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Free Tours for Youth Fútbol Clubs and Teams

Next date: Jul 17, 2018 - click here for time schedule - English

Calling all local youth fútbol (soccer) clubs and teams! Join PAMM for free tours of the latest exhibition The World's Game: Fútbol and Contemporary Art. Explore the galleries with your teammates, sharing the joy and artistry of the world's most beautiful game, followed by fútbol-inspired art-making activities. See the language of sport expressed by contemporary artists from around the world.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Spotlight on Delray Exhibit

Next date: Jul 17, 2018 - click here for time schedule - English

Spotlight on Delray provides city employees and their children with a rare opportunity to exhibit their original works publicly and to compete for City Wide recognition, complimentary tickets to Arts garage events, Arts Garage merchandise and continuing art education scholarships. The exhibit is sponsored by the Arts Garage, to celebrate the city of Delray Beach’s commitment to the Arts. The Delray Beach family is full of hidden talent and this program is a wonderful opportunity for them to showcase their artistic talent in a public exhibition. Judges of the exhibit include members of the Alliance for Delray Arts and the Public arts Advisory Board. Works are also classified under several artistic mediums, including: painting (oils, acrylics, etc.), works on paper (pencil, ink, marker, pastel, crayon, watercolor, charcoal, graphic design, etc.), photography (black-and-white or color), sculpture (in the round or relief), and craft/mixed media/pottery (jewelry, weaving, etc.).

The concept is to provide an uninhibited opportunity for all people to present their talents, at whatever level, in a public exhibition, free to artists and the public. By removing obstacles to artistic expression, the program seeks to showcase individual talent and increase the self-confidence of its participants. The exhibit is free and open to the public the entire month of July 2018, from 12 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Arts Garage is located at 94 NE 2nd Ave Delray Beach, FL 33444. The Arts Garage is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.

Location

Arts Garage
94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444 (Map)

Miami Design District Public Art Tours

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - English

Miami Design District partners up with Arts Encounters to bring free guided tours led by art critic, Margery Gordon. Gordon leads two monthly tours to showcase the neighborhood’s public artworks. To kick off the start of the month, the Saturday afternoon excursions consist views of the entrance to the Design District, followed by a look at one of the neighborhoods indoor institutions. On the third Wednesday of each month, guests will get to visit Paradise Plaza and the parking lot work of artthe brand new Museum Garage. Don’t forget to meet in front of the Fly's Eye Dome on the first floor of Palm Court. The event is free, but please register through Eventbrite. by clicking here.

The next Public Art Tour will be held on:

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Palm Court
140 NE 39th Street, Miami, FL 33137 (Map)

Contact Information

Gnazzo Group

By the People Exhibition Tour and Q&A with curator Cynthia E. Smith

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - English

An industrial designer by training, Cynthia Smith serves as Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s curator of socially responsible design, integrating her design expertise with her advocacy on human rights and social justice issues. She has curated several ground-breaking exhibitions on the potential of design to impact the lives of everyday people and has been named a “20/20 New Pioneer” by Icon design magazine. She is a member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network, and serves on numerous international design juries.

By the People aims to empower visitors to see themselves as designers—not just of objects, but also of ideas, strategies, and solutions that improve their daily lives. The exhibition showcases 60 of the most innovative and impactful design projects from every region of the United States. They highlight some of the most pressing issues confronting Americans such as access to food, education, health care and affordable housing as well as questions of how to increase social and economic inclusion through improved transportation options and a balanced approach to land use between built and natural environment. Generated through design, these projects inspire creative problem-solving at local, regional, national, and even international levels.

Location

MDC Museum of Art and Design
600 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Papi's Lover - Presentation and Book Signing

Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - English

Papi's Lover, a newly published and intriguing future best seller novel by Jorge A Barriere-Mendez. The author will present and speak about his new creation, and read enough to whet your appetite, followed by a question and answer session and book signing.

Enjoy an intimate time with this controversial writer and other reading enthusiasts over a complimentary glass of wine for those that arrive early. Make a night of it at Books & Books enjoying Live Entertainment in their courtyard after the book presentation.

Location

Books and Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33014 (Map)

Contact Information

Bertha Morales

305-479-1185

www.facebook.com/jorgeabarrieremendez

Historic Photo Scanning: “Miami Memories: The Early Years”

Monday, Jul 23, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - English

Vizcaya hosts historical photo scanning session for “Miami Memories: The Early Years”

The Miami Herald to document Miami from 1800 to 1939 for new book.

