Art Africa Miami Arts Fair returns next month

The Urban Collective’s fifth Art Africa Miami Arts Fair (AAMAF) takes place Dec. 2-6. It will be hosted by the Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex, 819 NW 2nd Ave, Miami.

The exhibition will run daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Art Africa Miami Arts Fair is a juried multidisciplinary exhibition of fine contemporary art from the global African Diaspora.

“We are thrilled to announce the 5th Annual Art Africa Miami Arts Fair in the Historic Overtown.

The community is experiencing a timely and well-deserved renaissance. Art Africa Miami is a catalyst of this renaissance and I am looking forward to everyone coming out to experience the rebirth through art, architecture, and design,” said D. Neil Hall, an architect who is founder of the fair.

The AAMAF is also part of the Soul Basel and Art of Black Miami marketing vehicle that brings awareness to Black art for all perspectives that include African-American, Latin, Afro Cuban, Caribbean and African artistic and cultural exhibition and programming.

AAMAF is made possible through the support of District 5 Commissioner Keon Hardemon and Southeast Overtown Park West Community Redevelopment Agency (SEOPW CRA).

“Art and entertainment are at the cornerstone of the Historic Overtown community,” said Hardemon. “As chairman of the SEOPW CRA, it is our mission to enhance the quality of life of our residents. Showcases such as the annual Art Africa Miami Arts Fair, attracts visitors into the community while highlighting the wave of redevelopment that is taking place. “

The Urban Collective Art Youth Insider workshop on Dec. 4 will explore the areas of art and design, street art, mural art and fine art.

On Dec. 6, there will be a Soul Basel Brunch and Conversation: “The Renaissance of Overtown’s Cultural and Artistic Landscape,’’ which will close out the fair.

For more details, visit www.artafricamiamifair.com or call 954-283-7195.

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