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.
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
Despite the cancellation of the food truck roundup that typically accompanies Art Walk in Wynwood every month, big crowds turned out Saturday night for an evening that featured a punk street show, the Bat Mobile from Tim Burton’s 1989 film parked at O Cinema, and a pair of snakes. For more information about this past art walk, check out this month’s guide.
The food truck roundup that usually accompanies Art Walk may be cancelled once again this month, but several Wynwood galleries are still serving up promising new exhibitions. Here’s what’s on our radar.
Live…Suburbia! @ Workshop Collective
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.”
Thanks to Aaron Keene (Instagram handle: @ikeene_miamivice) for being our Official Instagrammer at Art Walk in Wynwood Saturday night. You can see a selection of his photos below along with a handful of photos from other Miami Igers. Hover over the thumbnails for photo credits and click them to see the photos in full size. You can see many more crowdsourced #miami photographs in the Instapix photo gallery.
Last month’s Second Saturdays Art Walk in Wynwood and Design District was slow for two reasons: Scope New York stole a few gallerists’ attention and the food truck court got shut down amid controversy. Facing neither of those contingencies this time around — yes, love or lament ‘em, the food trucks are back — Art Walk this coming Saturday is jammed with more promising exhibitions than you will be able to attend in one night. Here’s a preview of each show to help you plot your footsteps.
Let’s Begin With A Line @ Dorsch Gallery
The food truck roundup that accompanies Art Walk in Wynwood on the second Saturday of every month has been cancelled amid a storm of accusations between the food trucks operators and Brad Knoefler, the neighborhood activist who spearheaded the creation of Grand Central Park in downtown.
Art Walk itself will go on as usual (see our exhibition guide).