This new cultural initiative shines a light on the growing art market in Downtown Miami, bringing together non-profit arts organizations and local galleries for special exhibitions, artists open studios, tours, exclusive openings, artist performances and MIA Encore, an international contemporary art fair aboard International Fine Art Expositions' SeaFair megayacht.
The event has been designed to elevate awareness of the abundant art scene Downtown Miami offers, showcasing a diverse community of artists, offering an array of art experiences that reflect multiple media, styles, and trends in the art world, and providing a diverse viewing experience for many tastes. Among the participating organizations are MDC Museum of Art + Design, Dimensions Variable, Artisan Lounge, Etra Fine Art/Wine Bar, Nina Torres Gallery, Eleazar Delgado Studio, Giants in the City, Ocean Back Art Space, Sculpture in the Park at Bayfront, McCormick Place, MIA Encore – aboard SeaFair and Art in Public Places.
All participating organizations are conveniently located within two blocks of the Miami Trolley line and have limited parking available. Exhibition admission and trolley transportation will be complimentary.
As The Wall Street Journal noticed recently, Downtown Miami is undergoing dramatic growth and change. Over 200,000 commuters work and a record 72,000 people reside downtown, and this population of commuters and residents is projected to double in the next few years.
The average age of downtown workers and residents is 36 years old and their reported average annual income is over $101,000. Nineteen new condo towers are now being planned and Swire’s Brickell City Centre (which will contain 4.6 million square feet of mixed use residential, commercial and hotel complex and a 650,000-square-foot shopping center operated by Bal Harbor Shops) is now under construction. In addition, Miami World Resort will replace the Miami Herald headquarters with Miami’s largest resort, convention center, luxury shopping, marina and lagoon.
Miami is a thriving global financial capital and is undergoing a cultural renaissance, with Downtown Miami serving as home to Miami's most renowned arts and culture institutions and organizations.
You can see all the action for yourself on April 5 when Downtown Miami's first Art Walk takes place from 6-10 p.m.