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Locust Projects’ Tenth Annual Smash and Grab Fundraiser

Locust Projects, 3852 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33127. Image courtesy of Locust Projects.

What: Locust Projects’ Tenth Annual Smash and Grab Fundraiser

When: October 27, 2012 6:30-9:30pm

Where: 3852 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33127

Preview exhibition: October 20 – 26, 2012

Each year Locust Projects’ “Smash and Grab” fundraiser brings contemporary artists and collectors together for their support. Part raffle, part kickin’ party, the event, now in its 10th year, attracts a seminal crowd of South Florida’s art community. The atmosphere as attendees creating their wish lists mingle with the artists spectating the competitive hubbub, each waiting anxiously for the raffle to begin, has been electric in previous years.Participants buzzing with anticipation as their raffle numbers are called at random, inspires a race for work. Its a fun way to get artwork into collections, connect with Miami’s art community, and of course support Locust Projects for which the “Smash and Grab” event is their largest source of revenue for the year.

This year, local, national and international artists including Carlos Betancourt, Justin Beal, Sean Dack, Karl Haendel, Marie Lorenz, Jillian Mayer, Emmett Moore, Johannes VanDerBeek, and Agustina Woodgate have contributed over 115 works.

“The quality of the artwork we received this year truly demonstrates that artists and galleries recognize the importance of an organization such as Locust Projects in the community. We greatly appreciate their support and can, because of their generous donations, move into our 15th year stronger than ever,” says Locust Projects Executive Director, Chana Sheldon.

Locust Projects is Miami’s longest running non profit art space, set apart from other venues by a dedication to experimental site-specific installations. 2013 will mark their 15thanniversary.

Purchase tickets for Locust Projects’ “Smash and Grab” fundraiser online:

Artwork Raffle Ticket (admits 2): $450 / $425 Locust Projects Member

General admission (per person): $50

For the complete art catalog please visit:

This post was contributed by Emma Galler.

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Locust Projects’ Tenth Annual Smash and Grab Fundraiser