ART WYNWOOD RUNS THROUGH MONDAY SHOWCASING OVER 65 INTERNATIONAL GALLERIES, ART TALKS, CURATED EXHIBITIONS AND INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCES
Art Wynwood, the premier art fair of the winter season, offers serious collectors as well as seasoned and beginning art enthusiasts the best opportunity to discover and acquire some of the most important art works of the era. The Fair runs through Monday and presents a dynamic array of works from street artists and muralists, emerging young talent, and world-renowned contemporary and modern artists.
This year’s highlights include legendary street artist Shepard Fairey being honored with the Art Wynwood Tony Goldman Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award, and a specially curated Cuban art exhibition featuring both iconic artworks from masters the 20th century and work from 21st century artists.
The five-day fair, sponsored by Christie’s International Real Estate, opened Thursday, February 16th with a highly acclaimed VIP Preview to benefit the Miami City Ballet at The Art Wynwood Pavilion (3001 NE 1st Avenue). The major contemporary art fair offers serious collectors, as well as seasoned and budding art enthusiasts the best opportunity to discover and acquire some of the most important works of the era.
THIS YEAR WE’RE GOING TO EVEN GREATER LENGTHS.
Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key, February 16-20, 2017
LOCATION: The 2017 Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show® has moved from the Miami Beach Convention Center to Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin
WHEN: President’s Day Weekend, February 16-20, 2017
WHERE: 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149—just minutes from downtown Miami on Virginia Key
ADMISSION: Premier Day (Feb. 16): $40; Regular Adult (16+) Admission (Feb. 17-20):$25; Two-Day Pass (Any two days between Feb. 17-20):$45
Five-day pass (Feb. 16-20):$100; Children 15 and younger FREE
SHOW OFFICE PHONE: 954-441-3220
GETTING TO THE SHOW HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER.
Located across the Bay from downtown Miami, Virginia Key is easy to get to by land or sea: plentiful parking, shuttles and water taxi service.
- More than 1,300 boats on land and in the water with 550+ slips.
- A deep water basin to accommodate large boats
- Closed and open-air tented exhibit space for marine accessories, electronics, engines, nautical gifts and apparel and services.
Enjoy your day at the show and experience the boating lifestyle in a whole new way.
- Test the waters with on-water Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training workshops and more than 200 sea trials for serious buyers
- A new menu of dining options to cater to every taste including food trucks, a variety of exciting food and beverage tents and the Moet & Chandon Sushi Maki Lounge.
Coconut Grove Arts Festival
What began in 1963 as an intimate “clothes line” art show featuring a handful of artists and a few thousand onlookers as part of a promotion for the Coconut Grove Playhouse’s production of Irma la Douce has transformed itself into South Florida’s most successful arts festival. Today, the event attracts an estimated 120,000 people to the winding streets of Coconut Grove during President’s Day weekend.
Produced by the Coconut Grove Arts and Historical Association, Inc., a non-profit community organization under the direction of a board of directors and full-time staff, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival® showcases the works of 360 internationally recognized artists who are selected from nearly 1,300 applicants. Jurors evaluate the artist’s work and displays to select participants in such categories as mixed media, painting, photography, digital art, printmaking & drawing, watercolor, claywork, glass, fiber, jewelry & metalwork, sculpture and wood.
Proceeds help fund year-round arts programs, which create a positive impact on our community and touch the lives of many throughout the year. Recent initiatives include the “New & Emerging Artists” category, which allows artists ages 18-29 to not only display their work for the very first time at an outdoor fine arts festival, but also partake in a hands-on Arts Symposium and gain access to a carefully-matched Experienced Festival Artist in their genre.
Similarly, the Arts Festival also amplified its existing, nationally-lauded Visiting Artists Week, with a two-part mentoring series designed for a select group of talented high school students to take place two weeks prior to the Festival.
The Association also presents special exhibitions from its Coconut Grove Arts Festival Gallery location inside the Mayfair in the Grove throughout the year and has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to students who attend fine arts programs in local schools.