Downtown Miami First Friday Art Walk 5/3/13

Downtown Miami First Friday Art Walk
artwalkMay 3, 6-10 pm

This new cultural initiative shines a light on the growing art community and collector market in Downtown Miami, bringing together non-profit arts organizations and local galleries for special exhibitions, artists open studios, exclusive openings, artist panel discussions.  The Art Walk is planned to be held the first Friday of every month January to June and October to December.

The “First Friday” Art Walk will showcase over 150 exhibiting artists offering an array of art experiences that will reflect multiple mediums, styles, and trends in the art world. Miami is the crossroads between three fabulous cultures- Central/South America/Caribbean, Europe and North America- so it is ideally located to bring together the best of these cultures.

Downtown Miami "First Friday" Art Walk a refreshing cultural initiative will serve as a cultural destination and economic engine in Miami’s Downtown active and vibrant urban community.

Galleries from SE 3rd to NE 3rd  Street
Aluna Art Foundation 5-8pm
172 W Flagler Street at SW 2nd Avenue Miami • Parking Available 305 305 6471 786 587 7214
The Re-Portrayed Island; retrospective by Raul Canibano
Curated Aluna Curatorial Collective Adriana Herrear and Willy Castellano. Twenty years of works by this Cuban photographer  who redefined the profile of the common man in Cuba of the end of utopia.

McCormick Place 6-10 pm, Open Artist Studios
111 SW 3rd Street at SW 1st Court Miami 305 206 4734 • Parking Available
McCormick Place is a vibrant production-based event space featuring various well-known artists.  Currently, it houses nine artist studios belonging to Eleazar Delgado, Scottie Flamm, Virginia Erdie, Julie Ross, Karen Kim, Manuel Rodriguez, Ana Rossi, Scott Doyle and Eva Avila.  There is also a gallery space located on the first floor.  Sean McCormick, the curator behind the venue, describes it as "a place where any idea can come to life." 

Galleries from NE 4th  to NE 11 th Street
The Artisan Lounge 6-10 pm
“W 10, A Collective View”
500 NE 1st Ave at NE 5th Street – Miami North College Metro Station
Hors d’oeuvres graciously provided by Amy Klingbeil 
An innovate artist studio and exhibition space for over 26 Miami artists with a monthly schedule of curated exhibitions.  Artisan Lounge will present “Human Rights- Human Wrongs",  and " Eleuthreia " Freedom Collection by Meg Wallace. Visit the art studios of David Elgena, Marcos Rodriguez, Dajo Photography, Giselle Delgado Buraye, Carolina Molina, Maximiliano Pecce, Vesna Vera, Steven Chun, Diana Pantoja, Reniel Diaz, Michael Glidden, Aurora Molina, German Molina, Pepe Mar, Espiritutara, Marcella Novella, Sol Gersh, Jacky Velis, Gustavo Roman, Maria Castillo, Janet Mueller, Virginia Quinn, W10, IRREVERSIBLE MAGAZINE, Augusto Esquivel, Katy Stallfus, Carolina de Panfilis, and Astolfo Funes.
Panel Discussion: Open Conversation between Social Work and Art. What is the role of social issues in the art world?  7:45 – 8:30 PM.Interactive Art- Pledge Board: A Heart Made with Finger Prints
Visitors can participate in creating a collective work of art to pledge to make a difference in any of the Social Issues discussed in the exhibition.

MDC Museum of Art + Design Noon – 5 pm
600 Biscayne Blvd. – AT NE 6th Street Miami, FL
“Arnold Mesches: A Life`s Work” Through May 4
The retrospective exhibition ARNOLD MESCHES: A LIFE’S WORK at Miami Dade College’s Museum of Art + Design, commemorates his 90th birthday and will feature over 65 works from many of the 14 series completed.
“Transcending Narratives of Humanity Selected works from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection” Through May 31
Curated by MDC MOAD curatorial intern, Natalie Perez, Transcending Narratives of Humanity observes the artists investigations relating to material and visual culture as a main vehicle of history and storytelling.

Dimensions Variable 6-10 pm West Wing
100 NE 11th Street at NE 1st Ave – Miami 305 607 5527 • Parking Available
P2V Antoine Lefebvre & P. Scott Cunningham                                                     
"Physical to Virtual" P2 V is a technical term describing the transfer of a physical server’s data to a virtual machine. 
Dimensions Variable is an exhibition space in the new Downtown Arthouse building located in Downtown Miami.  Their focus is to invite national and international artists to exhibit and discuss their work alongside locally based artists.  The Artist studios of Frances Trombly, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, and Adler Guerrier will be open during the First Friday Art Walk.
Turned Based Press  6 -10 PM
" A Hasty Show" East Wing
A community based print workshop
CIFO  Cineros Fontanals Art Foundation Noon to 6 PM
1018 N Miami Ave. at NE 10th Street 305 445-3380
"Miguel Navarro"
"City Metaphors Selections from IVAM Colletion  through May 12th
Works from the Intstitut Valencia d’Arte Modern, Spain

Galleries from NE 12th Street to NE 18th Street
1723 NE 2nd Avenue NE 17th Street at 2nd Avenue 305 374 8882  
Artopia Art Center and Masterworks  6 to 10 PM
Celebrates 25 years fosters engagement in the arts and culture bringing unique events, exhibitions and programs for artists, collectors and Miami audiences.   Also featured are Masterworks of mid and late 20th century contemporary International and Latin Amercian  masters.

Nina Torres Fine Art 6-10 pm
1800 N Bayshore Dr #CPl. at NE 18th Street 305 395 3599 Miami Parking Available
In commemoration of Ponce de León’s discovery of Florida this exhibition celebrates 500 years of Spanish presence in the State of Florida.

Additional Downtown Cultural Offerings:
Centro Cultural Espanol, 1490 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33132
HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler Street Miami, FL 33130
Miami Art Museum, 101 West Flagler Street Miami, FL 33130
New World School of the Arts, 25 Northeast 2nd Street Miami, FL 33132
InterContinental Hotel Art Project Space, 100 Chopin Plaza Miami, FL 33131
Miami International University of Art & Design, 1501 Biscayne Boulevard #100 Miami, FL 33132
Historical Museum of South Florida, 1075 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33132
Cannonball/LegalArt Miami, 1035 N Miami Ave #200 Miami, FL 33136
Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway Miami, FL 33132

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