Miami Weekend Round-up: September 11th – 13th

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Dwntwn Art Days
September 11th-13th, 2015
Cultural Venues across Downtown Miami
2015 marks the fourth annual Art Days weekend. Art Days is a collaboration between the Miami Downtown Development Authority (Miami DDA) and the cultural spaces and artists residing in Downtown Miami. Together, we have ensured that there is something for everyone, including exhibitions, artist projects, walking tours, art parties, family programming and so much more across a multitude of cultural venues throughout Downtown Miami. In this App you will find an Art Days event calendar that features special programs and free events (unless otherwise noted) packed into three fun-filled days.

Another significant aspect of the programming is Fringe Projects. Treating the City of Miami as a platform, Fringe Projects are temporary public artworks that integrate, investigate and interrogate Downtown Miami’s less conventional spaces at sites determined by the artists. This year, Fringe is thrilled to present three major projects for Art Days: Miami based artist Dara Friedman addresses the historical traces of the Tequesta Native Americans who once inhabited Miami in a multi-dimensional project including performances and the creation of a film. New York based David Brooks will mount an expedition to Brewster Reef (7.5 nautical miles off Museum Park) resulting in an activation of that park which brings the reef’s significance into literal view. Lastly, Los Angeles based artist Nate Page will create a dramatic intervention into the urban fabric of Miami’s downtown by inserting a stretch limousine horizontally with the front fender facing the sky. Engaging ideas of luxury and skyline, the piece brings into question our notions of “high-end” living in light of Miami’s rapid pace of development and mythology of excess.

After a day of exhibition exploring, stop by McCormick Place (111 SW Third St., Miami) for its annual Art Days celebration, Under the Bridge Downtown, which will debut a new façade featuring panoramic exterior murals, a sculpture garden, a newly curated art gallery, fine-art studios, and a performance facility. Kicking off the celebration Friday at 6:30 p.m. will be food, drinks, DJs, and the Opera Atelier, all free and open to the public.

19th Annual Brazilian Film Festival
September 12th-September 19th, 2015
Various theaters in Miami Beach
For a colorful dose of Brazilian culture on the big screen, check out the 19th annual Brazilian Film Festival. The eight-day festival features 25 short and featured films premiering for the first time in Florida. The audience will vote for the best feature and short films.

Second Saturday Wynwood
September 12th; October 10th; November 14th
The Wynwood Art District galleries and studios will be open 7-10 p.m.

Second Saturday at Concrete Beach Brewery
September 12, 2015
Liquid art meets local art at the Average Joe SpinOff curated by YOmiami every month during Art Walk. Join us for live painting, new art each month and take it all in with a glass of our own liquid art, beer! This month artists are Claudio Picasso, Cory Hunter, Nate Dee and Aquarela/ Miami Smokers will serving up their delicious treats all night during Art Walk at Concrete Beach Brewery.

FREE Second Saturdays at PAMM
September 12, 2015
Pérez Art Museum Miami and The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, PAMM’s future Museum Park neighbors, team up for Downtown Art Days with a free, family-friendly day of creative experimentation at PAMM.


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