Featuring the latest artwork from Miami’s emerging talent, the second annual Party on the Plaza brought more than 550 guests to the Coral Gables Museum on Friday night, Nov. 2.
The event, organized by the museum’s Young Associates group, raised over $30,000 for the museum, while introducing up-and-coming local artists to the Miami arts community.
Featured artists included Victor Alarcon, Christiaan Lopez-Miro, Alex Mijares, Paul Ramirez, Raul Boesel Jr., Gaudi Castro and Michael Halley. Their works were available for purchase with proceeds going to the museum.
Participants enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and Bacardi drinks, including adult mojito and piña coladasnow cones, while DJ Jeff Wool provided the music.
Notable guests included Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason, Gables Commissioner Frank Quesada, Christine Rupp, Arva Parks, Doug Jolly, Ramona Busot, Cristina Isabel Mas, Alexander Mijares, Gaudi Castro, Michael Halley, Zak Mann, Elisa Rodriguez-Vila, Wifredo Fernandez, Victor Oquendo, Joey Butler and Sarah Menacho-Escagedo.
As patrons mixed and mingled outside on the plaza, the museum launched its latest exhibition,Puro: new works by GUILD artists, which will be on view through Dec. 28 in the Anthony R. Abraham Family Gallery at the museum, 285 Aragon Ave.
GUILD painters are Abdiel Acosta, Lu Gold, Todd Eliott Mansa, Yamel Molerio, Vincent Serritella, José Telot and Jovan Karlo Villalba. All GUILD artists live in South Florida, except for Serritella who now lives in Oakland, Calif.
For more information visit www.coralgablesmuseum.org
Photos by Betty Alvarez / Events Photographer