Fountainhead Presents Artists Open 5/11/19

Fountainhead Presents Artists Open
Saturday, 05/11/2019 – 11:00 am – 06:00 pm
Various Locations Throughout Miami
7338 NW Miami Ct,
Miami, Florida 33150
Website
Cost: Free

Fountainhead announces the inaugural edition of Artists Open, the first ever Miami-Dade County-wide open studios day. Initiated by Fountainhead and supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, 16 artists complexes and over 225 artists will open their studios to the public May 11, 2019 from 11am to 6pm.

With the support of Knight Foundation, The Fountainhead will host a countywide open studio event in Miami-Dade county, the first of its kind. The Fountainhead is on a mission to unite artists and raise awareness of the vast, incredible talent right here in our own backyard.

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 11am to 6pm, 16 art studio complexes and studio communities, and artist’s studios within close proximity, will open their doors to the public. Over 225 artists are participating. The Fountainhead has been thorough in connecting with as many art studio complexes as possible for the big event. To keep navigation easy, we have focused on complexes and clusters of artist’s communities and studios. Complexes and communities, listed north to south, include; Bridge Red Art Complex, 8365 Studios, Fountainhead Studios, Visual Art Group, the Milk District, The Collective 62, Laundromat Art Space, ArtHood 56, Bakehouse Art Complex, 27/20 Studios, Oolite Arts (Miami Beach), Mana Contemporary 777, Void Projects, 4700 @ Bird Road Arts District and Deering Estate. Dimensions Variable is hosting their grand opening that night and will be open from 6 to 10pm ONLY.

Kathryn Mikesell, Co-founder and Executive Director of Fountainhead believes, “intimate access to artists and art opens people’s minds to the value of diversity and fosters dialogue, creating a more tolerant, engaged and inspired world. To have a voice, artists need a sustainable career. To be heard and to affect change, artists need a broad audience.”

Because many of the studios are not generally open to the public, information regarding ADA accessibility, parking and nearby public transportation is being provided for each location via the website.

As a green initiative we will not be distributing printed information or flyers. We will be providing a comprehensive map via the website, www.artistsopen.miami linking all complexes and artists and well as utilizing social media and communication platforms.

Many artists will have works available for sale in their studios.

For press inquiries, contact Kathryn Mikesell, Foundress and Executive Director at kathryn@fountainheadresidency.com.

ABOUT THE FOUNTAINHEAD

The Fountainhead, founded in 2008, serves as a catalyst for growth and sustainability in the professional careers of artists, provides Miami art professionals and enthusiasts access to emerging talent from around the world, cultivates new audiences for the arts and collaborates with institutions and businesses supporting the growth of Miami’s art and cultural community building a global family that transcends all borders and continues to give back.

Fountainhead believes that intimate access to artists and art opens people’s minds to the value of diversity and fosters dialogue, creating a more tolerant, engaged and inspired world. To have a voice, artists need a sustainable career. To be heard and to affect change, artists need a broad audience.

The Fountainhead Studios, located in Little Haiti provides Miami-based artists working in all mediums with affordable and flexible raw studio space outside of the public eye. More than just studio space, we provide a community for a profession that is often solitary. Currently, there are more than 20 artists working there.

The Fountainhead Residency is an international artists’ residency in Miami, FL that empowers artists to build a sustainable career and cultivates new audiences for the arts. Each month, Fountainhead hosts 3-4 artists, operating year-round between 30-40 artists. To date over 370 artists from 43 countries have taken part in the residency.

Fountainhead wants to thank all their generous donors. Without their continued support this would not be possible. Knight Foundation, Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation, Lisa Schejola Akin & Jeffrey Akin, Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz, de Groot Foundation, Hillsdale Fund, IGT Media Holdings/Primecard, Adriana & Ricardo Malfitano, Mignon Marshall & Ryan Mahoney, CCH Pounder, Joan Quinlivan, Debi & Jeff Wechsler, Lois Whitman-Hess & Eliot Hess, Alexa & Adam Wolman

For more information about Fountainhead visit www.fountainheadresidency.com

ABOUT THE JOHN S. AND JAMES L. KNIGHT FOUNDATION

Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. We invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Our goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which we believe are essential for a healthy democracy.

For more information about Knight Foundation visit www.kf.org

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