Miami Loco celebrates 10 years

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For a decade now, the Miami Loco Arts Festival has celebrated the arts — bringing together artists and those who appreciate art. 

A “free, all-inclusive art walk,” the festival will take place on Sullivan Street in downtown Miami, from 6-11 p.m. Friday, April 12; from 11 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, April 13; and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 14.

Throughout the weekend, the festival will showcase live music on five different stages. More than 40 acts are scheduled to perform, including local group “Heart of Arizona,” which will open things up on Friday. 

The park will be family friendly with art tents for making masks, puppets and decorated eggs. Stacey Gordon, with Puppet Pie, will hold a puppet workshop, and there will be more workshops by artists Patty Sjolin, Heather Morgan and Nja Onê. 

Beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday is the festival’s third annual Poetry under the Bridge event, described as “an open mic without a mic, a gathering of poets, storytellers and those who like to listen.” It will take place on Cordova Avenue, between Live Oak and Sullivan streets. 

At 8 p.m. Saturday will be the third annual Miami Loco Poetry Slam. “Come be a part of the experience of poetry, art and a goodtimewillbehadbyall.”

Organic Poetry “returns to home base” at the festival from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, April 14. The “alter-native” poetry open mic will take place outdoors in the courtyard of Miami Art Works, 509 W. Sullivan St. 

Everyone is invited to visit Miami’s art galleries, antique shops, storefronts and studios, which will be participating with new art installations, music concerts, poetry and stage performances.

For more information, contact Michael 23, at 602-300-7575 or via e-mail at [email protected]

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