Locust Projects Spring Fling 4/27/13

Locust Projects Spring Fling
Sat., April 27, 7-10pm
1111 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139  

Signature fund-raiser brings art lovers together for an opportunity to purchase cutting-edge art-works by leading contemporary visual artists, including Hernan Bas, Nathan Carter, Francesca DiMattio, Kate Gilmore, Liam Gillick, Jon Pylypchuk, Cristina Lei Rodriguez and Andrew Schoultz. The Luxury Goods Silent Auction will feature auction items like gift certificates to Marni, Todd’s and Neiman Marcus. Live Music by… and delicious treats will be provided by Yardbird, Swine, Khong River House, Macchialina, Shake Shack and Harry’s Pizzeria.

Locust Projects, an experimental exhibition space located in the Design District, turns 15 this year, and has planned a full schedule of projects and special events for a year long celebration.

15th Anniversary Celebration

“Since our move in 2012 into a new 5,000 square foot exhibition space in the heart of the Design District, we now have more than twice as much space to truly focus on better meeting our mission to serve artists and the community,” said Chana Sheldon, executive director of Locust Projects. “The needs of the artists and the community are far and wide. With our new space we can program more exhibitions, as well as provide new opportunities for artists atour weekly Roundtables, Locust Talks, our lecture/studio visit series and our public art initiative Out of the Box.” Exhibition spaces include Main Gallery, Project Room and the Lobby Gallery.

Locust Projects, founded by artists in 1998, continues to be driven by and responsive to artists’ needs. “Our mission is to provide what artists need to experiment with new ideas and methods without the limitations or sales pressure of conventional exhibition spaces,” explains Ms. Sheldon. “It is our desire to offer public exposure and professional support for contemporary artists, and to provide an approachable contemporary art venue for the public.”

Locust Projects’ programming includes exhibitions, lectures, educational workshops, public commissions and professional development programs, all free and open to the public.

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