social-FaceBookicn-Facebook-shareTwitterDECEMBER 1 - 5, 2010 • MIAMI • WYNWOOD ARTS DISTRICT

The show that wants to change the world

Arts for a Better World is a bold and audacious endeavor to unite a large-scale commercial exhibition with the non-profit community, to convey a compelling message about the role of art in crafting a better world for future generations.

Arts for a Better World is about discovery—not only of emerging and internationally established artists, many of whom are showing in Miami for the first time—but of the efforts by non-profit groups worldwide to provide everyone with real tools to make their mark toward creating a better world.

Arts for a Better World opens its doors to people from all walks of life—people who share a belief that art plays an integral role in shaping a stronger society, both socially and spiritually. And we don't have to deplete our savings account to enjoy the pleasure of owning valuable works of art!

Our guests will encounter an exhibition designed to create a stimulating experience.

Comprised primarily of contemporary photography, painting, sculpture and installations, Arts for a Better World presents each body of work along with a statement placing the artist in the context of the show's mission. Designed to promote the discovery of the artwork at the visitor's own pace, the layout of the show will enhance our guests' interaction with a wide variety of works, from emotionally-charged photographs to abstract paintings to striking images of animals, and everything in between.

The comfortable setting includes:

  • Lounges dotted throughout the hall, offering places to reflect and rest
  • The Better World Café offers delectable organic delights and beverages
  • A separate area with special exhibitions hosted by our major charitable organizations
  • Large-scale sculptures

Artists showing at Arts for a Better World

They come from Argentina, Congo, Cuba, Ecuador, France, Great Britain, Haiti, Panama, South Africa, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, have traveled and been exhibited at the United Nations, in museums, galleries, private collections, major non-profits and corporations.

All these international artists share the desire to contribute to A Better World for future generations.

They create Art For A BETTER WORLD
...And they believe that Art can contribute to A BETTER WORLD


List in alphabetical order. Updated 11/22/10

Show Information

Opening Festivities: The VIP and Press Preview will be held Tuesday, November 30, 2010 from 6pm to 8:30pm. The guest-list-only portion of the evening will transform the Soho Arts Pavilion & Lounge, which will house the major charity projects, into an exclusive arts and culinary space. Guests will be treated to complimentary spirits and organic beverages, signature hors d'oeuvres, delectable chocolates, gluten-free macaroons and desserts by Florian Bellanger, MadMac's acclaimed chef and celebrity judge of the Food Network's Cupcake Wars.

The Arts for a Better World’s Opening Celebration will take place from 7:30pm to 11pm, with powerful performances and spectacular presentations. Please use the form below to join our mailing list and we'll reserve a place for you (and a guest) to this prestigious event.

Request an Invitation to the Opening Celebration

Adding your name and email address will provide you and a guest access to the festivities from 7:30pm to 11:00pm on November 30.

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Tickets: Tickets are available at the door. Admission is $10. Free of charge at all times for children under 18, members of the Armed Forces, and Art Basel VIP badge holders. Part of the entrance fee will be contributed to organizing field trips from Miami-Dade Schools to Arts for a Better World.


Tuesday November 30 6pm - 8:30pm Official VIP & Press Preview (guest list only)
7:30pm - 11pm Opening Celebration (by invitation)
Wednesday December 1 11am - 7pm  
Thursday December 2 11am - 7pm  
Friday December 3 11am - 7pm  
Saturday December 4 11am - 11pm  
Sunday December 5 11am - 5pm Family Day

Family Day: On Sunday, December 5, Arts for a Better World will offer the first 500 children to enter the exhibition free healthy picnic/lunches.

All children present will be invited to participate in spectacular art workshops by internationally-celebrated artist Olga Sinclair, coming specially to Miami from Panama for this unique occasion.

Venue: Soho Studios at The Wynwood Convention Center, located at NW 22nd Street and NW 1st Avenue, just south of Midtown, in Miami's Wynwood Arts District.


Marile & Jorge Luis LopezCo-Chairs, American Cancer Society
Sam TidwellCEO, American Red Cross South Florida Region
Charles Mc CormackPresident, Save The Children
Gary White & Matt DamonCo-Founders,
Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr.Member, Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw First Nations
Susan C. BeerPhilanthropist, Special Advisor to AFABW
Edmond AbergelCEO, MGI Digital Graphic Technology
Michael AndersonResearch Scientist, Geo-Sciences, Geology
Paul BensabatPresident, North American Committee, French Foreign Trade Advisors, Co-President & CEO, Manischewitz Company
Stephan BoushiraPresident Bergamasque, Special Advisor to AFABW
Jean-Michel CaffinPresident, Axis Americas LLC
Margaret M. CullenTrade Commissioner, Canadian Consulate
Michael DiPietroVice Mayor, City of Doral
Sonia GibsonPhilanthropist, President Sonia Gibson PR
Gary GoldfarbExecutive Vice President, WDTC
Jeanie HernandezRegional Director, Comcast
Phillip M. Hudson, IIIPartner Arnstein & Lehr, LLP
Wendy E. KallergisPresident & CEO, Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association
George NearyVice President, Cultural Development, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
Franck NeroPresident & CEO, Beacon Council
Alain Dominique PerrinFormer President, Cartier International, Founder, Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art
Raquel A. RegaladoSchool Board Member
Diego StecchiPresident, Ferragamo Latin America
Laura TauberPresident, Tauber Academy School Board
Eli TourgemanFormer Mayor, City of Surfside, Vice President HSBC
Bernd WollschlaegerM.D., Author & Speaker
Save the Children
Save the Children
American Red Cross
American Red Cross
American Cancer Society
American Cancer Society
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