Art Deco Weekend: More Fun, More Friends, More Magic in 2016
The Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) made history by calling attention to the Art Deco buildings that lined Ocean Drive and filled much of South Beach by spotlighting them during a weekend festival. Now in its 39th year, the Miami Beach Art Deco Weekend festival is the premier event of the Miami Design Preservation League. South Florida’s dazzling annual event kicks-off January 15–17 on Ocean Drive between 5th and 13th streets—and, like a party hosted by your favorite friends, it’s not to be missed.
The 2016 Art Deco Weekend provides more excitement and innovation than ever before, including:
The Original Miami Beach Antique Show brings the Antique Design Pavilion and Speakeasy Lounge to the beach, showcasing and selling the finest, funnest antique, and retro Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern furniture and accessories.
South Florida Region Antique Automobile Club of America celebrates 60 years by hosting more cars (and more memories) at the popular Classic Car Show on Saturday and Sunday.
Life Is Art curates the Art Park at Art Deco Weekend. Don’t miss the live painting demonstrations and performance pop-ups at the Art Bar in Lummas park.
South Florida Lindy Collective is committed to spreading the gospel of swing dancing. Dress the part, put on your dance shoes and join them on the beachside dance floor for 30 hours of live music and livelier swing under the palms or enjoy the show from the “ Starlight” Lounge.
HistoryMiami, Miami Center of Architecture and Design and AIA Miami are a few of MDPL’s lecture partners, bringing to life the theme “The Art of Architecture” during lectures and forums in the Art Deco Museum.
Bass Museum of Art, HistoryMiami and Fantasy Theatre Factory team up to educate kids so creatively they won’t know it’s happening. Speaking of happening, look for live performance, arts & crafts, music and tours.
North Shore Historic District Neighborhood Association, showcases MiMo architecture and ongoing preservation efforts with tours, talks, education and displays. Flamingo Park Neighborhood Association will showcase a public art happening in historic Flamingo Park. Viernes Culturales uses live Cuban Afro music Friday night to draw attention to Little Havana’s historic buildings.
A highlight of the weekend will be the Barbara Baer Capitman memorial dedication on Saturday afternoon. Join local dignitaries to honor the founder of the Miami Design Preservation League and the mother of the Art Deco District!
The festival, virtually a non-stop weekend of events for all ages, is free and open to the public:
- Friday, January 15, 2016: Noon – 11PM
- Saturday, January 16, 2016: 10AM – 11PM
- Sunday, January 17, 2016: 10AM – 8PM
For more information, visit www.artdecoweekend.com