Sidewalk-Chalk-3Students from the South Miami Senior High School National Honor Society Art program brought some street art to the SOMIartwalk© in December, with chalk drawing on Sunset Drive in front of Starbucks.  Young and old passersby also get into the scene and put their own mark on the sidewalk.

SOMIartwalk© is held on the second Friday of the month from October through March.  Unlike other communities which have multiple art galleries that host art night events, South Miami relies on its tree-lined sidewalks and responsive retail establishments to host artists, and this year, four area boutiques exhibit “fashion is art.” And along the sidewalks both established and emerging artists exhibit their work as part of the SOMI Sidewalk Showcase. Students of visual and performing arts programs from area schools participate in making the event a very special family-oriented ‘hometown’ Friday evening event.

Pictured on the left are: SM K-8 fifth grader Ana Lanza with art teacher Ms. D. Conley at the DocThomas House; “Fashion is Art” at VIGI’s; artist Rosie Brown and guitarist Luis Rojas at Isabel’s Fine Home Accessories and Henna tattoo artist at Bhoom Shanti

HOST SPONSOR VENUES for the 2015-2016 Season are: Arango, Bhoom Shanti, Isabel Home Accessories, Lucy Agnes, RESPICE Independent Republic, Si Belle French Boutique, The Archive Fine Art & Collectibles, the Tropical Audubon Society at the historic Doc Thomas House, VIGI Miami, and the Wirtz Gallery at the First National Bank of South Miami.  Additional businesses provide sponsorship support for the monthly event: ChamberSouth, First National Bank of South Miami, Team FootWorks, JES Communicatons, Massage Envy, My Cotorra, Splitsville, The Dog from Ipanema, The Shops at Sunset Place, Town Kitchen & Bar and 3eleven Media.

The event is co-presented by the City of South Miami, ChamberSOUTH and SOMI Magazine.


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