Photographs of River Of Art and Taste of Opa-locka on 6/23/15

Life Is Art, Soul Of Miami, Buskerfest and the Opa-locka CDC present a very special River Of Art and Taste of Opa-locka on Tuesday, June 23, 2105.  Hosted at the brand new Opa-locka Art & Recreation Center, we have teamed up with the Opa-locka CDC and Buskerfest to produce our biggest River Of Art, yet! Featuring ten amazing local artists, a showcase of hot local bands and performers, and tastings by several Opa-locka restaurants, we guarantee this will be worth the drive. Entry includes complimentary tastings from Opa-locka restaurants and wine tasting sponsored by Papi Demi Sec.

* Visual Artists: Ivan Roque, Franklin A. Cedeno, Alfrena Moosa, Gary L. Moore, James Brutus, Paschal, Edwive Seme, Daniel Ferrer, Glenda Ramos, David Bulit

* Live Music and Performance Showcase: Gypsy Cat Band, Dangerfun, The Tribe, Najee Lee

* Restaurant Tastings: Jackson Soul Food, Country Meat Market, Crabman 305 and Leroys BBQ

* Drink Tastings: Papi Demi Sec

Bringing People and Art Together
The River Of Art is an exciting evening of business networking featuring an interesting show, excellent music, delicious cuisine tastings and refreshing beverages. The River Of Art is a monthly gathering place of Miami’s good people, executives, industrialists, innovators, creators, entrepreneurs, changemakers, activists, and artists. Attendees may enjoy a complimentary welcome beer and tastings of the menu included with your entry. Hashtag: #RiverOfArt.

About Opa-locka CDC: The Opa-locka Community Development Corporation (OLCDC) was established in November 1980 as a non-profit community development corporation to address the distressed unemployment conditions, particularly in the Opa-locka and North Dade County, Florida, communities. It began addressing conditions through community organizing and soon expanded to provide community services and develop housing. Over time, tackling the area’s lack of affordable housing became OLCDC’s major focus. Since 1980, OLCDC has developed and sold 145 single-family homes to low-to-moderate-income first-time homebuyers and, through partnerships with private developers, has built over 2500 units of rental housing.

About Buskerfest: Buskerfest Miami is a collaborative organization dedicated to improving civic life through public street performance. We strive for a connected, thriving urban core where the streets of Miami are active and enlivened with local performers, enjoyed by people of all ages and walks of life. We envision a joyous place that is reflective of the tropical urban landscape and attractive to locals and visitors alike.

About the River Of Art Program: The River Of Art is a monthly business networker and art showcase combined. We provide more than just a platform for professionals to get together, discuss business strategies and make connections, we create synergies to help promote business by including an amazing art show of local talent!

About Life Is Art: 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.

About Soul Of Miami: The Soul Of Miami has become one of the most popular local community sites in south Florida. It includes an extensive calendar, listing all sorts of happenings from all over the area: charity, arts, happy hours, concerts, networkers, nightlife, fairs, festivals and so much more. Tens of thousands of active south Floridians visiting the site every month.

Premiere Sponsor: Spectrum Miami
Partners: Fabulous MiamiYOMiamiSocialMedia305Catalyst MiamiInTheLoop305
With support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

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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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Soul Of Miami presents River Of Art #22 Business + Arts Social Event 5/26/15

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Soul Of Miami presents River Of Art #22 Business + Arts Social Event
Tuesday, May 26, 6:30pm-9:30pm
RiverOfArtWeb-22SOULNEWCibo Wine Bar Rooftop
200 South Pointe Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tickets: $10 with Advance Purchase, Promo Code: SOUL
$20 at the door.
Buy Advance Tickets Now Advance Ticket sales end at 2:00pm on May 26th
Includes complimentary tastings and drink specials courtesy of Cibo Wine Bar.
All ticket proceeds support Life Is Art’s mission.
Hashtag: #RiverOfArt
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Bringing People and Art Together
Life Is Art & Soul Of Miami present the River Of Art with an exciting evening of business networking featuring an interesting show, excellent music, delicious cuisine tastings and refreshing beverages. The River Of Art is a monthly gathering place of Miami’s good people, executives, industrialists, innovators, creators, entrepreneurs, changemakers, activists, and artists. Attendees enjoy complimentary tastings of Cibo Chef’s Selection of Signature: Pizzas, Polenta Fries, Spiducci, Bruschetta, Arancini, Polpettine, and drink specials with entry.

