City of Miami Beach No Vacancy, Miami Beach Returns 10 Artists Creating Site-Specific Projects in 10 Unique Hotels

(Miami Beach, FL) Nov 18, 2021 -

The City of Miami Beach, in collaboration with the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA), is pleased to announce the second iteration of No Vacancy, Miami Beach, with extended viewing now through December 9, 2021. No Vacancy is a juried art competition that celebrates artists, provokes critical discourse, and invites the public to experience Miami Beach’s famed hotels as destination art spaces.


Artists were drawn from a call for submissions issued by the city and selected by representatives from the City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places Committee (AiPP), Cultural Arts Council (CAC) and MBVCA.


“Miami Beach is a place where people come from around the world to make memories they can’t anywhere else, thanks to our internationally renowned arts and culture scene and incredible hospitality industry,” said Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber. “No Vacancy creatively fuses those strengths and changes the traditional gallery paradigm by inviting the public to experience our famed hotels as the destinations for distinctive public art.”


For the second edition of No Vacancy, $25,000 in prizes will be awarded, including a $5,000 Public Prize by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) and a $20,000 Juried Prize awarded by a jury of local art experts.


Each selected artist received a stipend of $10,000 to realize their project. The winner of the Juried Prize and the winner of the Public Prize will be announced on December 9, 2021.


Participating Artists and Collectives

Chris Friday, Miami, FL

Amanda Keeley, Miami, FL

Lauren Shapiro, Miami, FL

Monika Bravo, Bogotá, Colombia & Miami, FL

Brookhart Jonquil, Miami, FL

Gianna DiBartolomeo, Miami, FL

Kx2, Hollywood, FL

Nick Mahshie, Miami, FL

Misael Soto & Ayesha Singh, Miami, FL

Edouard Duval Carrié, Port-au-Prince, Haiti & Miami, FL


Participating Miami Beach Hotels

Avalon Hotel, 700 Ocean Drive

Betsy Hotel, South Beach, 1400 Ocean Drive

Catalina Hotel and Beach Club, 1732 Collins Avenue

Hotel Croydon, 3720 Collins Avenue

Faena Hotel Miami Beach, 3201 Collins Avenue

The International Inn on the Bay, 2301 Normandy Drive

Lennox Miami Beach, 1900 Collins Avenue

Marseilles Hotel, 1741 Collins Avenue

Riviera Hotel South Beach, 318 20 Street

Royal Palm South Beach, 1545 Collins Avenue


Funding for this project is provided by the City of Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council, Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority, T-Mobile and the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau. For additional information, please visit


About the Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council
The Cultural Arts Council (CAC) is an eleven-member council created in 1997 for the purpose of developing, coordinating and promoting the performing and visual arts in the City of Miami Beach. The CAC serves as arts advocates before governmental bodies, coordinates collective marketing initiatives for the local arts community and funds not-for-profit arts organizations. Since the program’s inception, the CAC has awarded approximately $18 million in cultural arts grants, supporting thousands of performances, exhibits, and other cultural activities in Miami Beach.

About the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority

The MBVCA is a seven-member authority, appointed by the City of Miami Beach Commission, with the goal of encouraging, developing and promoting the image of Miami Beach locally, nationally and internationally as an outstanding tourist destination.  To this end, the MBVCA strategically focuses its funding investments in a balanced manner, fostering outstanding existing programs, stimulating new activities, and encouraging partnerships.  The MBVCA is committed to a careful, long-term plan for allocation of resources to help Miami Beach thrive as a destination with something for everyone.


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