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Miami Book Fair Celebrates 35th Anniversary with Official Mural Paint-In Oct. 13 in Downtown Miami
Start Date: 10/13/2018Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Date: 10/13/2018End Time: 6:00 PM
Event Description:

The largest and most comprehensive community-rooted literary gathering in the country, Miami Dade College's (MDC) Miami Book Fair (MBF), invites everyone to a community mural paint-in with nationally recognized, Miami-based mural artist and educator Luis Valle, aka El Chan Guri, Saturday, Oct. 13, 3-6 p.m. Local artists, and anyone who wants to join, will work side-by-side with Valle to complete the mural on-site.  The original design created for the mural will be used as the official image for the poster celebrating the 35th edition of the Miami Book Fair.

The community-paint in will beautify a bus shelter on MDC's Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. The event will feature an array of activities that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, including: DJ Brian (Wood Tavern) on the turntables all afternoon; food trucks; free books for children and teens; break, pop and beatbox with Miami's iconic b-boy dance crew Flipside Kings; Afro-Caribbean drumming with the soulful Inez Barlatier; hands-on arts and crafts activities with Arts 4 Learning (A4L); personalized poems on demand written on-site by members of the Miami Poetry Collective and much more.

Luis Valle is considered a staple in the Miami art scene and is a well-respected member of the community. He works closely with grass-roots organizations, creating murals and art pieces throughout South Florida and the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean.  His style can be easily recognized, as it is a blend of influences from indigenous cultures, psychology, shamanism, religion, and spirituality.

The mural is being made possible with the support of the Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA).

Location Information:
Wolfson Campus - Building 1  (View Map)
300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33132
Phone: 305-237-3000
Contact Information:
Name: Lisa Palley
Phone: 305-642-3132
MDC’s Wolfson Campus, Bldg. 1 Plaza, Bus Shelter, NE. First Ave., between NE Third & Fourth Streets (East Side)
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