Young student artists showcasing their work.

SOMIartwalk© is one-third of the six-month series now successfully presented.  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.

Palmetto Elementary School Jazz Ensemble performing on Sunset Drive.

Held on the second Friday (6-9p) of the month, from October through March, Art Night visitors walking through our town center get 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.

As South Miami is a more family-oriented community, many locations on sidewalks will showcase art and musical performances by area students.

Diana Herrera showcasing on Sunset Drive.

This season, six different area restaurants will each host one night for an “After Artwalk Party” with special offerings to artwalk attendees.  Your artwalk map will be your pass; and each night of artwalk, FOX’s will host a late night party (10p-1a).

Showcasing at the Wirtz Gallery in November were four area artists: Cate Breit, Judy Hendel, Jean Baruolo and Penny Thurer.

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.  Media sponsors are: 89.7 Classical South Florida, WDNA 88.9 FM Radio, Community Newspapers|South Miami News, and SOMI Magazine.

Remaining dates for the 2012-2013 Season: December 14, January 11, February 8 and March 8.

Photographer Brian Trainor with Chamber President Mary Scott Russell at Tropical Audubon Artist George Bethea at The Green Monkey. Aleatoric Impressionist artist Cory Hunter.






Owners of Le Macaron, Quentin and Agnes Garrigou, one of the sponsors of the monthly art event, led a champagne toast to their first week in business and the first artwalk of the season. Joining in the toast are: Vice-Mayor Josh Liebman, Artwalk Ambassador Coordinator Barbara Acker, SOMI contributing writer Donna Shelley, presenting artist Ronald Shelley and the Garrigou’s. Hans Huseby and Mary Scott Russell meet up with SHOP LATE participant Vigi. UM student Rachel Kotkin in the SOMI SIDEWALK SHOWCASE. Gathering outside of Isabel’s Fine Accessories on Red Road. Henna Tattoo artist at Bhoom Shanti on Sunset Drive. David Lavernia talking with art admirers. ArtNight Founder Roman Compte of SOMI SO U Boutique with sax player Hiram. Artwalkers enjoy the hospitality of Chef Ze Carlos at the Mexzican Gourmet which hosted the After Party.

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