5 Reasons We're Psyched For Art Walk
Art Walk is upon us once again, and we at Société Perrier are psyched to take it to the streets of Wynwood and the Design District for an evening of cultural collective effervescence. There's nothing quite like a hot summer night in Miami marveling at gallery openings, listening to live music, and sipping cold libations al fresco. Here's our must-stop list for this Saturday's stroll.
1. Oh Really?! Concert Series: Music will be reverberating from behind Panther Coffee at the MAPS Backlot Saturday night for the Oh Really?! Art Walk Concert Series. The outdoor studio will feature music by Stephen A. Clark with a party for the release of his new album F.ornication, U.nder, C.onsent, of the K.ing. The series, which started in April, focuses on introducing emerging, nationally recognized artists along with Miami's own talent to the community. The space also hosts live art installations, this month by Ruben Ubiera.
2. "Salon de Notre Société" Opening at Primary Projects: This group exhibition of more than 40 artists featuring over 400 works will open Saturday night at Primary Projects. Paying homage to the "outsiders" of the Salon de Paris of the 17th and 18th centuries who created the Salon des Refuses — amongst them being Edouard Manet — the Salon de Notre Société is meant to showcase today's artists and their raw talent. The paintings, sculptures, photographs, and installations are priced affordably with the anticipation that they will grow in value over time.
3. District Factory: District Factory will open the doors for a glimpse behind the assembly line once again at this pop-up shopping and art event. Featuring over 30 artists and designers selling their original works of jewelry, apparel, vintage finds, and more, District Factory also boasts a live DJ, a beauty bar, and a movie screening. This month's art installation is by Juan Carlos Arana and his melancholic black and white figure paintings.
4. "Warhol Is Over?" Opening at the Robert Fontaine Gallery: The District Factory was created with a nod to Andy Warhol's studio The Factory. At the Robert Fontaine Gallery this month, "Warhol Is Over?," a group show featuring 11 local and international artists, will ponder the artist's relevance in today's art world.
5. Joey's & Wynwood Walls: Of course, Art Walk is not complete without a stroll through the Wynwood Walls to take in the latest graffiti murals in the sweeping outdoor industrial space. Consider the adjacent Joey's an ideal spot for the end of the night when you're ready to get off your feet, enjoy a great cocktail, and nosh on some gourmet thin crust pizza.