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(Black PR Wire) Miami, FL -- Art Beat Miami returns for the 5th year anniversary celebrating the cultural diversity and inclusion of the region, with a series of events to expose new and seasoned artists during the highly anticipated Art Basel/Miami Art Week, December 5th – 9th in The Caribbean Marketplace at the Little Haiti Cultural Center 5925 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33137.
Curated by Pulitzer Prize winner photojournalist, Carl Juste, the 5-day art fair will feature a variety of artists from around the world with a focus on the Caribbean while creating awareness of the business of art. As part of the event, attendees are asked to bring art supplies to be donated to schools and community organizations. Art Beat Miami will also highlight the Little Haiti Mural Project curated by Yo Miami.
Experience the wonder of Art Beat Miami – an interactive series of art exhibits and celebratory events:
ART BEAT MIAMI PREVIEW PARTY – Wednesday, December 5th -7pm-10pm:
This year will feature the unveiling of a collectable commemorative art poster with a live performance by Haitian recording artist, song writer and producer, J Perry.
ART BEAT MIAMI ART FAIR OPENS – Thursday, December 6th - Sunday, December 9th Noon – 8pm:
Free and open to the public, the art fair features sculptures, live performances, paintings, culinary art and other works of art from artists like Marithou, Andrea (Nana) Navarro and OliGa. Learn what inspires artists with the ever-popular Conversation with the Artists hosted by Jean Michel Lapin, Haiti’s Minister of Culture and Communication from 6pm-8pm.
SPICE IT UP MIAMI – Friday, December 7th 7pm – 10pm:
A unique Art Beat Miami culinary treat with a Caribbean flair, Spice It Up Miami is the go-to foodie experience for Art Basel in Little Haiti. Meet renowned chef & author, Nadege Fleurimond (Haiti Uncovered), sip and savor treats from award winning mixologist Mixo Michou, Pedestal Desserts and Chef The Rose of CUBAOHCO. Guests will be entertained by the musical artistry of singer, songwriter and poet BIC, aka Roosevelt Saillant. Art, Scrumptious Food, Drinks, Dancing and endless fun is the order of the evening for only $65. Art and food enthusiasts will experience an evening to remember. Get tickets at www.spiceitupmiami2018.eventbrite.com
CHEFS OF THE CARIBBEAN CELEBRITY BRUNCH – Saturday, December 8th 12pm musical performance by Phyllisia Ross & Renette Desir:
The 2018 Chefs of the Caribbean Celebrity Brunch will highlight chefs with musical performances by songstress Phyllisia Ross and Renette Desir. Guests will enjoy unique meals from Chef Creole, Chef Dominique, Chef Danny, Chef Yvette Michelle LaCrette, Chef Jouvens, Chef Irie and Chef Rose, all master chefs in their own right.
POETIC LAKAY – Saturday, December 8th 6pm – 8pm:
A monthly poetry/open mic event, Poetic Lakay serves as a platform for all upcoming performing artists to express themselves through the arts – poetry, spoken-word, dance and music.
Closing Day with a Sip & Paint Afternoon – Sunday, December 9th Noon – 8pm
Art Beat Miami concludes with an exciting sip and paint for budding artists ready to express themselves with the tip of the brush and more. Bring your creative flair.
Art Beat Miami is brought to you by following sponsors: Decameron, Art of Black Miami, Republic of Haiti Minister of Culture & Communication, City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon, Magic City Innovations, Visit Florida, Chefs of the Caribbean and Little Haiti Cultural Complex.
Organizing Committee: Little Haiti Optimist Club, Northeast Second Avenue Partnership, MJ Diversity Group and Welcome to Little Haiti.
ABOUT ART BEAT MIAMI: Art Beat Miami is an experience of art, cultural, exchange, food and music inspired by Haitian art and artists worldwide. During Art Basel Week, the Little Haiti Community invites attendees to discover multidisciplinary works of art by internationally recognized artists at the Caribbean Marketplace of the Little Haiti Cultural Center. Enjoy live music, food, mural exhibitions, special events, and conversations with artists.
ABOUT LITTLE HAITI OPTIMIST CLUB: The Little Haiti Optimist Club is a non-profit organization established by a group of business, community and civic leaders to provide assistance and guidance to the youth of Little Haiti. The organization is affiliated with Optimist International, an association of more than 3,000 Optimist Clubs around the world dedicated to “Bringing out the Best in Kids”. The mission of the Little Haiti Optimist is to make a difference in the lives of youth by providing education, mentorship, athletics, arts and cultural programming. Our goal is to be the premier organization providing programs to prepare the youth of Little Haiti for academic and life excellence.
ABOUT NORTHEAST SECOND PARTNERSHIP, INC. (NE2P) - The Northeast Second Partnership, Inc. (NE2P) is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the revitalization of the Little Haiti community by creating and sustaining a vibrant commercial center to increase economic development in Little Haiti while preserving and highlighting Little Haiti’s history, art and culture. Joann Milord serves as the Executive Director spearheading NE2P’s multiple projects in Little Haiti including cultural tours and events, small business development and community advocacy.