The Pop-Up Piano Miami team would like to take a moment to thank all of our wonderful sponsors and partners. Without their help this project would never reach the levels that it s reaching, and we are profoundly grateful to each of them.
ABOUT STEINWAY & SONS MIAMI: Timothy Feager, General Manager of Steinway Piano Gallery of Miami, stated “Steinway & Sons is very excited about getting behind Pop-Up Piano Miami. We need to bring more awareness to the arts, and this is a great and fun way to accomplish this task.” In its 159th year, Steinway & Sons was founded in 1853 by German immigrant Henry Engelhard Steinway in a Manhattan loft on Varick Street. Over the next thirty years, Henry and his sons, C. F. Theodore, Charles, Henry Jr., William, and Albert, developed the modern piano. They built their pianos one at a time, applying skills that were handed down from master to apprentice, generation after generation. Steinway is dedicated to the ideal of making the finest pianos in the world. The result is instruments renowned for their unsurpassed quality. Pianos with such superior sound and responsive touch they enchant the most demanding pianists to date.
ABOUT MIAMI IRON SIDE: Miami Iron Side was founded by design and real estate visionary Ofer Mizrahi. It is a destination created by an assemblage of old deserted commercial buildings in an underserved neighborhood. The complex is self-designed by occupants and has had extensive reforesting creating a façade of retro architecture. Miami Iron Side was transformed to become a vibrant, creative, and trendy live & work complex. Enclaves of creative and business-focused minds alike have come together and created a neighborhood which encourages organic growth with a sense of community. For more information, visit www.miamiironside.com.
ABOUT PEARL PAINT: Pearl Paint, the largest art supply store in the world, began on Canal Street, New York in 1933 as a family-owned company. As an art and craft supplier, the goal of the company is to provide quality products, exceptional service and be actively involved in the art community. It is with this mission, that the company is proud to be apart of the Pop Up Piano Miami event and donate all of the art supplies needed to paint the seven Steinway & Son pianos. In addition to supporting local art events and programs, the company prides itself on being very hands on with all of their customers at its five retail locations in the following cities: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, New York City, Los Angeles and Paramus, NJ. Whether it be an in-store demo or a thorough explanation of which tool or medium would be best to complete an art project, all of the Pearl Paint managers and store associates have strong backgrounds in art and provide a wealth of artistic knowledge for beginners and artisans. Having nearly 80 years in the art supply business, Pearl Paint aims to keep the prices of their supplies at a cost every artist can afford; both in-stores and on their website. The company will match or beat the price of any of its competitors. Pearl Paint appreciates the opportunity to be involved with Pop Up Piano Miami and strives to create and maintain longterm relationships with art enthusiasts.
ABOUT THE PERRY SOUTH BEACH: The Perry South Beach is an all-in-one destination featuring 340 spacious rooms and suites; Miami’s hottest Rooftop Pool and Lounge with 360 degree views of the city and poolside cabanas with flat screen TVs; fine dining at STK Miami; the 42,000 square-foot David Barton Gym & Spa; luxe boutique shops; and more. The Perry South Beach is located at 2377 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida, just steps from South Beach’s shopping, nightlife and cultural attractions. For reservations, please call (855) 737-7972 or visit www.perrysouthbeachhotel.com.
ABOUT THE ONE GROUP: The ONE Group is a high-end hospitality company that develops, manages and operates a portfolio of high-energy restaurants, lounges and bars. The company also operates a turn-key food and beverage program for hotels and resorts. The company was established with the vision of becoming a market leader in the hospitality industry by melding service, ambiance and cuisine into one great experience. By applying over 45 years of experience from its affiliated hospitality company, U.K.-based The Modern Group, The ONE Group continues to expand its concepts globally. Since introducing its first venue in January 2004, The ONE Group has opened, partnered or has under construction 31 venues, including operating a number of hotel contracts and casinos restaurants. The company recently launched its first international operation in London. Corporate brands include One, STK, Asellina, Heliot and Heraea. Partner brands include Bagatelle & Tenjune.
