Life Is Art presents [Art Fusion] – South Florida Artists Live Painting Showcase at Spectrum Miami 12/6/17 – 12/10/17


Life Is Art presents [Art Fusion] – South Florida Artists Live Painting Showcase at Spectrum Miami
Spectrum Miami Tent
Booth 101
1700 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33132
VIP Opening Party on Wednesday, December 6 | 6:00PM – 10:00PM
Public Show Hours
Thursday, December 7 | 1:00PM – 9:00PM
Friday, December 8 | 1:00PM – 10:00PM
Saturday, December 9 | 1:00PM – 9:00PM
Sunday, December 10 | 12:00PM – 5:00PM
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Life Is Art is excited to bring over two dozen local artists painting live at Spectrum Miami 2017 for #ArtFusion!

Featured Artists:
Alejandra Vargas, Alfred Hernandez, Amir Shakir, Brenda Presil, Chip Southworth, Courtney Einhorn, Dorvilier Olivier, Edwive Seme, Emil Bodourov, Eric Karbeling, Grace Mcgann, Griselda Lechini, Harmony Jones, Ivette Cabrera, Javier Valle Perez, Jd Jorge De Lara, Jennifer Maria, Jorge Bravo, Juan Navarro, Litana, Marco Caridad, María Patiño, Marlet Lopez, Melinda Gallop-The Brushless Artist, Opin, Renda Writer, Roberto Manoly, Tilly Strauss

Thank you to Paola Rico for our delicious opening night refreshments Sangria blanca Ponte Cecckio, Don Bernardino red wine, and Fashion Cuvee

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Concrete Beach Brewery Deck the Walls Block Party to Benefit Life Is Art 11/18/17


Concrete Beach Brewery Deck the Walls Block Party to Benefit Life Is Art
Saturday, November 18 at 1 PM – 7 PM
Concrete Beach Brewery
25 NW 24th St
Miami, Florida 33127
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Featuring a LIVE PAINT contest by:
Monique Lassooij – Nate Dee – Rei Ramirez – Renda Writer – Courtney Einhorn – Ivan Roque
YOU choose the winner! Must be in attendance to vote.

#DrinkArtMakeBeer comes to life with our second annual Deck the Walls block party and live art extravaganza on November 18th!

Join us for live art and the 2017 can release of our spiced imperial porter, Deck the Walls.

Highlights Include:
– Can release at 1pm
– $1 of every Deck the Walls beer sold during the event to benefit Life Is Art
– Live Art competition to determine the design of our 2018 Deck the Walls can
– Live music
– Food trucks

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Unity Coalition http://www.unitycoalition.org
Opa-locka Community Development Corporation http://www.olcdc.org
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Homeless Trust http://www.homelesstrust.org #RoofsRising

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Life Is Art presents pARTicipate at Red Dot Miami 11/30/16 – 12/4/16

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Life Is Art presents pARTicipate at Red Dot Miami
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Wednesday, November 30 | 6:00PM – 10:00PM
Regular Public Hours:
Thursday, December 1 | 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Friday, December 2 | 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Saturday, December 3 | 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Sunday, December 4 | 12:00PM – 5:00PM
Red Dot Miami Tent
1700 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33132
Tickets and Fair Info at reddotmiami.com
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Life Is Art in collaboration with Virtual Relief and Miami International University of Art and Design
invite you to pARTicipate at Red Dot supported by CARON Paris and Paris Perfumes.

Be part of an immersive art experience with this melding of virtual-reality, visual art, music, film and fashion created in partnership with Virtual Relief. Become part of the work or create your own. Featuring work created by local students of Miami International University of Art and Design in collaboration with CARON Paris and Paris Perfumes, this interactive exhibition includes a panoply of artistic activities.

In this exhibition, patrons are able to actually interact with and become part of the art as well as create their own work through Virtual Reality technology. A true blending of Art and Technology.

Photographs of Life Is ArtPlay at Spectrum Miami Artist Reception Party on 12/3/15

Life Is ArtPlay at Spectrum Miami Artist Reception Party on Thursday, December 3, 2015. We watch art come alive during Artplay, as Life Is Art’s specially chosen group of artists create their next masterpiece Inspired by Spectrum’s [EMERGENCE] theme, the artists offered a glimpse into how each piece of art uniquely emerges, giving light to the artist’s creativity and medium.

