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City of Miami Beach No Vacancy, Miami Beach Returns

City of Miami Beach No Vacancy, Miami Beach Returns

Visual Arts

Published 11/24/21

Artists were drawn from a call for submissions issued by the city and selected by representatives from the City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places Committee (AiPP), Cultural Arts Council (CAC) and MBVCA.“Miami Beach is a place where people come from around the world to make memories they can’t anywhere else, thanks to our internationally renowned arts and culture scene and incredible hospitality industry,” said Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber. “No Vacancy creatively fuses those strengths and changes the traditional gallery paradigm by inviting the public to experience our famed hotels as the destinations for distinctive public art.”For the second edition of No Vacancy, $25,000 in prizes will be awarded, including a $5,000 Public Prize by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) and a $20,000 Juried Prize awarded by a jury of local art experts.Each selected artist received a stipend of $10,000 to realize their project. The winner of the Juried Prize and the …

LUX Doral: A Large-Scale, Immersive Art Initiative in Downtown Doral

LUX Doral: A Large-Scale, Immersive Art Initiative in Downtown Doral

Visual Arts

Published 11/1/21

“From custom murals and sculptures to innovative entertainment, like George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® in the Park, artfulness has always played a significant role in Downtown Doral, and LUX Doral will elevate this by further connecting the Downtown Doral community, patrons and visitors through shared art experiences,” said Ana-Marie Codina Barlick, CEO of Codina Partners, the developers of Downtown Doral. “We are grateful for the tremendous team who helped us bring our vision to life, including Martin Posta, Forecast Public Art and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland, in addition to the City of Doral.”Engaging artists from across the globe, LUX Doral is a combination of permanent installations, as well as an ongoing series of rotating exhibitions and performances to the Downtown Doral community. LUX Doral will kick off by previewing the first four works of the initiative:Lightweave Designed by New York City based art studio, SOFTlab, …

Murals on the Mile by Chalk & Brush

Murals on the Mile by Chalk & Brush

Visual Arts

Published 10/12/21

Exhibited through September 2022, the decorative displays are designed to inspire residents and visitors to safely visit downtown Coral Gables and delight in the unique aspects of one of South Florida’s most cherished neighborhoods.City officials marked the completion of the murals with an unveiling event on Friday, Oct.1 attended by Mayor Vince Lago, Commissioner XX, XX, City Manager Peter Iglesias, and Coral Gables BID Executive Director Aura Reinhardt.“We are excited for the community to see Murals on the Mile and enjoy all the wonderful restaurants and shops that surround them,” said Julian Perez, the City’s Economic Development director. “We invite visitors from near and far to come explore our inaugural mural initiative and experience the joy of the lively images first-hand.”The murals were developed by Chalk & Brush, which is headed by local husband and wife designers Cinthia Santos and Benjamin Levy. They share positive messages and incorporate interactive …

Delray Beach Art Trail and First Friday Art Walk

Delray Beach Art Trail and First Friday Art Walk

Visual Arts

Published 9/17/21

“The purpose of Delray Beach Art Trail is to prominently share the breadth and depth of artwork and culture that Delray Beach offers, inviting the community and visitors from around the world to discover hidden gems that secure the city’s place as a dynamic arts destination in South Florida,” said Laura Simon, Executive Director, Delray Beach DDA. Delray Beach is exploding with cultural adventures, now is the time to explore the art scene.”Delray Beach Art Trail is self-guided and free. A QR sign is featured at each location connecting the visitor to www.delrayarttrail.com. The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) created the website to showcase the vast collection of artistic offerings throughout Delray Beach. More than 75 installations, 40+ murals, 35+ art galleries and studios, and eight cultural centers are featured with photos, descriptions, and address.  “We are excited to showcase Delray Beach’s range of public and private art to students, …

North Miami Officials Announce New Artists Leading Its Art in Public Places Initiative

North Miami Officials Announce New Artists Leading Its Art in Public Places Initiative

Visual Arts

Published 9/16/21

Miami-based artist Dinizulu Gene Tinnie, was commissioned for a metal sculpture titled “Giver of Life,” that will be the first of many artworks within the Pioneer Boulevard Sculpture Garden. This next phase of the NMCRA’s Art in Public Places program will transform undeveloped areas into attractive displays of public art that reflect North Miami’s vibrant and diverse culture."We are proud to announce the next phase of our Art in Public Places program and build upon the efforts we started earlier this year with the new displays in Griffing Park,” said North Miami Mayor Philippe Bien-Aime, Chairman of the North Miami CRA Board. "These beautification efforts will enhance the experience of all residing in and visiting our community, attracting new businesses that in turn, support our growing local economy. Congratulations to all the wonderful artists chosen to participate."For the NMCRA's U-Wrap NOMI project, five selected artists created unique, digital designs that will be …

Picks of the Week: Art Exhibits, Outdoor Fun and More...

