ss1 2Summer 2016 was filled with stunning artwork, award worthy performances, hot sun and cold drinks, courtesy of the MUCE team. The MUCE Summer Series was an epic three part summer event highlighting local visual artists and musical performances all around Miami. From the American Airlines arena in Downtown Miami to a cozy plaza in Miami Gardens, we transformed regular spaces into glamorous artistic summer exhibitions. Check out a recap of our Summer Series below:

MUCE Summer Series Volume 1:  Night Of Light Art Crawl at Chef Creole | June 25

ss1.1Summer Series 2016 kicked off in the middle of Miami’s colorful Little Haiti community. Held at the popular Chef Creole, Summer Series Volume 1 was full of life. In partnership with the Little River community and Roots Collective, we were able to bring you an astounding summer kickoff. The kickoff featured a calming Yoga class from Tina Williams, an inspiring documentary of the Wondertwins, smooth melodies of live performing jazz bands, the Florensics featuring Ja’Niya Harden, and the art work of talented local artists. This pop-up exhibition was a definite don’t miss. But if you did happen to miss it…check out the pics…

MUCE Summer Series Volume 2: Iron Fork at American Airlines Arena | July 28

ss2 .3
Summer Series Volume 2 @ Iron Fork

For the second part of our Summer Series, MUCE was commissioned to install and curate the Art of Black exhibition presented by the GMCVB during Iron Fork at the American Airline Arena in Downtown Miami. No matter what, we made sure to bring the MUCE flavor! Featuring the art of MUCE Ambassador artists Joe Wesley and Zeek Mathis, we turned a dull white space into an art extravaganza.

MUCE Summer Series Volume 3: Lavish He- Art Lumps Birthday Edition in the Miami Gardens | Aug 20

Free Dystopia and Markus Sands performing at Summer Series Volume 3

Ending summer with a bang we partnered up with our Roots Collective and Lavish And Looney families to bring you an end of summer bash. Celebrating the born day of MUCE Ambassador artist Lumpkin, we brought the party to Miami Gardens. The artists of Gino’s tattoo shop and Ambassador Artists Joe Wesley, Frank Christopher and Lumpkin expressed themselves on canvas, depicting their take on social issues, black beauty and Miami culture. We turned the party up with an epic performance from the talented trio band, Free Dystopia. In addition to the awesome sounds of Free Dystopia, the event included catered food and a special birthday drink helped to bring the birthday bash full circle.

Needless to say, we handled summer in a MUCEtastic manner!

For more information on how you can bring MUCE to your neighborhood or business, send an email to or visit the MUCE website.



Written By: Lisa Nellicliff

Program Coordinator