October 2022 - May 2023
The City of Miami Beach is working alongside some of the world’s best cultural institutions to provide a night of free, unique and unforgettable experiences. Every third Thursday of the month, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Miami Beach will come alive with culture as various institutions and buildings open their doors to give you just a taste of what they have to offer. From backstage tours, exhibition openings, and free film screenings in the park, there will be something for everyone. All events are free unless otherwise noted.
The majority of the programming is accessible by foot and by bike, but we will also offer dedicated free trolleys that will drop you off and pick you up at our dedicated Culture Crawl stops – check out our monthly map to find your closest stop. Start where you would like and explore at your own leisure!
Let’s hit the street and get our monthly dose of culture! Tag us using @MiamiBeachNews on Twitter and Instagram to hop into our DM’s or use #CultureCrawl to be a part of the story on Facebook!
Thursday, March 16, 2023
6 P.M. to 9 P.M.
Multiple locations throughout Miami Beach | www.artoutsidemb.org
Self - Guided Tours
With works ranging from monumental sculpture, neon, to sound and video, and participatory artworks, Art Outside is a public art exhibition initiated by The Bass that offers residents and visitors the opportunity to see and experience a network of public artworks throughout Miami Beach.
2100 Collins Avenue | www.thebass.org
Trolley Stop: Collins Ave & 21 St
Enjoy free museum admission from 6 – 9PM and unveiling of New Monuments in Collins Park and the Teen Art Exhibition in The Bass Creativity Center.
Join us in Collins Park during Culture Crawl on Thursday March 16 from 6:30 PM as we unveil Carola Bravo: Between Absence and Presence, winner of The Bass’ New Monuments artist open call, a project established in 2020 with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation through the museum’s Knight Art Commissions Program.
Venezuelan American artist, architect and cultural activist Carola Bravo challenges the traditional commemoration and use of public monuments by asking “what reflects impermanence better than recognizing invisibility and absence?” With Between Absence and Presence, the artist highlights society’s inverted values, reflecting the viewers’ gaze back towards themselves. The spectator becomes viewer and performer, sparking questions about our participation in how monuments legitimize and assign value to persons, places and moments. Museum members enjoy complimentary wine by Dry Farm Wines during this opening event.
At The Bass Creativity Center, explore artwork by local teen artists at the annual Teen Art Exhibition. Celebrate the exhibiting artists and stay to watch the announcement of prizes at 7:30 PM.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive | www.mbgarden.org
Trolley Stop: Meridian Ave & 19 St
- Impromptu: A Miami City Ballet Pop-Up Performance
Enjoy a live performance by the Miami City Ballet during the March edition of the Miami Beach Culture Crawl. As one of several "pop-up" locations, MCB brings professional dancers into the Garden, making the art accessible for all. The Impromptuseries is choreographed and performed by their world-class dancers, offering audiences a fresh way to experience ballet in unique settings. The series was born in response to the pandemic and the need for outdoor performance. The pop-ups are the company’s way of saying thank you to the communities that have supported MCB throughout the years – providing innovative art that inspires, entertains, and heals.
Free to attend - please RSVP here
New World Symphony
500 17th Street | www.nws.edu
Trolley Stop: Convention Center Drive & 17 St
New World Symphony is partnering with Save the Chimps for an evening of jazz and art.
Enjoy music from a New World Symphony jazz trio while browsing abstract paintings by chimpanzee artists.
All proceeds from the art sold at this event will benefit Save the Chimps, an animal protection nonprofit providing sanctuary and care to chimpanzees in need. More information about this organization can be found at SaveTheChimps.org.
1933 Meridian Avenue | www.holocaustmemorialmiamibeach.org
Trolley Stop: Meridian Ave & 19 St
The Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach invites you to visit for a guided tour. You will also be able to watch the Holocaust Memorial's award-winning film that uses music, poetry, and storytelling to describe the Holocaust and the experiences of survivors.
Miami Design Preservation League
1001 Ocean Drive | www.mdpl.org
Trolley Stop: Collins Avenue & 11 St
Nancy Liebman Another Landmark Bites the Dust
Join Miami Design Preservation League in welcoming preservationist Nancy Liebman as she presents excerpts from her memoir Another Landmark Bites the Dust: A Deco Preservationist’s Scrapbook as part of Miami Beach Culture Crawl. Talk will take place from 6:30 PM to 7 PM.
