The Bakehouse Art Complex: Miami’s Permanent “Fair”

The Bakehouse Art Complex will transform itself into Miami’s best “art fair” from November 29th – December 5th 2010 to coincide with Miami’s largest art show Art Basel, Miami Beach. Comprised of over 70 studios of Miami’s own emerging and mid-career contemporary artists, as well as two finished galleries and 33,000 square feet of exhibition space, the Bakehouse Art Complex is well worth the attention of visiting and local ‘Baselites’. With free admission and extended hours, guests are encouraged to visit the studios and speak directly with our resident artists. Currently in its 25th year and recently voted “Miami’s Best Art Compound” by the Miami New Times, the Bakehouse continues to maintain its roots in the Wynwood Arts District while serving the community and its local artists as the premiere institution for visual arts in Miami.  All artworks in the galleries and studios are for sale. This is the only “fair” in town that guests can receive a rare glimpse into the process of making art rather than just encountering the final product.

The Bakehouse Art Complex will host an opening reception for its two new exhibitions on November 29th, 2010 at 7pm. The opening reception will feature a live performance by Stokeswood, an open bar, free parking , 2 exhibitions and 70 open artist studios.

Please see the exciting events we have planned below:

Audrey Love Gallery: Situated within the Bakehouse’s facility, the 2,600 sf Audrey Love Gallery will showcase an internationally juried exhibition titled SIN! This exhibition of original contemporary artwork is inspired by the traditional concept of human transgressions. The 65 exhibiting artists, chosen by a reputable panel of jurors, will display their works that are directly related to one of the seven deadly sins; lust, envy, gluttony, sloth, greed, wrath and pride. Each of the seven deadly sins is explored through a variety of media and styles from across the country and overseas. The prestigious jury panel is as follows:

Greed: Silvia Karman Cubiñá, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Bass Museum of Art

Lust: Brian Dursum, Executive Director & Curator, Lowe Art Museum

Envy: Jeremy Chestler, Executive Director, Art Center / South Florida

Gluttony: Bonnie Clearwater, Executive Director & Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami

Sloth: Peter Boswell, Assistant Director for Programs/Senior Curator, Miami Art Museum

Wrath: Carol Damian, Professor & Director and Chief Curator, Frost Art Museum

Pride: Cathy Leff, Director, The Wolfsonian

Swenson Gallery: The BAC presents the small works exhibition 5X7 in its Swenson Gallery. All of the

work measures 5”X7”. The show will consist of a variety of media, from painting, drawing, sculpture, fiber art and more. There is sure to be something to please every aesthetic.  Patrons are encouraged to purchase these small, unique works of art at $100.00 each. The opening reception of the 5X7 show will coincide with the opening of SIN! on November 29th, 2010 at 7pm.

Wynwood Studio Tour and Breakfast: On December 2nd at 9am, the BAC will open its doors early to patrons for the official Art Basel Wynwood Studio Tour. There is FREE parking and visitors will be offered complimentary breakfast and enjoy live musical stylings by Miami’s Peter Betan. Visitors are invited to browse the studios, talk with the artists and view the galleries while sipping coffee. The Bakehouse breakfast will be served until 12pm.

Established in 1985, Bakehouse Art Complex is a non-profit 501(C) (3) organization dedicated to attracting emerging and mid-career artists in South Florida to a workplace that provides affordable studios, exhibition galleries, education and professional development opportunities. The Bakehouse Art Complex is located at 561 NW 32nd Street Miami, Florida 33127 in the Wynwood Arts District. For more information, contact Lauren Wagner at 305.576.2828  or

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