For Immediate Release
February 13, 2014
Contact Information

Bernadette Morris
Sonshine Communications
T: 305.948.8063


"" Event Honors Authors & Poets in the City ""

(BLACK PR WIRE) – The ability to depict imagery and express your feelings through poetry is pure artistry. In celebration of Black History Month, the City of Miami Gardens will host an Art Exhibit & Cocktail Reception to showcase this artistry which many of its very own residents contain. The event takes place on Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 6 – 9 p.m. in the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex Auditorium, 3000 NW 199th Street, in Miami Gardens, FL. There will also be an Art and Photography Contest, open to all artists and photographers.

“This is a great way to celebrate Black History Month – by showcasing and honoring those who are making history in the field of arts,” said Councilwoman Lillie Q. Odom, Seat 1. “We invite the community to come out and join us for this unprecedented event.”

In addition to showcasing the art of artists, the City of Miami Gardens will also honor authors and poets. In fact, the City currently has an open call to authors and poets to participate in the event. The only requirement is that authors and poets must be a resident of the City of Miami Gardens. Selected artists will perform during the event. To register, visit

The deadline for the City of Miami Gardens residents to submit their works of art is Friday, February 21, 2014. The entries should be submitted to Tamilla Mullings in person at the City of Miami Gardens, 1515 NW 167th Street, Building 5, Suite 200.

For more information on the Art Exhibit & Cocktail Reception, contact Tamilla Mullings, Events Specialist at (305) 622-8000, ext. 2483.

Incorporated in 2003, the City of Miami Gardens is the third largest City in Miami Dade County and the largest predominantly black city south of Atlanta. Its new city hall will be the only Platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design public facility in America. From restaurants, shopping, and concerts to parks, recreation, and sports, the City of Miami Gardens offers something for everyone. The City is home to the Miami Dolphins, University of Miami Football, and two world-class universities – Florida Memorial University and St. Thomas University.