Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Uncommonly Swampy


What would become of our beloved River of Grass without the water that sustains it.  What would Miami be without the remarkable Design District.   Swampspace was launched in 2005 by native artist Oliver Sanchez.  Presenting innovative visual arts and performance by varied artists,  Swampspace delivers a unique experience for arts enthusiasts of all stripes.   Swampspace  is a distinct alternative venue recognized by the Knight Foundation for its enduring contribution the arts.   Biscayne Times Anne Tschida said " Sanchez is likely the most talented and prolific Miami Artist you've never heard of."   Ocean Drives Magazine Brett Sokol wrote "Miami's Best Kept Art Secret".   
But the truth is everyone knows about Swampspace and the wizard behind the curtain.    Because it is the preeminent artist run project space in Miami,  Swampspace is known to be both sophistication and unvarnished.  Because people are thirsty for culture and civility, they visit Swampspace like mariners to Morocco.

Under the auspices of Miami native Oliver Sanchez,  Swampspace was founded in 2005 on the premise that Miami needs authentic grass-roots venues to promote basic arts awareness.   Today Swampspace is a known destination for locals and visitors to Miami and its also a point of interest on the art world stage.

Located in the Miami Design District,  Swampspace presents innovative visual arts and performative productions focused on artistic values rather than profit.  The real dividend is enhanced civility of a broader community. 

Swampspace is already a dynamic platform for emerging, established and overlooked artists to present their work free of commercial restraints. Swampspace is a springboard for the youth toward career development. 

Our mission is to empower visitors with a greater understanding of our commonalities. The dream is to awaken the critical thinker in each of us.
The idea is to build on this existing foundation that Swampspace has set and take it to the next level of benevolence. 

With the support of partners,  Swampspace will continue to bring to the public a message of inclusion and compassion. 

Everyone is a Winner at Swampspace.


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