While flash mobs and pop-up parties that involve bikinis, swimming pools and beach balls are all well and good, we have to applaud those that have a little more cultural relevance. Enter the Knight Foundation, who's been going gangbusters for the past two years creating Random Acts of Culture in cities across the U.S. - Miami included.
The Knight Foundation, whose mission is to create "informed and engaged communities," has worked with organizations in eight cities across America to help everyday people interact with art. Their pop-up performances have brought artists "out of the halls and into the streets," as VP of Arts Dennis Scholl put it.
Basically, arias, choreographed dances, orchestra interludes, and other artistic performances have popped up in airports, shopping malls, corporate headquarters, and other places where people gather en masse. The reactions have been astonishing -- often with audience members unleashing a flood of emotions.
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit www.knightfoundation.org.