At Artistic Vibes, giving you Miami, FL residents the most creative event possible is what Quills Rodriguez and Vanessa Thompson had in mind when they founded the company six years ago. Rodriguez has dubbed it the home for local artists on the Artistic Vibes website
The company is a creative collective, offering performing arts productions that showcases entirely local talent. Artistic Vibes provides the space that Miami artists need to exhibit their work as well as offering events throughout the month for community fun.
Art at Artistic Vibes isn't just traditional creations. Here, art includes comedy, music and theatre, too. In addition to offering event space that artists can rent for big nights, Artistic Vibes also wants to be there to support artists along the way. Saying they understand what it's like to be "starving artists," Artistic Vibes encourages artists to use the space to rehearse at a reasonable fee that won't break the bank. Artistic Vibes can also help plan an upcoming birthday party.
There's a jam-packed schedule of events at Artistic Vibes. Every second Friday of the month, Artistic Vibes hosts an event called Laugh Attack, a comedy showcase they say is "like no other." This event has no rules and no drink minimums, but does feature comedy battles.
On the last Saturday of every month is another unique Artistic Vibes event- Re//Verb Saturdays. Inspired by the reverberation noise when a signal is reflected. Rodriguez calls Re//Verb Saturdays a music and spoken word night and tickets cost $10.
"Each one of our shows has a special vibe to it," Rodriguez says. "Thursday nights are open mic nights. Artists both new and seasoned sign up and perform. That night is open to all arts, whether it be poetry, music, comedy, improv [or] magic. Whatever your vibe is, we welcome it on Thursday nights."
The Artistic Vibes schedule of events can be found on their website, www.artistic-vibes.com.