Space Mountain Miami Opens: "An Opportunity for Spontaneity" in Little Haiti
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That void is what inspired Alicia Apfel to launch Space Mountain Miami, a gathering point for the Magic City's creatives.
Not to be confused with the ride in Mickey Mouse Land that travels to "outer space," this exhibition and performance space opened its doors just north of Little Haiti during Art Basel 2013. And in its six months of existence, the 1,000-square-foot arts hub has already made a statement.
"What's cool about it is that it's really been driven by the community," Apfel says. "Basically, it's a self-generated space."
"I always kept on calling it 'the space' and Autumn Casey [Space Mountain's creative director] kept trying to come up with a name for it. Then I started thinking about it more as a concept of being a mountain, something that can't be pushed around."
And like that, one of Miami's newest venues for total artistic expression was born.
"We've seen people do really cool things. It's creating an opportunity for a lot of spontaneous things to happen because people feel free to express themselves."