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FREE! At Brickell City Centre (Open to the Public)

December 6-9, 2018

Miami’s massive shopping and dining district, Brickell City Centre, is back for its second alternative, large-scale art fair, open to the public and once again completely free, where none of the art is for sale. Following the blowout success of last year’s FAIR., this year’s theme is entitled FREE! and will showcase artwork that addresses now, more than ever, is the time for healing – of the environment, of our nation, of our communities. Curated and produced by Anthony Spinello in partner with Swire Properties Inc, FREE! will activate and disrupt the public spaces within Brickell City Centre, acting as a non-commercial art fair where radical artists will create site-specific works in a non-traditional venue. Sponsored by Swire Properties, FREE! consists of three sectors: Free Public! Free Play! Free View! FREE! runs concurrently with Art Basel Miami Beach from December 6-9, 2018.


561 NW 32nd Street, Miami, FL

November 3 – March 2019

Bakehouse Art Complex launches its latest exhibition, COLLECTIVITY, curated by Quinn Harrelson, the art world’s emerging it boy in training. Free to the public and opening on November 3rd, “COLLECTIVITY” features site-specific works by Bakehouse’s resident artists. This “made in Miami” must-see exhibit focuses on the power of the individual and the collective and each installation interprets the theme in a different way. Works by Bakehouse Art Complex resident artists: Domingo Castillo, Robert Chambers, Cara Dodge, A.G., Christina Pettersson, Midnight Thrift, Michelle Lisa Polissaint, Midnight Thrift, Sterling Rook and Nicole Salcedo, and Troy Simmons. Bakehouse Art Complex is a representation of what is making Miami a hard city to beat for its arts and pop culture. It’s a one-stop shop with galleries, exhibition space and full of local artists working in their on-site studios.


Just a quick ride from Miami on the new Brightline train, Downtown West Palm Beach’s burgeoning experiential retail and arts district is home to Culture Lab, a former Macy’s store turned public arts space that’s debuting the completion of a new transformational exhibit, ASSEMBLAGE: An Organically Grown Exhibition, on Dec 1. The exhibit has expanded each month with the addition of artists like Olek, Ivan Navarro, and Bruce High Quality Foundation whose works play off of each other to provoke social commentary on the function of public spaces. Visitors can also enjoy massive outdoor installations by international artists such as Steed Taylor, Michael Craig Martin, Franki Cihi and RETNA while shopping or dining at CityPlace’s various locales.

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