First Annual Wynwood Art Fair

From Oct 21 through 23, 2011.

altFrom October 21 to 23, Miami-ood, is launching the first annual Wynwood Art Fair, a groundbreaking, collaborative, performance-based, interactive, contemporary art fair involving virtually every major contemporary art institution and works of internationally acclaimed artists from Miami and across the country. This three-day celebration and exploration of contemporary art is more than just good fun, it’s also for a good cause. All admission proceeds benefit the Lotus House Women’s Shelter, providing shelter, sanctuary and support to women and children in need.

More than a fair, the Wynwood Art Fair will be a dazzling three-day, contemporary art “happening” of unprecedented artistic dimension as artists from Miami and across the country explore virtually every form of artistic medium, creating spontaneous works of art “live” with fair participants. Fun, thought-provoking, educational and interactive, the Wynwood Art Fair goes beyond traditional notions of contemporary art fairs, inviting fairgoers of all ages to see, hear, touch, taste, feel, think and above all, make art!

At the Wynwood Art Fair, fair-goers will have an opportunity to not only meet the artists, but in many cases, work along side them and be a part of the creative process unfolding. Veteran and nationally renowned artists, such as Trajal Harrell, David Brooks, Sarah Sze, Ellen Fisher, Ben Fain, Frank Van Duerm, Marc Grubstein, Steve Johnson, Minsky Sisters, Jerry Misrach and Marinov Dancers will be flying in for the three days of street festivities to perform, play and collaborate in the making of art with local Miami favorites Primary Flight, Alouishous San Gomma, Sleeper, Calotta Pradera and Clifton Childree, among many others. Their mutual goal – to surprise, engage, delight and interact with fair goers – all the while raising awareness of Lotus House and its important work on behalf of women and children in need. The streets and street art of the Wynwood Art District will offer a unique and fitting backdrop to the artistic talent of this cutting edge street fair.

As the premier sponsor, Hadley Martin Fisher said: “I am honored to support Lotus House as a sponsor of the Wynwood Art fair. I am equally delighted to join forces with a number of Miami’s best art institutions and the Miami art community, and share a portion of my art collection with the general public. There is nothing more rewarding and inspiring than uniting for the good of others. I commend Lotus House for the remarkable work they are doing for women in need and for the Miami community at large.”

The Lotus House is deeply grateful to all of the artists, art institutions, sponsors and the City of Miami for being so courageous in their commitment of creative talent and resources to this extraordinary collaborative initiative to make a difference. It is unprecedented that all major museums, art schools, private collections and galleries came together to make the first Wynwood Art Fair an outstanding Art Event:
Performing Artists:

David Brooks, Human Aviary; Buda, Bubbles!; Belaxis Buil, Women and Nature; Clifton Childree & Biose Bob and his Backyard Band, Backyard Swamp Band; Goddess Diana – Laughing Yoga, Laughing Yoga; Natasha Duwin, Sit and Sow; Ben Fain & Frank van Duerm, Pop Up Boutique; Ellen Fisher, Art of Storytelling; Mayami Folklorico, Contemporary Folkloric Dance; Friends With You, Magic, Luck and Friendship!; Juan Griego, Hug Machine; Trajal Harrell & Sarah Sze, Collaborative Dance; Niizeki Hiromi, Gum Garden; Steve Johnson & Marc Grubstein, Sidewalk Chalk; Matt Jones, Karma Chargers; Ruben Millares, Lotus Heart; The Minsky Sisters, Soapbox Tap Dance; Jerry Mischak, Wrapped installation; Miami Poetry Collective, Interactive Poetry; Carlota Pradera, Dance on Water; Primary Flight, Street Art; Alouishous San Gomma,Eye See You; Sleeper, Loiter; Alice White, Collective Movement; Agustina Woodgate, Hopscotch; Antonia Wright & Ruben Millares, Flying Books; Antonia Wright and You Are Beautiful.

Fair Dates/Hours: Friday October 21, 10am-6pm
Saturday October 22, 2011, 10am-6pm
Sunday October 23, 2011, 10am-6pm
Admission: • General admission will be $10 per person.
Children under 10 free.
– Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
– 3 Day fair passes available online at www.wynwoodartfair.org
– VIP and Patron Passes available

The Wynwood Art Fair
NW 6th Avenue, between 23rd and 29th Streets
Miami, FL 33127
www.wynwoodartfair.org

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