Miami Arts & Entertainment Council Presents its 6th Annual “Paint Me Miami” Art Competition

– Deadline and requirements for submission is August 15th-

MIAMI – August 1, 2017 – The Miami Arts & Entertainment Council (MAEC) invites talented Miami artists, art students, up-and-coming artists and art aficionados to participate in its 6th annual art competition, “Paint Me Miami.”

“Paint Me Miami” is an open competition where all artists working in two-dimensional painting media are eligible to enter provided they meet the criteria. To conform to the spirit of the awards, all work must be original and completed within the last two years and must not have won any previous prize or award in any other art competition. This year’s competition is focusing specifically on paintings that are inspired by a scene within the boundaries of the City of Miami. Works need to be representational and must portray the sites and feelings of the city.

“The Miami Arts & Entertainment Council is proud to continue promoting arts and culture as a pivotal ingredient in Miami’s growth as a dynamic international city that is a showcase for emerging artists as well as masters,” added Mercedes Cisneros, member of the MAEC Board.

For entry form and detailed requirements, visit .Winners will be announced during the award ceremony and exhibition on Saturday, September 2nd, 2017, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Little Haiti Cultural Center (260 NE 59th Terrace, Miami 305-960-2969). The finalists & winners will continue to be exhibited at the Little Haiti Cultural Center from September 2nd to September 9th, 2017. First Prize will include $1,500 and an award certificate. Second prize will include $1,000 and an award certificate.

About Miami Arts and Entertainment Council

The Miami Arts and Entertainment Council serves in an advisory capacity and makes recommendations to the city regarding endorsements and support of specific Miami art and entertainment special events, performances and productions. The Miami Arts and Entertainment Council helps determine whether the city should accept or acquire any specific art and seek public participation in all cultural events in the City of Miami. The council also serves as the city’s official liaison with major arts and entertainment facilities and organizations to attract arts and entertainment programs to the City of Miami.

For information about the Miami Art and Entertainment Council visit or email Yariel Diaz, City of Miami Art & Entertainment Council, at

About The Little Haiti Cultural Complex

The Little Haiti Cultural Complex (LHCC) broke ground in 2006 and has become a key engine in Little Haiti and nearby neighborhoods to spur economic and community growth. Over 100,000 people per year visit or take part in programs at the cultural facility. LHCC offers a unique opportunity for residents and visitors to gain exposure to Afro-Caribbean culture, expand their knowledge of the arts and develop new talents. The complex is committed to fostering imagination, creativity and positive experiences for children and adults year-round. The mission of the City of Miami’s Little Haiti Cultural Complex is to present and preserve Afro-Caribbean cultures‚ inspire the next generation of leaders and leverage arts and culture as tools for transformation and community building.

For information about the Little Haiti Cultural Complex (LHCC), please visit;

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