Miami Art Week gives local community of creatives hope during coronavirus pandemic
Art Basel Miami Beach has made it exciting to have an art career in Miami. Although the coronavirus pandemic forced the international event’s cancelation at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Art Week is forging on until Sunday. To support Miami Art Week, Art Basel is also co-hosting a few events. The Miami Art Week events require the use of face masks and social distancing. “Part of people’s healing and part of this city’s healing will be to, you know, experience art together and I think that that’s what Miami Art Week is about,” Houston said.
Increase in cases of COVID-19 causing several major South Florida events to be postponed or cancelled
MIAMI – The coronavirus pandemic is forcing some popular events that bring tons of visitors and money into South Florida to be cancelled. With the positive cases of COVID-19 on the rise in South Florida, some events have even been postponed to next year due to them potentially becoming super spreader events. Art Basel has been canceled in Miami Beach, a big loss to the economy and tourism industry. In Fort Lauderdale, the Winterfest Boat Parade set to take place next month is a no-go. The big New Year’s Eve downtown countdown in Fort Lauderdale has yet to be decided upon.
‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic mural goes up in Wynwood
MIAMI, Fla. – Joe Exotic has arrived in Miami. A 16-foot mural of the “Tiger King” documentary subject has been painted in the Wynwood neighborhood. It’s worth noting that this is in Wynwood (the artsy Miami neighborhood), not Wynnewood, the city in Oklahoma where Joe Exotic’s infamous zoo was located. The “Tiger King” documentary about that case and the wacky world of big cat breeding has been watched by millions on Netflix. ALSO SEE: The ‘Tiger King’ reunion special is out and it’s as bonkers as you’d hope