In an exciting effort to champion interdisciplinary collaboration and Miami’s native artists, the National YoungArts Foundation is presenting In Process: Homecoming. This program offers YoungArts alumni a one-week artist residency at the organization’s iconic campus, followed by a public presentation in the local community they feel most connected to.

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When creative minds come together, storytelling is an art. Highlighting that idea, Creative Minds Talks and Miami Design District’s innovative series, The Art of Storytelling brings powerhouses of fashion, art, architecture, film, music, and literature together in a series of talks designed to inspire, enlighten and entertain. Addressing issues like inspiration, motivation and the future of these creative fields, panelists come together in intimate and frank discussion.  The latest edition of The Art of Storytelling will bring world renowned fashion designer Naeem Khan together with Modern Luxury’s VP of Creative/Fashion Director James Aguiar for a deep delve into the worlds of fashion, design, and some insights into the relocation of House of Khan to Miami.

For more than a decade, the Miami Design District has been on the forefront of South Florida’s art scene displaying a multitude of public artworks throughout the neighborhood and housing some of the city’s top cultural institutions.

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Everyone needs time to pamper themselves—and we don’t just mean with retail therapy. Fortunately, here in the dazzling Design District, we have plenty of ways to become our best selves! Looking for a day to reset? Hit the spa, workout or grab a deliciously-healthy bite to eat, all #atMDD. Find out where (and how!) below:

For emerging artists, being showcased in an exhibition is among the most prized highlights of their burgeoning careers. For a select group of local students, they are getting the opportunity to showcase their talents this summer in the Miami Design District. This summer at Locust Projects, 20 talented Miami-Dade County high school students are participating in a four-week long summer intensive called Locust Art Builders, one of the institution's most notable programs. During this time, these students who have a diverse array of backgrounds and disciplines come together to learn how to conceive and execute an exhibition from start to finish. During that time, they are mentored by arts professionals in a broad spectrum of practices to give them insights and lessons on how to pursue their passions and engage in field trips to galleries and artist-run spaces to further their knowledge of the local arts community. The exhibition is still in the works but past shows have touched on numerous topics; last year’s show dealt with the intersection of digital communication and human interaction while the show prior to that dealt with the phenomenon of “Florida Man,” or the ongoing antics of Florida residents that make the news for their crazy, sometimes criminal behavior. Also on view will be the LAB:MFA show, which supports the work of emerging, graduate-level artists. The show will highlight the work of Julian Gilbert-Davis, an MFA student at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Titled "Neighbors," the exhibition will explore the connections between polling places in Miami and New Brunswick through their architectural and design commonalities and investigates the role of these sites in our civic democracy. Both shows will open on July 15 a reception from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will be on view until August 5.  To learn more about the LAB program, go to www.locustprojects.org.