Miami Independent Thinkers Fundraising Extravaganza Part II Fashion Film and Music 11/20/09

3GZ Productions, in association with Club 50, Mitrani Warehouse, AV8 Productions, The Agency Collective, Biscayne Writers and Intuition Marketing (IM Events) presents Miami’s Independent Thinkers | Miami’s It, a multimedia art festival dedicated to South Florida’s premier and emerging artists. The mission of the event is to raise awareness about talented South Florida artists through an exclusive showcase of their work amidst the many satellite fairs connected with Art Basel Miami Beach.

As a nonprofit venture in support of local art, community support is crucial. A final fundraiser is being held at Club 50 at The Viceroy (485 Brickell Avenue) on Friday November 20th, from 10pm – 2am. Fashion, Film & Music will be an explosive evening of talent and taste, and all proceeds collected at the event will go directly to staging the art fair. A minimum $15 donation is required at the door but patrons are encouraged to give generously in support of this community initiative. The fundraiser will be a night to mingle with Miami’s cultural mavens and enjoy a live fashion showcase, meet artists and experience the talents of top local DJs, designers and filmmakers.

“Art Basel is very much an international event, and while our city is the stage our stars can get lost in the mix,” says Franceasca Seiden, a Miami native and the founder of Miami’s It. “My goal was to bring together a network of local cultural professionals to launch a new showcase of South Florida’s incredible talent – especially independent artists working outside of the gallery system.”

South Florida is known globally as a community of divergent cultures and as a crossroads for creative professionals. In addition to including well-known local talent, this project will open the door to a number of artists and creative individuals in South Florida who are currently underserved by the gallery system and market resources, giving them a chance for exposure during Basel week.

The show aims to feature artists working across a range of media – work on the walls and in public spaces, painting, photography, film, writing, sculpture, mixed/multimedia, installations, performance, graphic design, street art/graffiti, and much more. Miami’s Independent Thinkers will run from December 3 – 6, 2009 at Mitrani Warehouse (222 NW 27th St, Miami, FL 33127) during Art Basel Miami Beach and will include opening night entertainment, live music, DJs, performance art and much more.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event please contact Franceasca Seiden at Please also visit our website for more information on our mission and how to submit your work to the show.

WHAT: Miami’s Independent Thinkers Fundraiser Part II
WHERE: Club 50, The Viceroy, 485 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131
WHEN: Friday, November 20th, 10pm – 2am
COST: $15 minimum donation (generosity is encouraged) / First drink on us!
FASHION: Kayce Armstrong, (Allison Ramirez),
Lorie Lester, G.O.A.T. deconstructed
FILM: Jen Stark, TM Sisters, Christina Pettersson, Federico Nessi
MUSIC: Rooftop Pool Set by Electric Porkchop