Participating Artists: Renuka Adhav, Amauri Torezan, Chytea, Irena Gapkovska, Nate Dee, Andres Martinez, Cory Hunter
Emerson Calderon, Kirk Jenkins, Smileymade.

Cocktails Sponsored by Baron Tequila, Russian Standard Vodka and Creativas Branding | Public Relations
Music by DJ Hank Justice

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Bell’s Brewery presents Bell’s to the Future benefiting Life Is Art 10/21/15

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Bell’s to the Future: Wood Tavern, Wynwood
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Wood Tavern
2531 North West 2nd Avenue
Wynwood Miami, FL 33127
FREE entry, donations at the door gratefully accepted to benefit Life Is Art
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On National Back To The Future Day (The day in which Marty Mcfly travels to 2015 from 1985) Bell’s Brewery will be hosting the ultimate 80’s party to welcome Marty to the Future! As we have an exclusive tap takeover, we will also have a live performance by The 80s Bunch! The greatest 80s cover band in Florida. Also there will be a retro video game tournament held by 8Bit Lexicon! If thats not enough, we will have a Delorean on site! Come in your best futuristic 80s dressed as we will have a costume contest! GREAT SCOTT!! Beers include: Amber Ale, Oberon, Two Hearted, Lager Beer, Oarsman, Mango Habanero Oberon, Octoberfest, Best Brown Ale, Hell Hath No Fury.. Ale, 30th Anniversary Ale and The Oracle DIPA.

Dwntwn Arts Fair Sponsor Thank You to MiamiMade Concert Series

Life Is Art, on behalf of all our partners, participants and the community, would like to thank MiamiMade Concert Series for supporting the Dwntwn Arts Fair by becoming a Community Sponsor!

And now, a message from our sponsor:
MIAMIMADELOGO-01Today might be #TBT, but here at Trinity Cathedral, we are looking ahead for an awesome day tomorrow! Thanks to a Knight Arts Challenge grant from the John S. and James L. Knight foundation, the cathedral in the Performing Arts / Omni District is launching a brand new monthly concert series designed to help bring our community together.

MiamiMade Concert Series is focused on highlighting the tremendous talent contained within our city borders. By opening our doors to more than just classical music, we are able to utilize our space in a different way at a time when many concert venues are closing. By providing this space and keeping our ticket costs very low, we are hoping to engage as many members of our diverse population to hear music outside of their regular listening habits.

As we launch this Friday, September 18th, we are turning our focus to the Best of New and Old Miami and featuring some incredibly talented musicians. Every subsequent month will feature a different genre to represent the activities and events in our city.

We are so excited to launch this series and do our part to open our doors and promote our own from this wonderful city. Hope to see you there! Check out more information at www.MiamiMadeCS.com

Photographs of Dwntwn Arts Fair 9/12/15 – 9/13/15

On September 12th and 13th, 2015 Life Is Art in partnership with Buskerfest, YO Miami, Kondoit, Indiegals, Celebrate Diversity Miami, Eat Your Poem, and Elwoods GastroPub brought an arts street party to downtown Miami, the DWNTWN Arts Fair, Part of DWNTWN ART DAYS, Located along NE 3rd Avenue between NE 1st and 2nd Street, this free, family friendly show, the DWNTWN Arts Fair was a family-friendly street fest filled with art, music, crafts, and performance with the goal to foster the growth of all the different artistic elements that make up our city’s culture.

Event highlights included an art exhibition of local artists curated by Life Is Art, live music and performances organized by Buskerfest, local urban artists and live painting showcase by YOMiami & Kondoit, photo-voice activities by Celebrate Diversity Miami, social-issues brainstorming meal with FoodSpark: Miami, pop-up Artisanal Tienda of arts & handcrafted works by Indiegals, and a pop-Up Poetry Station with Eat Your Poem.

Music performances by Christ Fellowship, GPS Trio, Funky Serve Bots, Gypsy Cat, The Bows and Ties, Celestial and Liam O’Brien, and Pocket of Lollipops.

