Fridge Art Fair announces Exhibitors, Events, Programming, and Popsicles. The Rainbow Popsicle Edition is celebrating 10 years of the Fridge in Miami. The "little fair that could" first landed in Miami from New York’s Lower East Side in December of 2013.
The Grand Popsicle Gala and Art Auction Benefiting Buddy System MIA
Wednesday, December 6th - 6-10 pm
“Color the Fridge” a Collaboration with Buddy System MIA and Fridge to be colored by visitors who are encouraged to bring canned goods throughout the fair to FILL THE FRIDGE, Live Music by Battle Funk and the Popsicles, Rainbow Cocktails and Prosecco Popsicles in the Courtyard Bar, A Collage amd Connect POSTCARD WALL with notes of support to the LGBTQ+ community by collaboARTive, Blow-up pool popsicles, so many popsicles, and Goody Bags with mini-art.
Victoria Alexander • Ayako Bando • Jacqueline Bermudez • Stephen Betancourt • Shayne Bovell • Marco Caridad • Angel Casso • Chris Cobb • Meg Cogburn • Richard Cohen • Ken Cro-Ken • Desi • David Craig Ellis • Ignacio Font • Jean Blackwell Font • Battle Funk • Claudia Garcia • Perla Sofia Gonzalez • Jefre Harwoods • Michelle Hill • Dayle Ginsburg • Eric Ginsburg • Madeline Ginsburg • Jo S. Jaroslawicz Jeana Lindo • Lila Lopez • LunLun • Kaitlin Martin • Daniel Medina • Luna Mohamed • Nixfunction • Toki Ozaki • Maria Patino • Victor Pedelty • Yossi Peled • Picardo • Is Proust • Terre Rybovich • Samantha Sabatino • Davey Sandy • Jim Savage • Sara Schesser Bartra • Debra Spurgeon • Kenneth Spurgeon • Peter Stefanides • Juan Sebastian Restrepo • Andrew David Ringler • Zion Rozier • Terre Rybovich • Phoenix Roberts • Marilyn Valiente • Estrella Vega • Amaya Viera • Cara Hunter Viera • Billy Waldman • Brian Yurachek and more…
Community partners include two other artist-founded organizations, Buddy System MIA, and collaboARTive. Support is provided by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Coconut Grove BID.
RAINBOW POPSICLE FLAGS OVER FRIDGE will mark the spot for an Art and LGBTQ+ community hub for Miami Art Week 2023 in Coconut Grove.
Buddy System MIA Community Fridge Art Unveiling with artist Desi at The Polished Coconut, 3600 Grand Ave, Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Thursday, December 7th at 4pm
Eric Ginsburg’s Doggie Woggie Celebrity Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony celebrating our 10th Anniversary Inductees Nick and Toto, hosted by Victor Pedelty.
Friday, December 8 7pm
Happening Daily: Sweatin’ With The Oldies with Samantha Sabatino. A Giant Rotating Rainbow Popsicle by David Craig Ellis, The Alcove by Kaitlin Martin, Popsicle Trivia, and a Poolside Sculpture Garden.
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 1-9pm | Friday December 8, 2023 - 1-9pm
Saturday, December 9, 2023 - 12-9pm | Sunday, December 10, 2023 - 12-7pm
Event is free to attend, RSVP HERE.
More artists, workshops, classes, and programming will be announced soon.
ABOUT BUDDY SYSTEM MIA
Buddy System was founded in March of 2020 in response to the unprecedented needs of our Miami community due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the increasing numbers of food-insecure households and homebound individuals, we took innovative action to help feed the most vulnerable amongst us.
With our Homebound Food Access program, Buddy System has placed thousands of homebound individuals with volunteer neighbors who can provide them with free, healthy food. As of April 1st, 2021 we have established ten Community Fridges in Miami-Dade County. These fridges are changing the landscape of food injustice, existing in food deserts with a simple message: take what you need, leave what you can.
Founded by a group of Miami artists and community organizers, we hope to use our unique viewpoints to continue to use art to destigmatize the shame of receiving help. At Buddy System, we believe that food is a right, not a privilege. Learn more at buddysystemmia.com.
Founded in 2017 by artists Ignacio and Jean Font, collaboARTive serves visual artists and creatives in Miami-Dade County (and globally online). The nonprofit art organization offers services that include affordable studio space in a safe and welcoming environment, a community of other creatives, opportunities to make and show work, and resources like calls to artists and grant opportunities. Learn more at collaboARTive.org or follow them on Instagram @collaboARTive_
Since its inception in May 2013, Fridge Art Fair has presented concurrent with Frieze (yes, the name is a play on that week in New York City!) and Art Basel in Miami. We have lived up to our tagline, "Can you fit into the Fridge?”