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!

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Culture Crawl
Thursday, May 18, 2023
6 P.M. to 9 P.M.


Elevate Española
Española Way - East Corridor | www.mbartsandculture.org
Trolley Stop: Washington Ave & 15 St
Very Moving by Jillian Mayer (April - June 2023)

Art Outside
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.

The Bass
2100 Collins Avenue | www.thebass.org
Trolley Stop: Collins Ave & 21 St
Enjoy free museum admission from 6 – 9PM for May’s Culture Crawl, The Bass’ Teen Board hosts Neon Night.

The Teen Board hosts participants of all ages from 6-8pm during an open studio to create wearable art featuring bright neon colors. Guests are invited to draw inspiration from Tavares Strachan’s neon artwork We’re All in This Together, currently on view in the Phraseology exhibition.

Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive | www.mbgarden.org
Trolley Stop: Meridian Ave & 19 St

  • En el amoroso pantano de las hojas secas de otoño/In the Loving Swamp of Dry Autumn Leaves: The Art of Luján Candria
    Please join us for a cocktail reception celebrating the opening of En el amoroso pantano de las hojas secas de otoño/In the Loving Swamp of Dry Autumn Leaves: The Art of Luján Candria. Curated by Dina Mitrani and Marina Font, this event takes place in the Garden's Butterfly Gallery during May's Miami Beach Culture Crawl.

    Luja?n Candria is a Miami-based Argentine artist who uses diverse media to create introspective works about memory and oblivion. She often uses the repetition of images with subtle light variations to create intimate narratives and poetics loaded with nostalgia.

    Luja?n Candria explores the natural landscape, using specific vegetation and foliage as the main subjects of her photo-based, mixed-media works. Candria’s premise is that the work will look familiar – not because we can visually recognize them – but because of the emotional response arises within us, appearing to be linked to landscapes that are signified in our memory.

    In the creative process, Candria intervenes the photographic images by juxtaposing, multiplying and fragmenting them. The sharpest images get mixed with the more diffuse ones until they turn into almost imperceptible forms or completely disappear to become a simple plain color. As happens with many of our memories that become blurry over time and then come back to us as incomplete narratives.

    Candria graduated in sculpture from Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes (UNA) and received Associate Degree from Escuela Nacional de Cera?mica in Buenos Aires. In addition, she studied Applied Musical Computer Science at Fonorama and Image Editing at Mac Training Center (UNTREF).

    She was an artist in residence at Oolites (Art Center SF) Miami. Awarded the ArtReview Residency Prize, Candria was an artist in residence at Casa Wabi, Oaxaca. 2019. In 2020, her work was selected to be included in MIA’s permanent collection. Candria has presented solo exhibitions at international galleries and institutions. Her work has also participated in group shows, art fairs, and festivals in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the United States. Candria was selected to take part in Salo?n Acme 2023. Mexico City. She is currently an artist in residence at Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami.


Holocaust Memorial
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
6:30 PM - 7 PM | Lecture by Peter Kanavos: The Importance of Community Preservation in Maintaining our Architectural Heritage
Miami Beach is in the midst of a two-decades-old population decline. When residents vanish, neighborhoods deteriorate. The economic basis for architectural preservation, maintenance, and innovation suffers commensurately. The city at large and the city center, in particular, are increasingly dependent on a tourist economy that temporarily disguises problems but is negative in the long run. Using the example of east end Lincoln Road and the iconic Collins Ave intersection in the heart of the skyline Art Deco district, we will present an actual plan to combat neighborhood blight, crime, and imbalanced land uses. We will discuss the opportunities and constraints encountered in effectuating revitalization efforts.

Miami Beach Urban Studios – FIU
1618 Washington Avenue | www.carta.fiu.edu/mbus
Trolley Stop: Washington Ave & 17 St

  • Washington Gallery | 1618 Washington Avenue
    6PM - 8:30 PM | Makes and Matrices Exhibition

    Join us for the highly anticipated opening reception of the solo exhibition, Makes and Matrices by FIU Alum and Oolite Arts Fellow, Rhea Leonard. Rhea skillfully creates powerful and thought-provoking pieces that explore the Black body and its relation to society. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience Rhea’s intricate and poignant figurative works firsthand. We hope to see you there! The exhibition is on view May 18 through August 24, 2023. Washington Gallery, SoA Miami Beach Urban Studios, 1618 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL. Free and open to the public.
  • FIU Urban Studios, Miami Beach Visual Arts Gallery | 1602A Washington Avenue
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Excavating Fragments: The Mixed Media Art of John Colon

    Join us in-person as we celebrate the opening of Excavating Fragments: The Mixed Media Art of John Colon. This exhibition will be on view from May 18, 2023, to August 25, 2023, at the Miami Beach Visual Arts Gallery, located at 1602 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL.

