Wynwood Art Fair a Smash with Young, Old, and Four-legged Art Fans
|Carlos Suarez De Jesus|
|Motica floats with FriendsWithYou.|
The weather was postcard-perfect and on Sunday, young families pushing strollers and walking their dogs flocked to the stretch of NW 6th Avenue between 23rd and 29th streets in droves.
There were processions of zany, mask-clad performance artists blowing kazoos, vaudeville street dancers, and a percussion-led, giant balloon parade by Miami's own FriendsWithYou.
When they marched past me in full regalia, drums pounding, I got caught up in the spirited hijinks and joined the conga line carrying my three-pound sidechick, Motica, aloft as we boogied down the street with the crowd.
|Kids playing on Agustina Woodgate's Hopscotch|
Kids and adults alike skipped for blocks over Agustina Woodgate's winding game of hopscotch that by Sunday afternoon numbered over a thousand squares.
|Pummel that kid.|
One interior wall depicted a student getting an F on his test, another his teacher pointing at the classroom door and sending the poor tyke to detention. The characters had holes in their heads and kids outside the wooden box stood upon milk crates and mugged at each other from across the walls. The most popular perch was the scene depicting four schoolyard bullies delivering a thrashing to the kid who failed the test. Groups of giggling children and their parents lined up to take pictures of them whacking the poor boob.
|Alvaro Ilizarbe racks our brains|
|Spinello's sewing circle at WAF|
Other spaces like Little Havana's Cremata Fine Arts, which hung their booth with works for sale by Humberto Castro and Guillermo Portieles, where left scratching their heads when no sales materialized over the weekend during which they missed the boat and spirit of the affair.