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Wynwood Adds Variety With New Indian Fashion Store(4pics)

New Indian Fashion Store in Wynwood will Add Variety to Area

The new saree store in Wynwood called Rupees, like the Indian currency, will help further diversification in the Wynwood area. As artist would tell you, one of the Principles of Art is Variety, an important attribute to a successful artwork. In this case our art work is the entire neighborhood called Wynwood. The addition of this ethnic fashion store is an awesome new “ingredient” to the Wynwood appeal. Check out Rupees next time you are in Wynwood for a showcasing of beautiful Indian Fashion. The colors alone will leave you dazzled.

Rupees Inc. est. 1994
Wynwood Arts District,
415 N.W. 27th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127

T. 305.576.4368

PhilanthroFest 2015 Bigger and Better than Ever 4/11/15

PhilanthroFest 2015 Bigger and Better than Ever 4/11/15

Really proud of this event. I have seen it grow from its initial humble launch in 2011 to a now fully sponsored event in a prime location of our city, Museum Park. Brought to you by the same good people at SoulofMiami.org and LifeisArt.org, PhilanthroFest connects people, passion and philanthropy in South Florida. The yearly PhilanthroFest event is the first-of-its-kind and largest non-profit and community resource fair which celebrates philanthropy and arts in a carnival-like atmosphere with entertainment for the entire family. PhilanthroFest helps non-profits strengthen their communications strategies, donor loyalty and volunteer engagement by providing non-profit executives with educational resources at our Digital Media Institutes. PhilanthroFest helps non-profits excel while connecting the community to their cause – both online and in real life. Established in 2011, PhilanthroFest is a Fiscal Sponsorship Fund at The Miami Foundation. Finally, donations to the PhilanthroFest Fund qualify for the maximum charitable tax deduction allowed by law.




PhilanthroFest Map

info: PhilanthroFest



Coral Gables to Create a Walled City by 2018

Coral Gables to Create a Walled City

This mediterranean revival, multiply use complex has just received its initial approval from the City o f Coral Gables. It is dubbed to be the biggest construction project ever in Coral Gables. From the concept drawing, the massive development will create a walled perimeter with arched gateways, creating a mediterranean walled city look. When constructed, the 500 million dollar project will rise at Ponce Circle, about two blocks from 24st, where a small Spanish gate now stands. We are all for it. How about you?

via Curbed Miami

Facebook Chooses Miami Artist to Embellish It’s New Headquarters

Facebook’s Choses Miami Artist to Embellish It’s New Headquarters

Facebook’s new headquarters in California is under construction and in desperate need for an artist touch. The art of, Miami native, Jen Stark is sure to add that artist inspiration to the everyday workplace. Jen Stark’s current series of oozing colors of the rainbow, will be part be permanent display, as a 20 foot mural in Facebook’s new headquarters. If you can’t travel to California to see it, not to worry. Her colorful dripping rainbow series can also be seen at the Miami International Airport and the Fort Lauderdale Art Museum. Learn more about Jen Stark in a past article from Art of Miami.

Pictures of Shepard Fairey X Miami City Ballet Collaboration

Pictures of Shepard Fairey X Miami City Ballet Collaboration

Street artist Shepard Fairey has teamed up with Miami City Ballet and choreographer Justin Peck. Shepard Fairey is best known for his iconic “Hope” poster for Obama’s 2008 campaign and in Miami for his memorial mural of Tony Goldman in Wynwood.Gene Schiavone. Now he is excited to contribute his artistic urban touch to the Miami performing arts as his recent words about the show reveals.

