First Fridays in bloom at Hotel Miami

Hotel Miami is a creative co-working hub, doubling as studio and event space in Miami. Run by husband and wife team Jessie Jones and Nick Atkins and their business partner Darran Franks, the space has been utilised for creative and corporate workshops, birthdays and baby showers and celebrations of love and life. But every first Friday of the month, the team at Hotel Miami throw open their doors for a regular house event where local artistic talent is thrown under the spotlight.

“We’ve been really lucky to attract really fun and likeminded people to work here and we’ve quickly formed a happy little community,” Jessie Jones told Samantha Morris.

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“On the first Friday of each month we showcase a new local artist or artists, giving them a chance to show their work to the community and hopefully sell some also!”

“We always have a DJ or band playing and Young Henry’s beer flowing at the bar put on by the Cambus Wallace. And our most recent addition is the Latin American food truck Little Wahaca, so delish!”

Jessie said the nights have been a roaring success, with great turnouts and artists selling a heap of their work while punters hit the dancefloor.

On the first Friday in August, Hotel Miami will showcase artistry of the female form and its connection to nature.

“The works that will be featured are a combination of film photographs and fine art illustrations, accompanied by lush plant installations by local florist Carly Jackson,”{ Jessie said.

‘In Bloom’ will explore the female body, and the way it mirrors nature through reproduction, nurturing and growth. It will challenge the perception of the female form in media today and encourage and celebrate the uniqueness of every woman and Jessie explained that the event would also include interactive art installations as well as life drawing.

If a Cambus Wallace bar, Latino eats and Hawaiinyls spinning the black disks, set amongst floral and feminine artistry sounds like your kinda thing, Hotel Miami will deliver the goods.

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Hotel Miami is at 1/49 Lemana Lane, Miami and First Fridays next rolls out on Friday 3 August with artists Ella Fitzgerald and Kelly Robinson under the spotlight.  More on Facebook.

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