Analog Art Show: The Fusion of Art, Music, and Community
Imagine a record player's needle picking up the vibration pattern on the groove and an amplifier enhancing the sound of your jam. Some may argue that there is no greater pleasure in life. Since the 1980s, vinyl records have been on the decline, but this past Friday Miami's art community at Sweat Records brought them back -- as canvases.
Sweat Records teamed up with Miami's famed sticker artist, WHUT, and YOmiami to honor the fusion of art and music. Over thirty artists, one record store, and one community; that's what it took to make the "Analog Art Show" happen.
The ambiance outside the store was not one you feel any other day at Sweat Records: teens tagging a street pole, a hobo lurking around cars, a young designer posing beside the store's mural, and dozens of locals gathering around the grilled cheese food truck. Something was definitely happening.
And then you walked through the doors to see a large community supporting the matrimony of visual art and vinyl in a rather small space. WHUT, the artist responsible for this idea, envisioned collaboration between various artists in hopes of producing a show where only vinyl remained as a constant amongst different styles of art.
Though traffic was heavy and consistent, and you sometimes felt like a sardine in a can, guests happily shared the limited space to admire the innovative artwork. "I really didn't expect it to be this packed, but I can't say I'm not happy about it," said Emma Perez. To catch some air, guests paved their way to the back towards the drinks or to the café. The crowd was poppin' both inside and outside.