May 22

Taking the Miami Art Tour

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Miami is the city of sea, sun and sand. Waving palm trees welcome you to a tropic atmosphere. Yet there is so much more to this great city than beaches. Miami is a dynamic city with a great many talented artists and a famous artistic and architectural history. During the Miami Art Tour you have a chance to see the sophisticated Art Deco architecture as well as the inspired new developments that the art scene in Miami has gone through. There is something for every art lover to be seen on the Miami Art Tour: From great architecture, to rebellious street art and modern galleries.

Historic Art Deco District

A Miami Art Tour will take you through the old Miami Beach Architectural District, also known as the Miami Art Deco District. This area has been in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places for over three decades and counts no less than 960 historic buildings. The design of the buildings is characterized by the strong geometric lines and shapes, and the soft and subtle pastel colors. The area is located around Ocean Drive and the tour will bring you along the seaside as well.

Get the camera ready and cross the street to the Lummus Park. From on top of the sand dunes, you get a great view of the whole skyline of the Art Deco District. At night it lights up in glamorous tones making it a great destination any time of day.

Modern Design District

Miami has not stood still since the 1920’s and 1930’s. Nowadays everybody who’s anybody in the Miami art world can be found in the Design District. The Miami Art Tour takes you through this old industrial area where the warehouses that had fallen out of use have been turned into galleries displaying sculptures, installations, photos and paintings.

Other buildings house boutiques from major designers in fashion and interior decorating. The Design District offers a variety of restaurants catering to different tastes and different budgets.

After a Miami Art Tour you’ll be recommending Miami to your friends for more than just its sunny beaches.

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