The director of Swampspace, Oliver Sanchez announced today the nomination of the gallery by the Knight Foundation to their People’s Choice Award, South Florida. The announcement is a welcomed recognition for the maverick artist run project space located in the Miami Design District for nearly a decade.
Swampspace is pleased to present an Open House that focus on the People’s Choice Award. Everyone is invited to our Campaign Opening on October 22nd. Swamptoberfest will be a spectacular celebration featuring special performances by Otto Von Schirach the untamable, Oscar Fuentes the Biscayne Poet, The Candidate by David Rohn and Adora, installations by Sleeper, Magnus Sodamin and other oddities courtesy of Miami’s most intriguing artists.
Swampspace was founded on the premise that promoting artistic values increases civility among diverse groups that make up our greater community. It presents monthly exhibitions ranging from visual arts and sculpture to theatrical performance and musical interludes. With nearly fifty exhibitions and critical acclaim, Swampspace is now recognized to be a place both sophisticated enough for arbiters of taste and unvarnished enough for the iconoclast.
The People’s Choice Award highlights small arts groups making a difference in South Florida. It’s part of the Knight Arts Challenge, a community-wide contest funding the best ideas for the arts. Winners of both the challenge and People’s Choice will be announced in December.
People’s Choice voting begins October 20th and ends Nov 17.
Vote for Swampspace by phone:
Text VOTE5 to 22333
(No space between VOTE and the number 5. For international callers, text VOTE5 to 747-444-3548)