Art Deco Weekend

Arts and More

Art Deco Weekend brings together artists, patrons, celebrities, buyers and other enthusiasts from all over the world in a venue like only artists know how to do. Held January 15-17, 2016, the weekend kicks off with the introduction of Arts and More, a private, signature event featuring artists and buyers in an exclusive environment. This year’s theme will be The Art of Architecture: Celebrating Architecture from Coral Rock to Exoskeletons. Designed like the actual event, the room will be filled with classic cars. Live entertainment, and rotating screens featuring the films that will be on display at the Deco Weekend. There will also be swing dancing demonstrations and mini-exhibits.

National celebrities and artists will give quick demonstrations on how to paint, there will also be a fashion show featuring partnerships by Tatyana Clothing, Iris Chase Designs, Beauty Touches Group and Beauty Schools of America. All the models will be on hand after the show for autographs and pictures.

There will be special sections featuring food from national chefs who will be on hand to participate as part of the festivities. Different vendors will also be on hand to provide samples of food that will available all weekend. In the center of the room, the Art Deco Museum will have center stage where buyers will be able to have a private showing to determine the pieces they like.

The entire experience is designed to be a fun-filled party where artists and buyers can mingle and get to know each other. The event will showcase Lumus Park with local entertainment and local vendors.

This year’s partners include Life is Art, the South Florida Lindy Collective and the Original Miami Beach Antique Show. Sponsors include Soul of Miami, Miami Herald, Diario Las Americas, Vivid Life Productions, Big Mouth, Miami Dade County Cultural Affairs, Atlantic Broadband, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Invites and tickets to this exclusive event are determined by the official Art Deco Weekend staff.

The Art Deco Weekend is a community festival presented by the Miami Design Preservation League, celebrating architecture, preservation, education, history, advocacy, art, culture and entertainment. This is a community festival held on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach that welcomes over 150,000 people of Miami Beach every year over the 3-day event. This is also a commitment to the Miami Design Preservation League’s mission to preserve, protect & promote historic preservation in the Art Deco District and throughout South Florida through the over 85 educational events held during Art Deco Weekend’s 3-day festival.

Art Deco Weekend Introduces Art Party '16

Party Like an Artist. The Art Deco Weekend is approaching its 39th year and celebrates the opening of this event with Art Party '16, a signature showcase of exhibits and featured performers. Decorated as one large gallery set in the 1930's, this party encompasses a snapshot of what's to come. With a large following ready to party and mingle, this huge event will allow multi-faceted experiences take place at once. Different components will cater to every type of festival attendee, centered on the quirky and fun lifestyle vibe of the Art Deco Weekend. Media sponsors and other hosts will set up booths and party rooms for a centralized, yet unique experience. It’s a party within a party, guaranteed to keep you busy the entire weekend!

This event is a stylish flair for the extraordinary. With different "dress-up" days for different party events, patrons will have fun while taking a walk on the artsy side of Miami. Set in Wynwood, the heart of the art district, there's culture and variety for all. Past events include a classic car show, Deco dance-a-thon, fashion show and venue for live music and is open to visitors and local residents. Past exhibiting artists include David Gary Lloyd, JanRafael, Mark Diamond, J.A.S. Photography, Teepop art, Nancy Campos Art, Deming King Harriman, Achilles Secret, GAB Studio Art Group, Ian Fichman, Eugenio Jaramillo, Eleazar Delgado Studio, Guillermo Mazzotti, arteColomè by Jacqueline Colomè, Larry Alan Shane, Josephine Reyes, Star Trauth, Smadar Sasson, Nadine Creates, Gilles Hurtaud, Glenda Ramos, and Robert Korhonen, with jazz and big band musicians providing music and entertainment.

Art Deco weekend starts January 15, 2015. Activities for this event are endless, with private art classes, showcase works, and a look back into the past with a retro-styled party, definitely worth the money. Tickets for the event start at $30, with private party events starting at $50.

The Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) was formed through the efforts of Barbara Baer Capitman and her son John Capitman. The initial impetus was to find a project to honor the United States’ bicentennial; the Capitmans worked with designers Leonard Horowitz and Lillian Barber to identify a concentration of 1930s buildings in South Miami Beach that the group felt could be a historic district of 20th century architecture. The host sponsor for the Art Deco Weekend, they join others in celebrating the success of life in the 20's and 30's.