Featuring
Visual Artists: Sandra R. Epps, Theresa Echeverry, Courtney Einhorn
Charities: Best Buddies

Each month, Life Is Art brings the community together at our River Of Art pop-up art-in-public-places show to socialize through the power of the arts with the goal of exposing new artists, introducing new people to art appreciation, providing an inspiring space to make new connections, showcasing local businesses and charities, while providing a fun break during the work week.

Art is an inspiring talking point, discussing it is a great way to break the ice. Culture is one of the primary elements that build community and hosting a business networker within an art show is a unique way to encourage socializing, so attendees are encouraged to bring plenty of business cards and an open mind.

Premiere Sponsor: Spectrum Miami
Partners: Fabulous Miami – YOMiami – SocialMedia305 – Catalyst Miami – InTheLoop305 – Arts & Business Council – Bakehouse Art Complex – Association of Fundraising Professionals – Social Media Club South Florida – The New Tropic
With support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

Life Is Art presents Art/Work Connections Seminar #27: Contract Negotiation for Artists and Creatives 5/12/15

Life Is Art presents Art/Work Connections Seminar #27: Contract Negotiation for Artists and Creatives
AWC-FlyerWeb27Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Wynwood Warehouse Project
450 NW 27th St
Miami, FL 33127
(Wynwood)
Please pre-register
Suggested Donation: $10 (not required)

Subject: Contract Negotiation for Artists & Creatives
Speaker: Jeremy Roth, Attorney, Appellate Litigation and Trial Support, Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuando
Complimentary wine and refreshments included.
Supported in part by the Venture Law Project of Dade Legal Aid and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts with the Put Something Back Program.
Hashtag #ArtWorkCon
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How many times have you been ripped off because you did not have or did not understand a contract? Plenty, right? This seminar will help you understand what you need in your contracts and how to understand them. We will break it down and make it easy for everyone to understand.

In addition, we will be making an introduction to the Volunteer Lawyers for the Art. The program provides pro bono legal assistance through volunteer attorneys on specific client requests for the Miami-Dade region. This is a program that you really need to know about.

Schedule:
6:30-7:00, Registration
7:00-8:00, Presentation
8:00-9:00, Q&A Social

About Jeremy Roth
Mr. Roth is an Associate of the Firm and a member of the Appellate Litigation and Trial Support Department. Mr. Roth joined the Firm in 2013. Prior to joining the Firm Mr. Roth practiced appellate and commercial litigation at a large law firm in Miami, and briefly worked as in-house counsel for a startup company.
During law school, Mr. Roth served on the Emory Moot Court Board. As a second year student he competed in the American Bar Association Law Student Divisions National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC), winning the Boston Regional and placing in the top 16 at the competition’s national round.
His international experience includes a summer program in London, England at the London School of Economics; a legal internship in Geneva, Switzerland at the World Health Organization; and field work in the Andean foothills of northwest Argentina, where he completed a law and anthropology project concerning the indigenous peoples of the region.
Practice Areas: Appellate Litigation and Trial Support
Education
Emory University School of Law (J.D. 2011)
University of Central Florida (B.S. 2007, Honors in the Major)

About Wynwood Warehouse Project
Wynwood Warehouse Project is a 7000 square foot space dedicated to promoting and facilitating the development of Contemporary Artists. Today, Danilo Gonzalez has developed The Art Place Wynwood as a Contemporary Art Gallery and as an artist in residence program with artists Giles Neale, Alberto Haubold, David Tupper, Molly Bo, Emilio Adan Martinez.
Since The Art Place Wynwood arrived to Miami four years ago it has been heralded as one of the most active galleries in Wynwood. Our intention is to preserve the essence of our Wynwood Artist community that is slowly being replaced by commercial developments. Wynwood Warehouse Project is offering to the community a Contemporary Art Gallery, workshops, community and private events, art collection consulting, professional artist representation, and affordable meals at the Wynwood Cafe.

