Among the more then 130 events scheduled for this weekend’s DWNTWN Art Days events are free walking and bike tours of downtown Miami’s art scene. The tours are free but capacity is limited and some require preregistration.
Free tours of the historic Olympia Theater (you may know it as the Gusman) will cover the balcony to the basement and 87 years of history. No preregistration is required for these tours, which are 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, and Saturday, Sept. 21. Call 05-374-2444 or visit olympiatheater.org for more information.
Artist T. Wheeler Castillo is offering free walking tours Friday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 20, that will look at the local art scene and the architecture and places of the neighborhood. This is his schedule:
- Friday, Sept. 20: Three Buildings, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at The Freedom Tower , 600 Biscayne Blvd.
- Friday, Sept. 20: An Object, A Craft and Ideas (CRAFT), 2 to 3:30 p.m. Meet at The Wolfsonian FIU Downtown Study Centre ,21 SE First Ave.
- Sunday, Sept. 22: Art Spaces, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at the DWNTWN Art House, 100 NE 11th St.
- Sunday, Sept. 22: An Object, A Craft and Ideas (PRINT), 2 to 3:30 p.m. Meet at the DWNTWN Art House, 100 NE 11th St.
To register, email email@example.com with the chosen tour title in the subject line.
You can also visit with the resident artists of The Artisan Lounge, who will each give a “mini artist talk” and show his or her works in progress. Those tours begin at noon Saturday, Sept. 21, and progress every 15 minutes. Visit theartisanlounge.com for a list of artists and a complete schedule.
Jordan Melnick of Beached Miami is hosting a free group bike ride through downtown Miami that will include significant cultural sites and experience Art Days Fringe projects on Saturday, Sept. 21, and Sunday, Sept. 22, from 2 to 5 p.m. each day. Speakers and artist performances will happen along the route, with a post-ride picnic catered by Pollo Tropical. This event is limited to 50 riders, and all riders must RSVP at www.beachedmiami.com/artdays.