Going once. Going Twice. Miamians have a new reason to attend Art Walk. This Saturday, a Not-So-Silent Auction will take place at the AE District located at 3852 N. Miami Ave., where more than 40 items including artwork, jewelry, books, handbags, high end gift cards to restaurants, spas and salons along with much more, are up for bid. Proceeds will help to create sustainable efforts for Ayikodans– a dance school located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
In a not-so-silent fashion, the event will include live music performed by Adjah and various complimentary cocktails by Hennessey Black – the combination will surely lead to friendly and competitive bidding.
Author Edwidge Danticat has signed several of her books for the auction. The Haitian author also donated beloved art piece from her personal home collection.
Marie Therese Dupoux Marithou is one well-known Haitian artist who was compelled to donate her painting titled Red Head. The painting depicts a woman with fiery red hair amidst a compelling backdrop. She says she’s just happy to help any “artist in need.”
While many of the pieces up for bid are one-of-a-kind, one of the most buzzed about items is the lunch with Miami Herald reporter Jacqueline Charles.
The event, which is being put together in collaboration with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and the Miami Herald, is a sort of win-win for attendees who could walk away with a work of art while at the same time help to revitalize Haiti.
Address: AE District, 3852 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL.
Time: 7 – 10 p.m.