Downtown ART DAYS 9/19/14

Downtown ART DAYS
Friday, 09/19/2014 – 09/19/2014 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Art-Days-most-recentMcCormick Place
111 SW 3rd Street,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost: FREE

Kicking off Friday, September 19th, 2014 6:00-7:00pm is the VIP Press Conference for the official launch of the Miami Downtown Arts District (MDAD). MDAD is a non-profit organization that serves cultural institutions and museums, galleries, local artists and studios, as well as, businesses, event venues, hotels, and restaurants that further awareness in History, Art, and Culture for the Downtown and Brickell area. MDAD aims to unify the Downtown and Brickell Arts District by providing a variety of programs that allow the community to explore the arts district, such as First Friday Downtown Art Night, or providing exposure and educational events through a variety of membership support services. A Proclamation from the Office of Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez will be presented to founding board members: Sean McCormick, Lee Ann Lester, Katy Sekeres Stallfus, & James Echols, on behalf of all Downtown cultural organizations, and indoctrinating the formation of MDAD.

From 7:00pm – Midnight, McCormick Place will transform the special event venue into a Black Box Theater. The Black Box Theater will be exhibiting award winning short films from theMIA Animation and the Miami Short Film Festival from 7:00-9:00pm, followed by a Stand-Up Comedy Show from 9:00pm-Midnight, hosted by comedian Freddy Stebbins. The exterior venue will have a the Life is Art VIP Bombay Sapphire Lounge accompanied by DJ’s, live music, Food Trucks, Wall Brawl, and performance artists. The 2nd and 3rd floors are home toFine Art Studios and the entire 7th Floor houses Eleazar Delgado Studio, all will be open to the public. Complimentary transportation will be provided by Freebee.