Celebrate the New Year with the Coconut Grove Art Stroll 1/1/11

Saturday Night at Coconut Grove Art Stroll
Is Celebrating the New Year with a Mix of Artists, Art Demonstrations, Live Music, Dance Performances, Street Magicians, Food & Beverage Sampling
Free event at Mayfair in the Grove offers Activities for the Whole Family
Saturday, January 1, 2011. 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Promenade of the Shoppes at Mayfair. 2911 Grand Avenue. Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Admission: Free

7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. – Art Exhibits by locals and international artist Gallery Openings
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. – Street Magicians by The House of Flying Cards
8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Serena Stroppa, an expressive pop/folk/rock, singer/songwriter
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. – Different Faces, one of Miami’s Premier Party Bands

On Saturday, January 1st, Coconut Grove Art Stroll once again will be offering a fabulous array of new artists and entertainers. Enjoy free food and beverages by some of Miami’s most popular restaurants and sponsors including Coconut Grove’s Milam’s Market, Pollo Tropical, and Miller Light Beer. Over 40 local and international artists will participate. To enrich the experience, festivities will include live music by Different Faces, one of Miami’s Premier Party Bands. With a mix of rock, funk, blues and a little Latin flavor. Serena Stroppa, an expressive pop/folk/rock, singer/songwriter, will rock you off your feet! The House of Flying Cards will entertain the audience with ongoing street magic performances.

In addition “Artway66 Gallery” set in a modern artist’s loft at the Mayfair promenade in Coconut Grove. ArtWay66 evokes a time when artists found inspiration and community in sharing their work and philosophy with one another. The bohemian lifestyle fashioned life as a grand celebration, a feast of the senses to be shared and treasured. Together, artists found kinship over every gallery exhibits and events, over cocktails, live music, artistic performance and conversation. Artway66 brings to you “Spectrum II” a one of a kind Art exhibit, presenting artists: Johnny Valdes, Proman Garcia, Marlenes Gasiba, Luis Breso, Kurt Merkel, Arien Lopez, Haydee Pichardo, Candace Chloe, Nelba Gonzales, Joseph Lawrence Vasile, Yampier Sardina, Trina Collins, Brent Miller, Lizzy Lazo, Alexander Calderon and Don Epstein and a special presentation by Miami hottest Jewelry Designer Steven Anton Rahage, 17 Artists, 17 different styles. Special L ive Music Presentation by: Serena Stroppa. Video Visuals on giant screen by Johnny. Enjoy Open Bar and Tapas, all night long.

GroveHouse Artist Gallery will be Presenting “Nature, up Close & Abstract”
An exhibition by Members Artist from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

This free monthly cultural event founded and directed by Johnny Valdes has proved to be an excellent way to spend a casual Saturday evening.

Some of the artists exhibiting works in the festival include Johnny Valdes, Proman Garcia, Barbara Cooper Hanson, Manuel Menendes, Arien Lopez, Marlenes Gasiba, Nelba Gonzales, Phyllis Hain, Beradette Denoux, Daisy Rodriguez, Ana M Bikic, Rolando J. Mendez, William Mark Coulthard, Pedro Rivero and Vidal J. Rivero. In addition, kids can enjoy creating and painting at the Children’s Arts & Crafts area, which is taught by “Captain Art” the kid’s number 1 Art Teacher, former school teacher for over 25 years in the Miami Dade School System.

By presenting the event flyer, one may enter the raffle to win a free 60″ X 16″ Miami skyline panoramic photo by Johnny.