Locals and visitors on Saturday explored more than 20 art spaces, studios and galleries in Little River and Little Haiti during “Little River’s Night of Light – a 305 Summertime Culture Crawl,” an inaugural event that introduced the public to art and artists within the neighborhoods’ creative spaces.
Night of Light was organized by Alex Mitow and James Miille, founders of the JAMM Project, which brings art programming and events to cities.
“What the neighborhood was missing, we felt, was a catalyst to organize it and garner the type of foot traffic and reciprocal benefit to all of the spaces that each of them deserves,” said Mitow, whose Miami office is based in MADE at the Citadel, a shared workspace for artists, designers and entrepreneurs at the junction of Little River and Little Haiti. “We decided to be that catalyst and organized Little River’s Night of Light as a call-to-action for all of the publics that support the art communities of Little River and Little Haiti to be able to spend one night enjoying all that this wonderful enclave has to offer.”
Mitow said he hopes to make Night of Light an annual or bi-annual event. “I think there’s an incredible benefit to spotlighting an entire neighborhood with a multitude of stakeholders from all walks of life versus each vying for individual attention” he said. “Our goal here is for each participating space to share in the wealth of interest that is pouring into the neighborhood, and raise the profile of the neighborhood as Miami’s true art and culture hub.”
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Courtesy of the Miami Herald. Written by Caitlin Granfield.