Library Introduces Outdoor Pavilion Space at Cummings Library

Ribbon cutting ceremony and début of new art installation scheduled for January 23rd

January 7, 2021

Library Introduces Outdoor Pavilion Space with
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Début of New Art Installation

Martin County Library System is pleased to announce the grand opening of its outdoor pavilion on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library, located at 2551 SW Matheson Avenue. Scheduled to be present at the ceremony is District 5 Commissioner Edward V. Ciampi. Coinciding with the ribbon cutting will be the unveiling of Martin County Art in Public Place's newest artwork, "Magnify," a public art sculpture by artist Kirk Seese, who is also scheduled to appear at the event.

The 900-square foot covered space features ceiling fans, lighting, and wi-fi and is situated at the north end of the library property. The pavilion was constructed in late 2019 and is the first of its kind to be a fixture at any Martin County Library System location. It is intended for a combination of public recreational use on a first-come, first-served basis, in addition to hosting select library activities and programs.

Seese offers, "Public art is of interest to me because it enriches all our lives! To have a sculpture placed around a library is an honor and an achievement. Art and education are a perfect combination. I think it's a celebration of culture, whether it be the visual arts or written word, and magnifies the commonality we all share."

The pavilion is part of an ongoing service plan to enhance library facilities while encouraging community engagement. This library event is a collaboration with the Martin County Art In Public Places program. Light refreshments will be served.

For information on this and/or additional library events, please visit or call 772-288-5702.