A WEEKEND WITH ART & THE GROVE

These are the kind of days I do admire and love about Miami - blue skies, bright sun, no humidity and artful events to explore on the weekend! This weekend, and continuing through Monday is the 48th Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival. The hubs and I went last year - and it was overcast and chilly. This year, it was a sunny delight! So if you're still up in the cold north and longing for a sunny Springtime day - pour yourself a cup or tea or coffee and enJOY some pics I captured Saturday at this years Art Fest!



Graceful Sculptures
Michael Gard




Award Winning Photography
Michael Bryant
Atlanta, GA








Salvaged Metal Wall Art


Beautiful & vibrant colors... but hey - come on -
David's paintings are more striking than this.
Don't you think?



Most of the show consisted of Digital Photography... as well as several local artists from throughout the state of Florida. Although there was one artist from New Jersey - Juan Bernal - who does etchings and murals.








Sand | Lime | Ash
High Cliff Studio
Evolutionary Art Glass
Sherwood, WI



Sand - Lime -Ash
High Cliff Studio
Evolutionary Art Glass
Sherwood, WI




Grant Ward
Spinning & Turning | Metal & Wood
Jacksonville, FL

Unusual furniture forms




Paul Freundt
Furniture Sculpture
Talking Rock, GA






As I sipped a Pinot Grigio and did a little people watching at The Mutiny, I had a thought:
A great additional to the Art Fest next year could be a "Greet & Meet" presentation with David Bromstad! He's a local gem a star AND an artist... who is also launching a line of his paintings this year. Along with David and tied back to the show are also a few other local artisans they have featured. Why not group a few booth together and feature ColorSplash - The Artisans Block?? It could promote the show, the local artists and add newness to the Art Fest!!

But hey - Who am I? Let's continue walking through the festival....


2011 Art Fest logo




Interesting reuse and upcylced pipes and gauges for garment fixtures.


Bronze sculptures.


Wood & Stone - Mixed Media
Firehammer Studios
Lyons, CO


Handcrafted Leather Journal Covers


Photos to canvas


Upcycled items turned into frames for photographer
Micheal Paul Cole


Upcycled window & door frame for photo frame
Micheal Paul Cole


Unique panel paintings




Interesting and unique jewelry presentation


Rug & Bead Artisan
Emilie Pritchard
Panama City, FL



Capitalizing on space, the crowd and being closed off:
The Mutiny Hotel on Bayshore Drive utilized their driveway by creating a lounge. They served beverages and some appetizers in an area they created by relocating some of their pool lounge furnishings. Genius!!


The Mutiny Hotel


More blue skies in The Grove







Total Miami Vibe...



Digital Paintings


Life-Like Sculpture creations


Hello Dali!

Gorgeous glass vessels


More photography.
Seeing these photos from Havana made me cry and think of my dad =)


Interesting eye-straining art
Crisp - Clean - Modern

Some of the smallest pieces could have the biggest impact
Clifton Henri
Chicago, IL


And the clear blue skies continued all afternoon...
even for our ride home passing by Downtown Miami...






Hope you enJOYed the trip to the Art Fest
and also hope you had a wonderful weekend!
If you're off today and you are down south
in Florida - go check out the Art Fest!

Thanks for stopping by!




5 comments:

  1. Wow Lynda thats one hell of a arts festival some absolutely amazing photos, & check you out all uba cool & chic in the sunshine. Ive only been to miami once & I loved it. I was only there a few days as was visiting my sister in law who worked on the cruise ships at the time. Loved coconut grove though some great shops & eating places (although I was dragged along to Hooters by my now ex patner, talk about classy lol)

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  2. Stunning pieces....looks like it was a fantastic day to browse some serious works of art. By any chance do you have the artist's name of the landscapes that is right above High Cliff Studio's images?

    I LOVE the idea of the meet and greet with David. That would certainly be a huge hit!
    xo

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing these photos. When you live in South Dakota, you don't get much exposure to this kind of art.

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  4. Lynda, this was a great post! I love the idea of Meet N Greet with David - what a cool idea - hope the organizers of this festival will pick up on that -- and one of my favorite phots in the whole bunch was that condo/apt building with the curved balconies - very cool. I create denim fashions - with paint, glitter and jewels - which would fit perfectly into a 'hot' climate like yours -- (in northern climes we tend to only wear these things in the summer)

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    Gina

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