Join the celebration at the opening of The Den at the Purple Line Transit Station. Miami’s newest transit station will “pop-up” at a currently underutilized underpass along a rail corridor between Midtown Miami and the Design District. Within the 20,000-square-foot transit station, Mixed Media Collective and The Black Key Group are teaming up to transform a shipping container into a one-of-a-kind pop-up art gallery and record shop aptly named The Den.
The forward-thinking marketing groups are providing a unique creative platform for some of the city’s most talented artists and musicians to shine. Inside the Den, artists Alex Yanes, Evoca1, Jose Mertz, Kazilla and Daniel “Krave” Fila will be exhibiting pieces as well as limited edition prints and custom apparel. Guests can also pick up vinyls, CDs, stickers and other merch from their favorite bands including Afrobeta, Krisp, Jacob Jeffries Band, Ketchy Shuby, Suenalo, Bright Light Social Hour, ArtOfficial, Spam Allstars and He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister. Guests also have a chance to win two tickets to The Rhythm Foundation’s 2013 Heineken TransAtlantic Festival.
In the Den’s outdoor living room, enjoy complimentary Becks beer from 5-10 pm and happy hour cocktails by Miami Events Group from 5-8 pm as you watch live painting and live music performances. Don’t miss Afrobeta on Saturday, March 9th at 7 pm. The entire Purple Line compound will be alive with movement as local businesses and community members come together to transform the underpass located at NE 2nd Ave and 36th Street into a bustling hub. Look out for car2go, Emerge Miami bike stations, performances from the Front Yard Theatre Collective, flash mobs, food trucks and a pop-up bakery by chef Michelle Bernstein’s famed bakery, Crumb on Parchment.