Leonardo Hidalgo has recently been named the official artist for the 116th birthday of the City of Miami. Mayor Tomas Regalado, Leonardo Hidalgo and Herman Echevarria, entrepreneur and philanthropist, were on hand for the unveiling of the original artwork. Hidalgo donated the painting to the City of Miami and it will be on display in Miami City Hall. Posters of this piece will be available with 100% of sales going directly towards benefiting The Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center.
“When I was approached to create the official artwork for the 116th birthday of the City of Miami, it was a happy moment to give back the love I feel for the city where I have spent half of my life” exclaims the artist. “Miami is a young city full of vitality, celebration, dreams, hopes, prosperity, and joy. In this painting I found my inspiration in the city’s symbol, it’s logo, and incorporated a sweet 16 crown in honor of our growing Miami, added the tropical colors, the blue of the sea, the rays of the sun, the energy, movement, and it’s pulsating multicultural spice. Miami has a colorful future and I thank the City of Miami and Downtownmiami.com for allowing me this great opportunity to give back and share through my artwork the positive energy in this grand celebration.”
To learn more about the artist please visit www.leonardohidalgo.com and for Miami’s birthday festivities visit www.miamisweet116.com.
Art Invasion | Leonardo Hidalgo Fine Art
690 SW 1st Court # 1702
Miami, FL 33130