Visual artists: Geno Jaramillo, Virginia Hanley, Chris Costa, Glenda Ramos, Amanda Madrigal, Jovan Karlo Villalba, Kristen D Borrego, Midalia Rosales, Nancy Campos, Star Trauth, Gary Fonseca, Christovedo Art, Jackie Colome, GusColors, Mohammed, Arboleya-Moreno Art, Ana Rossi, Rei Ramirez (live painting), Teepop (live painting), Jessica Schnur (display), Claudia Labianca (live painting), Surge

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS
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Miami Herald
Downtown Development Authority
DWNTWN Art Days
Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau

Miami Made Concert Series at Trinity Cathedral
Waste Management
Miami Parking Authority
Tropicult
Urban Tour Host
Shake 108
Downtown Miami Partnership

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Support the local artists and community by donating to the Dwntwn Arts Fair

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On September 12-13, Life Is Art and our partners are bringing you a brand new festival, the Dwntwn Arts Fair! A family-friendly street fest filled with art, music, crafts, and performances, the Dwntwn Arts Fair is truly a cultural showcase that everyone will enjoy. Brought to you by a team of grassroots organizations with strong ties throughout our local community, our goal is to foster the growth of all the different artistic elements that make up our cities culture. The fair is located on NE 3rd Avenue between NE 1st and 2nd Street. This event is part of the DWNTWN Art Days weekend events.
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Partners, Supporters and Sponsors: The current partners include Life Is Art, Buskerfest, Kondoit, YO Miami, Indiegals, Celebrate Diversity Miami, Eat Your Poem, and Elwoods Gastro Pub, sponsored by the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Miami Herald, Trinity Cathedral Miami Made Concert Series, Waste Management, and The Miami Parking Authority, with the support of the Downtown Development Authority, The Urban Tour Host, Tropicult, and Shake 108, and Downtown Miami Partnership.

Donations: Your participation as a donor helpS us reach our goal to provide an enjoyable cultural experience for the residents and a meaningful impact for the artists.

For over six years, Life Is Art has brought the community many events with local artists, music, drinks, food and more, all at low or no cost. We have worked hard to make Miami a little bit of a better place to live, work and love. Your donation not only helps us continue and expand our work, but also lets us know that you appreciate our work. Even just a few dollars means so much to us, not only financially, but also emotionally. You are who we do all this work for, and to know that you appreciate our work is what makes all the sacrifices worthwhile. We thank you for your support!

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DWNTWN Arts Fair 9/12/15 – 9/13/15

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Life Is Art in partnership with Buskerfest, YO Miami, Kondoit, Indiegals, Celebrate Diversity Miami, Eat Your Poem, and Elwoods GastroPub Present
DWNTWN Arts Fair
Part of DWNTWN Art Days

DwntwnArtsFairFlyer4September 12 – 13, 2015
Saturday 12:00pm – 10:00pm,
Sunday 12:00pm – 8:00pm
NE 3rd Avenue between NE 1st and 2nd StreetDowntown Miami, FL
The show is free and open to the public.
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A family-friendly street fest filled with art, music, crafts, and performance, the Dwntwn Arts Fair is truly a cultural showcase that everyone will enjoy. Brought to you by a team of grassroots organizations with strong ties throughout our local community, our goal is to foster the growth of all the different artistic elements that make up our city’s culture.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:
* An art exhibition of local artists curated by Life Is Art.
* Live music and performances organized by Buskerfest.
* Local urban artists and live painting showcase by YOMiami & Kondoit.
* Photo-voice activities by Celebrate Diversity Miami.
* Social-issues brainstorming meal with FoodSpark: Miami.
* Pop-up Artisanal Tienda of arts & handcrafted works by Indiegals.
* Pop-Up Poetry Station with Eat Your Poem.
* A skyscape installation by Elwoods Gastro Pub.
* Massages by Freshly Squeezed
* Food and drink specials by local participating restaurants.

MUSIC PERFORMANCES
At the Buskerfest stages:
Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band
GPS Quintet
Funky Serve Bots
Pocket of Lollipops
Celestial and Liam Brien
Gypsy Cat Band
Bows and Ties

ARTISTS
At the Life Is Art booths:
Geno Jaramillo
Virginia Hanley
Chris Costa
Glenda Ramos
Amanda Madrigal
Jovan Karlo Villalba
Kristen D Borrego
Midalia Rosales
Nancy Campos
Star Trauth
Gary Fonseca
Christovedo Art
Jackie Colome
GusColors
Mohammed
Arboleya-Moreno Art
Ana Rossi
At the YOMiami booths:
Rei Ramirez (live painting)
Teepop (live painting)
Jessica Schnur (display)
Claudia Labianca (live painting).