“The Miami City Ballet opens today with Justin Peck’s Heatscape featuring my set design. I’m a big fan of Robert Rauschenberg who collaborated with Merce Cunningham, so the idea of collaborating with a choreographer in the same vein appealed to me. Beyond the historical association I mentioned, I’m a big fan of putting my work in front of people using unexpected platforms. The cross-pollination that can happen between the ballet and street art audiences is exciting to me. If you’re in the Miami area be sure to check out the show!” – Shepard Read the rest of this entry »

Free! Miami Beach 100th year B-Day Beach Party and Concert 3/26/15

Free! Miami Beach 100th year B-Day Beach Party and Concert 3/26/15

Perfect for all of you in Spring Break. Head over to South Beach where the city is hosting a free beach party and concert. Party is right on the sand. Parking suggested in the 7th street garage. Have fun!

Where: South Beach

Time: 10am to 5pm

info: M&B

Instagram Chooses Miami as Best Instameet in the World

Instagram Features Miami as Banner for World Instameet Weekend

Its a big deal to the Instagram community to be recognized on Instagram.com. Even more so during this past weekend during World Wide Instameet 11. People from all over the world are responding to Instagram’s call to action to meet up with your community and unite for the sake of creativity. The key word, creativity, is coveted by all these that participate. Communities from all over the world secretly compete for the title of “Most Creative Instameet in the World.” So when, Instagram used a pic from Miami’s own #ColorSplashMia to summarize the event, it was a big deal to all of us in Miami and a symbolic gesture to crown us as the best Instameet in the world. The unique concept of “Splashing” Phagwah color dust during an Instameet, made for amazing pictures and was what caught the attention Instagram’s headquarters. ColorSplashMia took place on March 22 at David Kennedy Park in Coconut Grove. Congratulations to @ShooterShane and @Cynlagos for co-hosting the event. Below are some of our favorite pictures form the event. Please follow their accounts and search hashtag #colorsplashmia for more amazing pics. Read the rest of this entry »

Instagram Meet-Up in Coconut Grove 3/22/15

Instagram Meet-Up in Coconut Grove 3/22/15

World Wide Instameet is a bi-annual event where Instagram encourages people from all over the world to unite and take beautiful pictures. This year we the first WWIM will take place the weekend of March 20-22nd. The Miami Instagram will not be left behind. We call all active Instagrammers to meet-up Sunday March 22nd at 3pm. Where? Coconut Grove’s Kennedy Park. Meet-up is serendipitously co-hosted by @ShooteShane and @Cynlagos. Visit their Instagram profiles for updates and more details.

pic above by @CynLagos

When: 3/22/15 3pm

Where Kennedy Park (click for Google Map)

New Concept Sketches for Miami Beach Lifeguard Stands: One Looks Like a McDonald’s

 New Concept Sketches for Miami Beach Lifeguard Stands

Architect William Lane has released the concept sketches for the new lifeguard stands that will replace the iconic Art Deco Lifeguard stands in Miami Beach. They are set to launched just in time for Miami Beach’s centennial celebrations this year, 2015. So far the replacement is a lot more subtle than it was made out to be. City officials had insinuated that the new designs would be dramatic and a turn of the century upgrade. But to us, the new designs are a bit of the same. Plus a some what down grade in size from what can be seen in the sketches. One of the designs doesn’t even have the iconic pastel colors, going for the McDonald’s color scheme instead. Compare the before and after yourself by taking a look at  a past article we did on the iconic Miami Beach Lifeguard Stations. Hopefully we will be put to silence and the new lifeguard stands will bring pride to the decision-making of those evolved in shaping Miami’s future.

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Call to Photographers in Miami: Capture Coral Gables


Capture Coral Gables 2015 – A photography contest and exhibit presented by the Coral Gables Museum

The Coral Gables Museum invites YOU to submit your photograph for a chance to exhibit at the Museum and win amazing prizes! This is a skill-based photography contest open to teens and adults. This contest will culminate in an exhibit at the Coral Gables Museum in summer 2015.

The objectives of this contest are to invite the public to explore and examine the City of Coral Gables through a photographic lens, as well as to recognize local talent. Awards will be determined by a professional jury and a public vote. Grand prize is a Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) Digital Camera!

Deadline to submit is May 4, 2015.
To Submit Your Photo, visit www.capturecoralgables.org

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