With three long months to endure before Art Basel awesomeness invades the 305, we’re all in need of a little artistic stimulation to tide us over.
Luckily, there’s the area’s newest fine-art fete: the Cultural Souls Art Fair. There you’ll find a melting pot of artists, gallery owners, and art enthusiasts looking to mix, mingle, buy, sell, and gawk at carefully curated international masterpieces.
The inaugural installment will showcase works by three renowned Dominican visual artists — Candido Bido, Guillo Pérez, and Alberto Ulloa. Plus, it’ll highlight the Enrique Guzmán Gallery, featuring work by Dominican artists Mariano Sánchez, Amin Abel Pérez, Alonso Cuevas, Melchor Terrero, Orlando Menicucci, and Elvis Avilés, among others.
At Friday’s swanky VIP opener, attendees will get a first look at the exhibitions, hear tunes by Alejandro Vargas “Colita,” and sip cocktails poolside. Not a bad way to get your midsummer fine-art fix.
The VIP opening-night reception runs from at 6 to 10 p.m. at Sherbondy Village Arts & Cultural Center (215 N. Perviz Ave., Opa-locka). Admission is free if you pre-register. Otherwise, it’s $25 at the door. Doors open to the general public Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. General admission costs $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors; children under 12 get in free.
Aug. 22-31, 6-10 p.m., 2014