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS
Miami Herald
Downtown Development Authority
DWNTWN Art Days
Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau
Miami Made Concert Series at Trinity Cathedral
Waste Management
Miami Parking Authority
Tropicult
Urban Tour Host
Shake 108
Downtown Miami Partnership

BIG HUG TO OUR DONORS
Patricia Lamar
Naomi Ross
Guy Hoyle
Joshua Kingston
Rochelle Berman
Michael Valdes-Fauli
Angela Terrell
Anthony Jordon
Jonathan Rose
Alessandro Abate
Alice Billman
Brittany Janes
Ted Van Cleve
Greg Romanelli
Jon Ridley

PARTNER INFORMATION

Life Is Art
Life Is Art is presenting a number of excellent local artists showcasing a wide variety of visual art styles.

Yo Miami & Kondoit
A hub for local artists, Yo Miami has grown since 2011 into an ecosystem where creatives can get access to resources & contacts to help them reach the next level of success in their careers. By working with businesses, nonprofi t & community organizations we are able to foster a network which enables us to create opportunities throughout the year for artists to demonstrate their talents in ways that add value to our neighborhoods. With several monthly events at various venues around Wynwood, we continually o ffer a platform where emerging artists can reach a wider audience. At the same time, we show business owners the benefits associated with incorporating arts programming into their operations, & help foster the growth of our local communities through this synergy. For Dwntwn Arts Fair we will be hand picking a lineup from Miami’s top artists. These artists will be live painting and displaying their work throughout the weekend. We encourage you to stop by our booth to meet these up and coming talented creatives to discover what inspires and motivates them, and watch them work live and in person.

Buskerfest
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.

Celebrate Diversity Miami
Celebrate Diversity Miami’s 2015 Photo‐voice Exhibit focuses on celebrating the diversity of our greater Miami community with a unique array of large-scale photographs. It features 60 beautiful, vibrant images submitted by residents, schools, and organizations from across Miami-Dade County. Join us in celebrating our incredible culturally and ethnically diverse neighborhoods. Give a #DiversityMiami shout-out with a picture or postcard, and share what makes the place you call home awesome!

FoodSpark
By way of delicious food and great conversation, FoodSpark Miami will provide a fun, interactive gathering space for diverse groups of greater Miami residents to connect with one another, discuss key social issues with fellow citizens, and figure out how we can collaborate to improve the quality of life in our local neighborhoods. FoodSpark Miami is made possible in part by the 8-80 Cities Emerging City Champions 2015 Fellowship, which is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Indiegals
Every indie needs a hand, and we¹ve partnered with artists from all over to bring a uniquely curated expo of artisanal goods, earthy designs, and conscious driven showcases. We¹ve connected with the indigenous tribe from Valle de Sibundoy in the Alto Putumayo region of Colombia, to bring the tribe’s delicately handcrafted jewelry, organic essential oils, and raw incense, led by the tribe¹s artist Yolimar Loreto & the tribe-women. Also from Colombia, we present for the first time in the U.S Hagakure Home a small company based in Medellin whose home décor is derived from organic materials, raw fabrics, and designed with earthy elements. We¹re bringing goods for the home and lifestyle. Then a young, hip, and hippie indie group of artists called Gypsy Halos will be dancing around our tent expressing their love and spirit through flower crowns, leafy jewelry designs, and airy fashions. This movement is not just focused on the younger generation. We¹ve connected with our baby boomer warrior woman who¹s love for mother Earth has helped her develop an artistic eye for floral designs; Esperanza (Hope) will bring to our expo her creative orchid, succulents, air flower gardens. Last but not least, our tent will feature an art showcase called Monsterz, an Anti-bullying picturesque story created by Miami’s local Tuli. We will feature other random goodies, our farmer friends may stop by with organic goods, or maybe we¹ll have a pop-up artist color us alive! This is what Indie Gals does, we dig deep into the roots and help elevate indie creatives so that we can all break through the noise. Everyone deserves to feel the sunshine of success on their face.

