Culture Crawl: April 18
See more details below about what to expect this month.
October 2023 - May 2024
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!
Next Culture Crawl
Thursday, April 18
6 P.M. to 9 P.M.
Española Way - East Corridor | www.mbartsandculture.org
Trolley Stop: Washington Ave & 15 St
Adora Vanessa Athena Fantasia by assume vivid astro focus (Nov. 2023 - Feb. 2024)
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 Museum
2100 Collins Avenue | www.thebass.org
Trolley Stop: Collins Ave & 21 St
Enjoy free museum admission from 6 PM – 9 PM
- Featuring Raw Figs
- Social Assembly: Win, Lose, or Draw at the Bass - Game Night
- Teen Takeover: Figure Sculpting
Explore the museum’s exhibitions with a dynamic pop-up figure drawing experience by Raw Figs. Guests of all experience levels map and sketch the human form, drawing inspiration from works on view in the galleries. Museum members access the Sip-N-Chill Member’s Lounge for complimentary wine courtesy of Dry Farm Wines. Keep the party going with our neighbors at Sweet Liberty for after-hours starting at 9 PM and mention THE BASS for 10% off.
Sharpen your drawing skills and your sense of competition as we sketch and guess popular art and artists at Social Assembly: Win Lose or Draw | Game Night at The Bass. Brag and boast about your wins while sampling wines from Dry Farm Wines. This program is part of Social Assembly: Welcome to the Museum, a multipronged exhibition and flexible program to rethink and expand how we interact with and learn from art—and each other—in a museum setting. Learn more at www.thebass.org/social-assembly.
Take part in The Bass Teen Board’s monthly Teen Takeover of Third Thursdays at The Bass for art-making activities, socializing and more! The Bass will be free and open to the public.
Join Raw Figs for their figure drawing Pop-Up in the galleries and later, spend some time in the open studio exploring figure sculpting. Using clay and other 3D art materials, create your own sculpture from models and figurines with The Bass Teen Board!
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.
The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
301 Washington Avenue | jmof.fiu.edu
Trolley Stop: Washington Ave & 3rd St
The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU invites you to view Raymond Elman: The Portraits in our main gallery. The exhibition features twenty-five large-scale, mixed-media portraits documenting Elman's life and relationships with interesting and influential people. The exhibit includes portraits of Richard Blanco, Lourdes Lopez, Campbell McGrath, Robert Zuckerman, Winston Scott, Gary Burton, Michele Oka Donor, and many others combined with curated video clips. Also on view is The Hate Around Us and Zena Posever: Peering into a Pioneer’s Studio. The Hate Around Us looks at the state of hate today through artwork, photographs, comic illustrations, written documents, advertisements, and other ephemera from the collection of Dr. Paul Drucker and others and will be on view thru October 2024. Zena Posever pioneered as an artist, teacher, and activist residing on Miami Beach. The sculptures and paintings in this exhibit are a sample of her wide-ranging career in the visual arts. The exhibition will be on view thru March 3, 2024.
Miami Beach Urban Studios - FIU
1618 Washington Avenue | www.carta.fiu.edu/mbus
Trolley Stop: Washington Ave & 17 St
- Washington Gallery & Design Gallery | 1618 Washington Avenue
6PM - 8:30 PM | Divergence: Work by Yves Gabriel
Celebrate Black History Month with our thought-provoking exhibition that delves into the multifaceted concept of blackness in the United States. This showcase aims to unravel the complexities and vulnerabilities tied to perceptions and realities, impacting black and brown communities.
- Miami Beach Visual Arts Gallery | 1602A Washington Avenue | 6PM - 8:30 PM
7 PM | Art Talk with the artists of the We Are The Places We Left Behind
- MBUS Design Gallery (4th Floor): Pop-Up Experience | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Looking up to Milan Housing pop-up exhibition.