ABOUT GREY GOOSE: Discover a unique vodka experience when French craftsmanship, superior ingredients and a distinct distilling process merge to create a smooth taste that brings people together for moments of excellence. For more information, visit www.greygoose.com.
ABOUT METRO 1: Founded in 2005 by Tony Cho, Metro 1 is a forward-thinking, full-service real estate brokerage and investment firm that is dedicated to providing professional real estate services for the next generation of smart and sustainable urban growth. Metro 1 offers a full range of real estate services to a prestigious roster of clients and partners worldwide through its two subsidiary companies: Metro 1 Commercial, an elite commercial real estate brokerage, management, and investment firm that provides world-class services to commercial real estate owners, investors
and occupiers throughout South Florida; and Metro 1 Properties, an independent residential and commercial realty company with a dedicated division that offers world-class development sales services for mixed-use and sustainable urban infill projects across the region. For more information please visit www.metro1.com or call 305.571.9991.
ABOUT WYNWOOD SHIPPING: Wynwood Shipping is the answer to ALL shipping-related matters. While we do consider ourselves to be white-glove shippers that specialize in time-sensitive art pieces; no business is too small and no package is too slow for us, everyone should get to experience the exceptional customer service and hassle-free way of shipping that we offer. We have developed a groundbreaking logistics brokerage that ensures a lower price for businesses of all sizes while still maintaining true to our founding principles – customer service and the indisputable fact that efficiency is key. Instead of a company going to the UPS/FedEx/USPS/DHL store, they simply call or email us with the info of what’s being shipped and to where and we handle the rest. Customers will also be happy to know that they will never have to pay immediately or upfront, we bill our customers at the end of the month. For more information, visit www.wynwoodshipping.com.
ABOUT PRINTHOUSE USA: PrintHouseUSA.com is not just another printing company in South Florida; we offer marketing solutions focusing on the printing area of advertising. As a team of creative artists, we specialize in custom jobs that most firms pass up. Most of our custom work includes foil stamping, cold foil, die cutting, embossing, mounting, laminating, PMS metallics, spot UV, plastic and unique papers. Our other specialties include product packaging, large format and vehicle wraps.
Alex Montano, President and Founder of PrintHouseUSA.com launched his business in January of 2006 with the help of his brother, Raul Montano. As a graphics design graduate from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in Florida, he began his career doing freelance graphic design work. He stumbled across a common problem within the industry and used it to his advantage: most clients dislike their printer because they failed to nurture their business relationships. This realization opened up the opportunity to further expand the vision for what would soon become PrintHouseUSA.com. Our firm has stood firm despite being founded during times of economic hardship, continually increasing our sales and customer database month after month.
In 2008, the youngest of the Montano siblings joined the team. Isbel Montano has played a key role in our growth bringing with her a valuable group of employees. With her strong background in management and business administration our firm has gained full control of its finances. Today, we operate out of an 18,000 square foot facility with a team of great employees who love their jobs and are one of PrintHouseUSA.com’s greatest assets. Our family owned and operated business currently holds about $180,000 worth of assets in equipment alone which is a key factor in being able to produce and deliver our products with the quality that our customers expect and deserve. We are always excited to “WOW” a customer when we offer him or her a product that exceeds their expectations. Our uniqueness also comes from the 24/7 availability as well as same day turnaround and dedication to our customers.
ABOUT MIXED MEDIA COLLECTIVE: The Mixed Media Collective is a one-of-a-kind artist consulting, design & marketing group. The collective provides fine artists’, illustrators & photographers the support to develop & sustain competitive advantages in an ever-changing creative art market through practical first-hand experience & personal industry relationships. The MMC is a full-service marketing, design, printing, PR and events agency. Which offers innovative solutions and a fresh approach in developing highly focused concepts in the fine art and high-end corporate markets. Their extensive network of contacts allows them to strategically connect their clients with key players in various art-centric industries while still dedicating time to continually nurture and direct projects to their highest potential. For more info, please visit www.mixedmediacollective.com.
