With its rich multicultural roots and vibrant ambiance, Miami is one of the most invigorating art cities in the world. It’s no wonder, then, that the 51st Annual Rotary Key Biscayne Art Festival, one of the oldest shows in our yearly schedule, is also one of this city’s most celebrated artistic traditions.
With folks taking in spring vacations, it makes perfect sense for art lovers to take a few days to explore the artistic traditions that make Miami a hub of creativity. Plan out your pre-Key Biscayne Art Festival days by visiting some of Miami’s most beautiful museums.
Perez Art Museum Miami. Featuring some of the most progressive and visually impressive contemporary art in the world, the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is a required stop for any artist looking to learn more about the arts in the 20th and 21st Century. From paintings to sculptures, visitors can experience an eclectic mix of artistic talent from all over the globe.
HistoryMiami. Miamiphiles will find themselves in cultural heaven at HistoryMiami, where they can take an in-depth look at Miami’s history and culture. Learn about the city’s past, present, and future through its extensive tours, educational programs and museum, right near the heart of Miami.
Villa Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. This breathtaking villa, once owned by “agricultural industrialist” James Deering, is a marvel of architectural design. Surrounded by breathtaking gardens and featuring over 2,500 pieces of art over 34 beautifully decorated rooms, Villa Vizcaya is a tourism must-see.
Bass Museum of Art. Don’t skip Miami Beach’s arts community! The Bass Museum of Art brings sophisticated, innovative and educational contemporary arts to the tourist center of South Florida. With amazing exhibitions and some of the most influential artists of our time making their way through it, the Bass Museum of Art is a must for your itinerary.
Miami Children’s Museum. Kids of all ages need to be exposed to art as much as possible — it stimulates the imagination and gives them a great start in life when it comes to expressing themselves creatively. Places like Miami honor that challenge at the Miami Children’s Museum. A colorful kaleidoscope of arts and education, this wonderful museum is the perfect place to spend a day with the kids, exploring and learning about the importance of art.
There are many other amazing museums and galleries in the Miami area that you can take some time to visit. From Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art to the Frost Art Museum located on Florida International University’s campus, there are an abundance of places you can visit in this city that will feed your artistic passions and inspire you for years to come.
But one of the oldest, most exciting art traditions in Miami doesn’t happen in a building. In fact, it happens outdoors, as you bask in the bright, warm South Florida sun. Come enjoy the 51st Annual Rotary Key Biscayne Art Festival this weekend, Sat. and Sun., March 21-22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in gorgeous Village Green Park.
Join hundreds of local and national artists from all walks of life and disciplines, including David and Veronica Bennett, Debbi Ordan, and Hans Fereyabend, while you listen to live music and enjoy the sights and sounds of South Florida. Fall in love with eclectic styles and take home pieces that suit your budget and fit your collection.
Enter the free art giveaway to win “Gold,” by featured artist Koko Brandao. It is a 40″ x 16″ framed acrylic on canvas painting. Just stop by Koko’s booth to enter. No purchase is necessary. To learn more about this Brazilian-born artist, visit her website.
Stay tuned for the latest developments with the 51st Annual Rotary Key Biscayne Art Festival on our Facebook page and on Twitter. Don’t forget to check out our much-appreciated sponsors, The Lincoln Motor Company and Land’s End, who are helping us make this an unforgettable event. See you at the festival!