Menacing storm clouds and nearby lightning thinned the typically dense Art Walk phalanx along N.W. Second Avenue in Wynwood Saturday night, as did, perhaps, the fact that a few galleries closed their doors to the public early. David Castillo was shuttered by the time I arrived, at 8 o’clock; Praxis had its front door locked then, too; and Fredric Snitzer and Black Square both closed at 9. Considering the rumblings of gallerist discontent regarding Art Walk in the last several months, I’m tempted to read these early closings as anti-Art Walk (though less assuredly in the case of Black Square and Snitzer, whose Summer Time Blues exhibition actually was more inviting and accessible than the gallery’s shows tend to be).
Fully welcome or not, Miami’s Art Walkers came, and they walked, and we have the photos to prove it.
In case you were wondering, the winged set were helping the Social Butterfly Foundation collect backpacks and school supplies for foster children.
All photos by Robby Campbell. You can see many more photos from Miami Art Walk, August 2011 edition, on our Facebook page.