Picks of the Week: Art Exhibits, Outdoor Fun and More...

Visual Arts

Published 9/3/21

IS PROJECTS: MAKE YOUR OWN LEATHER TRAVEL JOURNALSeptember 4th at 11:00 amIn this workshop, each student will learn the basic principles of bookbinding while making a completely customized and unique soft cover leather travel journal. We will start by cutting raw leather to make the perfect cover. Then we will learn how to prepare the paper and sew it to the leather cover to make a long-lasting, sturdy travel journal. More event details here.FLAMINGO GARDENS: BIG BUGS FINAL WEEKENDThrough September 6thJoin Flamingo Gardens for the Final Weekend of David Rogers’ Big Bugs exhibit of giant insect sculptures. Visitors of all ages will enjoy 10 larger-than-life sculptures created by artist David Rogers including a 10' tall Daddy Long Legs and a 17' long Praying Mantis! Inside the Gallery you will discover some of the fascinating insects of South Florida and the Everglades, including live specimens and educational interactives! Final Weekend features special education stations and bug …

THINGS TO DO IN MIAMI: 10 OF OUR FAVE ART & CULTURE EVENTS!

THINGS TO DO IN MIAMI: 10 OF OUR FAVE ART & CULTURE EVENTS!

Visual Arts

Published 8/30/21

1 - WYNWOOD ART WALK:Attention all you art lovers out there! Take a walk on the Wynwood side! This awesome event takes place on the Second Saturday of every month. It features art dealers, galleries, collections, artist studios, alternative art spaces, and dining hot spots, strengthening the concept of a true art district and boosting Miami's international image. Thousands of people, looking for fabulous things to do in Miami, crowd the streets to have a great night out and enjoy the Miami Art Scene. You should be one of them!Just north of downtown Miami, between 23st and 30th streets and NW 2nd Ave.www.wynwoodmiami.com2 - PEREZ MUSEUM MIAMI:Do you like your museums “modern” and with a “global flare?” Have we got the museum for you! Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is a modern and contemporary art museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries. This fab museum serves our diverse South Florida population, where a unique confluence …

Picks of the Week: Film, Art and More...

Picks of the Week: Film, Art and More...

Visual Arts

Published 6/4/21

INFFINITO BRAZILIAN FILM FESTIVAL: 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Through July 29th People in Brazil and throughout the American territory, from Puerto Rico to Alaska, can watch, free of charge, 25 feature films that have marked the history of Brazilian cinema. The films will stream at www.inff.online with sessions on Tue, Thu, and Sat always at 8:00 PM. The titles are available with subtitles for 24 hours, once you unlock them. More details here.FROST ART MUSEUM: TESORO; PEPE MAR’S LOVE LETTER TO THE FROSTThrough December 31, 2023In Tesoro, Pepe Mar—an artist who marries a broad range of visual references and personal obsessions spanning art, fashion, queer history, and Mexican culture—has created an installation drawn from the Frost Art Museum’s collection. Mar envisions the museum’s permanent collection of art from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe, as special treasures and presents them as gifts to the public. More details here.MIAMI BEACH URBAN STUDIOS: ZEN …

Picks of the Week: Art Workshop, Exhibits, and More..

Picks of the Week: Art Workshop, Exhibits, and More..

Visual Arts

Published 5/14/21

HISTORYMIAMI MUSEUM: WATERCOLOR WORKSHOPMay 14th at 6:00 pmLearn about painting fruits and vegetables from your garden or market using basic watercolor techniques. Donna will paint brightly colored peppers and you can follow along with her as she paints. The skills you learn in this short class can be used to paint any of your favorite fruits and vegetables More event details here.SANDRELL RIVERS THEATER: CINDERELLA, A FRACTURED FAIRY TALEMay 15th at 11:00 amTake the classic story of Cinderella, mix in elements of comedy, slapstick, music, acrobatics and magic, and you've got a new version of an old story that leaves kids (and adults) begging for more! The show is great for primary grades, and older students that appreciate the flippant comic style of this “Fractured Fairy Tale”. The fun is put to good use in the classroom since Sunshine Standards for literature, theatre and reading are included in FTF's teacher guidelines. More event details here.DEERING ESTATE: SUNRISE …