Eat Your Poem Pop-Up Poetry Station
Your belly growls for a poem “to-go!” Words to feed the heart and soul! Eat Your Poem believes in the nourishing, potent power of words and this inspires us to the act of spontaneous, intuitive writing and sharing. Perched behind our vintage typewriters we create improvisational poems for you! Stop by our Pop-Up Poetry Station and take home a poem, created just for you. Yum! Poems are offered by donation and all proceeds go to Eat Your Poem’s “Poetry with a Purpose” Program. This community outreach branch of EYP brings poetic programming to women’s shelters, recovery centers and organizations that reach “at-risk” youth. Poetry with a Purpose is completing 14 sessions at Women in Distress in Broward County and we are slated to bring the program into Camillus House Shelter starting in mid-August.

Elwoods
The local public house with gastronomical food served with great beer and wine.

Photographs of at River Of Art Pop-Up Art-in-Public-Places Exhibition and Social Mixer at Bahama Breeze on 7/21/15

Life Is Art & Soul Of Miami present the River Of Art Pop-Up Art-in-Public-Places Exhibition and Social Mixer at Bahama Breeze on Tuesday, July 21, 2015.  present River Of Art with an exciting evening of business networking featuring a beautiful painting show, music, light bites and cocktails hosted at Bahama Breeze in West Kendall. The River Of Art is a monthly gathering place of Miami’s good people, executives, industrialists, innovators, creators, entrepreneurs, changemakers, activists, and artists.

Featuring Visual Artists: Rochelle Berman,  David Martins and Vera Arias.

Charities:Badges of Courage Foundation

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. Hashtag: #RiverOfArt.

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 Miami – YOMiami – SocialMedia305 – Catalyst Miami – InTheLoop305
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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Dwntwn Arts Fair Sponsor – Thank You to Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau!

Life Is Art, on behalf of all our partners, would like to thank the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau for supporting the Dwntwn Arts Fair by becoming a Community Sponsor!

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Tourism is Miami’s #1 industry and generates over $22 billion annually for our community. AS the official destination sales and marketing organization for Greater Miami and the Beaches, with representation in 49 cities in 52 countries, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitor’s Bureau (GMCVB) invests millions of dollars in advertising and promotional programs reaching an estimated 14.2 million potential visitors to Greater Miami & the Beaches each year!

GMCVB Partnership offers a wide variety of marketing tools to help you promote your business internationally as well as to local residents. Partner benefits are created to drive business and are what you make of it. Put the strength of the GMCVB to work for you!

Contact GMCVB Partnership at 305-539-3076 or Partners@GMCVB.com to join TODAY or visit www.MiamiandBeaches.com/partners

Photographs of City of Hialeah Independence Day Celebration and Art Show Pre-Party on 7/4/15

City of Hialeah Independence Day Celebration and Art Show Pre-Party on Saturday, July 4, 2105.  Enjoyed an evening in the City of Hialeah for fireworks, live entertainment by Albita and DJ Nancy Starr, food and kid zone.  The art show pre party in the Milander Center for Arts and Entertainment was curated by Life Is Art with eight amazing artist:.

Featured artists: * Yasser Faraco, Sid Daniels,  Monique Lassooij,  Jonathan Cole, Ivette Cabrera, Devin U. Caserta, Courtney Einhorn, and Angelica Clyman.

The art show runs through September, 2015.

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River Of Art Pop-Up Art-in-Public-Places Exhibition and Social Mixer at Bahama Breeze Kendall 7/21/15

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River Of Art Pop-Up Art-in-Public-Places Exhibition and Social Mixer
RiverOfArtWeb-24SOULTuesday, July 21, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Bahama Breeze
12395 SW 88th St
West Kendall Miami, FL 33186

Tickets: $10 with Advance Purchase, Promo Code: SOUL
$20 at the Door
Purchase Tickets Online
Includes complimentary cuisine tastings and a welcome drink courtesy of Bahama Breeze.
Plenty of Free Parking
Hashtags: #RiverOfArt

Featuring
Visual Artists: Felipe Rodriguez Castillo, David Martins, Vera Arias
Charities: Badges of Courage

Soul Of Miami 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.

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 Miami – YOMiami – SocialMedia305 – Catalyst Miami – InTheLoop305
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.
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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:,Litana, Vivian 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 Miami – YOMiami – SocialMedia305 – Catalyst Miami – InTheLoop305
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.