What is Culture Crawl?

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 become 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 four dedicated free trolleys (the white ones) complete with Art Deco tour guides, 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 #MBArtsAndCulture to be a part of the story on Facebook!

Culture Crawl Thursday, April 15 Listings
6 PM - 9 PM

SOUTH/MID BEACH LISTINGS

  • Art Outside | Multiple locations throughout Miami Beach | www.artoutsidemb.org
    Trolley Stops: 11 Street & Collins Avenue | 17 Street & Meridian Avenue | 17 Street & Washington Avenue | 22 Street & Collins Avenue
    Self - Guided Tours
    Art Outside is a public art exhibition presented by The Bass, in collaboration with City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places, that offers residents and visitors the opportunity to see and experience a network of public artworks throughout Miami Beach.
  • SoundScape Park | 500 17 Street |  www.nws.edu
    Trolley Stop: Washington Avenue & 17 Street
    Locust Projects presents the premiere of a new video work directed by multidisciplinary artist GeoVanna Gonzalez. The film captures an intimate performance, moving poetry, and a meditative original score. Amongst its many themes, HOW TO: Oh, look at me seeks to validate the experience of being both exalted and discarded, seen and unseen, heard and unheard – and the search for peace despite these conditions.
  • Betsy Hotel | 1440 Ocean Drive | www.thebetsyhotel.com
    Trolley Stop: Washington Avenue & 15 Street
    Wilkie Ferguson is featured at the Betsy’s historic lobby and terrace for those who prefer outdoor seats. Wilkie Ferguson was born and raised in Miami, he attended New World School of the Arts, Morehouse College, and Eastman School of Music.
  • O, Miami at the Betsy ORB | 1440 Ocean Drive at Ocean Court | www.thebetsyhotel.com
    Trolley Stop 4: Washington Avenue & 15 Street
    O, Miami comes to The Betsy ORB with a large-scale projection entitled This City at Sundown created by artists Naho Matsuda and Paul Angus. This work engages and reconnects with multiple versions of this Miami Beach through the re-edit and projection of found text.  Under the Influence will open at 7 p.m. with poets reading their own work and the work of those they admire, featuring spoken word legend, Rebecca ‘Butterfly” Vaughns and Piano Slam Youth poet award winners.
  • Holocaust Memorial | 1933 Meridian Avenue | www.holocaustmemorialmiamibeach.org
    Trolley Stop: Convention Center Drive & 19 Street
    Guests are invited to explore the artistry of the Holocaust Memorial for moment so of reflection and contemplation.
  • The Bass | 2100 Collins Avenue | www.thebass.org
    Trolley Stop: Collins Avenue & 21 Street
    Exhibitions include The Willfulness of Objects, a selection of newly acquired works from The Bass’ collection, Open Storage: Selections from the Collection and Works on Loan and Art Outside.
  • Miami Beach Botanical Garden| 2000 Convention Center Drive | www.cmbgarden.org
    Trolley Stop1: Meridian Avenue & 19 Street
    Pangea Kali Virga has produced a series of works celebrating and inspired by the Miami Beach Botanical Garden and the unique wilderness of our magic city. The show features over 35 works composed fully of up-cycled materials donated by the community and assembled using zero waste and sustainable techniques. Stroll the Garden, stop by the Botanical Bar for beverages and bites for purchase.
  • Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU | 301 Washington Avenue | www.jmof.fiu.edu
    Currently on view at the museum are Will Eisner: Comic Creator, Illustrator and Innovator, The Sanctuary, and Jews of the Florida Panhandle. Eisner’s work spans a career of seven decades, including original illustrations, first edition comic books from The Spirit, graphic novels and self-portraits. The Sanctuary is the premier exhibition in the newly restored main gallery, featuring 80 stained-glass windows and Art Deco features within the main building
  • The Wolfsonian- FIU | 1001 Washington Avenue | www.wolfsonian.org
    Trolley Stop: Washington Avenue & 10 Street
    Visit the first-floor installations, featuring “three of the most powerful exhibitions anywhere in South Florida” (Forbes Magazine). all carefully rethought for the world we live in—including Art for Justice, Color and Form: American Depression Glass, The New Deal: Art Relief, and You, Me, We, Us and Solidarity in AIDS Graphic Design. Plus, enjoy a 10% shopping discount in the Design Store
  • Frozen Music in Collins Park | 2100 Collins Avenue - Rotunda Area|
    Trolley Stop: Collins Avenue & 21 Street
    Spring II is a site-specific performative sound installation that will play continuously from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Located in Collins Park, Spring II can be experienced over a casual stroll or bring a picnic to enjoy the piece over a longer period of time.

NORTH BEACH

  • North Beach Bandshell | 7275 Collins Avenue | www.northbeachbandshell.com
    North Beach Social presented by the Rhythm Foundation returns with an in-person performance from Indian – American percussionist Rajesh Bhandari. Bhandari, with over 20 years mastering the Tabla, creates music that carries both stimulating and hypnotic elements. Purchase in-person tickets and RSVP for the free livestream at rhythmfoundation.com. Performance begins at 8 p.m.

LINCOLN ROAD

  • Lincoln Road Business Improvement District | Lincoln Road between Alton Road and Washington Avenue | www.lincolnrd.com
    Trolley Stop: Washington Avenue & 17 Street
    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, connecting visitors to plant-specific information and media.
  • SHOWFIELDS | 530 Lincoln Road | www.showfields.com
    Trolley Stop: Washington Avenue & 17 Street
    Come experience Miami's first sustainable curation at the intersection of art and retail. Showcasing over 20 immersive art installations, this Ode to the Magic City lets you observe the local environment from the perspective of our artists.

Virtual Programming

  • Miami Beach Urban Studios – FIU | www.carta.fiu.edu/mbus
    Flutist, soprano and sound artist Alice Teyssier brings “something new, something fresh, but also something uncommonly beautiful” (UT San Diego) to her performances. Alice’s mission is to share lesser-known masterpieces and develop a rich and vibrant repertoire that reflects our era. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m.
  • O Cinema | www.o-cinema.org
    Various virtual screenings, including Leona, Truth to Power, 17 Blocks, Crestone, Music and Two of Us.

 

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