Overtown Mural for the One Year anniversary of George Floyd

Overtown Mural for the One Year anniversary of George Floyd

Visual Arts

Published 5/7/21

Artist Tierra Armstrong, Kyle Holbrook and Kanarie Townsend painted Michelle Obama, Kamala Harris, Serena Williams and Madame CJ Walker as inspirations to all young girls, especially African American girls in Historic Overtown. The mural represents that their goals can be accomplished through hard work and dedication. Moving Lives of Kids Art Center helped painted the mural alongside Holbrook, Tierra Armstrong and Kanarie Armstrong. They began their journey with MLK Mural project as a youth student in 2013. Holbrook teamed up with James “Buckwheat” Gibson, a lifelong Overtown native, who helped narrow down which community depictions should go on the wall.Michelle Obama is depicted near the entrance to the Vaccination site as inspiration to young black girls, but also to encourage residents in Miami to get their vaccine. Maya Angelo is depicted in the mural as well. Artist Kyle Holbrook was inspired by a conversation he was able to have with her before she passed about using …

Picks of the Week: Festivals, Theatre and More...

Picks of the Week: Festivals, Theatre and More...

Visual Arts

Published 4/23/21

SLOW BURN THEATRE CO: TOPSY TURVY CABARETAApril 24th at 7:30 pmSlow Burn Theatre is giving the community a chance to stand before their people once again, rejoice, and JUST BE! So - mark your calendar for a one night only fun, safe, socially-distanced evening of song, dance, and laugher outside. More event details here.BROWARD CENTER: CURIOUS GEORGE - THE GOLDEN MEATBALL LIVEApril 24th at 11:00 amJoin Curious George, the inquisitive, lovable monkey-star of books, movies and the award-winning PBS television show in a brand-new musical. Curious George: The Golden Meatball takes the audience on a fun-filled adventure to learn about Rome, meatballs, and the secret ingredient to cooking! More event details here.HISTORIC VIRGINIA KEY BEACH PARK: ISLAND JAMZ SPECTACULARApril 24th at 12:00 pmIsland Jamz Spectacular is a Reggae/Island themed Festival, entertainment experience drawing music, food, culture and inspiration from our Caribbean neighbors. The festival will be featuring the one and …

 Key West Art in the Garden 2021

Key West Art in the Garden 2021

Visual Arts

Published 3/22/21

The work must be able to be placed outside and withstand the wind and weather with an emphasis placed on pieces made from recycled or natural materials. This annual exhibit will run from April 19th through July 31st. Deadline to submit an application for participation is April 10th.  Artist applications are available by picking one up at the Garden Visitor Center, contacting the office at (305) 296-1501 or requesting one via email to mmcrae@keywest.garden. Please contact Misha at (305) 294-1501, Sue D’Antonio at (305) 304-6005, Jackie Sanchez at (305) 393-3430 or Nancy La Re at (305) 304-4434 with questions and to register. Installations can begin April 1, 2021.

‘Miami Beach Open House’ on View Through Summer 2021

‘Miami Beach Open House’ on View Through Summer 2021

Visual Arts

Published 3/7/21

Miami Beach Open House activates empty spaces throughout Miami Beach to support local artists and the arts community which were greatly impacted by the pandemic and subsequent economic downturn. Privately-owned vacant spaces serve as workspaces, studios, exhibition space and communal areas that encourage dialogue and collaboration. In partnership with participating property owners, Miami Beach Open House provides the space and support necessary for artmaking and peer-to-peer exchange, supporting growth for the city’s entire arts community. Participating properties range from vacant storefronts, city offices, former restaurants, nightclubs to public parks and cultural venues.“The City of Miami Beach is dedicated to art and culture, and we will not allow the challenges of the past year to diminish that status,” explained Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber. “It is with this in mind that we are exceedingly pleased to be able to present programs like Open House, which will provide a …

Picks of the Week: Exhibits, Virtual Experiences, and More...

Picks of the Week: Exhibits, Virtual Experiences, and More...

