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Monday, January 19, 2015

A very civilized art show

The Beaux Arts Festival at the University of Miami celebrated its 64th year this past weekend. And as usual, it is one of the most civilized of all the art shows.
The show, right off of Ponce de Leon Blvd, on US 1 is easy to get to and it's free to get in. There's no cost to park in the parking lots across the street, under Metrorail, and it's wide open and winds around the area, where you can "meander," down the lanes, as a friend puts it.
There are no fences to keep people out; lots of people bring dogs and bicycles are allowed and it's one civilized way to enjoy outdoor art. 

We also checked out a couple of the exhibits inside the Lowe Art Museum; the festival is on the museum grounds. 
There were a lot of food vendors, but not overly so, who don't charge so much for the food and there was also live music. And lots of Grovites. As usual, we saw lots of Grove neighbors enjoying the show.


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7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"There are no fences to keep people out; lots of people bring dogs and bicycles are allowed and it's one civilized way to enjoy outdoor art."

As opposed to..? Just about any caged Grove show, Bed race or Mango dance.

January 19, 2015 9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best art show in Miami.the one at sunset place is also good.the worst is the coconut grove arts festival prison.the grove needs to take note.

January 19, 2015 9:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had a great time with the family. There's room to move an breathe and not have people on top of one another, everyone just relaxing having a great afternoon.

Also, the vendors were great at this show. I don't remember so many good options.

January 19, 2015 11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@9:36

Apparently your job is to blitz the blog comment site with negative and uninformed reactions to anything that happens in the Grove.

You're the typical grouchy old Grovite: all criticisms and no solutions.

January 19, 2015 12:07 PM  
Anonymous Linda Pollack said...

Another fabulous (though not so large) open and free art festival is the one on Key Biscayne March 21 and 22. It is also dog and child friendly. Tom, thank you for posting so many wonderful events around the city.

January 19, 2015 1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thoroughly enjoyed the show, the art work were brilliant, for instance I saw some great photos at a booth (black/white and color) and asked what lens was being used and it ended up every one of the photos were taken with a smart phone. First I could not believe it and thought the artist was joking but it turned out to be true.

January 19, 2015 1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Coconut Grove show still has the best artists of all the shows in the area. But, it is the biggest pain to attend, park and eat. It is also unreasonably expensive due to money grabs from the festival itself, parking and food vendors.

The Festival Board claims it is raises money for charity but somehow $1million over 50 years doesn't sound like all that much considering the price of admission to this show.

Beaux Arts, on the other hand is bringing in better and better artists each year after the show went down hill about 4 years ago. Everything you said about it is true but unless people start buying more at this show, the quality artists will stop coming. A lot of artists did not sell well.

January 19, 2015 7:12 PM  

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