Miami Downtown Arts District (MDAD) DWNTWN Art Days Kick-Off and Press Conference with Life Is Art
Friday, September 19th, 2014 6:00-12:00am
McCormick Place, Downtown Miami
111 SW 3rd St
Miami, FL 33130
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For the third year in a row, McCormick Place will be participating in the Downtown Development Authority’s Dwntwn Art Days weekend September 19th, 20th, & 21st, 2014.
Kicking off Friday, September 19th, 6:00-7:00pm is the VIP Press Conference for the official launch of the @Miami Miami Downtown Arts District (MDAD).
The exterior venue will have a the Life Is Art VIP Bombay Sapphire Lounge accompanied by DJâ€™s, live music, Food Trucks, Wall Brawl, and performance artists. Thank you to our sponsors: Bombay Sapphire for supplying complimentary beverages for our VIPs to sip, Chrome Event Furnishing for supplying furnishings to get your lounge on, and McCormick Place, Downtown Miami for being our host! Proceeds from VIP tickets benefit Life Is Art.
From 7:00pm – Midnight, McCormick Place will transform the special event venue into a Black Box Theater. The Black Box Theater will be exhibiting award winning short films from the MIA Animation and the Miami Short Film Festival from7:00-9:00pm followed by a Stand-Up Comedy Show from 9:00pm-Midnight, hosted by comedian Freddy Stebbins.
The 2nd and 3rd floors are home to Fine Art Studios and the entire 7th Floor houses Eleazar Delgado Studio, all will be open to the public.
Complimentary transportation will be provided by Freebee.
We look forward to having you join us in this celebration!
MDAD is a non-profit organization that serves cultural institutions and museums, galleries, local artists and studios, as well as, businesses, event venues, hotels, and restaurants that further awareness in History, Art, and Culture for the Downtown and Brickell area. MDAD aims to unify the Downtown and Brickell Arts District by providing a variety of programs that allow the community to explore the arts district, such as First Friday Downtown Art Night, or providing exposure and educational events through a variety of membership support services. A Proclamation from the Office of Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez will be presented to founding board members: Sean McCormick, Lee Ann Lester, Katy Sekeres Stallfus, & James Echols, on behalf of all Downtown cultural organizations, and indoctrinating the formation of MDAD.