Visual Arts

Published 3/4/21

LOWE ART MUSEUM: THE ART OF MINDFULNESS March 9th at 1:00 pmJoin the Lowe Art Museum for a live virtual guided Mindfulness practice. Recharge, refresh, and cultivate greater present moment awareness with our two guided mindfulness practices. More event details here.CORAL GABLES: KIKI SMITH, BLUE NIGHTThrough May 2ndKiki Smith’s site-inspired installation, Blue Night, consists of forty-two animal constellations. Kiki has long been fascinated with the heavens, human relationship to nature, and constellations. Each Animal constellation is made from transparent blue plexiglass sheets with mirrored drawings bonded to the surface. More event details here.JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA: FENG SHUI YOUR HOME & CHANGE YOUR LIFEMarch 9th at 7:00 pmIn this workshop, you will explore Westernized Feng Shui and learn how our homes mirror who we are and what we are experiencing in our daily lives. You will reflect on your lives and discover new ways to shift the energy of our homes. More event details …

NMCRA Call to Artists

NMCRA Call to Artists

Visual Arts

Published 2/26/21

Created in 1946 and named for the City’s cofounder, Arthur Mertlow Griffing, the park is located on the aptly named Griffing Boulevard, between NE 123rd Street and West Dixie Highway, Griffing Park is a short walk from the renowned Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA), the North Miami City Hall and the MoCA Plaza—the heart of the City’s downtown core. And, directly across the boulevard from the park, a community center shares the lot with a shuffleboard court as well as a small concrete structure.We’re all about the heART of the city, and as such, are transforming Griffing Park, a 5.4-acre triangular oasis in Downtown North Miami, using designs and vibrant colors reflective of the area’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. NMCRA seeks to commission original art for its Public Utility Box art initiative, turning the drab into attractive pieces of public art reflective of the City’s diversity and longstanding support of the arts. NMCRA is accepting proposals, each of which …

Wynwood Walls is Now Open!

Wynwood Walls is Now Open!

Visual Arts

Published 1/27/21

Under this new structure, guests are able to enjoy an abundance of exciting features including access to complimentary WiFi and the launch of the Wynwood Walls App, which displays interactive guided tours and virtual maps. As Wynwood Walls begins a new chapter, visitors are invited to experience extensive programming throughout the year and a new annual membership program for frequent visitors. Ticket Pricing: Adults - $10 Seniors - $7.50 Students - $5 (Student ID Required) Military - $5 (Military ID Required) Children (under 12 yr.) – Free (ticket still required) Add a gallery visit to any of the above tickets $2 (free for children) Wynwood Walls Annual Memberships:Solo Writer ($50 individual membership) - One Adult One year of free general admission to Wynwood WallsEarly access or discounted tickets to special exhibitions in GGA GalleriesExclusive invitations to Artist Talks and Members-Only Receptions Early access to artist …

 New Public Art Initiative - Illuminate Coral Gables

New Public Art Initiative - Illuminate Coral Gables

Visual Arts

Published 1/5/21

The public art initiative will be on view Feb. 12 – Mar. 14, 2021. Curated by Lance Fung with Catherine Cathers, Jennifer Easton, and Rosie Gordon-Wallace, ICG, has been created for specific outdoor locations throughout Coral Gables. ICG’s eight projects include video projections, sculpture, and art installations by a stellar group of local, national, and international artists including Kiki Smith and Cai Guo-Qiang. Seven of the artworks are new site-specific commissions. ICG is a project of the Coral Gables Community Foundation.Blue Night, sponsored by the City of Coral Gables is Smith’s project, which will be installed in Giralda Plaza, and is a continuation of her interest in constellations. Forty-two suspended mirrored renderings of animal constellations from both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres will reflect light through transparent blue backgrounds: holographic vinyl denotes the stars that comprise the constellations. An Augmented Reality (AR) component will …

Miami Art Week Guide

Miami Art Week Guide

Visual Arts

Published 12/1/20

Art Beat Miami 7th Annual FestivalWednesday - Sunday The 7th annual Art Beat Miami is five days of art, culture, food, fashion, and music experience inspired by Haiti and the Caribbean during Art Basel/Miami Art Week. This year, Art Beat Miami will take place virtually from December 2nd to December 6th. In its seventh year, South Floridians and the world will see art from 40 emerging and renowned artists from the Caribbean and around the world. Attendees will feel the beat of Haitian music at the Art Beat Miami online Preview Party featuring KAI headlined by Richard Cave opening the Art Fair on Wednesday, December 2nd. See full schedule here.Art Miami and CONTEXT Art MiamiThese two art fairs will take place exclusively on Artsy. From December 2nd through the 20th, explore booths, experience our online event, and buy work directly from our roster of 150+ premier galleries on the largest and leading global online marketplace for fine art.Art OutsideArt Outside is a public art …

