On April 6, 2016, Whitewall and The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach hosted an event with Amar’e Stoudemire to celebrate the collector and athlete’s “In the Paint” series coming to Miami, benefitting the Amar’e Stoudemire Foundation in conjunction with the artist Daniel Arsham. Stoudemire, the Miami Heat NBA star, has been following contemporary art and emerging artists for several years, creating what he now calls the Melech Collection. Recently, through his eponymous foundation, Stoudemire launched the “In the Paint” series, which exposes at-risk youth to educational opportunities in the arts and basketball. Before the spring event, the organization previously held engaging youth events with the artists RETNA and Hebru Brantley.

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