The Betsy Hotel presents Fridge Art Fair, originally expected to take place this year in Little Havana, has found a new home in The Betsy Hotel, returning to Miami Beach for the second year in a row. As the story goes … the historic Little Havana hotel expected to host was under construction, placing the Fair in a desperate quandary.
Fridge founder and avid dog painter, Eric Ginsburg, was devastated and ready to give up on making Fridge Art Fair when he received an offer of partnership from The Betsy Hotel. Though The Betsy too was under construction, Deborah Briggs, Vice President for Philanthropy and sister of the owner, was ready to rock and roll. The hotel, noted for contributions to the arts and interest in gestating community, was an ideal venue for Fridge, and proposed a bit of a smaller version this time around, renamed The Betsy’s Curated Mini-Fridge and taking place in its underground gallery. So it was, at the very last minute, that the green light was once again given to its founder Mr. Ginsburg to continue.
This year’s Fair:
•Suggested charitable donation of $10 with proceeds donated to SPCA programs in Miami and Zimbabwe.
•The “Mini Fridge” experience will be curated by Eric Ginsburg, and the Hotel arts team…. from an international call for wide-ranging works coming from past Fridge exhibitors and new voices.
•Exhibitors range from established legends to hopeful will-be-knowns, to include:
William Wegman, Jo Shea Jaroslawic, Gene Beery, Jose Mapily, Cheryl Edwards, and Eric Ginsburg