The Miami Herald has partnered with local historical societies, universities, and the Miami-Dade County community on a new hardcover pictorial history book, “Miami Memories: The Early Years.”

The community is invited to participate in this unique project by bringing photos taken in the Miami-Dade County area between 1800 and 1939 to Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

Photos will be scanned on-site and given right back. A simple photo submission form is required for each photo (maximum 10 photos per family). Forms and submission guidelines are available at Miami.PictorialBook.com or may be picked up at The Miami Herald (3511 NW 91 Avenue, Miami, FL 33172).

The July 23, 5:00 p.m. session at Vizcaya will be held in the Mechanic’s Shop in the Vizcaya Village, located at 3250 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33129. Additional sessions will be held at other area historical organizations from July 24 through July 29 and can be found at pediment.com.

Private collectors may call 360-723-5802 to arrange an appointment.

Location

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33129 (Map)

Contact Information

305-860-8451

305-860-8431

Avery Sommers: For Sentimental Reasons

Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - English

Broadway veteran and Arts Garage favorite Avery Sommers, whose voice has been described as a “powerhouse” by The New York Times, takes the stage at Arts Garage on July 28th. Sommers will present a musical journey of love lost and found thru great songs from Broadway, the 60’s and The American Songbook.

Avery Sommers appeared on Broadway in Ain’t Misbehavin’, Show Boat, Chicago, and Platinum, and in the national tours of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas with Ann-Margret, and Chicago with Chita Rivera and Joel Grey. Avery was also seen in Regina Taylor’s Crowns at City Theatre in Pittsburgh, and Hairspray at Actors’ Playhouse. She has been featured in 10 independent films shot in South Florida, and will begin filming a new web series in the spring.

Event Fees

  • General Admission$ 30.00.
  • Reserved Table Seating$ 40.00.
  • Premium Table Seating$ 45.00.

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Location

Arts Garage
94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444 (Map)

SHINE

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - English

Join us at our OPEN MIC NIGHT! Are you an inspiring artist, writer, or musician who is itching for a spot in the limelight? Well now is your chance to SHINE! Arts Garage presents SHINE, a monthly open mic showcase for local talent.

If you’ve been working on a song, a poem, a rap, or a riff that you want to show off, this is the place for you. Take the stage and jam with a live house band (drums, guitar, and bass) while your friends cheer you on. This is your chance to own the spotlight and SHINE!

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SHINE takes place in our Main Stage Theater every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Hosted by Kyle Holder of Smooth Bounce Entertainment. Guests over 21 can BYOB. Don’t want to perform? This is the perfect opportunity to hear the creative process of Delray’s local talent!

SHINE has sponsorship opportunities, which not only provide Arts Garage with much-needed support but also allow local businesses and corporations to extend their advertising reach. This is a monthly event!

Location

Arts Garage
94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444 (Map)

Contact Information

561-571-8510

artsgarage.org/event/open-mic/

www.artsgarage.org

Miami Design District Public Art Tours

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - English

Join the Miami Design District, in partnership with Arts Encounters, for a free guided tour of the neighborhood’s world-renowned public art led by art critic, journalist and educator Margery Gordon.

Two tours a month showcase selected artworks and architectural highlights, exploring signature favorites and fresh additions along distinctive routes.

On the third Wednesday evening of each month, groups stroll along Paseo Ponti, shaded by the evocative design installation Nuage, through the innovative archways of Jade Alley to Paradise Plaza, where multi-dimensional facades frame Urs Fischer’s arresting Bus Stop.

Location

Palm Court
140 NE 39th Street, Miami, FL 33137 (Map)

Disrupting the Order of Things

Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM - English

Disrupting the Order of Things: How to get involved and get things done

Presentation: Tony García (Street Plans Collaborative)

Cities and citizens around the world are embracing an incremental approach and grassroots energy to plan and implement neighborhood improvement projects. From bike lanes to park spaces, advocates and cities are increasingly working together to make sustainable long-term change using small-scale moves. Join us for a conversation with Tony García, a leader in the Tactical Urbanism movement, who will share stories from projects around the country and will give advice on how you too can join the ever expanding list of folks who are making change happen in their communities.

Location

MDC Museum of Art and Design
600 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Miami Design District Public Art Tours

Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM - English

Join the Miami Design District, in partnership with Arts Encounters, for a free guided tour of the neighborhood’s world-renowned public art led by art critic, journalist and educator Margery Gordon.

