Fountain Collaborates with Living Walls for Street Art Installation

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Fountain Art Fair is delighted to announce a collaboration with non profit street art champions Living Walls, to take place during Art Basel Miami Beach, December 6th to 9th.  Fountain and Living Walls welcome a strong collection of the world’s most renowned street artists for a 175 ft long installation, all contained within the fair’s 5000 square foot lawn.  Montreal-based art crew, En Masse, will be a feature project as they produce a weekend long, site specific install to compliment the garden entrance.

For this legendary debut, Fountain and Living Walls have prepared a lineup of internationally acclaimed street artists:  Rone, Australia | LNY, New Jersey | PLF, Atlanta | Trek Matthews, Atlanta | Jaz, Argentina | Elian, Argentina | Ever, Argentina | Dal East, China | Faith 47, South Africa | Molly Rose Freeman, Tennessee | Dustin Spagnola, North Carolina | Pixel Pancho, Italy | Never 2501, Italy | Sam parker, Atlanta | GILF!, NYC | EnMasse, Canada | Lauren Napolitano, Oakland CA | Joe Iurato, NJ | Anne Preece, LA | Nobody, NYC | Pastel, Argentina | Hec One Love, Miami

Living Walls is an Atlanta based nonprofit arts organization that aims to transform perspectives toward public space utilizing street art.  Through their series of programs and initiatives, they’ve gone beyond simply just showcasing art, but effectively building a platform for much-needed dialogue within the city.

Returning to Miami for its 7th year, Fountain Art Fair transforms 19,000 square foot warehouse, with concrete floors and 16 foot ceilings, providing an interactive space to inspire art enthusiasts. With an extensive lineup of unique, alternative art projects, performance art events and music  Fountain is a dynamic environment far from traditional boundaries and old fashion art fair layouts. Fountain is where visitors are not mere observers, but become part of the community and participate in the unforgettable art experience that is Fountain. With 42 exhibitors from around the world, Miami’s 2012 edition will provide a visual display of installation heavy artworks, a true spectacle for art enthusiasts to enjoy.

Look at this!  A project-specific teaser has been produced by Dustin Chambers for Living Walls + Fountain Art Fair:

Fountain Miami 2012 exhibiting galleries and artists include: Amanda Hudson Photography, Asan Gallery, Broadway Gallery, CIG, Creamhotel, Correa, Hagberg, Jimenez, Menard and Stewart, Davis Art Services, EMP Gallery, Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos, Evo Love, Arcilesi | Homberg Fine Art, Front Room Gallery, Gallery 4, Gallery DEN, Grace Exhibition Space, iArt-4 Collective, Kaboose Gallery, Kathryn Miriam Contemporary, Kevin Kelly, Leo Kesting Gallery, Lindsay Carron, Living Walls, Martha Raoli Project, MCCAIG + WELLES, Miami Street Art Collective curated by Hec One Love, Mighty Tanaka, Mr. Somebody & Mr. Nobody, Murder Lounge, Pete’s Fingers, Pop Mortem, Republic Worldwide, Rush Arts Gallery, Ryan Cronin, Sarah Trouche, Shirah Stern, Solo(s) Project House, Sue Zola, TAXIDERMY, The Marketplace Gallery, The Parlour Bushwick, Working Method, Yes Gallery.

Join Fountain on Friday, December 7th for its Opening Night Reception, with easy beats by JPatt of The Knocks.  Brooklyn music sensation Tiki Disco will groove up Saturday Night’s Miami New Times Event.  Paper Magazine buzzes, “Fountain is always a blast with lots of parties and hip art, plus this year they’re hosting a spin-off of Brooklyn’s Tiki Disco party on Saturday night.”  Pre-purchase your tickets online at a discounted rate, or at the event itself.

Fountain will run from December 6th to 9th in the Wynwood Art District
2505 N Miami Ave. Miami, FL 33127

General Public Hours: Friday & Saturday 12pm – 7pm; Sunday 12 – 5pm
VIP & Press Preview: Thursday December 6, 12pm – 5pm
Opening night reception: JPatt of the Knocks Friday Dec 7th, 7pm to midnight.
Opening Night After Party with Creamhotel: 12am – 5am at Cafeina
Miami New Times & Fountain Art Fair Present: TikiDisco Sat 8th, 7 to Midnight.

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Joe Iurato