ABOUT STEEP CITY TEAS: Steep City Teas is the newest and freshest Miami based tea purveyor committed to bringing premium tea and tea blends to modern markets. Launched in October 2012 by Miami native David Palmerola and Iveth Yanez, Steep City Teas has over 30 deliciously luxurious types of loose leaf tea to indulge your senses. Resonating with the idea of thinking global and acting local, Steep City Teas sources their teas globally and refines them locally by hand. They also have a full array of teaware and other accessories that you can purchase to enhance your tea experience. Steep City Teas strives to make direct connections with the community through individuals and organizations alike. They aspire to work with artists, designers, entrepreneurs, non-profit and for-profit organizations, restaurants and others in order to spotlight how tea can play a meaningful role in everyone’s life. By dedicating their time and energy to personally walk everyone through the tea experience, Steep City Teas aspires to bring a new level of customer service, guidance and satisfaction. For more information on Steep City Teas please visit www.SteepCityTeas.com.
ABOUT SWEAT RECORDS: SWEAT RECORDS is Miami’s indie music store, event space, coffee house, and wi-fi lounge. Located next door to the legendary local punk venue Churchill’s Pub (est.1979), Sweat is much more than just a record store.
Sweat was established in March 2005 by two best friends dedicated to Miami’s colorful scene – long-time DJ, music retail nerd and club/concert promoter Lauren (Lolo) Reskin and ex-WVUM DJ/current criminal defense attorney Sara Yousuf. Since then Sweat has played a vital role in instigating and promoting a renaissance of growth and activity in Miami’s cultural landscape.
ABOUT SING FOR HOPE: Sing for Hope is a non-profit organization that mobilizes professional artists in volunteer service programs that benefit schools, hospitals, and communities. Each Sing for Hope program is defined by the needs of the community, the service of professional artists, and our belief in the transformative power of the arts. To learn more, please visit www.singforhope.org.
ABOUT FRIENDS OF THE NEW WORLD SYMPHONY: Friends of New World Symphony is Miami’s premier young patron’s art group promoting classical music to young cultural leaders through a series of cutting-edge performances and chic parties. All members are part of a unique laboratory that generates new ideas about the way music is taught, presented and experienced. Our mission is to support the New World Symphony, America’s only full-time orchestral academy preparing gifted graduates of prestigious music programs for successful careers in orchestras and ensembles.
ABOUT THE KIMBANGUIST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Starting from scratch, Armand Wabasolele Diangienda assembled around him, in 1994, in Kinshasa, a few young Christian Kimbanguists, all of them, members of the Church of Jesus Christ on Earth by His Special Envoy, Simon Kimbangu. Together, they started learning music theory and practice. Armand purchased vintage musical instruments. Things were not that easy, all the more so that as a professional pilot, he was flying airliners. This left him very little time to learn and practice classical music. That lasted only six months. On 3 December 1994, the Kimbanguist Symphony Orchestra offered her inaugural concert in Kinshasa. The success was outstanding and unexpected. None of them had attended a music school. Now, the Orchestra is full blown, with male and female Congolese musicians, all of them Black, self-trained. By himself, he has learned how to conduct a symphony orchestra and also to compos. His compositions include two symphonies and many hymns he has dressed with symphonic wears. The symphony orchestra now has more than 250 musicians, including the choir. The self-trained musicians play many of the great composers’ works.
Our team is profoundly grateful of Steinway Piano Gallery Miami for their contribution to this initiative. When they offered to donate ten pianos to this public arts project we knew that this dream was going to be fulfilled. This is an organization that truly cares about supporting culture and charity, so please take the time to get to know them, and pass by the gallery sometime! From spgmiami.com:
Providing unmatched expertise and dedication to the finest service for music lovers, teachers, students, and the community at large, Steinway Piano Gallery Coral Gables is proud to represent Steinway & Sons throughout the greater Miami-Dade County. With its beautiful 6,000 square-foot showroom including a 90-seat performance space, Steinway Piano Gallery Coral Gables is home to the largest selection of Steinway and Steinway-designed instruments, the Boston and Essex pianos, in Southern Florida.
Their support of Pop-Up Piano Miami is nothing short of game changing. We can’t wait to see what our artists and musicians do with these amazing pianos!