Art Brings Life AND Radio to Downtown Miami’s Storefronts
The Miami Downtown Development Authority Unveils the Second DWNTWN Art Window
Artist Patricia Hernandez to Host Live “Electric Lunch” from Historic Alfred I. Dupont Building
The Miami Downtown Development Authority (Miami DDA) is unveiling the second installment of the DWNTWN Art Window program. The project, titled “Electric Lunch,” is a live radio show broadcasting every Wednesday and Friday during the peak hours of noon- 3pm, from February 27, 2012 –April 30, 2013, at the Historic Alfred I. DuPont building, at 176 NE 1 St. DWNTWN Art Window was initiated by the Miami DDA to inspire and showcase artists working in Miami while bringing new audiences into the City’s urban core.
Two days a week, Patricia Hernandez will conduct a radio show that will include special performances, lectures, and live interviews through the duration of the exhibition. She invites the public not only to listen on person or via live stream, but also to participate and be interviewed for the show.
“The DWNTWN Art Window is one part of the Miami DDA’s ongoing arts and culture initiative,” said Alyce Robertson, Executive Director for the Miami DDA. “With this program, we are bringing artists into the urban core to exhibit their work, while inviting interaction from the public and activating vacant store fronts.”
The idea for “Electric Lunch” comes from the concept of pirate radio stations. Pirate radio is the use of unregulated audio exchange dependent only upon the acquisition of a transistor and the will to occupy vacant radio frequencies. As a powerful form of communication, pirate radio is available to anyone in range with a basic radio. It is this specific brand of interventionist radio and audio culture which Patricia Hernandez is ushering and now manifesting as online radio.
Visit the “Electric Lunch” store front for instructions on how to participate or visit the web address to listen live: www.electric-lunch.com.
The DWNTWN Art Window program is a free art exhibit will change every two months showcasing artistic talent and creativity from South Florida. For more information please visit www.dwntwnartdays.com.
About the Miami DDA
The Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is committed to improving the quality of life for businesses, employees, residents, and visitors in downtown Miami. As an independent agency of the City of Miami, the Miami DDA supports business growth, infrastructure improvements, and services for Downtown Miami residents and stakeholders. In addition to its programs and initiatives, the Miami DDA is partnering with the City and other government entities to strengthen Downtown Miami’s position as an international center for commerce, culture, and tourism. Through its DWNTWN campaign, which sponsors programs such as free outdoor concerts and special networking events, the Miami DDA drives consumers young and old to the region with the goal of supporting existing businesses and transforming Downtown Miami into a thriving, 24-7 urban epicenter. The organization is governed by a 15-member board comprised of three public appointees and 12 downtown property owners, residents and/or workers. For more information about the Miami DDA and Downtown Miami, please visit www.MiamiDDA.com.