Miami HEAT superstar Dwyane Wade and his charity, Wade’s World Foundation, today announced a collaborative endeavor with Art Studio Miami, a local nonprofit aimed at empowering young people through artistic expression. The initiative, tied to Art Basel Miami 2010, will raise funds for the youth art program, based in Miami’s Little Haiti, as well as other community-based arts programs like KIDSART.
“The positive impact that art can have on a young person’s life should never be underestimated,” Wade said. “I am proud to support Art Studio Miami, and help inspire the talented youth in Little Haiti.”
On November 20 and 21, Wade’s World Foundation sponsored 12 members of the youth community of Little Haiti, ranging from the ages of eight to 18 and participating in creative and educational “TEAM” activities during Art Studio’s “WE ARE” integration program. With the guidance of artist-mentors, the children had the opportunity to create their own personal work.
The event will culminate in a “Hope in Action” cocktail reception from 7:30-9:30 PM on Friday, December 3 at the W Hotel South Beach, where the artwork created by the youth participants of the Art Studio Miami will be displayed, and artists’ works will be auctioned off to raise funds for their programs. In addition, the works of the Art Studio Miami teaching artists, including those of Haitian decent, will accompany the student-featured show. Event is Free and Open to the Public!