oct1The first Saturday of every month, Miami’s Coconut Grove neighborhood transforms into an Open Studio of creative Fashion, colorful Art, and energetic Music. We’ve all grown to call it FAM (Fashion + Art + Music) and during this monthly gallery walk, various establishments host talented folks from this incredibly creative community and invite them to show off their latest clothing design, display their art and play live music for the public. The Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami proudly participates in this vibrant event by inviting a local artist to showcase his or her work in our elegant lobby space, complete with a complimentary cocktail reception.

After a summer hiatus, Sonesta saw a terrific turnout for the September 3 and October 1 FAM nights. This month, we welcomed local painter Miguel Hine, who drew an enthusiastic crowd of art lovers and curious passersby. Curtis Crider, general manager of the Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami, commented “The residents and guests were all very happy to see FAM back at Sonesta Coconut Grove. The food was a huge hit and the restaurant Panorama was a packed house.”

oct2Our “resident” artist was a huge hit, too. Some attendees were so taken with his work that the artist made a few sales. A successful event for everyone!

Of course, if you know Sonesta, you know how important it is to us to support the local community and local artists. Beautiful artwork adorns the lobby walls throughout the Sonesta Collection and we strive for it to embody the spirit of place, as Mr. Hine’s work does with its vivid and exciting colors that evoke the energy of Miami’s diverse culture.

The Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown also embraces local artists, with a compelling exhibit on rotation every six months. Read more about it here, and when you next find yourself in either neighborhood and hungry for some beautiful art, be sure to stop in!

FAM takes place the first Saturday of every month in the Coconut Grove district of Miami, from 6pm to 9pm. The Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown, and all our Royal Sonesta Hotels and Sonesta Hotels & Resorts, including the Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami, invite you to come by and peruse the artwork that graces our walls.