SOMIartwalk© came to a grand finale in March, with more art on the sidewalks and in businesses, and after parties hosted at area restaurants. Unlike other areas which boast of many art galleries, South Miami has a unique take on presenting an artnight as area businesses open their doors to artists as well as on our tree-lined sidewalks. As South Miami is a more family-oriented community, many locations on sidewalks showcased art and musical performances by area students.
SOMIartwalk© is held on the second Friday of the month, from October through March. Art Night visitors walking through our town center got to appreciate the visual and performing arts while also appreciating the uniqueness of our charming retail business establishments.
Art Night Ambassadors distribute Art Night maps to visitors walking our sidewalks.
SOMIartwalk© is co-presented by Chamber South, the City of South Miami and SOMI Magazine. The event is sponsored in part by Aurum Collections, Chamber South, First National Bank of South Miami, Le Macaron, Massage Envy/Spa, Plaza 57, Sergio’s Printing, SoMi SoU Boutique, TCMC, Inc., The Dog from Ipanema, The Shops at Sunset Place.
HOST SPONSORS at area businesses are: The Wirtz Gallery, Jorge Hulian Gallery, Bhoom Shanti, Green Monkey, Giancarlo Designs, Le Macaron, The Dressing Room, Isabel Home Accessories, SoMi SoU Boutique and the Tropical Audubon Society at the Doc Thomas House.
MEDIA SPONSORS are: 89.7 Classical South Florida, WDNA 88.9 FM Radio, Community Newspapers|South Miami News, and SOMI Magazine.
Restaurants participating in the artwalk after parties this season were: Town Kitchen & Bar, Trattoria Sole, Sushi Maki, The MexZican Gourmet, The Irish Times, Blu by Best Friends and FOX’s Sherron Inn.
Our thanks to all our sponsors, volunteer Artwalk Ambassadors and afterparty hosts and for enhancing the Friday night experience in SOMI.