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LOCUST PROJECTS INC

  • 8 people are interested
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Locust Projects is seeking volunteers to help in 2 distinct ways:
1. Fabrication and building of installation both on Wednesday, Feb 9 and Thursday, Feb 10
2. Support, production help and support the night of the event on Thursday, Feb 10

Locust Projects’ Annual Benefit Dinner on Thursday, February 10, 2022, promises to be an unforgettable, sensory-full art and culinary experience for 100 distinguished guests. The event will be a one-night only opportunity to be immersed in a specially designed immersive installation by internationally-renowned food and art pioneer Antoni Miralda in celebration of his 80th birthday and nearly 60 years of experimental food and art experiences, festivals, spectacles, and performances across the globe.

Taking place in the Rubell Museum’s East Wing Event Space, the gustatory dinner of delights as envisioned by Miralda and longtime partner and chef, Montse GuillĂ©n, draw upon the many cultural culinary influences found in Miami’s dynamic and diverse cuisine and is created in collaboration with Le Basque catering. Guests are invited to bring their own unique "spice and flavor" reflected in dress and appetite to the table celebrating Miami’s culinary influences.

This momentous art-inspired gathering and creative culinary experience recognizes The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s unwavering commitment and visionary contributions to growing and supporting Miami’s art community, and specifically, the creation of cutting-edge art at Locust Projects’ while celebrating Antoni Miralda, a beloved artist with longstanding ties to Miami.

Locust Projects’ signature annual fundraising event supports core programs including, commissioned exhibitions and residencies by local, national, and international artists; free public programs; project grants and pro bono legal services for Miami artists; and teen summer art intensives.

** Please note: All volunteers must provide current proof of vaccination and agree to be rapid tested onsite the night of event.

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About LOCUST PROJECTS INC

Location:

3852 N MIAMI AVE, MIAMI, FL 33127, US

Mission Statement

Locust Projects is a not for profit exhibition space dedicated to providing contemporary visual artists the freedom to experiment with new ideas without the pressures of gallery sales or limitations of conventional exhibition spaces. Local, national and international artists are encouraged to create site-specific installations as an extension of their representative work. Locust Projects supports the local community through educational initiatives and programming that are free to the public.

Description

Founded in 1998 by a trio of Miami-based artists: Elizabeth Withstandley, Westen Charles, and COOPER, the organization was among the first to open in a converted warehouse in Miami's once depressed Wynwood neighborhood.

In 2000, Locust Projects became incorporated and organized its first Board of Directors. Locust Projects was officially recognized as a 501 (c) (3) not for profit institution in 2002.

A grant award from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in 2006 allowed the organization to hire its first full-time Executive Director and subsequently supported the relocation of Locust Projects to Miami's Design District in May 2009.

Additional major grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, as well as the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs have supported our continued growth.

This once fledgling organization has burgeoned into a recognized art institution in Miami, presenting ambitious works by a diverse group of artists at critical stages in their careers and growing the organization's reputation both nationally and internationally.

Locust Projects is proud to be W.A.G.E. Certified (Working Artists in the Greater Economy), ensuring that we have and we will continue to compensate artists fairly. For more information on W.A.G.E. certification, click here.

Arts & Culture

WHEN

Thu Feb 10, 2022
03:00 PM - 10:00 PM

WHERE

1100 Northwest 23rd StreetMiami, FL 33127

(25.79894,-80.21353)
 

SKILLS

  • Event Design & Planning
  • Event Management
  • Customer Service
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Fundraising

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask for at least 4 hour shifts

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