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Opening reception: Saturday, July 21, 2012. 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Ave 74 – A Miami Art Gallery is hosting a solo show by Chris Riggs called A Journey Through Shapes and Colors. The opening reception takes place this Saturday as part of the Bird Road Art District Art Walk, which happens every third Saturday of the month.
“We are the latest gallery to move into the Bird Road Art District”, says 14-year frame shop owner, Adam Brand of Frames USA & Art Gallery. In a short amount of time, this new addition to the art district has attracted hundreds of new art lovers to the area. After seeing so many art galleries doing the same thing over and over again, I wanted to introduce an art gallery that will always have the hands-on touch with the artist present. For this month’s expo, walking into Ave 74 will give people a sense of taking a blank canvas and turning it into a message that will make our visitors say, ‘I need this in my life’,” Brand says. “We will also donate part of the sales from the July 21st event to Camillus House. There will be a free shuttle bus that will take visitors to the many other galleries in the area. “Unlike other art venues, this is a perfect Saturday night outing. Full of culture and people.”
Chris Riggs public debut is on Saturday, July 21st from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., a second viewing will be held on Friday, July 27th also from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and on Saturday, July 28th, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Free admission and free parking for all events.
The Bird Road Art District was originally an industrial area of warehouses, which over the last few years is being occupied by many artist studios. It has been officially declared an art district by Miami Dade County since the year 2000. This month’s art walk will have over 30 art galleries featuring some of Miami’s most talked about resident artists. Guests can also view the behind the scenes areas into many of the working art studios.
Ave 74 – A Miami Art Gallery
4432 SW 74th Avenue
Miami, FL 33155