Griot's Gallery and Academy is teaming up with Artist Frank Frazier for another year of Art Basel Miami activities at the Center For Haitian Studies in Little Haiti, featuring original art for sale by Black Artists from across the nation.
Open daily from 12pm-7pm on Friday December 6 through Sunday December 8 with a closing reception Sunday afternoon at 3pm featuring some of the original Florida Highwaymen, a first generation of Black creative entrepreneurs.
FRIDAY 12/6 - HENNA PRE-GAME ART PARTY $25 (5:00-8:00 PM)
Chicago based and internationally renown visual artist and jewelry designer FANTA CELAH will bless attendees with her orantely designed henna tattoos. Come prepared to leave decorated in traditional body art while sampling hemp distilled vodka cocktails by Black owned distillery Highway Vodka, to the smooth sounds of afro beat music.
SATURDAY 12/7 - COLLECTOR SERVICES - FREE (12:00-4:00PM)
Have you documented your original art collection? Do you have them framed or properly sorted and stored away for safe keeping? Have you ever had your collection appraised? Do you know the current market value on your collection? Are you adequately insured? Art collectors have specific needs and GRIOT'S GALLERY & ACADEMY is ready to help fulfill them and create a customized plan of action for esteemed clientele. Come out for a free consultation from 12:00-4:00pm by appointment.
SATURDAY 12/7 - HEALING ARTS WORKSHOP - FREE-$25 (1:00-2:30pm)
COME COLOR WITH US!!!! Join our group coloring session with local artist and author TRACY ANN SIMMONDS of Miami Culture Maven, a cultural lifestyle and fashion blog. Together we will work on a collective art poster from her coloring book THE VISION PROJECT A COLORING BOOK FOR BLACK GIRLS WHO ROCK. Prepay for your copy of THE VISION PROJECT today or just come let loose and unite with fellow coloring book addicts like yourself.
SATURDAY 12/7 - ART CEO DECODED - FREE (3:00-4:00PM)
ARE YOU AN ASPIRING PROFESSIONAL ARTIST? THEN THIS EVENT IS FOR YOU!!! Come prepared to ask your questions to some fellow professional creatives who will share with you their secrets to success. Airing live on facebook, you can also ask your questions from anywhere in the world or join us in Miami amongst your fellow creative entrepreneurial business people. No question is off limits!!! UNCENSORED Q&A SESSION
SATURDAY 12/7 - ARTISTIC EVIDENCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE - FREE (4:30-5:30PM)
Advocates for climate change come in all shapes, sizes, colors and professions. Convening annually at the CENTER FOR HAITIAN STUDIES allows the worlds of science and the arts to converge on various levels. Meet some Doctors and Artists alike who take our global climate seriously and let's brainstorm ways we can work together to save the planet we love.
SUNDAY 12/8 - CLOSING RECEPTION - FREE (3:00-7:00PM)
Special VIP guests have been invited out to help us close the show with a bang! An intimate event you don't want to miss.