Caribbean Fusion: Colors of Africa in America 9/11/14

Caribbean Fusion: Colors of Africa in America
Thursday, 09/11/2014 – 10/31/2014 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
3670 Grand Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33133
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Cost: Free

Kroma gallery, coconut grove, presents, Caribbean Fusion:

Colors of Africa in America, an exhibition by, Carl Craig.

as the new beacon in the grove, Kroma gallery is a refreshing

space with 16 artist studios, courtyard and outdoor screening

facility, and the Caribbean Fusion: Colors of Africa in America

opening happens this Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m., with

complimentary hors ‘doeurves and refreshments

Craft Spirits Festival 10/9/14

Craft Spirit Festival
Thursday, 10/09/2014 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
csf_5X7_flyer_RVCruz Building
3157 Commodore Plaza,
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133
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Cost: $75

The Craft Spirits Festival, the original exhibition of craft, small batch & artisanal spirits in Miami, will return for a 2nd year from October 1st – 9th.

This year’s festival will focus not only on celebrating and educating the public on Craft Spirits but on Craft Cocktails as well. There will be a weeklong series of events, including Seminars, Tours, Parties, Happy Hours, Cocktail Dinners and Industry/VIP only events in and around Miami. The culmination of the CRAFT SPIRITS FESTIVAL will be the Grand Tasting. The Grand Tasting will take place on Thursday, October 9th from 7-11pm in the New Orleans-inspired iconic Cruz Building in the heart of Coconut Grove to showcase producers of whiskies, rums, vodkas, gins and other distinct spirits and beverages, as well as the bartenders/mixologists that prepare amazing cocktails. More than 30 exhibitors will be showcasing 100+ distinct spirits. Attendees will be able to enjoy these UNLIMITED samples plus fine inspired hors d’oeuvres by some of the best local chefs in Miami.

Grovetoberfest 10/18/14

GF_logo2014Saturday, October 18, 2013, 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Peacock Park/ Coconut Grove
2820 McFarlane Road
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
$40 – General Admission / $45 at the door
$70 – Beer Socialite Package
$90 – VIP Package
Website & Tickets

Grovetoberfest is all about life, liberty and the Pursuit of Hoppiness! With 300 unlimited beer samplings from around the country and around the world, event goers are in for a treat as they take an active role in voting for their favorite beers. This year, many breweries will be releasing new brews for the first time at Grovetoberfest, including Wynwood Brewing, MIA Brewing, Miami Brewing and a premiere release from Concrete Beach Beers. Throughout the festival, there will be “Timed Tappings”, giving beer lovers unprecedented access to specialty brews.

The Milam Kitchen Lab, will showcase award-winning, South Florida chefs’ eager to share their beer pairing/cooking tips. Home brew masters will once again battle it out in a contest for the 2014 title of Miami’s Best Homebrew, and event goers will learn the basics at Beer Tasting 101 hosted by FIU’s Beer Academy. VIP ticket holders will have access to limited release beers available only in the VIP Lounge.

With a VIP area, live entertainment stage, food vendors and more beer than you can sample, Grovetoberfest has it covered. Be sure to follow @Grovetoberfest on Facebook and Twitter for updates and FREE beer tastings in the weeks prior to the main event.

Ancestor and Spirits A FooT 8/28/14

Ancestor and Spirits A FooT
Thursday, 08/28/2014 – 08/28/2014 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
3670 Grand Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33133
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Cost: FREE

Ancestors & Spirits ‘A Foot Exhibition’s Closing Reception
Robert McKnight & Donald McKnight
Come Celebrate the Historic 40 Year Body of Art Work

Dr. Umar Johnson Tour 8/22/14

Dr. Umar Johnson Tour
Friday, 08/22/2014 – 08/22/2014 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
3670 Grand Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33133
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Cost: $10.00

Last Stop Ent. & PR Presents
National acclaimed public speaker makes Coconut Grove Village West Debut, Friday August 22nd from 6-9pm featuring the film
Hidden Colors 3 followed by an open discussion.
location: KROMA 3670 Grand Ave. Coconut Grove, Miami
Florida 33133 – 305-576-6278

Take Me To The River Film Screening 8/18/14

Take Me To The River Film Screening
Monday, 08/18/2014 – 07:00 pm – 09:30 pm
screening-flyerParagon Grove 13 Theatre
3015 Grand Ave. #322,
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133
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Cost: Free for members plus one guest

The Recording Academy is proud to present an exclusive screening of Take Me to the River on August 18 at Paragon Grove 13, featuring an intro by Director Martin Shore. This event is complimentary for members and one guest with RSVP. To RSVP go to

*Complimentary entrance for Recording Academy members and one guest only. Limited capacity; first-come, first-served.

Check-in at 7pm
Screening begins at 7:30pm

Photographs of Life Is Art presents Art/Work Connections Seminar 22: Contract Negotiation for Artists with RKE Law Group on 8/12/14

Life Is Art  presents Art/Work Connections Seminar 22: Contract Negotiation for Artists with RKE Law Group at Kroma Gallery on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.  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 we covered  Understanding Grants for Artist.

About RKE Law Group
RKE Law Group, an all woman law firm serving South Florida, helps entrepreneurs, innovators, and creatives safeguard their businesses and ideas using cutting edge legal strategies that will minimize risk, guard cash flow, and protect their intellectual property. RKE was founded by attorneys, Monica Reyes, Alexandra Kontos, and Lisa Ehrenreich.

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 monthly series of business seminars held at galleries and art spaces around South Florida targeted at artists and those working in the arts. 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.

Next month Art/Work Connections on  Financial Planning for Artists with Zak Mann is September 16 at Bakehouse Art Complex so save the date!

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