Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fall for the Arts Festival unites the community in the arts

By Alexandra Figueredo

September 15, 2010

Sunday’s Fall for the Arts Festival at the Adrienne Arsht Center brought together over 100 local arts organizations to showcase their events for the upcoming fall season.

The Adrienne Arsht Center estimates that over the course of the entire day approximately 7,000 people attended the festival.

Andrew Goldberg, Vice President of Marketing for the Adrienne Arsht Center said, “The response from the community has been tremendous. From the participating arts organizations, local artists, families and the community at large, we have received phenomenal feedback about how the Fall for the Arts [Festival] united our community, provided a platform for arts organizations to come together and share information, and created a terrific synergy of excitement and energy around Miami’s arts scene.”  

Each of the local arts organizations had its own booth decorated to highlight the events for the season and provide additional information, giveaways and prizes. Two performance stages were also set up for musical acts. The main stage had live music playing by Los Angeles band Ozomatli, and musical groups Jahfe and DJ El G, among others. There was also a separate stage for families to watch musical groups perform in both English and Spanish.

Ethnic dance performances were sprinkled throughout the festival, including the lively Bahamas Junkanoo Revue and a provincial Colombian dance troupe.

 “We feel so fortunate to have been able to collaborate with the community in a meaningful and impactful way, and we are very grateful to all of our partners who joined in this unprecedented effort to provide an opportunity for arts organizations to engage with the community, build new audiences, and hopefully to inspire Miami’s next generation of arts lovers,” said Goldberg.

For a link to the video footage on YouTube check out: ArtistaMundo @ Fall for the Arts 

© 2010, Alexandra Figueredo
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