The Best Way to Support Miami’s Arts Scene
August 21, 2017
When it feels like sometimes there’s just too much going on, locals and travelers both need an easy access to culture, a reliable source for the people and organizations making it happen. That’s where The Arsht Center comes in. At this year’s ArtsLaunch on Saturday, September 9th, they’ll be opening up the Ziff Ballet Opera House stage (second largest in the country) to 120 local arts organizations, giving them (and you) a platform to engage with the community.
Representing Miami’s strong theater scene, The Arsht, aside from having their season’s shows on sale for the first-time without any handling fees in-person, is showing just how great thespians have it in our city. They’ll have Broadway workshops all day and pop-ups from heavy-hitters like Actor’s Playhouse, Area Stage Company, City Theatre, Gables Stage, The Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, Miami New Drama & Colony Theater and tons more.
They also have a vast amount of South Florida galleries, museums, and art destinations showing off this upcoming season’s exhibits and expositions coming to the visual scene in 2017-2018. Trusted creative platforms like Art Box, Artist in Residence in Everglades, Arts for Learning, Beaux Arts Festival of the Lowe Art Museum at UM, the Coconut Grove Arts Fest, Institute of Contemporary Art, Locust Projects, Museum of Contemporary Art, the PAMM among others.
Although film might not be the largest outlet popping up at the Downtown Development Authority Community Arts Village, they will be there nonetheless, entertaining us as we walk by. You’ll have the indie arthouse theater, Coral Gables Art Cinema over there and of course, OUTshine film festival too. In a similar category, tech will also have a powerful presence with community game-changers like Learn 01 and Miami Web Fest.
If there’s one thing Miamians know about is shaking their hips and letting our emotions out through dance, which is why we aren’t surprised to see a great presence on stage as well. Local favorites like BE Dance Studios, StepFlix Entertainment, and Peter London Global Dance Company will be there. Plus, the Carnival Studio Theater will have interactive workshops by Miami City Ballet. Big names in the culture scene will also be there. Like Centro Cultural, Florida Grand Opera, Historic Hampton House, Hard Rock Hollywood, HistoryMiami, Little Haiti Cultural Complex, YoungArts, O Miami Poetry Festival, Overtown Performing Arts Center, Rhythm Foundation and more.
Finally, of course it wouldn’t be a celebration without music and something to let yourself go to. Empowering organizations like Dranoff 2 Piano, IlluminArts, Jazz in the Gardens, Buskerfest, New World Symphony, Nu Deco, and The Fillmore with be there surrounded by other big names. There’s also going to be a big after party out on the plaza featuring some big local bands like Suenalo and more, a vocal performance by the cast of The Color Purple followed by a Q&A, a silent disco for kids, DJs, and more.
We know it seems like there’s a lot going down, but we’re here to make your ArtsLaunch itinerary perfect so you can take in as much culture as possible without getting overloaded. Make sure to RSVP and we’ll see you there!