Artecho Tonight!

Rogelio Polesello, Acrylic over wood, “Entrar es magico salir tambien” Photo by Stephanie Turk

Tonight marks the opening event for the second edition of Artecho, a premiere event just days before Art Basel Miami. Artecho is a social initiative that aims to raise awareness regarding the poverty situation in Latin America. Each year Techo, a youth led non-profit organization, invites a group of artists from around the world to participate in contributing small scale replicas of houses that Techo builds throughout Latin America. The renderings are then auctioned to raise funds for the organization.

The opening exhibition and cocktail party at the Wynwood Walls tonight is expected to draw approximately 250 attendees, hosted by Matthew Haggman, Director of The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the main sponsor for the event. Santander Private Banking, and Drew Estate are supporting sponsors for the event with Univision serving as the media partner.

Pedro Tyler, Wood covered with aluminum rulers and screws, “Safe Box” Photo by Stephanie Turk