Public Art Wednesday: Cultural Souls Art Fair



The Cultural Souls Art Fair will begin August 22 through August 31, daily from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. The Cultural Souls Art Fair will consist of gallery owners, artists, and art enthusiasts looking to mix, mingle and shop for international masterpieces. Check out artwork displayed at this event from three phenomenal Dominican visual artists Alberto Ulloa, Guillo Pérez and Candido Bido. This art fair will also showcase the Enrique Guzmán Gallery, which features work by Dominican artists Mariano Sánchez, Amin Abel Pérez, Alonso Cuevas, Melchor Terrero, Orlando Menicucci, and Elvis Avilés.

On Friday, August 22, the VIP opening reception will kick off at 6:00pm where attendees can look at the art being presented while sipping on cocktails. Admission to the opening night is free if you pre-register and at door tickets are $25. Doors will re-open Satuday the 23  to the public at 11:00am. Prices for the Cultural Souls Art Fair will be $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

To purchase your tickets and for more information on this event follow this link. 

Do you know of any art fairs or festivals coming up in Miami? Let us know on Twitter at @Loop305 with the hash tag #PublicArtWednesday



-Samantha Wagner

Talk About it Tuesday: Protest Leads to Eight Arrests

Activists Protest Recent Police Violence Against Minority Youth Across US

This past Thursday eight protestors were arrested in Miami during a demonstration against the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and against the death of local teenager Israel Hernandez in 2013. Both killed were only 18 years of age and both were unarmed. Phil Agnew, who organized the protest stated that the death of both of these young men shows, “proof that racist police departments around the country will continue to use black and brown bodies for target practice.”

The protestors organized by Phil Agnew call themselves the Dream Defenders. Last Thursday they protested in the lobby of Miami’s federal justice building. They raised their arms in silence hoping to get a meeting with U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer, who works with the Southern District of Florida.

Eight protesters refused to leave the building when Police asked them to exit, as the building was about to close for the day. Those eight were arrested and put in plastic handcuffs. Marcia Olivo, one of those arrested, stated, “We’re the voice of the mothers in our community who live in constant fear of not seeing their children come back.” Another protestor arrested, Curtis Hierro stated, “We need more and more folks to take this type of action and make it very clear that we need action on the part of our elected leadership and the folks in the Department of Justice.”

As Miami residents how do you feel about the eight protestors being arrested? What do you think needs to be done to prevent more deaths like this from happening? Tweet us at @Loop305 with the hash tag #TalkAboutitTuesday


-Samantha Wagner

Music Monday: Concert Calendar


It’s #MusicMonday ! Check out our picks for this weeks Concert Calendar!

Monday, August 18, 2014 9:00pm

The Miami Jazz Jam featuring Fernando Ulibarri Group & the Mike Wood Trio

Churchill’s Pub

5501 NE 2nd Ave.

Miami, FL

Cost: $5

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:00pm

Hi Fi Tuesdays featuring Laura Sutnick

The Corner

1035 N. Miami Ave.

Miami FL

Cost: FREE

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:00pm

Rita Ora

Grand Central

697 N. Miami Ave.

Miami, FL

Cost: FREE

Thursday, August 21, 2014 7:00pm

Gerry Coe

Bayside Marina Stage

401 Biscayne Blvd.

Miami, FL

Cost: FREE

Friday, August 22, 2014 8:30pm

Maite Rivero

Ole Ola

7500 NW 25th St., Ste #103

Miami, FL

Cost: FREE


-Samantha Wagner

Where to be: 8/15-8/21


Here at In The Loop, we know there are always places to be and events to attend. Each Friday, we feature a special “where to be” post on our blog to make sure every day of the week has some sort of cultural event to check out. We hope that you all can come out into the community and learn and commemorate some influential people and events around Miami! Have something coming up that you’d like to see here? Tweet us @Loop305 using #WhereToBe hash tag!

