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Art Whino: MIAMI
5 Day exhibit during Art Basel Miami

Art Whino, a prominent pop-surrealist and urban contemporary art gallery presents ART WHINO: MIAMI.

ART WHINO: MIAMI will be an innovative New Brow exhibition, complete with receptions and musical performances that will heighten the experience beyond the typical art show. Art from two separate traveling exhibitions, LIFE ESSENTIALS and OLD SKOOLIN’ will be brought together in Miami for the first time. This landmark multi-city, comprehensive exhibition will bring together the best of both traditionally trained and urban street art styles, helping to more define this era in contemporary art and set the bar even higher for the direction of art today. This combined show will highlight both music and art that spans the spectrum of current trends, and will be accompanied by installations and auxiliary exhibitions featuring live painting by several Art Whino artists.

Art Whino has also teamed up with Urbanite Bistro to host a special all day event Thursday, December 3rd in the outdoor garden space of Urbanite Bistro, featuring several Art Whino artists painting live, with performances by ESL Music record label artists. Artists will also showcase some of their newest works inside the restaurant for the entire of the month of December.

Outside of Urbanite Bistro, on several surrounding buildings, Primary Flight: The world’s largest site-specific street level mural installation will be taking place throughout the week. For more information visit

Event Locations:

Main Exhibit
Charcoal Studios
Across from the Street From Scope
2135 NW 1st AVE
Miami, FL 33127

2nd Location
Urbanite Bistro
One block from Pulse
62 NE 14th Street
Miami, FL 33132

Final Times to be Confirmed

VIP and Press Preview Reception
Wednesday Dec 2nd
Charcoal Studios
7:00 p.m.– 10:00 p.m.

Outdoor Live Painting and Concert
Thursday Dec 3rd
Urbanite Bistro and Outdoor Area
Noon – 11pm ~ Live painting event at Urbanite Bistro
10am – 6pm ~ Charcoal Studio location Open to the Public

Reception with performance by Ursula 1000(to be confirmed)
Friday Dec 4th
Charcoal Studios
10am – 6pm ~ Exhibition Open to the Public
9pm ~ Midnight - Public Reception

$30 Admission which includes complimentary food samplings by Urbanite Bistro and complimentary beverages by XXXXX, XXXXX and XXXX

Saturday Reception with performance by Ancient Astronauts (to be confirmed)
Saturday Dec 5th
Charcoal Studios
10am – 6pm ~ Exhibition Open to the Public
9pm ~ Midnight - Public Reception
$30 Admission which includes complimentary food samplings by Urbanista Bistro and complimentary beverages by XXXXX, XXXXX and XXXX

Sunday Dec 6th
Charcoal Studios
10am – 6pm ~ Exhibition Open to the Public

Purchase Tickets here:

Press please email for full access to the show.

Exhibit HOURS at Charcoal Studios
Wednesday, December 2nd 10am - 3pm
Thursday, December 3nd 10am - 6pm
Friday, December 4th 10am - 6pm
Saturday, December 5th 10am - 6pm
Sunday, December 6th 10am - 5pm

Exhibit HOURS at Urbanite Bistro
Wednesday, December 2nd 10am - 3pm
Thursday, December 3nd 10am - 6pm
Friday, December 4th 10am - 6pm
Saturday, December 5th 10am - 6pm
Sunday, December 6th 10am - 5pm

Life Essentials Artists
Adam Russell, Adorable Creatures, Anna Davis, Asbestos , Andy Haynes, Anna Thackray, Arabella Proffer, Arisu, Blaine Fontana , Brad Strain , Brandi Read , Bryan Collins , Casey Weldon , Charlie Owens, Chris Bishop, Chris Murray, Chris Sheridan, Daniel Fleres , Dan May, Drew Storm Graham, Dustin Ortiz , Edward Gross, Emily Greene Liddle , Esho, Fred Harper, Graham Franciose , Gregory Ferrand , J Asher Lynch, Jason Snyder , Jimbot

John Collier, John Hung Ha, John Powell, JoKa, Joshua Krause, Julie Steiner, Luis Lorenzana, Justin Lovato, Kareem Rizk, Kelly Vivanco, LECKOmio, Leonor Morais, Lisa Selby, Lucho, Luke Dixon, Marie Barr, Mark Jenkins, Matt Dangler, Mary Spring, Matt Somma, Michelle Caplan, Michael Crockett, Michael Owen, Mikel Glass

