Organizers Are Celebrating the Renaissance of Overtown Neighborhood in Miami
A highly anticipated cultural event is taking place in the Overtown neighborhood in Miami during Art Basel Miami 2018. “Welcome to the Afrofuture” is being launched by Urban Philanthropies’ new venture The Urban.
“This momentous occasion is a historic milestone for the neighborhood of Overtown, Miami. The restoration of Overtown’s economic and cultural vibrancy has been the mission of Urban Philanthropies since its creation,” explained Phillip Bacon, the president of Urban Philanthropies.
The Afrofuture themed event will be curated by The Urban’s Gia Hamilton- a New Orleans based author, thought leader and cultural producer, and will feature over 20 visual and performing artists, both local and from across the U.S. Designed to celebrate the history and creativity of trail blazing community contributors while conceptualizing a rich vision for the future, “Afrofuture” will feature music and visual artists: King Britt, Vitus Shell, Sultana, Soraya Jean Louis McElroy, Felice Graham and more creators who are all convening to create a magical and futuristic ambiance of innovation.
General admission to the event is FREE and welcomes families in the daytime with interactive art, live muralists, and more. Night time revelers will enjoy uniquely crafted cocktails from the bar, musical performances, and VIP parties hosted by Papa Keith, Africoco, SocialXChange Miami, King Britt, Rich Medina and more. This futuristically fantastic cultural experience was designed for everyone, both locals and visitors to Art Basel Miami.
Following Art Basel Miami, The Urban will utilize its new 53,000 square foot public space to curate and produce ongoing cultural programming for the community. Ushering in a new era of cultural vibrancy and economic redevelopment within one of Miami’s most valuable neighborhoods and urban core, Overtown.
The weekend of art and performance activations will be located in Overtown at 1000 NW 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33136 beginning on Thursday, December 6th, 2018 at 4pm.