Friday, September 20 â€“ Sunday, September 22
DWNTWN Art Days Information Hub
Grand Central Park at Miami Worldcenter
700 N. Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33136
After a successful inaugural year, the Miami Downtown Development Authority (Miami DDA) is working once again in tandem with a variety of arts and cultural institutions to highlight the areaâ€™s cultural renaissance through its second annual DWNTWN Art Days Event. The Miami DDA, through Creative Curator Claire Breukel and the Cultural Advisory Group, is partnering with virtually every major art and culture institution in Downtown Miami for a three-day celebration that will incorporate numerous free events and exhibitions for the community to enjoy.
The events will take place around all of Downtown with one central informational hub at Grand Central Park at Miami Worldcenter where attendees can pick up a full list of activities and begin their tour of Art Days events.
This year, Car2Go and BeachedMiami are partnering with DWNTWN Art Days to host tours around Downtown Miami venues and the exhibitions. Car2Go will host a tour by vehicle for quick and easy access to Art Days events. BeachedMiami along with Deco Bike will be providing bicycles and arranging bike tours of temporary Art Days art projects as well as permanent Downtown artworks.
Artist Thom Wheeler is also conducting a series of walking tours around some of Downtown Miami’s most exciting artist studios and exhibition spaces. Wheeler will give visitors an insider look in to the work of artists at the DWNTWN Art House at Miami Worldcenter, the Artisan Lounge, and to individual studio spaces.
In addition to the tours, the Miami Trolley will make stops at several key Art Days venues in Downtown. The Trolley route will be published on the Art Days website www.dwntwnarts.com closer to the event.
The following events are taking place during DWNTWN Art Days:
Â· Miami Childrenâ€™s Museum: â€œNow Read Thisâ€ Stories through Drama and Design, September 20-22 from 10am-6pm.
Â· PAMM: â€œDiscussing the Architecture of the Perez Art Museum Miami presented by AIA and PAMMâ€, Friday, September 20 at 6pm
Â· Freedom Tower: â€œActivate: MDCultureâ€, Friday, September 20 from 6-9pm.
Â· McCormick Place: â€œ2nd Annual Art Days Fair @ McCormick Placeâ€, Friday, September 20 from 6pm-12am.
Â· Dimensions Variable: â€œPsychogeography Opening Receptionâ€, Friday, September 20 from 6-10pm.
Â· Wine by the Bay: â€œSeptemberâ€™s Stormâ€ â€“ A California Wine Tasting and Cultural Event, September 20-21 at 7pm.
Â· The Vagabond: â€œDWNTWN Art Days I â€“ Launch Partyâ€ Friday, September 20 at 10 pm.
Â· PAMM: â€œPAMM Family Art Makingâ€, Saturday, September 21 from 12-3pm.
Â· Around Downtown: â€œBeached Miami DWNTWN Art Days Bike Tourâ€, September 21-22, limited space.
Â· Bayfront Park: â€œNational Redbull Flugtagâ€, Saturday, September 21 from 12-5pm.
Â· CIFO: â€œWater-Balloon Kickball, Round Two / Cannonball vs. CIFOâ€, Saturday, September 21 from 1-4pm.
Â· Olympic Theater at the Gusman Center: â€œMiami Lyric Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana and Suor Angelicaâ€, Saturday, September 21
Â· The Vagabond: â€œDWNTWN Art Days II â€“ After-Partyâ€, Saturday, September 21 at 10pm.
Â· New activities continue to be added to the weekendâ€™s lineup of events.
This year, Art Days debuts the Fringe, a series of temporary public artworks around Downtown curated by guest curator Amanda Sanfilippo. Six projects have been selected from a call to artists that received 55 national proposals. These public artworks or ‘site activations’ aim to insight public interaction in a variety of Downtown venues including Grand Central Park, DRB bar, the Christ Fellowship Church as well as 600 Brickell’s fountain.Thank you for using Soul Of Miami!