Midtown Walmart would force art fairs out

By | February 6th, 2012 | 12 Comments
Scope Art Fair 2011

A Walmart in Midtown would force art fairs based in the retail district, such as Scope (pictured above), to move. -- photo from scope-art.com

With plans for a proposed mega Walmart store in Midtown moving forward, reality sets in for many art fair organizers who will have to start looking for new venues once the project breaks ground.

Scope Art Fair, Red Dot, and Art Asia, three Art Basel Miami Beach satellite fairs that last year took place on land where Walmart is planning to build its new store, are confident they’ll be able to set up camp on the lot this year too. After that, they’ll have to start searching for a space somewhere else.

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