Life Is Art supports:
Hope International presents Art Zoo 2011 during Art Basel Week
An Art Week celebration of a fun filled afternoon along the Miami River of animal themed art installations including sculptures, paintings and performance artists while learning about animal rescue and adoption titled â€œArt Zooâ€. The event benefits Paws 4 You, Rescue that helps animal welfare.
Saturday, December 3, from 1-5pm
Poolside at Finneganâ€™s River
401 SW 3rd Avenue
Miami, FL 33130
Donations: $50.00 per person
Paws 4 You (www.paws4you.org) is a non-profit donor subsidized, volunteer 501(c)3 organization, whose mission is to save animals from euthanasia at Miami-Dade Animal Services where on average, one hundred animals are destroyed daily at this county shelter. Rescued animals are given a safe environment, professional medical care and lots of love. Plus, all animals are sterilized, vaccinated and ID micro-chipped to prevent future loss.
Hosts: Carol Caridad, President of Paws 4 You Rescue.& Hope Gainer, Hope International
Presenter: Hope International
Producer & Curator: Hope Gainer, Hope International, www.ehopeinternational.com
Artists: Ana luisa Gonzalez . Ana Rut . Anastasia the Great . Bettina Werner, Salt Queen . ChÃa OrtegÃ³n . Chris Riggs . David Curtis . Debbie Sampson . Deborah Weed . Diana Contreras . Diane Snider . Gus Colors .Holly Wilson . Howard Austin Feld . Joey Kernisky . John Neyrot . Jonathan Boyer . Jonathan Brooks . Jorge Fernandez . Katherine Morgan . Luis Valle . Marc Hubert Dâ€™ge . Monique Lassooij . Pachucho . Pery Franco . Peter Hofer . Raul Remirez . Rita Alvarez . Sean Murdock . Stephen Gamson . Ted VanCleave . Tomas Loewy
Designers: Marcella Acosta Boutique
Libations: Icelandic Glacial Water. Leblon. O.N.E. Coconut Water.
Treats: Donut Divas . Edible Arrangements . Finneganâ€™s River . GreenBitesMiami.com . Pizza Fusion.
Supporters: Dog Bar.. Finneganâ€™s River. Jungle Island . Life Is Art . Momms Organization . Petco.
Dress Code: Animal print
Pet Costume Competition: Pets welcome for the â€œBest Artsy Costumeâ€
About Art Zoo 2011: â€œTo celebrate the tenth anniversary year of Art Basel Week in Miami, I decided to create an event that would make guests smile, laugh and feel goodâ€, remarks Hope Gainer of Hope International. â€œThere is so much serious art and scenesters seeking the hottest parties during this action packed week, so I wanted to offer something on the lighter side and go in the opposite direction and bring in some furry friends to warm the heart and soul. After all, dogs are a manâ€™s best friend.â€ â€œWhat better than to share your art passion with your â€˜best friendâ€™ ?â€ Attendees can bring their dogs to our exhibition and have them compete in the â€œBest Artsy Costumeâ€ competition. We will also have dogs available for adoption at the event. So if you donâ€™t have a â€˜best friendâ€™, you can adopt one at our event!
We have extended invitations to a few celebrities who never seem to leave home without their doggies! Does Paris Hilton or Mickey Rourke come to mind?!
Education is another component of our event to relay the importance of spaying and neutering. Pet overpopulation is a serious problem in our country.
All of the art installations and performance art will have an animal related theme. Art Zoo 2011 will present a diverse selection of both renowned and emerging artists from around the world.
We invite you to â€œHelp us save a life!â€
Adopt, Foster, Donate thru Paws 4 You on Saturday, December 3!
Hope International is spearheaded by Hope Gainer. Her global marketing company is focused on the luxury market worldwide . Gainer has produced Art Basel Miami Beach events since its Miami debut in 2002 for clients such as UBS Bentley and Camper & Nicholsons. Her Art Basel Week events have always gotten a buzz for being the most spectacular including the ones held at Casa Blanca on Hibiscus Island, Star Island and the I.M.Pei designed building in downtown Miami. Previously, Hope International has produced events at the White House, the Kremlin and Sydney Opera House for Australiaâ€™s Bicentennial, Cannes Film Festival, Monaco Grand Prix and Argentine Polo Open. Gainer brings a multi-cultural perspective to her work. She is passionate about the international art movement in Miami intensified by the presence of Art Basel Miami Beach and created and curated this â€œArt Zooâ€â€ event. www.ehopeinternational.com.
Finneganâ€™s River is a multi-use venue serving food and drink in a casual location along the waterfront of the Miami River with 5 bars and a large pool. It is designed for comfort and pleasure with bright red umbrellas and daybeds along with indoor and outdoor bars and dining â€” 21 plasmas and big screen catch all the sports action. It is conveniently located in Miami several minutes from the Brickell business district and nearby many of the new residential highrises. Street parking is available and valet for major events as well as dock space for boats. There is no cover charge with the exception of special events when noted. The menu is casual and drinks include an extensive beer menu and full bar. Finnegan’s River is available for private parties, birthdays, engagements, weddings, divorces, business functions etc…