The Wolfsonian-FIU
1001 Washington Avenue | www.wolfsonian.org
Trolley Stop: Collins Avenue & 11 St
Stay On It: A Block Party with Music, Poetry, Dance, and Art
Inspired by artist Roberto Lugo's mural on the façade of The Wolfsonian–FIU, Stay On It will transform 10th Street into a block party with live performances, an art opening, and Caribbean-themed food trucks. Produced by IlluminArts, the night's live performance features an all-star lineup including Grammy-winning baritone Kenneth Overton, conductor Jacomo Bairos, the Peter London Global Dance Company, and the Miami Sound Choir. Also on tap for the evening: the opening of Call and Response, a four-day pop-up installation of commemorative work created by artists from the Everglades Correctional Institute in response to Lugo's mural.

Stay On It is presented as part of the City of Miami Beach's monthly Culture Crawl and is made possible with support from the Humanities Edge and The Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab.

  • 6 PM - 9 PM | Opening of Call and Response
    Wolfsonian exhibition on floors 1, 6, and 7. Food trucks behind the building.

  • 7 PM - 8:15 PM | Stay On It Performance

Oolite Arts
924 Lincoln Road & 928 Lincoln Road | www.oolitearts.org
Trolley Stop: Washington Avenue & 17 St
Visit Oolite Arts for their latest exhibition Good Times.

Betsy Hotel
1440 Ocean Drive | www.thebetsyhotel.com
Trolley Stop: Collins Ave & 15 St
Programming runs from 6 to 11 PM in the Lobby Salon and on the Front Terrace @ The Betsy Hotel. Featured performers are Cindy Ellis and Wendy Pederson with Ryan Ellis on the keys; also appearing are younger performers (hailing from regional K-12 and collegiate classical and jazz programs). Opera students affiliated with the Miami Beach Classical Music Program will appear for a pop up on the front terrace of The Betsy at 9 PM sharp. The Betsy Hotel's nine exhibition spaces are open for self-tours all evening, featuring work by global photographers.

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 WHAT ARE THE SPIRITS THAT MOVE US?
Art Show curated by Olga Chemokhud-Doty
Artwork by Mark Sabin, Artem Mirolevich, Merril Seidl, Ekaterina Abramova.
Exhibit Open: May 25th- July 20th, 2023
Opening reception: May 26th, 7pm-9pm

2160 Park Ave #100 | www.visugallery.com
Trolley Stop: Collins Ave & 21 St
Preview opening for STARSKY BRINES: VANISHING from 6-9pm at VISU CONTEMPORARY. A solo exhibition of new paintings touching on the subject of coexistence with all beings and animal species in danger of extinction, benefiting Defenders of Wildlife, with a portion of each sale going to the non-profit. The gallery is just across the street from The Bass Museum in Miami Beach (22nd & Park Avenue).


    Normandy Fountain
    7802 Rue Vendome | www.normandyfountain.com
    This Culture Crawl Normandy Fountain welcomes Young Musicians Unite for a free concert with Miami Beach Rock Ensemble, Sevenstone, Avalance, and Arrowhead! Join the party from 6:30PM - 8:30PM.

    Miami Beach Bandshell
    7275 Collins Ave | www.miamibeachbandshell.com
    North Beach Social: Paula Arenas & Hunters of the Alps
    At this month's North Beach Social, the Miami Beach Bandshell and Escala Sonora are proud to present Colombian singer-songwriter Paula Arenas, followed by indie pop project Hunters of the Alps.

    Paula Arenas is a Colombian singer-songwriter whose captivating voice and songwriting talent have made her a force to be reckoned with in Latin pop music, with several Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations. Closing the night will be local outfit Hunters of the Alps, the solo project of Lima-born, Miami-based musician and songwriter, Mario Giancarlo. Expect a blend of indie pop and new wave hooks with elements of Spanish and Latin American inspired arrangements.


    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.

    Peekaboo Studios
    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

    LUMAS Gallery
    737 Lincoln Road

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