VISIT PHILADELPHIA’s popular Love + Grit Podcast put a spotlight on some of Philly’s top creatives in fashion, music and art during Miami Art Week, November 27 – December 6, 2022, in Miami.
Visitors had an opportunity to enjoy a slice of Philadelphia with Love + Grit: On the Road. The event, held at PLANTA South Beach, included artist engagement, food, cocktails and much more – all with a Philly twist.
Guests explored a special audio-visual exhibition about the journey of Darrell Alston, owner of Bungee Oblečení Footwear. Alston was recently featured on VISIT PHILADELPHIA’s podcast. The exhibition looked at the challenges and victories that took Bungee from a shoe design hand-sketched in prison to being a breakout brand on the shelves of Foot Locker and Neiman Marcus. There was also a meet and greet with Philadelphia artists Symone Salib, Lawren Alice, Alloyius McIlwaine and Tiff Davis x American Queen TJD, who created custom Bungee sneakers that were displayed on site as sculpture.
Philadelphia DJs, including international and legendary Rich Medina, Joshua Lang and DJ Matpat provided the music. Takeaways for guests included Polaroids by UV Lucas and DIY screen print totes.
The Love + Grit podcast showcases the innovators, entrepreneurs, artists, visionaries, legends and up-and-comers who have been inspired by Philadelphia and are impacting the world. “Love+ Grit is more than a podcast; it is a culture and lifestyle brand connected to the creativity and innovation of Philadelphia. For some of these artists, this was their first showing during Miami Art Week. We have so much talent in Philly making an impact through arts and culture. Whether you are a sneakerhead, music lover or art connoisseur, we want people to experience a slice of Philadelphia. No matter who you are, what you love, Philly has plenty to offer,” says Rachel Ferguson, chief innovation and global diversity officer, VISIT PHILADELPHIA.
The event was in collaboration with Tiny Room for Elephants, a network of Philadelphia artists that fuses art and music for the purpose of building unique experiences for creatives, by creatives.
Event sponsors included Skrewball Whiskey, Sovány, Clara’s New York, Bombas, Wallaroo Hat Company, Nature by Canus, The Moon Deck, J.J.L Candle Co., MIT45, Maison Palo Santo, AquaVault, Brode Electrolyte Vitamins, Dosso Beauty, SoapStandle, Moonstone Nutrition and Wally’s Natural.