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.
The vacant lot at 44 N.E. 29 Street, next to Morgan’s restaurant in Midtown, is usually nothing more than a patch of grassy land with an abandoned old rusty trailer. But since Jan. 28, the property has been re-purposed as an open-air, pop-up gallery as part of a national project to promote emerging artists.
“I loved the idea of using an available space,” said Meaghan Kent, director and chief curator for site95, a nonprofit established last November to present exhibitions in temporary urban locations. The Wynwood exhibit is site95’s first.