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Your Guide to Art Deco Weekend 2016

The 39th edition of the Art Deco Weekend is going down and the Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) is celebrating The Art of Architecture with more than 85 events happening up and down Ocean Drive, and all contiguous byways. Visit Miami Beach this weekend, January 15 through Sunday, January 17, to get in on the Art Deco action.


Sergey Serebrennikov, this year’s Art Deco Weekend poster artist (right), hails from Russia. In 2012, he visited his first Art Deco Weekend and became fascinated with the beauty and excitement toward the unique form architecture.

Meet the Artist in the Art Deco Gift Shop Booth (10th & Ocean) for poster signings Fri, Jan 15 4-6pm & Sat/Sun, Jan 16 & 17 11am-1pm & 3pm-5pm.


Life Is Art Block

Grab a cocktail at the Art Bar and catch a performance, then walk down the Life is Art block with artworks and live art by Viophilia and Eat Your Poem. You may also catch a live dems by one of these South Florida artists: Glenda RamosAquarela Sabol, Rei Ramirez.  Performance Schedule

Viernes Culturales SoBe

Friday night, join Viernes Culturales in celebrating Little Havana’s culture at their Miami Beach pop-up at Lummus Park. Art, music, dominoes, cigars — I’m so there!

Tours de Force: Art Deco District Tours

wallHow well do you know Miami Beach? Uncover nationally registered Art Deco Historic District and its architecture – Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival and Miami Modern, on a 90-minute walking tour with expert guides.

Miami Beach Architectural Design Guide 

The Art of Architecture: Photography Exhibit + Lecture Series

Have you visited the new Art Deco Museum? In addition to MDPL’s permanent collection, the museum presents ‘The Art of Architecture’ an exhibition featuring  all the architectural styles found in the Magic City, artistically by professional photographers including Arthur Marcus, Albert Barg, Jeff Weisberg, Brandon Quarters, and Vander Bhirtwish.  You may as well try and catch one of the lectures while you’re out there.

  • Documentary: Miami Beach 100 Friday, January 15, 2016 – 7pm​
  • Art Talk: The Art of Architecture Saturday, January 16, 2016 – 2:30pm
  • Where Art & Architecture Intersect Saturday, January 16, 2016  – 7pm
  • Preservation & Climate Change Sunday, January 17, 2016 –  1pm
  • Deco through the Decades Sunday, January 17, 2016 – 3pm

Museum Entry: $5. Free for students, teachers, and Miami Beach Residents.

Annual Vintage Fashion Show

This Saturday, January 16 marks the 6th annual Art Deco Weekend Fashion Show. MDPL fashionista, Angela LeMuse, has curated a selection of ’20s, ’30s and ’40s styles, topped with a touch of midcentury fashion. Blue Velvet Vintage has added gorgeous flapper dresses and Belinda Designs will provide an exquisite selection of her couture 1920s dresses and headpieces.

Moonlight Cinema

Enjoy the cool weather, while it lasts! Grab a blanket and layout underneath the stars at Lumus Park (8th & Ocean Drive) where the Art Deco Weekend outdoor screenings are held each evening at 6pm and 8pm.

Bugsy Malone (1976) ​The classic gangster story of Bugsy Malone told with an all child cast.​


Live Music & Big Bands

Live performances take place throughout the weekend on the sandy beach, between 12 and Ocean.  Set Times


Sarah Jane and the Blue Notes  festive dance bands from St. Louis, blending speakeasy, NOLA dixieland, Harlem night club, juke joint, and big band swing with a touch of old time blues.2e6cd5eb3bf99b36a091e7a41541e824

​​Fruit Stand Jam Band six-piece traditional jazz band, playing the music that inspired (and was inspired by) Lindy Hop.

The Shiny Shoes Band spicy jazz band from NYC and South Florida that emulate the atmosphere of an old tyme New Orleans speakeasy.​

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Oriente debuted in New Orleans in 1994 and have been performing in South Florida for over 20 years. Their unique blend of Afro-Cuban and American jazz with blues roots, creates a fusion of rhythm, melody, and soul.

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The French Horn Collective is an energetic and progressive band that performs an eclectic variety of Gypsy Jazz, Swing, and modern original French music throughout South Florida.d1f47e39964997ab86f218dd69283bc1 (1)

JECC Bootcamp Ensemble is a youth jazz group directed by Nicole Yarling and mentored by the Jazz Educators Community Coalition.


Vinyl Blvd is the jazz ensemble brainchild of jazz vocalist and violinist Yamit Lemoine. Based out of Miami, they gig regularly and feature an impressive roster of Miami’s incredibly talented jazz musicians.


Brothers of Others is a Blues, Soul, Rock & Roll rhythm group from Miami, Florida, with dominant influences including many of the most legendary bands of all time.

Deco Dance

Strap on your swing shoes and hop on over to Art Deco Weekend’s Deco Dance! The Lindy Hop Collective welcomes swing experts and novices alike to get loose to the tunes of Sarah Jane & the Blue Notes and the Shiny Shoes Big Band.  Tickets


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Art Deco Weekend Friday, January 15, 2016: Noon – 11PM, Saturday, January 16, 2016: 10AM – 11PM, Sunday, January 17, 2016: 10AM – 8PM Full Program Connect Facebook | Twitter | Instagram