, the Umbrella Sky project began in 2012 and has been installed all over the world. Coral Gables, Florida is one of only three cities in the United States to host this project. (The exhibit was in Pensacola, FL in January of 2018).
According to the Facebook Page, the mission of this project is “Coloring Life and Making People Smile”. Mission Accomplished, this exhibit is adorable. You can’t help but see the connection with Mary Poppins in this exhibit, which brings such a fun Disney-inspired experience to South Florida.
One you won’t want to miss – and you better hurry. This exhibit leaves Coral Gables in September of 2018.
If you are interested in finding out about similar projects, check out their website. My favorite was the all pink umbrellas!
Where to Find The Umbrella Sky Project
2349-2301 Salzedo St, Coral Gables, FL 33134
There is plenty of metered parking and garages throughout downtown Coral Gables. Just make sure to bring some change. We parked around the corner from the exhibit and parking was about 2.50 per hour.
How long did you stay?
I went to the exhibit with my sister-in-law and a friend and we stayed about 1 hour inside the exhibit. We took our time taking tons of photos and really enjoying the atmosphere. You could definitely make this into a half-day or longer trip if you opted to eat in one of the many cafe’s under the umbrella sky.
My Philosophy on Encouraging Art Appreciation
As a mom of three young children with completely different personalities. I make every effort to expose my children to multiple experiences. I want my children to be well-rounded adults with an appreciation for the arts, nature and academics. Opportunities to get outside and experience beautiful art exhibits are the perfect way to show the beauty of art in a way that’s exciting for young children and toddlers.
So, if you want to encourage your children to love art, expose them to age-appropriate art exhibits from a young age. Encourage and foster the love for creativity!
Comment below: What are some art exhibits in your area, we love to travel!
Whimsical Photo Opportunities
The Umbrella Sky makes for some of the most beautiful and whimsical photos. Perfect for couples, families and children. We brought a blanket with us and snapped lots of fun photos with the girls. If you want to capture photos without too many people in the background, I recommend going around 9:30 or 10:00 in the morning. This is before the cafe’s open so there will be less traffic in the area.
What to Bring to the Umbrella Sky
If traveling with young toddlers or babies. Bring a snack and water. Under the umbrellas it does get a little warm, especially with the summer heat. I forgot our water bottles in the car, and my girls were quite thirsty.
You might also want to bring a blanket or any props you might want for your photos. We saw lots of people with brightly colored umbrellas. I went with the Mary Poppins inspired Disney Bound with my dress (found on Amazon).
Hurry, this exhibit leaves South Florida Soon!
This exhibit is set to leave Coral Gables in September. So don’t delay! Make plans to visit soon!
This is perfect for a Mom’s Day Out, Girls Brunch, Family Day, Date… Perfect for a fun outing! A Must-See in Coral Gables, Florida! Be sure to tag your photos with #umbrellaSky on social media and join the conversation!
6 thoughts on “The Umbrella Sky Project, Coral Gables FL”
We had one like this in London a few years ago and I absolutely loved it! The colours, the amosphere, it all looks brilliant!
Yes, I was reading about that on the website – It’s such a beautiful and simple art installation. I’m so glad that I got the opportunity to see it with my children!
So whimsical! I love that the sun shines through and creates colored light. simply beautiful!
Yes, it was such a whimsical experience. I loved that shadow on the ground that the umbrellas created!
This is the coolest thing! I just read your post about it and I already feel like their mission statement “smiling”! I would definitely like to see in person!
Come on over to Coral Gables! It’s here until the end of September. 😉