924 Lincoln Road & 928 Lincoln Road | www.oolitearts.org
Trolley Stop: Washington Avenue & 17 St
Join curator Storm Ascher for a tour of Oolite Arts' current exhibition "Bounce" between 6 - 9 p.m. during Miami Beach Culture Crawl.
The Wolfsonian - FIU
1001 Washington Avenue | www.wolfsonian.org
Trolley Stop: Collins Avenue & 11 St
6:15 PM | Latest Exhibitions Guided Tour
For February's Culture Crawl, learn more about The Wolfsonian's current exhibition Silhouettes: Image and Word in the Harlem Renaissance during a free curator-led tour starting at 6:15pm.
1440 Ocean Drive | www.thebetsyhotel.com
Trolley Stop: Collins Ave & 15 St
- 6 PM - 11 PM | The Betsy Hotel is pleased to present our monthly Intergenerational Jazz Evening. Led by Pianist Ryan Ellis, the program features professional jazz vocalists Cindy Ellis and Wendy Pedersen performing alongside students studying jazz vocals at Florida International University, the University of Miami, and the Miami Dade County Public Schools. Betsy Lobby - enter via 1440 Ocean Drive
- 9 PM - 9:30 PM | Opera on the Terrace
The Lifeguard, Cafe and Restuarant
1423 Washington Ave | www.edwarsimal.com
Trolley Stop: Washington Avenue & 15 St
Permanent exhibition featuring Venezuelan artist, Edwar Simal Chang, who moved to Miami Beach eight years ago. Visitants can enjoy his biggest artwork of all 36 Lifeguard Towers of Miami Beach. In one place, visitors can realize the differences between all the towers.
7802 Rue Vendome | www.normandyfountain.com
7 PM | Dance & Romance: A Valentine's Day Concert! Celebrate the day of love at the historic Normandy Fountain with Dance NOW!'s world-class dancers performing duets of passion, love, friendship and intimacy.
- Miami Beach Bandshell
7275 Collins Ave | www.miamibeachbandshell.com
7pm | North Beach Social: Liset Alea
Born in Cuba, raised in Miami before decamping for Paris, Liset Alea is best known as lead singer of Nouvelle Vague for 8 years. The culture-hopping cosmolatina has recently returned to Miami. An emotion-driven vocalist exploring songs in French, English and Spanish, she and her trio will share new songs and old faves that reflect her globetrotting influences, from Françoise Hardy-vibe French pop to bossa-chic to eclectic tunes all her own.
Lincoln Road Business Improvement District
Lincoln Road | www.lincolnrd.com
Trolley Stop: Washington Ave & 17 St
R-Evolution™ by Marco Cochrane
Lincoln Road, the iconic outdoor shopping, dining and cultural destination situated in the heart of Miami Beach, announces the arrival of a monumental 45-foot-tall, 32,000-pound sculpture named ‘R-EvolutionTM’, that will glow in the sun and illuminate at night thanks with RGB LED lights. The towering nude female sculpture, which will be showcased on the East Coast for the first time ever, first debuted at Burning Man and was designed by Marco Cochrane, the artist behind monumental sculptures seen at the Smithsonian Art Museum and the $4.3 billion Resorts World.
Living Art Festival
Welcome to the mesmerizing world of the Living Art Landscape Festival! Prepare to be enchanted by a unique celebration that seamlessly blends nature, creativity, and imagination. This extraordinary festival is a captivating fusion of artistic expression and the natural world, where every corner holds a delightful surprise. Stroll and enjoy the reimagined landscape planters from Meridian to Washington on Lincoln Road. Five, local landscape designers provide their creative touch to these lush areas. From orchids to art installations, you will be enchanted with the natural footprint along Lincoln Road’s pedestrian walkway.
New World Symphony Fellow’s Live on Lincoln Road
Euclid Oval & Lincoln Road
Performance from 6 PM to 8 PM on November 16th, December 21st, and January 18th
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.
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.
441 Lincoln Road
Kfir Moyal Gallery
933 Lincoln Road
737 Lincoln Road