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Miami River to Bay view from Epic Hotel - photo: Debra Cortese

Miami River to Bay view from Epic Hotel - photo: Debra Cortese


Tomorrow night from 6 to 11 pm join Miami artists, fashion designers, gallerists, and fellow art lovers at the River Lounge at Epic. River Lounge, right on the north shore of the Miami River faces the historic Miami Circle, overlooks the Brickell drawbridge and offers an exclusive closeup view of the river to the bay.

There’s still time to RSVP at Life Is Art Creative Connections River of Art Showcase.

I’ll be showing my line of Cortese Design Bags along with Vanessa da Rocha Swimwear, Adriana Pitic’s line of clothing, Fashion View Miami Cindy Jimenez’s Recyled Jewelry, and Brown Betty Hair Pieces!

Miami Artists, Carla Fache, Carson Case, Ross Ford, and R.E. SANCHEZ will also be there showing their work…

AND, that’s not all. James Echols and Annette Pikert of Life is Art have not only connected all of these fashion designers and artists for this unique, one night event at the chic River Lounge at Epic (270 Biscayne Boulevard Way overlooking the bay in downtown Miami)…There is also Music by DJ Soozin with a special surprise guest!?!…Live performances by Jillian the Fire Dancer and Nestor on the drums…and a complimentary cocktail with your RSVP here!

Make that reservation now while this link is right in front of you and be sure to say hello and drop your card in the “Win A Cortese Design ~ Bag of the Month Giveaway!”

Winner will be notified by email and/or phone and published on this blog, ideally with a photo of you and your new bag! 

Looking south to Brickell from Epic Hotel - photo: Debra Cortese

Looking south to Brickell from Epic Hotel - photo: Debra Cortese

River Lounge is graciously donating a complimentary drink to everyone on the RSVP list.
They are also donating a portion of the proceeds to Life Is Art! This is much needed
revenue to help us continue to promote the Miami arts community. Be sure to say thanks to
the proprietor, Bobby Brandt, for all his support. We hope that you will come out and
bring ALL your friends so that we can make this a regular event!

The event is completely free, though contributions are gratefully accepted. Your support
helps Life Is Art/Creative Connections continue to help the arts community.

We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to expand your network and help
advance your artistic career. Full details and make your reservation here!

River Lounge review at thrillist.com

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