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Pearl Paint Closes After 81 Years

20141103-173751.jpgPearl Paint in South Miami has been part of the artist community for many years in South Florida and 81 years nation wide. First they were based in Pinecrest back in the 90′s and then moved to the South Miami location. Sadly it has now closed its doors leaving near by Utrecht (which has changed names) to serve the needs of the art community.

Hidden German and Chinese Villages of Miami-Dade (15 photos)

German Village Miami picture by Harold Rosario

Hidden German and Chinese Villages of Miami-Dade

I always glance at these little unique looking houses that stand out among the others on Le Juine ave in The Gables. But I never take the time to go in that little nook and take a look. Yesterday  I took the time to stop and walk around this cute little replica of a German town. Although it was a short walk, it totally transported me to some small village in Bavaria. The cool Miami Fall weather certainly helped my imagination take off. Congratulations to the residents of this little block, they really add to the theme by decorating the facades with potted flowers and tradition fall ornaments.

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New Mural in Wynwood by Diana Contreras + Amanda Valdes

Pic vie FB Diana Contreras Art

New mural by the tag team of Diana Contreras and Amanda Valdes. Go see it in person NW 26st and 2nd Ave. For more on artist Diana Contreras and Amanda Valdes click on their names.

Best Carved Pumpkin You Are Going to See Today

Picture and carving by Harold Rosario for @ArtofMIami

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.

Picture and carving by Harold Rosario follow on social media @ArtofMIami

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

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.

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Miami International Auto Show 11/7-11/16

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.


Adults     $15.00
Children 6-12     $6.00
Children 5 & under     Free



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

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

pic by Harold Rosario for @ArtofMiami

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 Downtown Miami in 2015 (view race course map)

pic courtesy FIA

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.

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Beautiful Rainbow Hallway at Miami International Airport

picture by Harold Rosario @artofmiami

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.

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