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Art at the Park at Village of Merrick Park

With many cultural institutions still closed, art aficionados have limited options. Until now.

The first-ever Art at the Park outdoor live painting event debuted Sept. 18 at Shops at Merrick Park.

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Each weekend through the mid October, a rotating group of Miami-based, Hispanic artists will grace the al fresco shopping venue’s lower garden level for live painting sessions from 1-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday or Saturday-Sunday.

The event is part of Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations.

Scheduled so far are:

  • Oct. 2-4: Ivan Roque, a Miami native who is a visual and street artist. View his work on his website,, or on Instagram: @ivanjroque
  • Oct. 9-11: Reinier Gamboa, a Cuban-born paint whose work explores American Indian, Latin and South American cultures. View his work on his website,, or on Instagram: @reiniergamboa.

The completed artworks will be donated to local charities for use in their respective online auctions, thus benefiting their fundraising efforts.

More Art Activities

If you love art you can also:

  • Visit the recently opened ICA Miami and de la Cruz Collection, both in the Design District; The Bass Museum in Miami Beach; and the Rubell Museum in Wynwood. Locust Projects near Midtown is open by appointment. And open as of Sept. 18: the Frost Art Museum at FIU. They all feature contemporary art on display, showcasing compelling works by various artists. See what else is open around Miami including the Frost Science Museum and Coral Gables Museum. Click here for details.
  • Just as artistic, architecturally speaking, are Miami’s historic buildings. Use our guide to learn all about the many that grace the city’s neighborhoods and learn their architectural style. Look closely and these buildings have stories to tell. Click here for details.

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