First Wynwood Art Fair
Art Curator Kimberly Marrero
October 21-23, 2011, 10am – 6pm daily
NW 6th Ave at 27th Street
591 NW 27th Street
Miami, FL 33127
Admission: • General admission will be $10 per person. • Children under 10 free. • Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. • 3 Day fair passes available online at www.wynwoodartfair.org • VIP and Patron Passes available
Location: The Wynwood Art Fair is situated on NW 6th Avenue, between 23rd and 29th Streets, in the Wynwood Art District, adjacent to the Margulies Warehouse.
Sponsors: Premier – Hadley Martin Fisher Collection; Lead: City of Miami/Sports and Entertainment Authority; Bank of America Charitable Foundation; Sotheby’s; One Sotheby’s International Realty; EventStar; Miami Herald/Miami.com; Miami Magazine; Home Depot; Jerry’s Artarama; Nuage Designs; Eulen America; WPBT2; Margulies Collection at the Warehouse; Braman Miami; Art Miami
First Annual Wynwood Art Fair
Featuring Performing Artists Benefiting the Lotus House Women’s Shelter
From October 21 to 23, Miami-Wynwood, is launching the first annual Wynwood Art Fair, a groundbreaking, collaborative, performance-based, interactive, contemporary art fair involving virtually every major contemporary art institution and works of internationally acclaimed artists from Miami and across the country.
This extraordinary three-day celebration and exploration of contemporary art is more than just good fun, it’s also for a good cause. All admission proceeds benefit the Lotus House Women’s Shelter, providing shelter, sanctuary and support to women and children in need.
More than a fair, the Wynwood Art Fair will be a dazzling three-day, contemporary art “happening” of unprecedented artistic dimension as artists from Miami and across the country explore virtually every form of artistic medium, creating spontaneous works of art “live” with fair participants. Fun, thought-provoking, educational and interactive, the Wynwood Art Fair goes beyond traditional notions of contemporary art fairs, inviting fairgoers of all ages to see, hear, touch, taste, feel, think and above all, make art!
At the Wynwood Art Fair, fair-goers will have an opportunity to not only meet the artists, but in many cases, work along side them and be a part of the creative process unfolding. Veteran and nationally renowned artists, such as Trajal Harrell, David Brooks, Sarah Sze, Ellen Fisher, Ben Fain, Frank Van Duerm, Marc Grubstein, Steve Johnson, Minsky Sisters, Jerry Mischak and Marinov Dancers will be flying in for the three days of street festivities to perform, play and collaborate in the making of art with local Miami favorites Primary Flight, Alouishous San Gomma, Sleeper, Calotta Pradera and Clifton Childree, among many others. Their mutual goal – to surprise, engage, delight and interact with fair goers – all the while raising awareness of Lotus House and its important work on behalf of women and children in need. The streets and street art of the Wynwood Art District will offer a unique and fitting backdrop to the artistic talent of this cutting edge street fair.
As the premier sponsor, Hadley Martin Fisher said: “I am honored to support Lotus House as a sponsor of the Wynwood Art fair. I am equally delighted to join forces with a number of Miami’s best art institutions and the Miami art community, and share a portion of my art collection with the general public. There is nothing more rewarding and inspiring than uniting for the good of others. I commend Lotus House for the remarkable work they are doing for women in need and for the Miami community at large.”
The Lotus House is deeply grateful to all of the artists, art institutions, sponsors and the City of Miami for being so courageous in their commitment of creative talent and resources to this extraordinary collaborative initiative to make a difference. It is unprecedented that all major museums, art schools, private collections and galleries came together to make the first Wynwood Art Fair an outstanding Art Event
David Brooks, Human Aviary; Buda, Bubbles!; Belaxis Buil, Women and Nature; Clifton Childree & Biose Bob and his Backyard Band, Backyard Swamp Band; Goddess Diana – Laughing Yoga, Laughing Yoga; Natasha Duwin, Sit and Sow; Ben Fain & Frank van Duerm, Pop Up Boutique; Ellen Fisher, Art of Storytelling; Mayami Folklorico, Contemporary Folkloric Dance; Friends With You, Magic, Luck and Friendship!; Juan Griego, Hug Machine; Trajal Harrell & Sarah Sze, Collaborative Dance; Niizeki Hiromi, Gum Garden; Steve Johnson & Marc Grubstein, Sidewalk Chalk; Matt Jones, Karma Chargers; Ruben Millares, Lotus Heart; The Minsky Sisters, Soapbox Tap Dance; Jerry Mischak, Wrapped installation; Miami Poetry Collective, Interactive Poetry; Carlota Pradera, Dance on Water; Primary Flight, Street Art; Alouishous San Gomma,Eye See You; Sleeper, Loiter; Alice White, Collective Movement; Agustina Woodgate, Hopscotch; Antonia Wright & Ruben Millares, Flying Books; Antonia Wright, You Are Beautiful
Press Conference: October 21st at 11:30am, at the main stage of the Fair, which is adjacent to the Margulies Warehouse, located at 591 NW 27th Street.
Media Reception: October 21st from 10am to 12pm at the VIP tent at the fair.
Media information on the internet: Media information, bios about the artists, photos, and logos can be downloaded directly from the internet at www.wynwoodartfair.org. Journalists can accredit themselves online for their press pass at http://wynwoodartfair.org/media_form.html. The press pass allows you to enter the VIP tent at any time.
VIP Reception and Live Auction: Friday night, October 21st a VIP Champagne Launch Party and Sotheby’s Benefit Art Auction for Lotus House will take place at the Margulies Warehouse (VIP tickets may be purchased online at www.wynwoodartfair.org)
Information on Wynwood Art Fair sponsorship opportunities and how to purchase VIP tickets is available online at www.wynwoodartfair.org or by calling Lindsay Merrill 305-438-0556, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Constance Collins, 305-613-1573, email@example.com.
Wynwood Art Fair, LLC is non-profit, subsidiary of The Sundari Foundation, Inc., a 501c3 public charity, which operates the Lotus House Women’s Shelter, serving homeless women and children in Miami. The Wynwood Art Fair is an annual celebration of the coming together of art and community, demonstrating the profound ways in which art teaches us to touch our creative source, explore our shared humanity, and remind us we are all interconnected. Proceeds of the Fair will help support programming and operations of the Lotus House Women’s Shelter and other charitable initiatives of the Sundari Foundation on behalf of women and children in need. Learn more at www.wynwoodartfair.org.
Lotus House Women’s Shelter provides shelter, sanctuary and support to women and children in need. Situated in a quiet enclave in the heart of Overtown, Miami, Lotus House serves over 100 women and children daily who are homeless, whether due to domestic violence, medical or mental health issues, disabilities, loss of employment or other economic reasons. A holistic resource center and residence, Lotus House addresses the gender specific needs of homeless women with an innovative format based on principles of education and empowerment. Women and children are permitted to live free for up to a year, in a respectful, healing environment, accessing wrap-around support services and a wide range of educational, job readiness and community resources. At Lotus House, the minds, bodies and spirits of women and children in need are nurtured and supported to empower them to improve the quality of their lives on every level, achieve greater self-sufficiency and transition to permanent homes off the streets. www.lotushouseshelter.org
For the latest updates on the Wynwood Art Fair, visit www.wynwoodartfair.org, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WynwoodArtFair or see our mobile application at www.wynwoodartfairapp.com