Taking a page out of the book of Hollywood, the City Of Miami finally has its very own walk of fame. You know, that’s if you don’t count the Calle Ocho Walk Of Fame.
While it does seem like a cool idea, the new “Miami Walk Of Fame” has a bit of a “commercial” feel to it. Meaning, its confined within the grounds of the Bayside Marketplace and the official launch of it was surrounding the movie Rio 2 and its stars Jamie Foxx, and native Miamian Andy Garcia. The inaugural launch event took place last week on March 21st.
The star design itself was done by famed local artist Romero Britto and aside from being the cliche choice as an artist for the design, it looks really nice and very Miami. Here is the mission statement of the Miami Walk Of Fame:
The Official Miami Walk of Fame was launched to create a new Downtown Miami tradition. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those honorees who have worked or lived in the Greater Miami Area, for periods of considerable regularity and have contributed to the charm, worldwide prominence and name recognition of Miami, FL. The Walk of Fame is open to the public with No paid admission.
Hopefully going forward the stars that accumulate are genuine and that it ties in the arts in Miami and abroad. And hopefully everyone involved works on marketing, maintaining and developing this correctly as it has so much potential to be a great thing for tourism and for greatly showcasing a certain degree of the arts in Miami.
More Info: www.miamiwalkoffame.com