Miami International Auto Show Unveils Creative “Cars Meet Art” Exhibition
The Miami International Auto Show presented by Ally Auto has unveiled a first-time, creatively inspired attraction not seen at another national auto venue. The brand-new exhibit, titled Cars Meet Art and dedicated to highlighting the juncture of creative design and auto ingenuity, was recently unveiled during the Miami Auto Show’s annual Press Day on Friday, November 7.
Half-auto showcase, half gallery exhibition, the Miami attraction showcases 10 of the industry’s latest models by placing each of them under the creative direction of one U.S.-based, world-famous street artist and allowing the vehicle to become a living, revving canvas. Displayed alongside each vehicle is a matching mural piece, also painted by the vehicle’s artist-in-residence.
“Each winter our city is home to the meeting place of the international arts world during the acclaimed Art Basel Miami Beach art fair and the hundreds of others that follow throughout the season,” said Rick Baker, Show Manager of the Miami International Auto Show. “When you consider this, plus our own homegrown arts districts and neighborhoods that have taken shape over the past few years, there’s really no question about it – Miami is truly a global arts destination. There’s no reason our auto show shouldn’t reflect that very same creative culture.”
Found inside the Miami Beach Convention Center’s Junior Ballroom, the Cars Meet Art attraction sets a cool vibe complete with a DJ and interior enhancements adding to the exhibit and creating a complete visual experience. Visitors to the annual event are encouraged to review the show’s event schedule as some of the artists will be on-site to interact with show-goers, answer questions and even sign available work.
Sure to inspire, show-goers can also walk up to Ally Auto Alley and design their own Cars Meet Art-like creation on touch screen displays. Fun and fresh, their designs will automatically be entered into an Ally Auto Alley contest for a chance to win different prizes.
The following list of artists and their matched vehicles can be found inside this year’s Cars Meet Art display, provided by South Motors Automotive Group, Dadeland Dodge and the South Florida Ford Dealers Association:
ARTIST INSPIRED VEHICLE
2alas Ford Fusion
Bisco Smith Mini Cooper
BK the Artist Infiniti Q50
Claudio Picasso Jeep Wrangler
Daniel Fila Fiat 500
Don Rimx Honda FIT
Duaiv Lamborghini Aventador Roadster
Jay West BMW 4
Jessy Nite VW Beetle
Sonni Studio Mazda 6
The 44th Annual Miami International Auto Show presented by Ally Auto takes place Friday, November 7th through Sunday, November 16th, 2014 at the Miami Beach Convention Center (1901 Convention Center Drive). Admission to the show is $15 for adults, $6 children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and under.