2. Spoken Word Santamaria Arocho (guitars over guns alumni & mentor)From beatboxing to poetry, KIND Healthy Snacks encourages South Florida to Do the KIND Thing® by joining them in recognition of our community’s most talented young artists. During Art Basel 2014, KIND will shine a light on the importance of music and the arts in the lives of youth through their #ichooseart campaign, an effort that includes several spontaneous street performances by student artists, a formal gallery of their work, and a unique opening night celebration. Focusing on the power of choice, KIND hopes to inspire guests to make powerful decisions in their lives both large and small, from living healthy lifestyles to leaving a positive mark on the world through simple acts of kindness.

Starting with a Thursday-night student showcase from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. at Brick House Wynwood (187 NW 28th Street), KIND invites the community to experience the talent, passion, and dedication of local young performers while enjoying cocktails, refreshments, and the buzz of Midtown Miami. This event, free and open to the public, will serve as the kickoff to a series of pop-up performances that Basel-goers will spot throughout the city on December 5 and 6.

By joining the #ichooseart movement, Art Basel attendees will reinforce the notion of art being accessible to all, something that can provide light in the dark, guidance, and inspiration… all starting with the powerful choice to live a KINDer, healthier, more positive life.

WHEN: Thursday, December 4 – Saturday, December 6, 2014

WHERE: Pop-up performances to take place throughout Wynwood, Midtown and Miami Beach areas (exact locations TBD). The #ichooseart Showcase & Gallery Night will be held on December 4 at Brick House in Wynwood.