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

Visual Arts

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 November 18 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.

No Vacancy, in 2020, exceeded our expectations by creating an innovative concept that pushed the boundaries of traditional gallery space exhibition. This unique program celebrates Miami Beach’s creative and hospitality communities by inviting our residents and visitors to engage in diverse and immersive public art installations in our one-of-a-kind hotel properties. We are pleased to, once again, provide distinctive and memorable experiences of contemporary public art,” said City of Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber.

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

Contact: Abby Addams