Just as your Art Basel hangover begins to fade, you’re facing another art-stuffed weekend. Saturday is Art Walk in Wynwood, which may be too much to handle for anyone still tasting Krylon after last week’s burst of street art opportunism. Luckily, there’s an alternative to the N.W. Second Avenue circus. Read the rest of this entry »
After a sluggish summer, and with Art Basel Miami Beach not far off, Miami’s cultural scene promises to swing back into high gear this Saturday with the first Wynwood Art Walk of the fall. It is also another, more somber first: the first edition of this open gallery night since the death of pioneering developer Tony Goldman.
As the Miami Dolphins prepare for their first regular season game on Sunday, the equally competitive (and lately more successful) squad of Miami gallerists are getting ready for the start of their season. With Art Basel just three short months away, several galleries in Wynwood and Design District are opening promising new shows in time for Art Walk on Saturday. And if you’re the kind of person who likes his art appreciation with a side of fish tacos, you’re in luck: after months of permitting drama, the Art Walk food truck roundup is scheduled to go down. That’ll make some people hungry and others unhappy. Either way, with 24 of the gustatory gas guzzlers turning their wheels toward Wynwood this weekend, it appears to be a fait accompli. With that, here are the shows on our radar.
Urban Narrative featuring Claudio Ethos and Ruben Urbiera @ 101/Exhibit
In the Miami art scene, August is usually even deader than July, with every sane moneyed person traveling elsewhere during this brutally hot month. So it’s surprising that galleries in Wynwood and the Design District have plenty of new exhibitions opening in time for Art Walk on Saturday. Another pleasant surprise: the shows aim squarely at locals. Here are the exhibitions on our radar.
With the summer sun exerting its withering force upon Miami, galleries in Wynwood and Design District seem to be cooling their heels this month. There are precious few exhibitions opening for Art Walk on Saturday — in fact, I turned up only three new shows amid a host of holdover exhibitions. That said, here’s what’s on the radar.
This coming Saturday galleries in Wynwood and the Design District will open their doors for the first Art Walk of the summer. In the spirit of the season, expect high heat, threat of rain, and a lot of missed putts on a golf green (see Get Lost below). Here are a handful of the new exhibitions on our radar.
Salon de Notre Société @ Primary Projects
The food truck roundup that typically accompanies Second Saturdays Art Walk in Wynwood will not happen this month, according to its organizer. Shortly after noon today, the manager of Sakaya Kitchen — whose owner, Richard Hales, organizes the roundup — sent the following message to the food truck community via email: “Unfortunately the Wynwood event is not going to happen this month on the lot; the City will not give the permission … See you hopefully next month.”
Love ‘em or lament ‘em, the food trucks are going to be back in full force at Art Walk Saturday night. The organizer of the food truck roundup, which sets up in a lot west of N.W. Second Avenue, between 22nd Street and 23rd Street, just sent out an email to all the trucks eligible for the event proclaiming, “WE HAVE A PERMIT AND THE EVENT IS OFFICIALLY ON! START TWEETING AND GET THE WORD OUT!”
Saturday night was Art Walk in Wynwood and the Design District. As regular Beached Miami readers know, we usually shoot a photo essay of the monthly event. This time around we tried something different, and we’re happy to say it rocked the casbah. The Insta Art Walk Challenge asked participants to share photos from Art Walk via Instagram and/or Twitter in an attempt to capture the raucous gathering through the collective eye and lens of Miami. All told, about 40 people shared more than 260 photos (prize winners announced below gallery). Below you will find 44 #instawalk305 photos, at least one from each of the participants. You can hover over the thumbnails for photo credits and click them to see the photos in full size. To see all 260+ photos from the challenge, visit the Beached Miami Facebook page.