Yo Space Gallery Launches With an Art Sale for "Average Joes"

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Like it? Love it? Take it home with you.

That's the idea behind Yo Miami's soft opening Sunday, June 3. The fledgling art endeavor is inaugurating its new gallery and artist collective, Yo Space, with an "Average Joe Art Sale."

The event will be an indoor bazaar where Yo Miami's two resident artists, along with 10 other local artists, will display and sell their creations. Buyers can score anything from original works to limited edition prints and artist merch like apparel and accessories.

And between bouts of retail therapy, Yo Miami intends to keep its guests visually, orally and physically stimulated. (Not like that, perv.) Free hookah and ping-pong will be provided to ensure nobody is left twiddling their thumbs, and the Coolhaus food truck (which is really making the art scene rounds this week) will be parked and ready to serve all taste buds on deck. Adrian Gonzalez of Suenalo, named Best Latin Band by New Times in 2011, will also perform. Best Sunday ever!

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"It's something I'm running from A-Z. It's the first of its kind for Yo Miami," Yuval Ofir, the man behind Yo Miami, said about the launch party.

According to Ofir, Yo Miami is "an entity bridging creative people with people in need of creativity." The project has been gaining steam since April of 2011, when Ofir decided he wanted to put together art events in Miami. Much to his surprise, other people wanted to participate in those events too. Ofir subsequently turned a warehouse owned by his mother into the project's home base. After months of renovation and collaboration between artists, Yo Miami is ready for its Yo Space debut.

The Average Joe event, conceptually similar to a garage sale, offers patrons a unique opportunity. Anyone can walk in and pick up an original piece of art to give their living space some oomph or offer as a unique gift. And it gets better -- the selling price for each original item is capped at $250, a rarity in the art world. 

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Who says sports and art can't be one and the same?
Average Joe Art Sale takes place at Yo Space, 294 NE 62nd Street, 
Miami; Sunday, June 3, starting at 4 p.m. Visit facebook.com/yospace.

--Briana Saati

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