UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA TO LAUNCH ARTLAB@PRIDELINES, CURATING WORKS BY LOCAL AND INT’L. ARTISTS, EXHIBITS & EVENTS OF TRANS EXPERIENCE, YEAR ROUND AT PRIDELINES COMMUNITY CENTER AND ART GALLERY
Miami, Florida… January 2020 – In efforts to nurture and give dedicated space to LGBTQ artists everywhere and furthering the bond and alliance between LGBT non-profits in South Florida, Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU) and Pridelines, Miami-Dade County’s LGBTQ Community Center have created an exciting new opportunity for the community. As of January 2020, the Gallery A at Pridelines LGBT Community Center, located at 6360 NE 4th Ct, Miami, FL 33138, will be transformed into the ARTLab@Pridelines, curated and managed by UC|CU, to highlight local, national and international artists of Trans experience by featuring their works year round, free and open to the public.
“Pridelines has been featuring the works of Queer artists throughout our gallery walls since we opened our flagship Center in Miami in June of 2016. In doing so, we have worked with Community Partners, more so with Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida which has hosted elements of their annual TRANSART events at our Center for several years. For this reason, we are excited to embark on this new partnership with the team at Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida within our Gallery A, that will complement the ongoing exhibits of Queer artists throughout our Miami Center and Gallery– creating one of South Florida’s only year round spaces for LGBTQ artists and their work.” - Pridelines Chief Executive Officer, Victor Diaz-Herman
The nearly 600sq ft gallery space boasts double height ceilings, an open floorplan, and plenty of space to create, explore, consider and appreciate art. Pridelines Miami is open to all Monday through Friday, noon-8pm, and Saturdays, noon-5pm.
“This is a wonderful opportunity and partnership, and Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida could not be happier to grow our ongoing commitment to the Pridelines Center of bringing ARTLab and world class works by LGBTQ artists from around the corner or across the globe, to the South Florida community. We will officially kick off this endeavor with our 6th annual TRANSART Artists Showcase and conference in late January 2020. Artists CANDICE KROL, JAYDEN VIEIRA and TANYA MAI RANDSTOFT will be featured, along with Poetry & Spoken Word by ELIJAH AVERETT-BALSER and others.” - Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida’s Executive Director and founder, Herb Sosa
Artists applications for consideration of year-round exhibiting opportunities are available at unitycoalition.org
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Pridelines mission is to support, educate and empower South Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and community in safe and diverse spaces to promote dialogue, wellness, and to foster social change.
UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA is the First & Only organization for the South Florida Latinx|Hispanic & Indigenous LGBT community, advancing Equality & Fairness, through Education, Leadership and Awareness, since 2002 – offering tools and programming, like the 6th annual TRANSART Conference and Artists Showcase – featuring transgender and non-conforming artists and their works; ELEVATE- a day of workshops and tools for being Nicer; LGBT Scholarships for the Arts, Design and Education; MicroGiving Fund for start-ups and reboots in life; PRIDE U 2020 – Activism, Leadership & Social Resources for a New Rainbow; the 10th annual Celebrate ORGULLO Hispanic Pride festival, Oct 1-15th.