Sunday, January 16, 2011


Once again Ocean Drive and Miami Beach welcomed the Art Deco Weekend now in its 34th edition.  The theme for this year – Selling Glamour & Style – certainly combining Art Deco and Advertising.  Art Deco and advertising have been used together to create great ads through the years.

The Art Deco Weekend is full of events: lectures, film screening, fashion show, vendor booths, classic car show, parade, tours, furniture expo, artists, street entertainment and lots of beautiful people.

The weekend parade incorporated this year the art deco dog parade, with pooches of all sizes lead by K-9s and showing their best costumes.  The Art Deco Classic Car fest also participated in the parade with antiques from the early 1900’s up to the year 1986, along with the Miami Beach Senior High School Marching Band, local celebrities and officials.

Tours of Miami took place on the hour, lots of people participated trying to learn more about the amazing Deco Architecture.  Ocean Drive Tour, Underworld Tour, Collins Park Tour, Lincoln Road Tour, Cocktails with a Twist, Gay & Lesbian Tour, Fifth ST Gymnasium Tour and Coach Tour, something for everyone.

Vendors from around the country participated and provided area deco style products and yummy finger food, everything from popcorn to alligator skewers.

The 34th edition is not finished yet and I am already looking forward to the 2011 edition of Art Deco Weekend: “Celebrating 35 Years of Miami Beach’s Visionaries”.

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