Miami Beach’s “No Vacancy” Brings Public Art to Historic Hotels through Dec 9th

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Miami Beach’s 2nd edition “No Vacancy” program is on display at ten historic hotels throughout Miami Beach including its newest hotel landmark, the International Inn in North Beach.

“Slice of Life” by Gianna D, on view at the Avalon Hotel 700 Ocean Drive as part of “No Vacancy” now through December 9th

From the official website:

The City of Miami Beach, in collaboration with the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA) is pleased to announce the second edition of No VacancyNo Vacancy is a juried art competition that celebrates artists, provokes critical discourse, and invites the public to experience Miami Beach’s famed hotels as destination art spaces. This year, No Vacancy will present ten temporary public art projects from November 18, 2021 through December 9, 2021. 

For the second edition of No Vacancy, $25,000 in prizes will be awarded, divided between a $5,000 prize by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) determined by public vote and a $20,000 prize awarded by a jury of art experts.  Each selected artist has received a stipend of $10,000 to realize their project. The GMCVB’s People’s Choice Award and Juror’s Choice Award will be announced on December 9.

Map of projects:

A list of artists for this year’s edition may be found below. Click the links to learn more about each of the artists and their work on the City of Miami Beach’s website.

Amanda Keeley Words to Sea

Brookhart Jonquil Paradise

Chris Friday In/Visible Men/d

Eduoard Duval Carrié Engraved and Marked


Kx2: Dana and Ruth Kleinman Obstruction Immersion

Lauren Shapiro Site R16 Transect 1

misael soto & Ayesha Singh Provisional Obstruction

Monika Bravo Victory over the sun #15

Nick Mahshie Ecdysis…

No Vacancy is sponsored by the City of Miami Beach, The Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority, The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, and T-Mobile.

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