Pre-Basel Kickoff to Launch Miami’s Art Season



Annual Event Showcases Miami’s Most Talented Emerging Young Artists

October 03, 2012 (CORAL GABLES, FL) On Friday November 2, 2012 The Coral Gables Museum’s Young Associates will host their second annual “Party on The Plaza” featuring the latest artwork from Miami’s emerging talent.

“The Young Associates is one of the first young professional organizations in Coral Gables,” said Cristina Mas, president of the Young Associates.  “We created this event to promote our group, the Museum, and to introduce up-and-coming local artists to the Miami arts community.”

Following the tremendous success of last year’s launch that raised over $25,000 for the Museum, the Young Associates are expected to bring in even bigger crowds with an expansive exhibition of bright young artists.  Featured artists include Victor Alarcon, Christiaan Lopez-Miro, Alex Mijares, Paul Ramirez, Raul Boesel Jr., Gaudi Castro, and Michael Halley.  All work will be available for purchase with proceeds going to the Coral Gables Museum.

Returning for his second Party on The Plaza exhibition is Alex Mijares, widely considered one of the greatest up-and-coming artists in South Florida.  Mijares has been described as “a genius of colors and shapes” by the internationally renowned, Miami-based artist Romero Britto. He credits last year’s exhibition for helping him launch his career.

“Party on The Plaza helped introduce my name to the community, providing my first platform where my art could be appreciated.  It was the launching point of my career as an artist,” said Mijares.  “Since then I have done numerous shows all over the country.  I am forever grateful to the Young Associates for giving me this opportunity.”

The Honorable Jim Cason, Mayor, City of Coral Gables, will provide opening remarks at the event. Party on The Plaza will be held primarily outdoors in the museum’s historic limestone plaza, where guests can enjoy hors d’ouevres, and Bacardi drinks, including adult mojito and piña colada snow cones. Music will be provided by DJ Jeff Wool and a photobooth is available for guests to commemorate the night with pictures.

Pre-sale tickets are currently available for $25 before October 15 and $30 after October 15.  Tickets purchased the night of the event will be available for $35.  The event will be held on Friday, November 2, 2012 from 7:00 – 11:30 p.m. at the Coral Gables Museum, located at 285 Aragon Avenue.  For more information please visit:



Coral Gables Museum

The Coral Gables Museum celebrates the civic arts of architecture, city planning, landscape architecture, historic and environmental preservation and history-the elements that define Coral Gables. It is a true public/private partnership between the City of Coral Gables and the Coral Gables Museum Corp., a private, not for profit 501.c.3 Corporation. The Museum opened its first exhibitions in October 2011.


Young Associates

The Young Associates is a new forum for like-minded young professionals and art enthusiasts under age 40 to connect with peers while supporting the Coral Gables Museum and enjoying all it has to offer. Y.A. is a group of up-and-coming community leaders with the common mission of promoting museum membership and events, while providing a venue to share community passions, specifically emphasizing promotion of the arts and a vibrant Coral Gables.

For Media Inquires please contact:

Cristina Mas / / 786-393-8432

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