VISIT PHILADELPHIA®’s popular Love + Grit Podcast shined a light on some of Philly’s top creatives in fashion, music and art on Friday, December 2, 2022, in South Beach. Miami Art Week visitors had an opportunity to enjoy a slice of Philadelphia with Love + Grit: On the Road. The event included artist engagement, delicious vegan bites, signature cocktails sponsored by Skrewball Whiskey, 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 AmericanQueenTJD, who created custom Bungee sneakers displayed on site as sculpture.
Philadelphia DJs on the ones and two included international and legendary Rich Medina – also recently featured on the podcast – Joshua Lang and DJ Matpat provided the music. Takeaways for guests included Polaroids by UV Lucas, DIY screen print totes, and swag bags for VIPs.
About Love + Grit:
The Love + Grit podcast launched in February 2020 to showcase the innovators, entrepreneurs, artists, visionaries, legends and up-and-comers who have been inspired by Philadelphia and are impacting the world. The series features authentic, inspiring and diverse stories and gives listeners the scoop on the Philadelphians they should know, the foods they should try and the places they should visit. More information about the podcast is available at visitphilly.com/podcast.
This event is 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.