Accessible Art: Miami artist Alexander Mijares collaborates with Capretto in South Miami and a call-to-action from the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science

 

Accessible Art: a weekly guide to Miami's art scene.

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By Galena Mosovich | galenascott@gmail.com

Mijares x Capretto Collabo
Miami-based artist Alexander Mijares’ colorful designs are featured on Capretto’s exclusive and limited edition handbags from the independently-owned South Miami boutique’s Private Label. Meet the artist and see his new hand-painted collection Wednesday, Aug. 27 from 4 – 7 p.m. at Capretto Shoes, 5822 Sunset Dr., South Miami; 305-661-7767 or caprettoshoes.com. Complimentary cocktails will be served. RSVP to rsvp@workshopcollective.com.

Smash & Grab
Tickets for Locust Projects’ annual Smash & Grab Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. are on sale now. Advance purchase is recommended because the event typically sells out. Smash & Grab brings contemporary artists and collectors together for a raffle of more than 120 artworks donated by local, national, and international artists to support exhibitions and programming. The price for an artwork raffle ticket (admits two) is $495 for LP members and $550 for non-members. Admission-only is $50 per person. Follow #60daysofsmashandgrab on social media to preview the artwork. 305-576-8570 or locustprojects.org.

Legacy Award
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science encourages fans to vote in the Lincoln Financial Group’s Legacy Award, which recognizes non-profits whose principles and programs advance Abraham Lincoln’s legacy of freedom and opportunity through education. The finalist with the most votes will win a $50,000 award and if the Frost museum wins, the money will go toward its Upward Bound program for college-bound youth from at-risk communities. Voting ends Thursday, Sept. 4: lincolnslegacyaward.com (mobile and tablet devices are not supported).

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