Friday, August 15, 2014 6:00pm – 3:00am

A Caffeinated Friday Night

Cafeina Wynwood Lounge

297 NW 23rd Street,

Miami, Florida 33127

Cost: FREE

Facebook Link

Saturday, August 16, 2014 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Downtown Hollywood Monthly Artwalk

Downtown Hollywood

Art and Entertainment District that stretches for several blocks along Harrison Street, Hollywood Boulevard and Federal Highway,

Hollywood, Florida 33020

Cost: FREE

Webpage Link

Sunday, August 17, 2014 11:00am

Gables Bike Tour: Coral Rocks!

Coral Gables Museum

285 Aragon Ave. Coral Gables, FL

Price: $10

Monday, August 18, 2014

Magnum Mondays with DJ Obscene

STK Miami

2377 Collins Ave.

Miami Beach, FL

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:00pm – 11:00pm

Samba & a Movie

Sushi Samba

180 Aragon Avenue – in the Westin Colonnade Hotel,

coral gables, Florida 33134

Cost: $39

Webpage Link

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 11:00pm

Ladies Night


1342 Washington Ave.

Miami Beach, FL

Cost: FREE

Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:00pm

Metal Meets Wood

Wood Tavern

2531 NW 2nd Ave.

Miami, FL

Cost: FREE

Belly Motions Dance Studio

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In 2005 Belly Motions was founded by Fitness Instructor and Belly Dance Performer Portia Lange. Belly Motions was designed to educate its students and the community on the art of Indian and Middle Eastern Dance. Belly Motions strives to teach its students about the origins and culture of Middle Eastern and Indian dance. They also focus on promoting health and fitness, while teaching their students positive ways to express their creativity through dance.

Belly Motions welcomes dancers of all levels, shapes, ages and sizes. Belly Motions allows its students to grow at their own pace while they learn about technique, dance posture and culture.

Interested in taking classes at Belly Motions? Follow this link for more information on classes and pricing! Follow them on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates and check out their dancers and performances on YouTube.



-Samantha Wagner

Public Art Wednesday: Crossroads of the Dystopia


Don’t miss your chance to check out the new exhibit at the Frost Art Museum in Miami, “Crossroads of the Dystopia.” “Crossroads of the Dystopia,” is the first major exhibition for Leonel Mattheu. Leaonel is a Cuban born artist who moved to Miami in 1992 and eventually moved to Los Angeles. Leonel has created art for over 20 years and has created fantastic pieces all with the themes of dystopia and disapora.

Check out his FREE exhibition every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from now until October 19 at the Frost Art Museum located at 10975 SW 17th St. Miami, FL.

Who’s your favorite artist in Miami? Tweet us at @Loop305 with the hash tag #PublicArtWednesday



-Samantha Wagner

Talk About it Tuesday: Heroes Unite


Heroes Unite is a program created to provide opportunities that can nurture and empower communities through mentoring, volunteering and family engagement. Heroes Unite strengthens communities by teaching them about art, culture and education. They strive to serve people in need and give them a safer and healthier life.

Heroes Unite was created in 1994. They began by supporting families from the Ronald McDonald house. Heroes Unite provided support to families that were going through a tough time caring for their terminally ill children. Heroes Unite provided therapy to siblings and parents of patients as well as engaged them in theatre productions. They also provided these services for people going through AIDS treatment. They offered a fun and creative outlet for people going through a hard time.  In 1999, Heroes Unite restructured their program and offered an after school session that would help transform the lives of children by teaching them about Chinese martial arts.

Heroes Unite now has over 500 students in their program. From modest beginnings Heroes Unite has come a long way in changing the lives of youth and families in Miami. Through art, culture, and education, Heroes Unite has had an enormous positive impact on its participants and in the community.

Like what you’ve heard about Heroes Unite? Support them on Facebook or follow this link for more information on volunteering or interning!

What do you think about Heroes Unite? Do you think more programs such as this one are needed in Miami? Tweet us at @Loop305 and let us know your thoughts, with the hash tag #TalkAboutitTuesday


-Samantha Wagner


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