Gloria Estefan, Street Artists Make Their Mark on Miami Marine Stadium

Categories: Art

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Photos by Ian Witlen
For decades, Miami Marine Stadium has served as an unofficial community center for pot-smoking kids, adrenaline-seeking skaters and street artists itching to express themselves. Almost anyone with a healthy disregard for chain link fences and "No Trespassing" signs has found their way into the graffiti-scrawled landmark on one weekend evening or another.

Today the modernist icon is crumbling, creepy, and cool as hell, but it may soon be safe for official visitors once again. If the Friends of Miami Marine Stadium and their biggest champ, Gloria Estefan, can raise $30 million by January, the waterfront gem may be shiny and new before too long.

See also: Thirty Instagrammers to Meet Gloria Estefan, Explore Miami Marine Stadium This Saturday

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This Saturday, Estefan, the stadium's architect, 30 Miami Instagrammers, the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP), members of the media and nine hand-picked street artists gathered at the rainbow-hued arena for a day of exploration.

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New Times was on scene for an inside look at the murals, both new and old, and of course, some face time with Queen Gloria herself. See it all for yourself in the photos below.

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See also: More photos from Miami Marine Stadium's Gloria Estefan event

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Miami Marine Stadium

3601 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL

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23 comments
mikeestefan
mikeestefan

restoring it takes away from why we love it right now...

craigoneil_3
craigoneil_3

www.arthistory2014.com for information on the official, Friends of Miami Marine Stadium supported, art based fundraising efforts. 

lisettica
lisettica

Anyone know the artist on the last photo with the hanging runner?

Peter Beach
Peter Beach

Friends of Miami Marine Stadium: www.marinestadium.org/

Trevor Ballard
Trevor Ballard

Why not donate that $30 mil to a good cause that will help save lives or make sure no underprivileged child goes to bed hungry at night? Dumb bitch.

Brownie Izaguirre
Brownie Izaguirre

I'm sorry but why is she trying to raise $30 million, when she can donate $30 million. #justsayin #ilovegloria

Cary Gonzalez
Cary Gonzalez

Tax write-off plus unlimited ability to play her tired old "music" and collect royalties.....

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

she only does something like this when she's gonna get her pockets full, never liked her

craigoneil_3
craigoneil_3

@mikeestefan your two options come down to 1. the stadium gets demolished and high priced condos take its place or 2. the stadium gets brought back to life and provides decades of joy for everyone in Miami and honors its art history both through documentation and through a mixture of curated and .  There isnt any reasonable option to leave the stadium like is it now.  It's either going to be torn down and made into condos or revived as a public space.  

craigoneil_3
craigoneil_3

She didnt donate 30,000,000 she donated 500,000.  Public greenspace feeds the souls of a community.  The two efforts dont have to be mutually exclusive.  

craigoneil_3
craigoneil_3

She was actually quite friendly, supportive and engaged.  I've spent my fair share of time managing celebrities at events and found her to be extremely human and helpful.  Just my personal experience.

craigoneil_3
craigoneil_3

Yes, because tax benefits negate the value of a donation?  

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