With Miami’s collective Art Basel hangover just wearing off, I expected a low turnout in Wynwood for Art Walk last night. I mean, you might have thought we had had it with the arty thing for a while. But the city showed up hungry for more aesthetic sustenance and the galleries obliged by serving up a lot of new work. Here are some pics from the night.
Second Saturdays Art Walk combines several good things: art, walking, and women dressed to compete for your attention with the all-white canvas hung on the all-white wall. With the sweater of humidity tucked away for the season, these things came together especially well at last night’s AW, which featured the opening of the Wynwood Market on NW 2nd Avenue in the lower 20s.
Sporting two food trucks (Gastropod and Sakaya Kitchen’s Dim Ssam à Gogo, both of which sold out most of their menu items), a DJ, and various food and merch booths, the market is a positive addition to the monthly event. A few vendors told me they got free spots this month but that they will have to give up a percentage of their revenue (to?) in the future for a chance to hawk to Miami’s culturati. As last night’s crop of vendors included a few duds, perhaps the tax will result in a filtered and ultimately more impressive market.
Funny thing about art walks in general is that, with so many musical, edible, and long-legged distractions, the art on the gallery walls often goes unappreciated. That said, here are a few pieces that caught my eye.
This laser-cut sculpture in “The Every Other Day” exhibit at Ideobox Artspace is, I’m guessing, one of the most expensive pieces of Styrofoam on the planet.