The Wynwood Walls isn't the only place to see work by invited street artists. During Miami Art Week, Miami Marine Stadium opens its gates for visitors to see walls of art by local, national and international artists. An invite-only reception takes place tonight (December 1) with the show open to the public through Sunday, December 7, 2014.

The pop up exhibition features artists from the Art | History Mural Project, who co-hosts the event with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Friends of Miami Marine Stadium. The event celebrates the restoration of the restoration of Miami Marine Stadium and showcases works by renowned local, national, and international street artists who created site-specific work at Miami Marine Stadium.  The project is curated by artist Logan Hicks and was featured on PBS Nightly News this summer.

The show features art by Ron English, Doze Green, Risk, Tristan Eaton, Logan Hicks, Crash, Risk, Reinier Gamboa, The London Police, Rone, Evoca 1, Hoxxoh Elbow Toe, Stinkfish Axel Void, Tatiana Suarez, Astrk, Pixel Pancho, Joe Iurato, Ian Kuali’l, Luis Berros, Jose Mertz.

Proceeds from the sales helps fund the stadium’s restoration. At the opening reception, children from the community will participate in the production of six murals. There will also be a special area where children can create murals throughout the exhibition.

To see images of the exhibition, view our slideshow:

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Artwork by Tatiana Suarez. Photo by Elisabetta Riccio.

Artwork by Tatiana Suarez. Photo by Elisabetta Riccio.

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Miami Marine Stadium was designed in 1962 by 27-year-old architect Hilario Candela, then a recent immigrant from Cuba. The Miami Marine Stadium featured 6,566-seats with a football field-length roofline that was the longest span of cantilevered concrete in the world, according to The Art | History Mural Project. The stadium was designed so audiences could view speed boat racing during a time when Miami was the epicenter of the sport.

During its heyday, the stadium presented stars including Gloria Estefan, Jimmy Buffett, Dave Brubeck, the Beach Boys and Ray Charles. It also served as the set for Elvis Presley’s film “Clambake”.

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Artwork by Joe Iurato. Photo by Joe Iurato.

Artwork by Joe Iurato. Photo by Joe Iurato.

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Miami Marine Stadium has been recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the World Monuments Fund, and the Getty Foundation, which recently awarded the iconic structure a grant under its “Keeping It Modern” program along with the Sydney Opera House. Advocating for the stadium is the non-profit organization, Friends of Miami Marine Stadium. Formed in 2008, the group teamed up with the City of Miami in 2012 to develop a plan to restore and operate the stadium. To date, Friends of Miami Marine Stadium has raised approximately $13 million of the estimated $30 million restoration cost, according to the organization. For information, visit www.MarineStadium.org.

The Art | History Mural Project was initiated in the spring of 2014 to draw attention to and raise funds for the restoration of Miami Marine Stadium. To date, 23 street artists have painted at the stadium. The project, which is underwritten by Kondoit and curated by highly regarded artist Logan Hicks, has generated extensive buzz in the street art community internationally and was featured on PBS Nightly News this summer. All murals produced for the Art | History Mural Project are partially underwritten by Liquitex Artist Materials. For more information, visit www.ArtHistory2014.com.

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Artwork by Logan Hicks and Joe Iurato. Photo by Logan Hicks.

Artwork by Logan Hicks and Joe Iurato. Photo by Logan Hicks.

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In 2009, the National Trust named Miami Marine Stadium to its annual list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, and in 2012, the organization declared the stadium a National Treasure. National Treasures are a portfolio of highly significant historic places throughout the country that the National Trust makes a long-term commitment to finding a preservation solution. Other National Treasures from the Modern architectural movement include the New York State Pavilion in Queens, New York and the Houston Astrodome in Houston, Texas. www.PreservationNation.org.

To see images of the exhibition, view our slideshow:

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BASIC FACTS: The opening reception for the Art | History Mural Project’s pop-up exhibition space will be held Monday, December 1, from 6 to 10 p.m. The opening reception is invitation only. RSVP to rsvp@arthistory2014.com.

The exhibition will remain open from December 1 - 7, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Miami Marine Stadium is located at 5 NW 36th Street, Miami, Florida. The exhibition is free. Families are encouraged to attend, as children in attendance will be invited to assist in the creation of six large-scale murals.

A reel documenting the Art | History Mural Project and the murals created at Miami Marine Stadium can be streamed here: http://vimeo.com/109771373

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