We see great optimism and success for growth in the New Year, now us look back and reflect on the growth and livelihood of this vibrant city of Miami.
The Design District comes to life.
The up and coming Design District has finally come to life. Hermès, Loewe, and Cartier set up shop just blocks from one another. Though designer prices are high and not for the average consumer, the Design District has worked with local artists and collaborators outside the world of designer goods making the neighborhood accessible and glamorous.
Galleries flock out of Wynwood.
There has been a shift in artsy neighborhoods when the trendy boutiques and juice bars moved into Wynwood. Little Haiti, Little River, and Allapattah has been the new art gallery mecca of Miami. This change came with some significant pushback from Wynwood residents, fearful of being displaced by tourists with no roots to the neighborhood.
Daniel Arsham has a proud return at YoungArts.
One of South Florida’s most successful local talents, Daniel Arsham, returned with the interactive installation The Future Was Written at the YoungArts campus in midtown. The piece came with a curated exhibition of selected works from Arsham’s career. As an artist, he’s interested in the notion of construction — related to the past, present, or future. His sculptures are concrete casts of salient modern artifacts — basketballs, electric guitars, pay phones, etc. They are projections of what archaeological specimens will look like at some point in time.