Miami Beach Urban Studios – FIU
1618 Washington Avenue | www.carta.fiu.edu/mbus
Trolley Stop: Washington Ave & 17 St
- 6PM - 8:30 PM | Diamonds in the Sky Exhibition
Join faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members for the opening of Mama, G-Ma, and Nana: Diamonds in the Sky, an exhibition featuring FIU alumni Anna Goraczko, Elyssa Llanso , and Tori Scott. On view through March 29, 2023 in the Washington Gallery, free and open to the public.
1602A Washington Avenue | FIU Urban Studios, Miami Beach Visual Arts Gallery
- 6 PM - 8:30 PM | Instructive Imprints Exhibition
Visit the gallery and view work highlighting the work and mentor/mentee relationship between print faculty and their current or former students across the state of Florida. Miami Beach Visual Arts Gallery, free and open to the public.
1001 Washington Avenue | www.wolfsonian.org
Trolley Stop: Collins Avenue & 11 St
We're partnering with the City of Miami Beach and neighboring institutions to present free monthly evenings of à la carte culture. Just hop on the complimentary trolley service stopping near participating locations (or grab your bike or comfy walking shoes!) and take in the best of South Beach's art, performances, screenings, and tours. Plan your night as you like it—choose a couple of spots, or make the full rounds, 6–9pm.
Join us for half-priced drinks in the Design Store, then explore our new fall exhibitions, Roberto Lugo’s Street Shrines, the Afro-Cuban-infused Turn the Beat Around and geography-inspired Plotting Power: Maps and the Modern Age.
924 Lincoln Road & 928 Lincoln Road | www.oolitearts.org
Trolley Stop: Washington Avenue & 17 St
Visit Oolite Arts for their latest exhibition Good Times.
The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
301 Washington Avenue | jmof.fiu.edu
Trolley Stop: Washington Avenue & 3rd St.
The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU invites you to visit our four new exhibitions. Lady Liberty: A Bonnie Lautenberg Retrospective featuring more than 20 works by Lautenberg, spanning her artistic career, including photographs she took in Palm Beach, Cuba and New York, alongside her conceptual artworks. LA ALEGRÍA DE VIVIR: A Moment in Venezuelan Jewish Life, a series of colorful paintings by Silvia Cohen, The Kindness of One with photographs by Margaret Lansink and poetry by René van Hulst, and Environmental Art: Fragile Beauty which explores the powerful allure of nature alongside its delicate state today. Featuring site-specific installations by local artists, Beatriz Chachamovits, Mira Lehr, and Lauren Shapiro.
1440 Ocean Drive | www.thebetsyhotel.com
Trolley Stop: Collins Ave & 15 St
The Betsy Hotel is excited to welcome you back for MARCH 2023 Culture Crawl with arts programming in poetry, visual arts, and music that takes place all night long. Galleries are open for self-tours of mixed media and photography, intergenerational jazz in the Lobby Salon features vocalists representing the present and future of jazz in Miami, live opera featuring younger talent is presented outside on the terrace, and a 'meet the poet' program is presented in the Library.
- 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | Meet the Poet – SWWIM (SUPPORTING WOMEN WRITERS IN MIAMI)
SWWIM (SUPPORTING WOMEN WRITERS IN MIAMI) presents Suzanne Frischkorn, author of Lit Windowpane and five chapbooks, hosted by area poets Caridad Moro-Gronlier and Jen Karentnick.
- 6 PM - 10 PM | Open Galleries
Throughout the hotel - from Ocean Drive to Collins Avenue - in public spaces and hallways - and in formal galleries .
- 7 PM - 11 PM | Inter-General Jazz Night
Hosted by Ryan and Cindy Ellis, award-winning jazz performers and storied Music Educators in the Miami Dade Public Schools.
- 9 PM - 9:30 PM | Opera on the Terrace
Miami Beach Classical Music Festival featuring the region's most successful high school classical vocal training program funded by The Children's Trust.
The Art Design Project Miami Gallery
435 21st Street | www.theartdesignproject.com
The Art Design Project gallery promotes the intersection of art and design, representing the work of emerging and established artists. The gallery curates physical and online art exhibitions, as well as pop-up exhibits and alternative engagements around the world, where patrons can purchase artworks directly from our art selection of the artists we represent, from our archives, or through our online art partners.
Garden in Hell showcase photographs by Horst P. Horst will mark our sixth collaboration with The
Horst Estate, and over twenty years of partnership, with previous exhibitions in Miami, New York, Barcelona, Istanbul, and currently in Atlanta with the “Essence of the Times” exhibition at the SCAD FASH MUSEUM OF FASHION + FILM. For this newest exhibition, gallery curator Juan Carlos Arcila-Duque has selected a spectacular series of never-before-seen images by the “Master of Light and composition“, Horst P. Horst, accompanied by a number of extraordinary black and white and color vintages and limited-edition photographs in collaboration with the esteemed collector Gert Elfering.
