Downtown ArtHouse

Art Days are upon us. If you’re looking for a spot to hit that has both outstanding art, as well as great fun, Downtown ArtHouse has got it going on! For starters, there will be an artist flea market, Magic City Bazaar, happening all weekend. They’ve got SOUNDS, the experimental music event we told you about, going down on Saturday. Plus, Downtown ArtHouse exhibitions and artist studios are open to the public all weekend. Take a look…

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FRINGEPublic Art Projects 2K14

Last week, we shared Kevin Arrow and Barron Sherer’s digital project collaboration – PHOTOSTREAM #DDAFF2014. Since, we met Fringe project curator, Amanda Sanfilippo at Moira Holohan and Jenny Brillhart’s studio, where we got a look at the “making of” their Art Days public artworks. Rod Deal documented our visit with some stunning photographs. Today, we’re going to share what we found, plus other Fringe projects details…

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Art Days: Guided Tours2K14

As part of its ever­ expanding programming, Art Days 2014 presents 4 FREE guided tours by artist T. Wheeler Castillo during its annual three day celebration. Commissioned by Miami Downtown Development Authority, these immersive experiences explore the neighborhood and attempt to incite conversations about the unique characteristics, cultural production, and history of our city. Included in Art Days 2013, Wheeler Castillo scripted guided tours featuring various aspects of the artistic community in the downtown neighborhood; this year, the overarching interest is a look at public spaces.

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Art x Dance: Magnus Sodamin's "Illuminations"

During Art Days 2014, visual artist, Magnus Sodamin is collaborating with choreographer, Katie Stirman to merge both the figure and environment in Primary Projects space. The paintings serve as a highly saturated-spectrum backdrop for the body-painted figures to dissolve into and dance within.

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PHOTOSTREAM #DDAFF2014

This year, Fringe projects are bridging the digital divide with the work of Kevin Arrow and Barron Sherer. The artists created a digital online media project via Instagram – PHOTOSTREAM. The digital multimedia collection will live online but will also be streaming at the Miami Center for Architecture and Design during Art Days.

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MDCMOAD: Buffed  x Polished

After months of renovations, Museum of Art + Design (MOAD) at Miami Dade College reopens for Art Days with all new exhibitions, free and open to the public. It gets better. Visiting MOAD during Art Days goes full circle. For the first time, the public…

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MIAMI DOWNTOWNARTS DISTRICT

Two of Miami’s most respected community leaders have formed the Miami Downtown Arts District (MDAD). Lee Ann Lester, Director of Next Level Fairs, and Sean McCormick, of McCormick Place Miami, recently announced the formation of the new Miami Downtown Arts District (MDAD) – McCormick will serve as Chairman of the Board and Lester as Vice President. The boundaries for the district will be Young Arts on Biscayne Blvd and 21st Street to the North; I-95 to the West; 26th Road to the South; and Biscayne Bay to the East, including Watson Island.

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Claire Breukel'sArt Days 2k14Project Highlights

Art Days 2014 is packed with events and its impossible to isolate individual happenings. However, working as a curator Art Days presents a great opportunity for me to see projects initiated by artists working in Downtown that have been uniquely created for the event. Here are five artist projects I’m definitely not going to miss!

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In Pieces The Art of Nathan Sawaya

The former lawyer turned international LEGO artist, graced the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood with his work June 7th- August 17th with his show “The Art of Nathan Sawaya.” The sheer technical skill of his work is impressive: a life size full body self portrait, oversized skulls of white, pink, black and grey, a red evening gown flowing in the wind…

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Your Passport to Miami Art Museums

The directors of seven South Florida museums have come together as the Miami Art Museums Alliance (MAMA). The organization aims to ensure that public museums are part of the life of all Miami-Dade residents and visitors and contributes to the community’s success.

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Bare Bones

An experimental dance performance utilizing visual installations and live abstract sound to fill the SandBox studio at Miami Theater Center (MTC).

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