MISSION STATEMENT: To promote and support the arts and the community in south Florida through events and education. Supporting visual arts, dance, fashion, music, written word, design, theatre, and all other forms of creative expression.
A certified 501(c)3 charity.
What is Life Is Art?
Life Is Art is a south-Florida based non-profit corporation founded in January of 2009. The goal is to build the community through cultural infrastructure. We do this primarily through the production of arts events: Art Shows, Fairs, Parties, Showcases, Networkers, Seminars, Workshops and more targeted at supporting south Florida artists and arts professionals. We provide opportunities for artists to grow and share their work, as well as learn about the business of being an artist and how to better make a living at what they love.
Over the past few years, Life Is Art has produced or co-produced over 60 events introducing hundreds of artists to thousands of new fans and patrons, as well as supporting local businesses and providing education to burgeoning artists. We provide opportunities for artists to grow and share their work, as well as learn about the business of being an artist and how to better make a living at what they love. We support the community and economy by creating social offerings for the residents.
Who is Life Is Art?
Life Is Art is the brainchild of James Echols, Annette Peikert and R. E. Sanchez, all of whom believed that more attention needed to be paid to the exploding artistic talent in and around south Florida. It was founded by a group of friends who included Soozin Lewis, Adriana De Welde and Talmage Thornhill. Along the way, more people were added to the team, Emmy Acosta, Mark Whitlock, Erick Carillo and Aaron Feld. This team of dedicated art lovers work tirelessly to promote and support the south Florida arts community. All of them are currently volunteers. All work regular, full-time jobs. To the team, Life Is Art represents a labor of love and hope for the future.
If you are new to the site, please take a look around. Check out our Past Events to see what sort of things we have been up to. Be sure to drop by our Upcoming Events page and join us at one of our events. You can join the email list to make sure you are up to date on all our activities. If you would like to get to know us better, you can view our Director Profiles. We also post open Calls for Artists from many different organizations, to make it easier for you to find opportunities to display your work. And, we have a Blog where we post updates and other ramblings. If you are on Facebook, you can join our Life Is Art Facebook Group there to socialize. We hope you will join us in our mission to make our region a better place to work and live.