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Live painting session this weekend at Shops at 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, ivanroque.com, 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, reiniergamboa.bigcartel.com, 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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Josie Gulliksen

About Josie Gulliksen

Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami, Edible South FL, Legacy Miami and Legacy South Florida and Miami New Times. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today covering the arts community and restaurant scene and served as Calendar Editor. She has also worked in public relations for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, in travel and tourism for Newman PR and at the Miami Science Museum. She has written for Florida Travel + Life Magazine, Florida Monthly Magazine, Miami.com, Indulge Miami and MiamiCurated.

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