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Urban Arts International Art Fair

urban-arts-week-logo-pngUrban Arts International Art Fair will be held from November 20th, 2014 through January 15th, 2015 [within the time frame of Art Basel Miami] at KROMA Art Space, in Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida.

Urban Arts is spearheaded by Urban Arts Week, LLC, a collaborative organization with the highest levels of artistic skill and passion for quality consisting of KROMA Art Space and Iris PhotoCollective, LLC. Urban Arts will showcase over 25 international renowned artists within various disciplines examining the tussle and lure of the urban landscape.

What is it about the urbanization of our dreams that has caused the large migration of people of color from their birthplace? Our objective is to provide a global answer through visual representations in fine art photography, paintings, sculptures, and mix-media. We also aim to depict a dynamic Miami that attracts affluent and wealthy art aficionados and is a major platform for the presentation of panel discussions, lectures and activities favorable to issues that challenge the arts and involve primary, secondary, post-graduate students and academic instructors.

Organizers

  • J.S. Rashid, Collaborative Development Corp
  • Carl Juste, Curator/Partner, Iris PhotoCollective, LLC
  • Julia Polonyi, KROMA director

Consortium

  • KROMA Art Space – Host (Coconut Grove, Miami, FL)
  • Bernice Steinbaum Gallery (Miami, FL)
  • Iris PhotoCollective (Miami, FL)
  • Barbara Gillman Gallery (Miami Beach, FL)

Initiatives

  • Develop a marketing plan  to depict Greater Miami as a preferred destination to the under- targeted affluent tourist art market
  • Brand KROMA as a top site and international avant-garde African Diaspora art space for Urban Arts
  • Provide economic impact for the growth and sustainability of artists of color
  • Leverage the art to convene and connect with emerging and accomplished artists in Greater Miami in the maturation of a high caliber art event
  • Link various African Diaspora art experiences throughout Latin America, Caribbean, North America, and Africa
  • Create a free space and platform within which art and commerce can progressively co-exist
  • Implement best business practices that respect the dignity of artists and give added value to art buyers

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