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Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Brings Back The Art Of Black Miami


African Diaspora Arts, Culture and Diversity Celebrated

Following a successful launch in 2014, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) brings back Art of Black Miami, a platform that shines a spotlight on local, national and international art and artists representing the African diaspora.  Art of Black Miami takes part during the destination's premier art event, Art Basel Miami Beach.  This signature initiative is a celebration of the abundant artistic diversity found within Miami's mosaic and heritage-rich neighborhoods. Residents and visitors will experience new artwork and projects while attending special events, meeting artists, visiting pop-up art galleries and more.  A dedicated website - www.ArtOfBlackMiami.com - provides real-time updates and more information on the African diaspora art representing African-American, Caribbean, Latin American and African cultures. 

"The GMCVB's newly formed Multicultural Tourism Department is proud to bring back Art of Black because it combines two leading pillars in our community:  the diversity of our heritage-rich neighborhoods and our global position as a premier art and culture destination," says GMCVB President & CEO, William D. Talbert, III, CDME.  "Having just announced another record-breaking year in tourism welcoming 15.1 million overnight visitors to Greater Miami we know that visitors extend their vacation and stay longer to experience art and culture in our multicultural neighborhoods."

The City of Miami will extend their iconic trolley routes in order to provide free transportation for Art of Black Miami participants around heritage neighborhoods.  Community pockets within Miami and The Beaches are embracing the event with specially programmed exhibits such as "Soul Basel" in historic Overtown and TIZITA (Ti-zee-ta) a fine art group exhibition featuring Ethiopian and African Diaspora art on Miami Beach. 

More than forty-seven (47) events in Miami's heritage neighborhoods (including Little Haiti, Coconut Grove, Liberty City, Opa-Locka, Historic Overtown, Wynwood, MiMo District, Miami Gardens, Coral Gables and Downtown) and throughout the destination began in November.

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