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:
List in alphabetical order. Updated 11/22/10
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.
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 Lopez||Co-Chairs, American Cancer Society|
|Sam Tidwell||CEO, American Red Cross South Florida Region|
|Charles Mc Cormack||President, Save The Children|
|Gary White & Matt Damon||Co-Founders, Water.org|
|Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr.||Member, Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw First Nations|
|Susan C. Beer||Philanthropist, Special Advisor to AFABW|
|Edmond Abergel||CEO, MGI Digital Graphic Technology|
|Michael Anderson||Research Scientist, Geo-Sciences, Geology|
|Paul Bensabat||President, North American Committee, French Foreign Trade Advisors, Co-President & CEO, Manischewitz Company|
|Stephan Boushira||President Bergamasque, Special Advisor to AFABW|
|Jean-Michel Caffin||President, Axis Americas LLC|
|Margaret M. Cullen||Trade Commissioner, Canadian Consulate|
|Michael DiPietro||Vice Mayor, City of Doral|
|Sonia Gibson||Philanthropist, President Sonia Gibson PR|
|Gary Goldfarb||Executive Vice President, WDTC|
|Jeanie Hernandez||Regional Director, Comcast|
|Phillip M. Hudson, III||Partner Arnstein & Lehr, LLP|
|Wendy E. Kallergis||President & CEO, Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association|
|George Neary||Vice President, Cultural Development, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau|
|Franck Nero||President & CEO, Beacon Council|
|Alain Dominique Perrin||Former President, Cartier International, Founder, Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art|
|Raquel A. Regalado||School Board Member|
|Diego Stecchi||President, Ferragamo Latin America|
|Laura Tauber||President, Tauber Academy School Board|
|Eli Tourgeman||Former Mayor, City of Surfside, Vice President HSBC|
|Bernd Wollschlaeger||M.D., Author & Speaker|