Photographs of The Leah Arts District Unveiling and Block Party on 5/17/15

The Leah Arts District Unveiling and Block Party on Sunday, May 17, 2105.  What a wonderful show and amazing crowd.

Food Trucks Curated by Burger Beast
Live Painting Curated by Life Is Art with Nate Dee, Teepop, Aquarela, Rei Ramirez and WHUT213
Music by Music by Milk Media Co., Feral Fraction and KLANGBOX.FM
VW “Hialeah Art Bus” Painted Live by Ernesto Maranje
Murals By: Abstrk (Miami), Atomik (Miami), Derick G. (Hialeah), Diana Contreras (Miami), Don Rimx (PR / Miami), Ernesto Maranje (Hialeah), Junk Lainez (Hialeah), Kazilla (Miami), Mr. Dheo (Portugal), NM Salgar (Miami), Trek6 (Miami).

Food Trucks Curated by Burger Beast: Daddy’s Grill, Mr. Good Stuff, Taco Fresh,Velvet Creme Doughnuts, Zombie Ice
Food Pop-Up by Pincho Factory

About The Leah Arts District
Hialeah’s Southeastern industrial corridor rose to prominence during the 1980s as one of the largest and busiest areas of production and manufacturing in Florida. As a result of modernization combined with the effects of outsourcing, the uses that were once prevalent in the area dissipated and this particular area was all but abandoned. Since that time, a medley of different uses has been incorporated into the area including a heavy presence of some of Miami-Dade County’s most prolific thrift stores. These thrift stores have been instrumental in introducing Hialeah to an entire generation of antique lovers and artists.

The Hialeah Artist Live/Work Overlay District, also known as The Leah Arts District, enjoys a strategic proximity to the newly proposed Hialeah Market Station development project, Miami’s artistic hubs, and other destination areas within Miami-Dade County. Because of it’s location and highly affordable price per square footage, Hialeah’s new Artist Live / Work District is in a position to play a vital and important role in the artistic and cultural development of not only Hialeah, but the entire South Florida community. Follow @leahartsdistrict on Instagram for updates.

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Photographs of 27th Annual AIDS Walk Miami on 4/26/15

27th Annual AIDS Walk Miami on Sunday, April 26, 2015.  AIDS Walk Miami is a 5K (3.1 miles) walk-a-thon fundraiser benefiting Care Resource and Food for Life Network Food Bank. All funds raised from AIDS Walk Miami are used in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties to help our diverse communities in need. The Walk started outside the Miami Beach Convention Center and ended at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens.  This year David Bromstad was the Grand Marshal and Robbin Simmons was the Master of Ceremonies.

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Photographs of Oculto Miami Manor Opening at Soho Studios on 4/23/15

Oculto Miami Manor Opening at Soho Studios on Thursday, April 23, 2015.  This was one of the best promotional parties I have been to in awhile.  You walked into the main room, have a beer, take some pictures and pick one of three doors to venture into.  Once you enter the door you have three different experiences in three different rooms, all with period and story decor and interactive actors and activities. So much fun.  As you exit into the main room, you join everyone else with great music, drinks and food.  What a great night!!!!

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Photographs of Life Is Art ArtWork Connections Seminar #26 Social Media Analytics at Kroma on 4/14/15

Life Is Art presents Art ArtWork Connections Seminar #26 Social Media Analytics at Kroma on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Art/Work Connections is a monthly series of seminars presented by Life Is Art featuring business professionals speaking on a variety of topics vital to the success of working artists. This month was Social Media Analytics for Artists & Creatives by Adriana Oliva, Social Media & Communications Strategist, theAOinsight.

Many artists spend a lot of time on social media posting their work. But, do they know whether it is really working? There are tools, many of them free or low cost, that help a user understand the impact of their social media promotion. Come and learn how to identify your best channels and what sort of posts create the most impact.

How do you know if the platforms you use are where your potential new buyers are? How do you know if the kind of posts you make are appealing to potentially new buyers and fans? This seminar will help you save time and sell more art. As you focus your social media promotional efforts to those that really bring in new buyers and fans, you will see a greater return on your investment. Yes, we will be talking real numbers, how you can find those numbers, and how to understand them.

About Adriana Oliva

Adriana Oliva kicked off a career in event planning in 2003 with a passion for coordinating events and bringing people together. For the last ten years, her work has ranged from coordinating major cultural events in Miami, to hosting and organizing press conferences and other media-related events, social & corporate events, catered affairs and working with several non-profits and cultural institutions across South Florida.

Adriana’s resume incorporates an extensive background in event planning for private clients, businesses and non-profits, working with all types of budgets. Her accomplishments include organizing, most recently, DWNTWN Art Days @ McCormick Place (2012 & 2013), The Miami Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival (2003-2008, 2013), fashion shows, documentary screenings, logistics, strategic planning and project management. After a three and a half year stint with the Miami Science Museum as the Events, Sales and Marketing Manager, where she worked on signature events including the new Museum’s Ground Breaking, Adriana decided to venture off on her own and pursue other private event businesses.

theAOinsight, is a full service communications, marketing, design and events firm. Adriana’s clients have ranged from the political arena, to prominent foundations, businesses, festivals, municipalities and private events. Adriana loves her community and shows her appreciation of it by volunteering and giving back.

About Kroma
A new collective art space located on Grand Avenue in the heart of Coconut Grove consisting of 18 artists studios and a communal gallery space. KROMA’s mission is to serve as an affordable, contemporary space for artists, whose creative output will contribute to connecting the spirits of Coconut Grove’s rich past, present and future.

About the Art/Work Connections Program
The Art/Work Connections program is a series of of professional development seminars held at galleries and art spaces around South Florida targeted at artists and those working in the arts featuring experts speaking on a variety of topics vital to the success of working artists. Everyone is welcome and can benefit from them. Business professionals are brought in to cover a wide variety of topics including health care, financial planning, contract negotiation, copyright law, portfolio development, social media, marketing and much more.

About Life Is Art, Inc.
Life Is Art is a Florida-based 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to creating positive change in the community with the arts and culture through events and education. We give South Florida artists and civic leaders the tools to thrive and grow, while enhancing the lives of those living in our area. Having just celebrated its six year anniversary, Life Is Art is poised to continue being one of the few true advocates for the local arts and artists.

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Photographs by Anthony Jordon of Fountainhead Open Studio Night on 4/10/15

Photographs taken by Anthony Jordon of Fountainhead Open Studio Night on Friday, April 10, 2015.

To see more of  Anthony Jordon‘s  work go to his Instagram page or his facebook page.

Photographs by Anthony Jordon of SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase – 2015 SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase on 3/28/15

Photographs taken by Anthony Jordon of the SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase Vol. 8 – SWAN Day Miami 2015″ SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase Vol. 8 – SWAN Day Miami 2015 at Little Haiti Cultural Complex on Saturday, March, 28, 2015.

To see more of  Anthony Jordon‘s  work go to his Instagram page or his facebook page.


Photographs of Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach on 3/23/15

Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach on Monday, March 23, 2105.  Monday night featured fashion from students at the Art Institute Annual Fashion Show.

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