Festivals & Fairs Miami Beach

Art Deco Weekend 2014

Art Deco Weekend 2014January 17 – 19 – Miami Design Preservation League, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

New for the 37th Annual Art Deco Weekend is The Antique Experience, a more intensely focused Art Deco area (11th Street & Ocean Drive), where visitors can emerse themselves in the period’s information, entertainment, and importantly, antiques  & objects to buy. Again, the Miami Design Preservation League will offer a number of guided personal and group tours of Ocean Drive and the Art Deco District of Miami Beach. The tours are often cited atop the list of the Weekend’s most enjoyable activities. In the spirit of 2014’s “At Play” theme, the Miami Design Preservation League is hosting two Interactive Games to be played on Ocean Drive and in Lummus Park over the course of Art Deco Weekend. A game of DECOPOLY will be played both Saturday and Sunday. All attendees (young and old) are welcome and encouraged to participate. The Miami Design Preservation League is excited to celebrate a time when Shirley Temple danced and sang her way into our hearts, Mickey Mouse debuted as Steamboat Willie, and Yo-Yos made their way to America at the Art Deco Weekend. The Art Deco Era also saw the birth of longtime classic board games such as Scrabble and Monopoly, and Mahjong and Domino tiles were made of the new, unbreakable plastic called Bakelite. The 1930s saw children claiming the Rubber Duck as their favorite bath toy, Girl Scouts selling their Cookies door-to-door, and Superman leaping his first building in a single bound. Future architects used brand new Legos and Lincoln Logs to design and build their first structural creations. You might say the Art Deco Era was especially magical for children, and Art Deco Weekend 2014 will be a chance to relive history’s most playful time!  Free admission.