Thursday, September 30, 2010

New “Art Stroll” every first Saturday in Coconut Grove

By Alexandra Figueredo

September 30, 2010

A new arts district has formally emerged in Coconut Grove. The neighborhood has long hosted the largest yearly arts festival in Miami, and theater and dance performances and art galleries have steadily increased over the years.

Perhaps to keep up with the other arts districts scattered throughout Miami, Coconut Grove has decided to formalize its focus on arts and culture with a monthly arts walk. 

The Coconut Grove Art Stroll will be held every first Saturday of the month, with live performances, street art exhibits and openings of art galleries. The next Art Stroll will occur this Saturday, October 2 at the Promenade of the Shoppes at Mayfair.

Over 40 local and international artists will exhibit their art work in the open promenade, as well as in participating galleries in Mayfair and Cocowalk.

October’s Art Stroll will coincide with the Grand Opening of Artway 66, a bohemian-style artist community set in an artist’s loft at the Mayfair. Artway 66 will host an exhibit “Diversities,” representing nine artists -- all with different styles -- including: Luis Breso, Proman Garcia, Marlenes Gasiba, Nelba Gonzales, Arien Lopez, Kurt Merkel, Haydee Pichardo, Rolando Serra and Johnny Valdes.

There will be live music by Different Faces, a local party band which plays a mix of rock, funk and blues with a Latin flavor, and Serena Stroppa, a pop/folk/rock fusion singer and songwriter. Other performances include street magicians by The House of Flying Cards, ballet show by Coconut Grove Ballet Academy, and a dramatization by Young Christian Artists from the Calvary Chapel of Fort Lauderdale.

For more information on the Art Stroll, visit

Coconut Grove Art Stroll
When: Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, 7-11 pm
Where: Promenade of the Shoppes at Mayfair, 2911 Grand Avenue
Coconut Grove, FL
Admission: Free

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