ArtStreet's New Media Evolution

We've partnered with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for a radical project - an artistic enterprise unlike anything we've attempted before. WLRN is teaming up with the most exciting artists, musicians and performers in south Florida to collaborate on a series of videos designed for the web.

These videos will be fun, playful and creative. They will make history as Miami's artists take part in a project to define the city itself, using the tools of the internet age.

To learn more, check out the video posted below.

Welcome to ArtStreet 2.0 - The new blog.

So we've tried a few things with this blog and now we're trying something else. Used to be that this blog was a place to embed our segments so you could watch here instead of on that pesky YouTube. No longer. YouTube has redesigned it's channel pages and they look great. You can see our entire online catalog, watch our videos, comment and share all from one place at

YouTube's new site design makes this blog sort of obsolete, so here's the new idea: this blog is where we'll carry over the discussion from our new media outlet and our regular broadcast. If you have things you want to say, post comments. If you have story ideas, post comments. If you like something or hate something, let us know.

For our part, we'll update semi-regularly and keep you abreast of our goings-on. Our segments will continue to go our YouTube and we'll be using our new Twitter account ( to keep getting the word out about the great artists here in South Florida.

VIDEO - Pinnacle Housing

Pinnacle Housing builds affordable housing in Miami with a twist: they commission artists to create and incorporate large scale public art into their buildings.

Playground Theatre in Miami Shores

The PlayGround Theatre is a repertory company dedicated to the production and presentation of classical and contemporary works that entertain, educate, and delight audiences of all ages. Here, ArtStreet goes behind the scenes of their newest production, Inanna and the Huluppu Tree.

VIDEO - Honor Roll Music

Honor Roll is a musical collective redesigning the industry from the tropical Bohemia of Miami, FL. Go behind the scenes and meet the young entrepreneurs behind this space and learn the story that led to its birth on this episode of ArtStreet.

Video- Teo Castellanos Contemporary Dance Troupe

Teo Castellanos is an actor/writer/director who works in theater, film and television. He was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Miami, Florida. His stirring voice and groundbreaking plays have inspired his daughter to follow her dreams.

VIDEO- How America's Best Young Artists Learn Their Craft

YoungARTS provides recognition and awards to young artists across the country. Based in Miami, this organization strives to bring the nation's best and brightest together and help connect them to established masters of their crafts. Learn the tale behind the program on this episode of ArtStreet.

VIDEO - Pure Imagination Radio Drama

Pure Imagination is a radio drama broadcast locally in Miami, FL. Meet creator Matt Gajewski and learn the story behind his dark and hilarious program.

VIDEO - My Father was a Faith Healer!

Philip Smith, the successful painter and former editor of GQ, remembers growing up with his father, an internationally known interior designer turned faith healer and spiritual medium. Years later, Philip Smith as written it all down in a book. Enjoy!

Wild Images with Bob Wallace

Bob Wallace is a renowned wild life photographer and children's book author. Meet him and learn the story behind the story on this episode of ArtStreet!

VIDEO - A Jew Grows in Brooklyn

A Jew Grows in Brooklyn is an off Broadway show playing all over the country. Jake Ehrenreich tells the story of his life in a way only he can - as a rock and roll, holocaust family, borscht belt comedy musical.

VIDEO - Jim Morin has won two Pulitzers!

Jim Morin is an award winning political cartoonist for the Miami Herald. He's also an artist and amateur musician.

VIDEO - Cirque Dreams Spectacular

Cirque Dreams is a wild music and acrobatic performance, unlike anything you've ever seen before. We go behind the scenes of this spectacular traveling show and show you how it all comes together. Please watch in High Quality!

VIDEO - Sadia Shepard and the Lost Jews of India

Sadia Shepard grew up in the Muslim faith. She later discovered that her grandmother was Jewish, a rare thing in India. In an effort to uncover her heritage, Sadia returned to India to find the Jewish tribe of her ancestors, the Bene Israel.

VIDEO - Jen Stark's Amazing Paper Art

Jen Stark's intricate and beautiful work must be seen to be believed. She's only 26 years old and is already making a name for herself as an artist with her jaw dropping work. Her medium? Construction paper.

Music by Eddie Alonso.

VIDEO - Ethan Bortnick is a Piano Prodigy

Ethan Bortnick is a 7 year old piano wunderkind. He's a nationally recognized piano prodigy known for his dexterous finger work and prolific composing. Best of all? He's from Fort Lauderdale!