Post Show Recap and Photography: Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami 2019
SPECTRUM MIAMI AND RED DOT MIAMI RETURN TO WYNWOOD WITH MORE APPEAL THAN JUST A BANANA
Miami, FL December 17th, 2019: Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami celebrated a global showcase in contemporary art during Miami Art Week inside Mana Wynwood convention center, December 48, reporting record sales and more than 6,000 guests attending the Opening Night Preview Party. Both shows saw an increase of 5% in attendance over the five days.
To mark commencement of the five-day global kaleidoscope in contemporary art, culture and entertainment, the annual Opening Night Preview Party took place on Wednesday, December 4th, sponsored in association with Jadot and Bulleit Bourbon. Guests experienced the Bulleit 3D Printed Frontier a jaw dropping 3D printed bar designed by the award-winning architecture and inspired by the iconic Bulleit Bourbon label and award-winning whiskey. Guests lined-up for hours for their own 3D printed cocktails and the debut of the new Bulleit Art in a Bottle Collection, with live demonstrations by contemporary artist Elidea, together with urban artist Jason Skeldon. Thousands of the worlds most affluent art dealers, collectors, artists, gallery owners, curators and art enthusiasts attended the opening night extravaganza for Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami to enjoy Louis Jadot Wines and hors d'oeuvres, as well as the hottest sounds, presented this year by San Francisco's DJ Jazzy T.
This years shows saw a far more sophisticated audience, says Eric Smith, president of Redwood Media Group. Through our ongoing and long standing partnerships in the arts, culture and luxury lifestyle industry, we enjoyed a record attendance through the doors over the five days of Miami Art Week. With both shows inside Mana Wynwood convention center for the very first time, the experience overall was raised significantly from an attendee and exhibitor perspective. Our exhibitors across both shows reported excellent sales and a far more qualified clientele of collectors and art enthusiasts. We look forward to our future in presenting an elevated, world class contemporary and fine art experience. Id like to thank all our sponsors, partners and patrons for helping to make our return to Wynwood such a success.
When attendees weren't meeting the exhibiting artists and gallery owners, they were watching Artblend artist Anna Thurber take a chainsaw to a block of frozen flowers to create her next masterpiece and street artist and muralist Cloe Hakakian use a Lamborghini Aventador-S as her canvas outside the main entrance, among other live demonstrations.
Spectrum Miami, presented for its 9th year, featured the works of more than 200 exhibiting galleries and artists from the Florida region, the U.S. and around the globe, informed by the 2019 curatorial theme [IGNITE]. Known for its urban and upscale works of art, the five-day show attracted more than 40,000 visitors and high-net-worth collectors who interact with the specially curated programming, while celebrating the fine art experience with music, entertainment and other special events. This years Spectrum Miami included Art Labs, the Spotlight Program, Discoveries Collection, live art demonstrations and the new [LOCAL TALENT] Program, showcasing a curated group of emerging and unrepresented artists who created a special exhibition at the show, selected from a collaboration among local art institutions and galleries. This years Art Labs included SCIENCE AND HUMANISM presented by artist Yang Yibin; FLOWER KISSES presented by artist Grace Chadwick and IGNITING THE MATADOR: A LAMBORGHINI INSTALLATION presented by street artist Cloe Hakakian. This years Spotlight Program was a focused look at a specially curated group of recipients: Alfano Sculpture, ArtnWordz, Elidea Art, Henrie Collection, Jason Perez Art, and Todd Monk Art.
The Spectrum Miami Discoveries Collection presented a selection of unique discoveries from this years exhibitors, including Chat Art Studio, Malcolm Smith, Hamilton Artistry, Miri Marchese, Tom Lohner, and Coco GenZ. The Discoveries Collection at Spectrum Miami showcased a broad range of artists work priced at $3,000 or less. The inaugural [LOCAL TALENT] Program represented some of the exceptional artistic talent residing in Miami-Dade College and attending the sought-after Kendall Campus Art Program. [LOCAL TALENT] is intended to amplify and support the best of Miamis emerging visual arts community.
Artblend artist mosaic master Doug Powell placed the first piece of the weekend, "Route 66," for $16,000, and by the end of the weekend, Michaela Kuechenhoff and Grant Rosen of Artnwordz had placed over 39 pieces, including "Winging It" for $5,800 and "Cool Hand Luke" for $4,500.
2217 NW 5th Ave. (at NW 22nd Street)
Miami, FL 33127
Opening Night Preview Pass: $50 online / $60 at event
Total Ticket: Opening Night + 5-Day Pass: $75 online / $85 at event
General Admission, 1-Day Pass: $25 online / $30 at event
Seniors, 1-Day Pass: $15 online / $20 at event
Students, 1-Day Pass: $10 online / $15 at event
OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW PARTY
Wednesday, December 4th: 6:00PM 10:00PM
Thursday, December 5th: 1:00PM 9:00PM
Friday, December 6th: 1:00PM 10:00PM
Saturday, December 7th: 1:00PM 9:00PM
Sunday, December 8th: 12:00PM 5:00PM