The 2016-17 SOMIartwalk© Season is wrapping up its six-month program with events planned for February 10 and March 10. Artwalk is held on the second Friday of the month from October through March.
From 6-9p the area business district opens its doors to artists, and visitors enjoy established and emerging visual and performing artists on the sidewalks throughout town until 10p.
Unlike other communities which have multiple art galleries and host art night events, South Miami relies on responsive establishments and its tree-lined sidewalks to host artists.
Participating as Host Venue Sponsors this year are: arango, Bhoom Shanti, Isabel Fine Home Accessories, Just OM Yoga Studio, Respice–Independent Republic, Tea & Poets, The Wirtz Gallery at the First National Bank of South Miami, and the Tropical Audubon Society at the historic Doc Thomas House. Other professional artists showcase their work on the sidewalks throughout town, and students from area schools join in the event and participate in the “SOMI SIDEWALK SHOWCASE,” featuring the visual and performing arts. New this season has been “Pop-Up” comedy with “Dead Funny.”
Area students from the University of Miami, South Miami Senior High School Arts Honor Society, South Miami Middle School, South Miami K-8 Expressive Arts Magnet, Palmetto Elementary School, Palmetto High School, Pinecrest Elementary School and Silver Knight Nominees from Killian High School are participating in events this season.
SOMIartwalk© is co-presented by the City of South Miami, ChamberSOUTH and SOMI Magazine, and sponsored in part by ChamberSOUTH, First National Bank of South Miami, JES Communications, Massage Envy SPA, Miro’s Boutique, Sergio’s Printing, South Miami Jewelry & Antiques, Splitsville Luxury Lanes, The Dog from Ipanema, The Shops at Sunset Place and Town Kitchen + Bar.