Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

An Explosion Of Art On Every 'Surface' Comes To Miami This July

The festival runs from Sunday 3rd to Sunday 17th of July.

An Explosion Of Art On Every 'Surface' Comes To Miami This July

SURFACE, The Miami Street Art Festival is returning this July, with over 500 square meters of Miami receiving a new artistic treatment! From Sunday 3rd to Sunday 17th of July visual artists from a variety of mediums will showcase their work across the many surfaces of Miami.

Art will literally be exploding onto the footpaths, fence lines, laneways and walls and audiences are invited to walk, ride, roll and stroll through the streets and witness the magic unfold.

Featuring 12 large scale outdoor murals, a 2.4km fence line exhibition, a Rock'N'Slide Skateboarding program, meet and greets with artists, the Heartfill 'paint by number' laneway community project and of course live music laneway concerts (Meg Mac, Pete Murray, The Beautiful Girls), this is truly a Festival with something for everyone.

(Full program visit:

The festival was born in 2021 from Creative Director Emma Milikins vision to celebrate Miami Marketta's 10th birthday by inviting the original mural artists of the iconic laneway to return to their pieces and "re-art". It was a huge success, turning into an arts Festival, cementing Miami as a local arts and creative hub on the Gold Coast.

"When I created Miami Marketta, I didn't want to ever be restricted by the four walls of the property. After last year's success we thought it would be incredible to celebrate the whole creative precinct of Miami, keeping it colourful and connected. So here we are, doubling up, going bigger and bolder for 2 weeks covering one week of both the QLD + NSW school holidays," said Milikins.

The festival connects the two creative precincts of Miami, from Hillcrest Parade through to Lemana Lane. The program, which focuses on community engagement, highlights independent locals, creatives and businesses. It is produced by the creative team at Miami Marketta and devised in consultation with a collective of local artists including Kelly Drake, Kiel Tillman, Steve Nowland and CRT.

The Surface team have not only managed to make 80% of the festival program FREE to the public but have also made it accessible and something that can be experienced by people of all ages.

More Hot Stories For You

Cast and Extra Cities Announced For Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP
August 15, 2022

The cast for the 70th Anniversary Australian production of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap was revealed by producer John Frost for Crossroads Live Australia. Additional seasons for this acclaimed production have also been announced to follow the Premiere at Theatre Royal Sydney - in Brisbane at the Playhouse, QPAC from 3 November and at the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne from 17 February 2023.

Final Tickets On Sale For LOVE LUST LOST at The Valley Dockyards
August 12, 2022

Final tickets are now on sale for Love Lust Lost, the immersive adventure in residence at “The Valley Dockyards”, Fortitude Valley.

Bob Dylan Musical GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Continues Australian Tour With Canberra and Brisbane Seasons
August 10, 2022

Hit musical Girl from the North Country, written by Conor McPherson, with music and lyrics by Bob Dylan, is one of the most critically acclaimed, multi award-winning productions of the 21st century.

MARY POPPINS Brisbane Season is Now On Sale
August 9, 2022

One of the world's most loved musicals is coming to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) this October with tickets now on sale for MARY POPPINS.  

AN EVENING WITH ESTHER PEREL Will Embark on Australia/New Zealand Tour This Year
August 8, 2022

Iconic relationship expert Esther Perel will embark on her first-ever Australia/New Zealand speaking tour this November–December.