The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau will showcase Greater Miami and Miami Beach’s rich cultural history and diverse heritage with its 2022 Art of Black Miami cultural programming. Launched in 2014, the Multicultural Tourism & Development Department developed the Art of Black Miami as a year-round marketing platform and destination promotion that showcases the visual arts and artists locally, nationally, and internationally, all celebrating the Black Diaspora.
“The Art of Black Miami programming has continued to expand over the past eight years,” said David Whitaker, president and CEO of the bureau. “The program, which further positions Greater Miami and Miami Beach as a leading and inspiring multicultural destinations, celebrates the unique talent developed in our community, and establishes a platform for artists to exhibit their skills while gaining valuable exposure.”
Curated art initiatives organized by local art organizations and galleries have begun and will continue to debut in neighborhoods throughout Historic Overtown, Little Haiti, Little Havana, Opa-locka, North Miami, Design District, Downtown Miami, South Dade, and Miami Beach. Festivities kicked off November 16 with a Coffee & Conversation featuring Miami Arts, Culture, & Heritage Months.
“Art of Black Miami honors the spirit of Miami Art Week by bringing awareness to extremely talented, diverse local artists,” stated Connie Kinnard, senior vice president of the Multicultural Tourism & Development Department. “The global arts community has its eyes on Greater Miami and Miami Beach giving us an opportunity to showcase the cultural diversity of our artists, organizations and galleries celebrating our neighborhoods and communities year-round.”
The Art of Black Miami features prominent Black Miami artists including Marcus Blake, Addonis Parker, and Purvis Young, along with other influential and emerging artists in the community. This year’s Art of Black Miami events continue to raise the bar for the program, featuring artists from across the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America, and beyond, featuring curated exhibitions, performances, artist talks, films, pop-up events, and mural unveilings across the Magic City. For more information on Art of Black Miami and a full schedule of events through the end of the year and beyond, click here.