Make Art Not Casinos Launches At Wynwood Walls

Make Art Not Casinos Launches At Wynwood Walls

Amanda McCorquodale
The Huffington Post

(From left to right) Norman Braman, Senator Dan Gelber, No Casinos President John Sowinski, Tony Goldman

On Wednesday, Miami’s arts community congregated at Wynwood Walls to launch the grassroots initiative Make Art Not Casinos (MANC).

Four friends, Brian Ehrlich, Rodrigo B. Gonzalez, Stuart Kennedy and Mayur Patel, organized the movement in reaction to the Genting casino planned for the site of the Miami Herald building on Biscayne Bay.

MANC notes “Though the legislation has been shelved, this event demonstrates our resolve to stay vigilant ahead of future efforts by the Mega Casinos and their lobbyists.”

Organizers says at this point, it’s more about uniting and celebrating Miami’s cultural scene in the hopes of keeping the city’s best interests in mind.

On Wednesday, Tony Goldman, Senator Dan Gelber and John Sowinski, president of NOCASINOS, spoke to the crowd at Wynwood Walls.

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