Molotov Circus, Molly Crabapple, Morten Andersen, Nishi, Paulo Arraiano, Papermonster, Nicolas Gracey, Papermonster, Raudiel Sañudo, Reuben Rude, Richard Alan Haugh, Richard Salcido, Rick Beaupre, Rick Reese, Rudy Fig, Sam Ramos, Scotch, Scott G. Brooks, Scott Musgrove, Spencer Reynolds, Steven Smith, Sylvia Ortiz, Sugar Power, Terri Woodward, TMNK, Ursula Xanthe Young, Zach Tobias, Plus Many more!

Old Skoolin Artists
Adam Russell, Adrian 'Viajero' Roman, Alan Defibaugh, Annabelle Hartmann, Aniekan Udofia, Aryz, Aunia Kahn, Billy Mode, Brandon Hill, Brent E. Houzenga, Brooke Grucella, Chris Stain, CUTTHROAT, Daniel Barojas, Dave Lowell, Dave MacDowell, Decoy, Downer, Drew Storm Graham, Dust, Dustin Spagnola, E.L.K, Ernesto Nasimo

Eyeone, Farfk, Frerk, gaNyan, Heather Randell, James Walker, Jazirock, Jef Aerosol, j coleman, Jim 'Penny' Penfold's, Josh Taylor, Justin French, Justin Lovato, Ki Yoon Ko, Koleszar, The Krah, LECKOmio, Joao Lelo , Kenn Munk, Marc C. Woehr, Mark "DARK" Ramos,

Nate Frizzell, Nils Westergard, Pablo Cristi, Papermonster, Phoneticontrol, Pixielife, Project Detonate, Raudiel Sañudo, Rik Catlow, Robots Will Kill, Ron Zakrin, Ruben Ubiera, Scotch, Sheesh, Skibs, Soule, Stncl.07, Surge, Tika, Tim Conlon, TMNK, Werc

Art Whino Gallery
Art Whino is a DC based art gallery whose mission is to bring together the freshest and rawest talent from around the world. With over 400 artists in the Art Whino arsenal, ranging from California to New York, Germany to Japan and beyond, Art Whino has become an all encompassing force in the art world. Exhibitions cover the whole spectrum of new art forms ranging from exposing emerging stencil and wheat pasting artists to showcasing the most skilled leaders of many different genres. For the life essentials Exhibit 100+ artists have been invited to participate exhibiting one piece each.

Urbanite Bistro
Chef-Operator Frank Imbarlina created a diverse menu at The Urbanite Bistro sure to keep patrons’ palates pleased and elated. With nearly 20 years in the culinary industry, Imbarlina is best known for his first solo venture, “Brass Monkey” in Brigantine, NJ receiving the “Best of the Shore 2006” by critic Craig LaBan of the Philadelphia Inquirer, 4-stars from the Courier Post, 3-stars from the Press of A.C., and many other accolades from regional print publications, television and radio for his concept and menu..

Frank’s passion for food comes from his extensive culinary training with chefs throughout the Northeast. In 1999, Frank partnered with Chef Larry Berson of the New York Times 4-starred “The Carriage House” in Manhattan to launch “Contemporary Caterers,” offering eclectic, quality catering services. Their client list included members of the German, Italian and Argentinean consulates, Look Magazine, VOGUE Magazine and many other organizations in the fashion, production and financial industries. Frank has also consulted for a number of New York City restaurants and lounges.

From 1996-1999, Frank was the general manager and wine buyer at “No. 18” in Manhattan, featured in the Food Network’s “Dining Around.” Frank worked closely with Chef Dale Balsamo formerly of Montrachet, a protégé of David Bouley. Frank’s thoughtful wine list received an A+ from the renowned wine critic Kevin Zraly and his list of original martinis was included in Ray Foley’s “Ultimate Little Martini Book.”

Primary Flight
Primary Flight is a collaborative curatorial organization dedicated to the production of site-specific, street level, mural installations. Since its inception in 2007, Primary Flight has brought together over 100 of the world’s most influential Street Artists to install their bodies of work live in the streets of Wynwood. These projects provide a catalyst for burgeoning arts communities. Two books about Primary Flight events are scheduled to be released in the summer and winter of 2009, through Ginko Press Publishing.

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