Two tours a month showcasing selections of public artworks; exploring signature favorites and fresh additions along distinctive routes.

Kicking off each month, Saturday afternoon excursions feature monumental Sol LeWitt sculptures that now grace the entrance to the Design District from Biscayne Boulevard, plus a tour of one of the neighborhood’s marquee indoor (air-conditioned) cultural institutions. (June: Locust Projects, July: de la Cruz Collection, August 4: ICA Miami, August 25: Juan Carlos Maldonado Art Collection)

On the third Wednesdays, evening tours include visits to the new Paradise Plaza, framing a “bus stop” installation by Urs Fischer, and multifaceted designs just completed for the Museum Garage.

Location

Palm Court
140 NE 39th Street, Miami, FL 33137 (Map)

Follow the Carbon

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - English

Follow the Carbon: Climate Change, Housing Struggles, and the Reinvention of the Built Environment

How can cities tackle climate change and inequality at the same time?
Surprisingly, research shows that guaranteeing housing affordability is key to effective climate policies in cities. Considering the cities of Sao Paulo, New York and others comparatively, Aldana finds that urban climate policies have failed because of a general political inability to address race and class inequalities.

Professor Daniel Aldana Cohen (University of Pennsylvania).

Location

MDC Museum of Art and Design
600 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Naturing the City

Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - English

Roundtable: Naturing the City: Toward Sustainable Communities and Resilient Infrastructure

Disasters, such as hurricanes, as well as the doom of climate change and sea level rise have fostered new thinking about urban planning, particularly in cities like Miami, Houston and New Orleans. There is a growing awareness that rebuilding must be sustainable in the long term in order to protect communities from dislocation and, ultimately, destruction. This panel includes practitioners and thinkers who are at the cutting edge of this booming field in various cities, as well as local Miami leaders. The goal of the roundtable is to exchange experiences and together envision the ideal city in the era of sea-level rise and climate instability.

Panelists: Dr. Daniel Aldana Cohen (University of Pennsylvania), Reverend Houston Cypress (Love the Everglades Movement), Joe Meppelink (Metalab Studio), Mayor Philip Stoddard (City of South Miami), Susanne Torriente (City of Miami Beach).

Moderator: Dr. Marilys Nepomechie (Florida International University School of Architecture).

Location

MDC Museum of Art and Design
600 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

How Houston Reacts to Climate Change

Friday, Sep 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM - English

How Houston Reacts to Climate Change: The Innovations of Metalab Studio

A founding principal of METALAB, a multi-disciplinary design firm in Houston, Texas, Joe Meppelink pursues resiliency and sustainable technologies. In response to extreme conditions with a lack of grid power, hurricane force winds, and storm surge flooding, Meppelink and METALAB have invented and deployed a range of tactical and technological responses. These projects range from a containerized, solar-powered, off-grid field office to modular farming and growing systems to elevated hurricane-resistant housing systems. While each of these addresses a critical issue, Meppelink finds that a similar ethos informs other projects (such as public parks and a fleet of river boats) in unexpected ways.

Location

MDC Museum of Art and Design
600 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Mexico City for and by the People

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 at 7:00 PM - English

In this talk, Lorena Zárate, historian and president of Habitat International Coalition, reviews the urban movements and struggles that have shaped Mexico City’s political agendas and public policies, in particular those related to housing, public space, and mobility. In 2017, Mexico City adopted its own constitution, which is one of the first in the world to incorporate its inhabitants’ “Right to the City.” Zárate assesses the city’s achievements and challenges, as well as the lessons that other cities can learn from Mexico City’s 2016 New Urban Agenda.

Location

MDC Museum of Art and Design
600 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

The Politics of Public Space in Latin America

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - English

This panel will consider cutting-edge urban initiatives in various Latin American cities, and the two paths they suggest to neighborhood revitalization through urban design. One is the vision of elected officials such as mayors, and the other emerges from grassroots activism. Cities like Medellin, Caracas, and Mexico City have been at the forefront of new initiatives in formerly underserved communities. A discussion of these projects will serve as a base for future choices Miami could consider.

Panelists: Alejandro Haiek (LAB PRO FAB, Venezuela), Jorge Pérez Jaramillo (Santo Tomás University, Medellin, Colombia), Lorena Zárate (Hábitat International Coalition).

Moderator: Dr. Sonia Chao (University of Miami).

Location

MDC Museum of Art and Design
600 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

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