20.04.2012 - 20.04.2012
Today April 20th, 2012 is our Launch Party for LocoCiNcoMiami, our fundraiser benefiting New Hope Cambodia.
A lot has gone down in the past six weeks that finally got us to this point.
The biggest hurdle to overcome was definitely finding the venue to host our event. It had to have the right amount of sophistication and class mixed with the ability to keep things on a very, very low budget and still appeal to a variety of people and age groups.
After many hours, days, and weeks of searching for a place that wouldn't charge us an arm and a leg, I ended up wandering around Wynnwood, Miami's edgy design district filled with warehouses converted to art studios. I followed a recommendation from a friend and ended up knocking on a very small door of a very large building (It just didn't seem like the proper entrance to what should be a very nice studio). It was the middle of the day, sun brightly shining in my face, and sketchy characters possibly doing sketchy things just down the street.
To my surprise, a man answered the door.
I immediately assumed we wouldn't be able to communicate in the same language and we both exchanged questioningly surprised glances.
Me: Is this the *BLank* Studio?
Me: *Looks at sign above door that says the Studios' Name* "I'm interested in renting your space for a fundraiser."
Man: Is sold
Me: Oh, so I can't rent from the new owner?
Man: Sorry, no.
So I head back to the safety of my car and immediately google "museum space for rent"
Not so long after, I'm having a conversation with the owner of a gallery I used to live across the street from and she kindly refers me to the newly opened Coral Gables Museum.
I thought, there is no way a nice, new museum, would give me their space for dirt cheap and let me throw a party with an open bar in their venue and call it a "fundraiser."
But they they did. And they are. And so, our venue was locked down.
If anyone is reading this that doesn't already know about LocoCiNcoMiami and you're in miami on May 5th 2012, then you're invited to join the Celebrations.
Visit our Page for all the details
Also you can join us tonight at our Launch party at Blue Martini Brickell from 5-8pm, free appetizers, 2 for 1 drinks and the VIP section.
Tickets will be available at the amazing Pre-sale Value of $30! But you can also still buy them online here LocoCincoMiami Invitation and tickets
Come help us kickoff a great event!!
Til next time, Cheers!