Miami Beach February 2007 - Miami Beach's CANDO Arts
Neighborhood (Cultural Arts Neighborhood District Overlay) will be
officially launched with a reception on Thursday, March 1 at 6PM at Parc
Place South Beach Residences, 237 20th Street in Miami Beach. Free and
open to the public, the reception will be hosted by members of the CANDO
Blue Ribbon Committee.
The reception will feature performances by the Miami Beach
Classical Quartet, singer Michelle Rui, and visual and performance
artists. Sponsors include Bacardi, Talula Restaurant and the Parc Place
South Beach Residences.
An initiative to create incentives that attract and promote arts-related
residential, retail and artist living/work space, CANDO is the first
Cultural Arts Neighborhood District Overlay in the history of Miami Beach.
Bounded by Lincoln Road, Meridian Avenue, 23rd Street and the Atlantic
Ocean, CANDO includes cultural institutions such as the New World
Symphony, Bass Museum, Miami City Ballet, the Miami Beach Botanical
Garden, Art Center South Florida, art galleries and studios, hotels and
public art installations. The area is home to annual arts shows such as
Art Basel and Art Miami, as well as theatre and film festivals.
The Blue Ribbon Committee, chaired by Nancy Liebman, is made
up of artists and representatives of cultural institutions, arts related
businesses, neighborhood associations, hotel owners and developers.
"CANDO's mission is to reverse a common cycle that sees
artists, smaller galleries and cutting-edge cultural activities being
forced out of the very neighborhoods that they helped develop and make
successful," says Liebman. "They are often at the forefront of creating
dynamic neighborhoods, but cannot afford to live in them when property
values rise. Miami Beach is doing well, but we can do even better,
particularly for artists and workers in the cultural sector."
A new CANDO map will be unveiled at the March 1 reception.
For information about the March 1 CANDO launch, call