About Venture Law Project of Dade Legal Aid, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts with the Put Something Back Program
Venture Law Project is an in-house program of Dade Legal Aid (DLA); they also have family law, domestic violence, landlord tenant, child advocacy and custody, guardianship, bankruptcy – all in house attorneys at Dade Legal Aid (123 NW 1st Avenue). The Put Something Back program is a separate program run administratively out of DLA’s office that is a referral system for private attorneys that want to give back and take on pro bono cases that DLA has interviewed and verified they are qualifying financially inaccessible persons. The Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts is one of the areas Put Something Back refers attorneys through, in addition to hundreds of other areas we don’t handle in house.

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.

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 Life Is Art and Soul of Miami present River Of Art #20 Business + Arts Social Event on 3/24/15

Photographs taken by Anthony Jordon of Life Is Art & Soul Of Miami present River Of Art with an exciting evening of business networking featuring a beautiful painting show, music, light bites and cocktails hosted at the world famous Tongue & Cheek in Miami Beach. The River Of Art is a monthly gathering place of Miami’s good people, executives, industrialists, innovators, creators, entrepreneurs, changemakers, activists, and artists.

Featured Visual Artists:,LitanaVivian Estalella
Featured Musical Curator: DJ Hank Justice
Featured Charity: Unity Coalition

Unity Coalition – The First & Only organization for the South Florida Latino|Hispanic|LGBT Community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning), advancing Equality & Fairness since 2002.

La Primera y Unica organisación en el sur de la Florida para la comunidad latina|hispana LGBTQ (lesbianas, gay,b isexual, transgénero, cuestionando), avansando Igualdad y Justicia desde el 2002.

River Of Art Program – The River Of Art is a monthly business networker and art showcase combined. We provide more than just a platform for professionals to get together, discuss business strategies and make connections, we create synergies to help promote business by including an amazing art show of local talent!

Life Is Art – 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.

Soul Of Miami – The Soul Of Miami has become one of the most popular local community sites in south Florida. It includes an extensive calendar, listing all sorts of happenings from all over the area: charity, arts, happy hours, concerts, networkers, nightlife, fairs, festivals and so much more. Tens of thousands of active south Floridians visiting the site every month.

Premiere Sponsor: Spectrum Miami
Partners: Fabulous MiamiYOMiamiSocialMedia305Catalyst MiamiInTheLoop305
With support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

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

Photographs of Life Is Art and Soul of Miami present River Of Art #20 Business + Arts Social Event at Tongue & Cheek on 3/24/15

Life Is Art & Soul Of Miami present River Of Art with an exciting evening of business networking featuring a beautiful painting show, music, light bites and cocktails hosted at the world famous Tongue & Cheek in Miami Beach. The River Of Art is a monthly gathering place of Miami’s good people, executives, industrialists, innovators, creators, entrepreneurs, changemakers, activists, and artists.

Featured Visual Artists:,LitanaVivian Estalella
Featured Musical Curator: DJ Hank Justice
Featured Charity: Unity Coalition

Unity Coalition – The First & Only organization for the South Florida Latino|Hispanic|LGBT Community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning), advancing Equality & Fairness since 2002.

La Primera y Unica organisación en el sur de la Florida para la comunidad latina|hispana LGBTQ (lesbianas, gay,b isexual, transgénero, cuestionando), avansando Igualdad y Justicia desde el 2002.

River Of Art Program – The River Of Art is a monthly business networker and art showcase combined. We provide more than just a platform for professionals to get together, discuss business strategies and make connections, we create synergies to help promote business by including an amazing art show of local talent!

Life Is Art – 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.

Soul Of Miami – The Soul Of Miami has become one of the most popular local community sites in south Florida. It includes an extensive calendar, listing all sorts of happenings from all over the area: charity, arts, happy hours, concerts, networkers, nightlife, fairs, festivals and so much more. Tens of thousands of active south Floridians visiting the site every month.

Premiere Sponsor: Spectrum Miami
Partners: Fabulous MiamiYOMiamiSocialMedia305Catalyst MiamiInTheLoop305
With support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

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