Five new Sculptures by Local Artists

Five new Sculptures by Local Artists

Visual Arts

Published 11/3/20

All the works were created by artists from Monroe County. The pieces were selected from a competitive application process. The sculptures are also available for purchase from the individual artists. This is a wonderful asset to the Key West community and allows everyone access to the arts.The following artists and their works are all on display:“Red Obelisk” by artist Adam Russell“Hawksbill Reef” by artist Trish Pleasant“Ann’s Girl” by artist Bill Lorraine“Cetacean (Fishtrick)” by artist Time Marshall Curtis“Catfish” by artist Paola Effio (see below)There are plans to add a sixth sculpture by artist, John Martini. Also gracing the pocket park is a series of art benches, created by artist Colin Selig, which are made from recycled propane tanks. The benches are brightly colored, adding a whimsical, tropical splash of color to the public seating.Take some time to come check out the new art at the pocket park which is located at the Southern end of Duval Street, 1400 …

Call to Artists!

Call to Artists!

Visual Arts

Published 8/14/20

The Monroe County Art in Public Places Ordinance mandates that one percent (1%) of new County building construction costing a minimum of $500,000 and renovations costing a minimum of $100,000 be set aside to fund this program. The AIPP Committee reviews and recommends projects to the Board of County Commissioners, and is responsible for the commission and purchase of art. The application and information is available on the homepage of the Arts Council website, www.keysarts.com. Application requirements include an Artist Statement, current resume, 5 to 10 images of recent artwork application and a cover page. Please see application for further details on how to complete the application. The deadline for applications is Thursday; September 3rd, 2020 at 3:00 pm. Applications must be electronically submitted (emailed) to the County’s Purchasing Department. Please DO NOT mail or attempt to deliver in-person any sealed application response. Mailed/delivered Application Proposals …

MIAMI ART STRONG LAUNCHES

MIAMI ART STRONG LAUNCHES

Visual Arts

Published 7/15/20

Miami Art Strong will kick off on July 16th, with the launch of an interactive digital marketing campaign that invites local audiences to share the local art experiences that inspire them and keep them hopeful about the future using the hashtag #MiamiArtStrong.The arts are a powerful force, allowing us to express our humanity through a spectrum of emotions, from joy to sadness and nostalgia. Most importantly, the arts allow us to connect with one another, and address the profound cultural and societal frameworks that make up our present-day reality. In a moment of collective reckoning, the arts encourage reflection, ignite necessary conversations, and create empathy among our widely diverse communities. Over the last decade, Miami’s arts community has flourished into one that truly resonates with the city’s multicultural and multilingual public. From world-class museums to renowned symphonies and dance companies, artist residencies and studio spaces, and a thriving community …

COCONUT GROVE BANNERS ARE PIECES OF ART

COCONUT GROVE BANNERS ARE PIECES OF ART

Visual Arts

Published 7/15/20

Poetry is blooming in Coconut Grove.Miami’s original arts district is exhibiting 100 Zip code-inspired poems, printed on banners placed on streetlight posts throughout the neighborhood.The Coconut Grove Business Improvement District (BID) partnered with the literary arts organization O, Miami for the exhibit, which was designed to welcome residents back outdoors while inviting nonresidents to discover the area through poetry.At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered galleries, museums and performance venues, these poems are providing passers-by with a safe way to enjoy public art in a scenic, outdoor setting, according to the exhibition’s organizers. Visitors can wander through the area wearing a mask, social distancing and observing art – finding a new poem every couple hundred feet as if participating in a treasure hunt.“This is a unique and special and local art and literature experience that people can experience in a very safe manner,” says Abigael Mahony, …

Fairchild Garden Reopened May 6th

Fairchild Garden Reopened May 6th

Visual Arts

Published 5/7/20

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will ensure the health and safety of its guests, staff and volunteers while welcoming back a limited number of visitors to stroll the garden’s sprawling pathways and lush, tropical landscape. Situated on 83 acres of manicured and protected green space, the historic garden is filled with more than 6,000 rare, exotic and colorful plants, making Fairchild Garden the ideal outdoor location to visit for those looking to get out of the house while avoiding air travel and densely populated areas.  New operational hours will be from 10:00AM-4:00PM, with visits limited to two (2) hour blocks: 10:00AM; 12:00PM; 2:00PM, each block permits only 100 guests at a time and will be strictly enforced. Seniors and those who identify as vulnerable have priority and access from 7:00-9:00AM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.Ticket reservations are available and are solely available online by visiting www.FairchildGarden.org. The box office will not be …

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