DIY//MIA a 3-day Event Celebrating Miami's Local Talent and Culture

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Music and art come together in this event where emerging artists get a chance to get discovered during Art Basel 2011.

The living room became a stage for local bands who caught people's attention

It was great seeing an eclectic group of talented people and their fans enjoying the culture here

On December 1st through the 3rd AlmostFamous.com and AE District gallery presented a 3 day event promoting local talent during the weekend of Art Basel 2011. DIY//MIA, or "Do it yourself, Miami" was created with local emerging artists in mind. A group of local bands and artists were able to showcase their talent for the crowds attending multiple Art Basel events.

The walls of the living room were painted by Ben Eine and Roa who collaborated for this year's event. People couldn't help but wonder towards the corner of the living room that, during that weekend, turned into a stage. "It was great seeing an eclectic group of talented people and their fans enjoying the culture here." said Tedd Bernard, founder of AlmostFamous.com.

AlmostFamous.com is a talent search and discovery site for emerging artists where talent can create a profile and share it with the world. It binds the gap between talent and the industry. DIY//MIA was created with the same goal in mind, to erase that gap. "Art Basel Miami Beach is on the biggest art events in the world where people come in to Miami from all over the world to see all the big names in the industry." said Nathalie Balda, Marketing Coordinator for AlmostFamous.com. "...But what about local emerging artists? Who gives them a chance?" AlmostFamous.com also teamed up with Pop Up Piano Miami and GG Artwork, a local Miami artist, who placed a Steinway piano on the living room for locals to play it.

AlmostFamous.com is a free site for artists to showcase their talents. For more information you can follow @almostfamouscom or check out their Facebook page for more images.

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