Happy Halloween from Art of Miami.
I Carved this pumpkin just for the Miami area to show the rest of America how Miami does it better. We celebrate the Fall season like no other city can. I want to thank everyone that purchased the Art of Miami Jack o’Lantern t-shirt. You guys supported and help spread an idea that has been in the working for over a year. Also special thanks to local blogs the305.com and TheFashionPoet.com who shared my brand with their loyal fans. Stay tuned for more Miami themed apparel from ArtofMiami,com.
The Miami Jack O’ Lantern is a registered copyright of Harold Rosario All Rights Reserved 2013.
Chris Brown + Ron Bass Collaborate with Giant Mural in Overtown Miami
Many in the African-American Community would like for some of the mural beautification in Wynwood to spread to the nearby Overtown section of town. Musician/Artist Chris Brown teamed up with Ron Bass over the weekend to make that vision come one step closer to a reality. The giant mural entitled “This Way to Freedom” is a sneak peek to artist Chris Brown’s art exhibit during Miami’s 2014 Art Basel Weekend, according to the artist via Instagram. See it in person 1039 NW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33136.
Miami International Auto Show 11/7-11/16
In 1971, Datsun introduced the 240Z, gasoline was 36 cents a gallon and the Miami lnternational Auto Show launched its first exhibition. Today, this same show is recognized as one of the largest and most prestigious in the nation.
A venue for national product introductions, the auto show showcases more than a thousand new vehicles from over 40 manufacturers from around the world – a collection that auto enthusiasts wait all year to see.
Building from a momentous show in 2013, this signature South Florida event is back with popular returning exhibits, including Topless in Miami’s display of convertible cars in a picturesque Miami environment, and Havana Classics, a spin-off of Memory Lane celebrating nostalgia of the 50s. Ride & Drive events, including Camp Jeep will also be back at Convention Center Drive.
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To purchase a ticket in advance online, please click here to visit our online ticket booth.
*Please note: a $1 convenience fee will be charged in addition to the ticket price.
Renderings of New Theme Park in Miami-Dade
Growing up in the Southern part of town was partly the reason I smiled when hearing about the proposal of a theme park in South Miami Dade. For years the area has been hoping for some type of development that would revive the economy in South Dade. This part of the area has suffered a lot during and after Hurricane Andrew. The expansion of Zoo Miami into a full theme park, Miami Wild, is would be a dream come true to many in the area and would instill a sense of inclusion to the vision that Miami-Dade has for the future.
20th Century Fox wants $13.5 million from the Miami-Dade County to help fund the proposed Miami Wilds amusement park on county land near Zoo Miami, which is also owned by the county. The total budget is estimated at $930 million, which includes the theme park and its rides; a water park; a 400-room hotel with a Sony Music Theatre venue; a 30,000-square-foot retail and restaurant village; an entertainment center with movie theaters and bowling; an outdoor area for sports; and a 1.5-mile transportation link that brings it all together.
20th Century Fox says it will pay the county $67.1 million in rent during the first 20 years of operation. But the $13.5 million in public funds that they are requesting will go towards replacing two U.S. Coast Guard towers that will have to be torn down and rebuilt (exactly) in another location.
Photo of the Day: Burger King Wi Fi Art
Almost every day, on my way to work a medium coffee 3 sugars and 2 creams is my routine. Always wanted take a pic of this while waiting for my order but get a bit shy in front of the drive thru attendant. It is a pretty clever take on the Wi-Fi symbol by the Burger King on 41st and NW 114th in Miami, Florida. Sesame seed bun, lettuce, tomato and a beef patty are all cleverly illustrated. Congrats BK on this Art of Miami. Oh, by the way, free Wi-Fi at Burger King.
Miami Grand Prix Returns to Miami in 2015 (view race course map)
It hasn’t been since 2003 that Formula 1 racing was part of an annual event in Miami. It was called the Miami Grand Prix. Remember that? People would crowd up the metromover in downtown to get free vantage points of the sports cars whisking by. The atmosphere was electric. (remember that word) But then the Homestead Speedway was built and so went the excitement of race cars in Downtown Miami. Yesterday at a ceremony at the Perez Art Museum, Mayor Tomas Ragalado announced that Sports Car Racing will return to the streets of Downtown Miami. This time not Formula 1 but Formula E. The newly electric race car circuit being promoted by Fia Formula e Racing, will once again bring car racing to the streets of Miami. This time the Miami ePrix. Mark your calendars for March 14 2015.
Rainbow Hallway at Miami International Airport
Finally made it to this one of a kind work of art by artist Christopher Janney. Being that I am an Instagram fanatic, I have been dying to add a pic of this location to my gallery on Instagram. But it is not as easy as it seems. The lighting for this picture has to be perfect. Weather must be clear, as any increase in cloud coverage will ruin the effort of going there. Also timing has to be perfect. The multicolored diamond-shaped stained glasses all face west. A 4pm to 6pm arrival is ideal. So yesterday was a perfect clear blue sky in Miami and I took advantage of it. We parked in the center parking garage at MIA. After quickly asking for the location of this piece we were happily surprised to find out that it was just an elevator ride to the 3rd floor of the parking garage. As soon as we arrive the colorful rays welcomed us. It really lives up to what it looks like in pictures and more. Art that speaks to the masses is my favorite. This public art by Christopher Janney is powerful enough to cause busy passengers to pause for a least a second to experience something unique and routine breaking in their busy lives. Here are some pictures from my trip to Christopher Janney’s art at Miami International Airport.
Sexy ARTundressed Exhibition in Downtown Miami 11/20-11/22/14
We will definitely be here. Celebrating art at its most creative, original — and erotic, ARTundressed has invited more than 120 artists from more than 28 countries to South Florida for a provocative showcase. Curated by knowledgeable art experts, the ARTundressed exhibition displays both the humorous and the sensual aspects of creative nude art, but features performance art, chic fashion, great live music, and cutting-edge visuals. Held November 20, 21, and 22 at The McCormick Place (111 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33130), this fifth annual event hopes to awaken — and heighten — Miami’s senses and spirits.
The Travel Muse Visits Wynwood (video)
Video “vlogger” Nathalie Basha travels the world in search for the most interesting of places. So of course she had to come to one the most trendy places in the world, Wynwood Miami, Florida. Her cleverly edited, fast pace videos summarize the essence of the setting quite distinctly. Press Play to see her latest episode in Wynwood Miami.