At Yo Space, a gallery and artist collective in Miami, FL, a monthly event held on the first Sunday of every month, the Average Joe Art Sale, is making art accessible to everyday people not just established collectors. Art pieces are priced at a maximum of $500; some prints start at just $5. According to founder of Yo Miami, Inc. Yuval Ofir, “The idea is for the event to serve as a way for the general public to see that the art world is accessible to them too and not just people with $10,000 to spend on an original.”
Yo Miami Average Joe Sale, tabletop canvases, 560x420; Courtesy Yo Space
With seven residencies, five of which are currently occupied, Yo Space provides an intimate environment where artists can take their art to the next level in a nurturing environment of like-minded individuals. The current resident artists include Ivan Roque, Lorie Ofir, Chy Tea, Ramzi Adek, and Yuval Ofir himself. While there is a tendency towards street art at the gallery, other varieties like sculpture, photography, abstract, and fine art are also represented.
Every two months, there is a new, featured artist installation. One wall inside the space gets a makeover from a specific artist, who also creates accompanying artwork for sale. Yo Miami plans to release limited edition prints on canvas and paper for the walls for a series called “Yo Walls.” This month young up-and-comer Danny Ferrer will be occupying the space.
Other elements like food trucks, live music, DJ’s and refreshments make the Average Joe Art Sale a laid-back, fun-filled event. “The event is family friendly and the perfect option for a relaxing Sunday getting some culture and inspiration, and hopefully supporting the local artists by taking a souvenir home that will be the first step in a new art collection for someone,” says Ofir.
This Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the Cinco de Mom-O Edition at the Average Joe Art Sale will give people a chance to find a unique and affordable gift for Mother’s Day, for the following Sunday, May 11th.
The band Cog Nomen will be playing live psychedelic tunes at around 5:00 p.m. And the Vibe 305 food truck is coming through to serve some delicious food, while supporting the non-profit organization Empowered Youth.
Yo Miami instagram flyer; Courtesy Yo Space
294 NE 62nd St
Miami, FL 33138
For more information and to RSVP visit: “Average Joe Art Sale, Cinco de Mom-o edition” https://www.facebook.com/events/239041559617765
-Lorie Setton: loriesetton.com
-Ivan Roque: iamforeverlost.com
-Chy Tea Shoulin: instagram.com/Chytea007
-Ramzi Adek: ramziadek.com
Visiting Artists include:
-Cory Hunter: http://coryhunter.com
-Diane Hanson: http://www.dianehanson.net
-Nate Dee: http://www.natedee.com
-The Fa1l: http://the-fa1l.tumblr.com
-James Livingston: http://livingstonphoto.com
-Ill Surge: http://www.illsurge.com
-Raul Santos: www.oems.bigcartel.com
-Jessica Schnur: instagram.com/purplej247
-J. Bellicchi (REMOTE): http://fiftythree.biz
-Ernesto Kunde: http://www.kundeart.com
-Rei Ramirez Fine Art: http://reiramirez.com
-Danny Ferrer: http://www.simpleskateboards.com
(Image on top: Danny Ferrer, courtesy of the artist)
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