Miami Art Week starts (includes video story)

Miami Art Week gathers artists from around the world to celebrate the creative community and sell their work. One of the many fairs staged during the week is Design Miami, which celebrates a tomorrow of our own creation on land near the western end of the Venetian Causeway.

A collection of abstract shapes, modern house layouts, and sculptures filled the Design Miami hall as guests walked from one aisle to the next

“It’s a great opportunity for Miami to showcase its architecture, local artists, and also artists from around the country,” said Esteban Betancourt, a Miami native who one day hopes to have his art featured during art week.

Design Miami is not the only fair opening this weekend. There’s a colorful array of exhibits all around the city including the main fair at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Valeria Ulmos is a Junior at FIU majoring in broadcasting and communications. She hopes to pursue her career in having her own talk show in entertainment and is a women activist. She is a bilingual podcaster and likes covering entertainment and world trends.

Aquiles Barreto is a Junior Majoring in Public Relations, Advertising and Applied Communications, with a concentration in broadcasting. He has a passion for all types of visual media, whether it be film, television, or news. In the future he hopes to be a video editor for major productions.