It's arts festival season
The Gifford Lane Art Stroll is Sunday, March 2, 2014.
Speaking of art, coming up fast is the Coconut Grove Arts Festival and the St. Stephan's Art Fair. Those posters will be unveiled soon.
Also speaking of art, went to the Art Deco Festival in South Beach this weekend as well as the Beaux Arts Festival in Coral Gables at UM. I still find the Art Deco Festival to be a mere shadow of itself from former years. It's just really not art deco. The only thing deco there are the buildings, which are there 365 days a year anyway. They are all mostly blocked by big tents that bring the restaurants out to the street. It's all about flea market items being sold and food being sold, from the restaurants. Gone is most of the fair food like gyros and ears of corn. They sell only what the restaurants across the street don't sell, which are things like ice cream and arepas. Not very deco at all.The Beaux Arts Festival is really an incredible event. It's free to enter, there's plenty of free parking and it's just a magnificent setting. One friend said that he didn't like the circuitous, wavy lanes where the art is exhibited, but that's the charm; you wind around the area under shade trees and you don't know what's at the next turn. I ran into so many Grovites there. The weather was perfect, about 65 and sunny and it really is a great event each year.
Hopefully our own Coconut Grove Arts Festival will enjoy 65 degree weather, too this year. The Grove Arts Festival is February 15, 16 and 17.
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