Moksha Gallery Hosts Indoor/Outdoor Culture This Weekend

Ladies and gentlemen, we have started our descent in preparation for

landing, please make sure your seat backs and tray tables are in their

full upright position. There's a big

weekend coming up at Moksha Gallery. The artist collective is playing host to

two magical events, opening the doors once again to its 8,500 square

foot space.

Moksha is hosting the Friday afterparty for Big Night in Little Haiti as well as the Afro Roots Festival on Saturday. Read on to make sure you have your documents in order upon arrival.

Listen. This might sound strange but Moksha Family gatherings are not your average happenings. If you've attended, you understand. If you've never been, you don't even know. Inside the warehouse, it's impossible not to indulge and meditate on the gallery walls. They showcase the biggest visionary artists in the genre, including Alex Grey, Mark Henson, Robert Venosa, and local visionary artists like Reinier Gamboa, Lebo, and Eva Ruiz. The two-story warehouse is also locked and loaded with a cutting edge sound system, visual projector and screen, and a post-modern design that will make you say, oh, snap, is it 2018 already?

Outside the compound, the space opens up into a huge lot, filled with a virtual shakedown street of activity. One is naturally drawn to the Magic Bus, an old psychedelic relic that's been gutted into a functional VIP lounge of a RV that still makes a yearly cross-country journey to Burning Man. This beauty is right out of Tom Wolfe's Electric Kool-Aid Acid Trip and will make you say, whoa, is this 1967 or what.

Besides the bus, bar, outdoor stage, vendors and the mushroom smoking lounge, there's the fire pit. Ooh, fire. Come on baby light my . . . Fire will always provide warmth and healing and supplies a natural sanctuary for any Moksha event. And this weekend Moksha promises to provide plenty of peace, culture and harmony right here from its hub in Little Haiti. So, please make sure your seat belt is securely fastened until the plane comes to a halt and all carry-on luggage is stored securely underneath the seat in front of you.

Ray Orraca is the founder of 7th Circuit Studios. He's the headiest honcho behind Moksha. If Ray's excited about an event, odds are it's going to be dope. "Come out this weekend and check out the shows, it's going to be awesome." Translation: Please turn off any electronic devices you have until the captain has switched off the seat belt sign. "We're ready. The place looks great. Hope you can make it. But if you can't, you'll still be here in spirit."

Moksha events take place at 7th Circuit Studios (28 NE 59th St., Miami). For more information visit www.mokshafamily.org.

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