EAST Hotels will debut its inaugural art program, Art at East: Urban Remix, at EAST, Miami this December. The installation, On the Edge: The Hopeful Forest, comes just in time for this year’s Art Week and pushes EAST to the forefront of the growing art scene in the city’s downtown neighborhood where more and more satellite art fairs pop up each year.
In collaboration with Ximena Caminos, famed Argentine curator, EAST, Miami has joined forces with acclaimed Miami-based artist Carlos Betancourt to create an exclusive installation that takes inspiration from the local city and explores what it means to live in the urban environment. From December 2, 2019 through January 14, 2020, On the Edge: The Hopeful Forest will be on display in the lobby, featuring a series of totems made from repurposed, abandoned objects found in the surrounding community. To celebrate the launch of the new installation at EAST, Miami, the hotel is inviting guests to interact with the display via a coloring book created by Carlos Betancourt. Featuring special drawings of the totem sculptures, these custom coloring books will allow guests to use their own creativity to interpret the artwork.