GOGO MOAD at the Miami Book Fair Street Fair

    11:00 AM–5:00 PM
    Friday–Sunday, November 17–19

    Friday–Sunday, November 17–19
    11:00 AM–5:00 PM

    Miami Book Fair Street Fair, MDC Wolfson Campus, Miami Dade College

    GOGO MOAD at the Miami Book Fair Street Fair

    MOAD’s free children’s education program on the move, GOGO MOAD pops up at the Miami Book Fair Street Fair. GOGO MOAD programs feature shared learning experiences of exploring ideas and creating together, and include artist-led hands-on art-making and fun collaborative activities for the whole family.

    Over three days at the Miami Book Fair Street Fair Children's Alley, teaching artist Lorie Ofir leads participants in three unique workshops.

    "Design Your Story"

    Using drawing supplies, blank book templates, and other materials, participants become the designers of their own stories as they construct a book complete with an illustrated cover and create the first line of their autobiographies.

      "Building Together"
      Inspired by the nearby Ukhamba, an outdoor pavilion designed by Miami artist and architect Germane Barnes, participants work together on a ever-evolving structure with snap-together components, yarn, pipe cleaners, and found objects.

      Learn more about the MOAD pavilion Germane Barnes: Ukhamba.

      "Flower BLOOM!"

      Inspired by the aerial antics of Bloom!, a work by Australian company SWAY, performed daily during the Street Fair, participants produce their own larger-than-life flowers with tissue paper and pipe cleaners.

      Learn more about Bloom! by SWAY, presented by Live Arts Miami.

      GOGO MOAD is open to children ages 5 and up and their families.

      Miami artist Lorie Ofir explores interconnections between human nature and the nature around us through expansive landscape paintings that fuse the elsewhere with an object we experience intimately and daily—our beds. She received her BFA from the University of Florence, has participated in artist residencies in Colorado, New York, and in Miami at the Deering Estate, and has exhibited her work in the U.S. and abroad, including shows at the Jewish Museum of Florida, Harn Museum of Art, Florence University of the Arts, Design Center of the Americas, and galleries in Miami, New York, and Colorado. Ofir is also an Art and Special Needs Instructor with classrooms based on individualized and experiential learning. For the past five years, she was a Teaching Artist at the Pérez Art Museum Miami. With a gallery as a classroom, she enabled youth to have personalized experiences with contemporary art as a catalyst for curiosity, experimentation, and analytical thinking.

      The Miami Book Fair Street Fair is free on Friday, November 17, but there is an admission fee on Saturday and Sunday, November 18 and 19. For more information, visit the Street Fair Hours & Admission page.

      Visit the Street Fair Directions and Parking page.

      This event is the third in the new GOGO MOAD Membership program. Members receive a GOGO MOAD-branded sketchbook and branded colored pencils.

      GOGO MOAD is part of the Museum Without Boundaries initiative.