Art Wynwood returns to the former Miami Herald property for their Annual President’s Day Fair beginning this Thursday, February 15 through Monday, February 19. Isolating the fair apart from the hustle and bustle of Art Week allows those interested in attending to really focus on the special programming, without getting pulled in any other direction. I am most excited about the special presentation by 55Bellechasse of former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted collection titled “RAWK”. “Fifty percent of proceeds from the exhibit will generously be donated to the Perry J. Cohen Foundation, an organization devoted to the advancement of the arts, environmental, marine and wildlife education and preservation, teenage entrepreneurship, and boating safety education.” This foundation was started by the mother and father-in-law of Perry J. Cohen, the 14 year old boy who disappeared at sea off the coast of Jupiter Florida back in July of 2015.
Another element of the program I look forward to is the presentation of the fourth Art Wynwood Tony Goldman Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award to street artist Logan Hicks. Known for his massive size and extremely detailed stencil projects world wide, his most notable piece titled “The Story of My Life” is located on the famed wall in the Bowery which was curated by Tony Goldman. “His piece, The Story of my Life, was a five-layer stencil that incorporated over 800lbs of stencils.”
VIP PREVIEW benefiting the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA.):
Thursday, February 15th | 6-10pm
Access for Art Wynwood VIP Cardholders & Press
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, February 16-18 | 11am – 7pm
Monday, February 19 | 11am – 6pm
Tickets: $25 one-day pass. $55 multi-day pass. Students 12-18 & Seniors 62+ $15. VIP Preview Benefit: $200.