Art O Works
1500 Bay Road | www.artoworks.com
Join Art O Works for their first ever showing of CREATURES LARGE AND SMALL AND NO CREATURES AT ALL. Created to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Art Basel in Miami Beach and it presents the diverse works of a Fulbright scholar Yulia Lanina from Austin Texas, NYC artist Valery Yershov, resident of North Miami Daria Bagrintseva and resident of South Beach Olga Chemokhud-Doty at the South Tower. The exhibit will be open to the public from 10am to 9pm until May 23, 2023.
1701 Washington Ave | www.bluskygallery.com
Trolley Stop: Washington Avenue & 17 St
On view through the 16th of March, Miami Works is a group exhibition featuring Charo Oquet, Emilio Martinez, Horst Kohlem, Kim Keever, Rafael Vargas Bernard, Sandra Ramos, and Sheila Elias, seven artists from around the world who live and work in Miami.
Featured Performances & Live Music:
- 8 PM | Live Music: Dania Sixto
- 6 - 9 PM | Vinyl DJ: South Florida Registry of Alternative Music and Archive
Dania Sixto is an experimental synthesist based out of Miami, Florida. Her work explores the sculpting of analog currents into brooding textural atmospheres and kaleidoscopic melodies alike.
S. F. R. A. M. A. intends to kindle a South Florida music renaissance, reviving curiosity, cultural ambition, and imagination by pushing music in bold new directions to create an overwhelming sensory and intellectual explosion of expressions. The organization collects, organizes, and preserves unique sound recordings made in South Florida. And develops programs highlighting the contents of these works and presents this distinctive collection to the general public.
7802 Rue Vendome | www.normandyfountain.com
Miami Beach OnStage! in partnership with the Global Arts Project presents Anibal Berraute. Through his organic and uncertain improvisational approach, coupled with individual virtuosity, Anibal Berraute’s tango fusion delivers an exciting experience that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats.
Miami Beach Bandshell
7275 Collins Ave | www.miamibeachbandshell.com
This month's North Beach Social, the free monthly night of music at the Bandshell, features Kaylan Arnold, a young South Florida based reggae-jazz-hip hop artist making waves with her impactful music and lyrics.
Lincoln Road Business Improvement District
Lincoln Road | www.lincolnrd.com
Trolley Stop: Washington Ave & 17 St
New World Symphony Fellow’s Live on Lincoln Road
Euclid Oval & Lincoln Road
Performance from 6 PM to 8 PM
Join your friends and neighbors at this pop-up performance by some of the most gifted classical musicians found anywhere in the known universe. The New World Symphony Fellows are participants in “America’s Orchestral Academy,” located within the Lincoln Road District. They will play both classical and popular music, and it promises to be a performance not to be missed.
Richard Orlinski Exhibit & Pop-Up Gallery
The Lincoln Road Business Improvement District presents an exhibit of 12+ monumental Orlinski sculptures along the eight-block pedestrian promenade from November 2022 through March 2023, coinciding with his pop-up, Gallery Orlinski, located at 801 Lincoln Rd.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Self-guided Tour on Lincoln Road
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden has reimagined the landscape of Lincoln Road as a botanic garden, providing public, smartphone-accessible interpretation of the plants. Over 120 QR-coded signs are installed on trees, palms, and orchids (which number 1,250), connecting visitors to plant-specific information and media. The information can be accessed as a self-guided tour or as on-demand information about individual plants. It includes English and Spanish text, photos, and video. The tour focuses on the most notable elements of the historic Lincoln Road landscape, providing the name, origin, and significance of each plant. The most conspicuous and important plants are linked to descriptive videos created by Fairchild scientists. The interpretation allows Lincoln Road to function as a curated botanic garden. Enjoy.
690 Lincoln Road -3rd Floor Lincoln Center | www.peekaboostudios.org
5 PM to 9 PM
Peekaboo Studios is a hidden creative space composed of several artists' studios on Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. The idea emerged in 2020 when much office space on Lincoln road was left empty. Real estate developer Melvyn Schlesser and Lincoln Pop-Artist Jayda Knight thought of creating an art space comprised of 12 artist Studios.
The Lincoln Road BID presents Sneaker Impact Sculpture Installation
100 Lincoln Road
DeRubeis Fine Art of Miami
631 Lincoln Road
Kfir Moyal Gallery
933 Lincoln Road
737 Lincoln Road