Miami Art Week kicks off with big events at Faena Arts District

Tomas Loewy

This is not a drill, friends! Miami Art Week is upon us and we are going to do our best to keep you in the know, even if you would rather stay home and avoid the millions of events like the plague. 

The best way to keep up is to follow our Art Basel blog, which is updated throughout the day with stories and photos from myriad events across the city. Find it right here:

This past weekend was dominated by events at the newly inaugurated Faena Arts District. First Saturday saw the launch of the Faena Bazaar, a high-falutin’ art/retail concept that has plenty of things you may or may not be able to afford, like this $600 hat: 

Check out more about the Faena Bazaar launch at the Blog

This weekend the Faena folks hosted something else that was pretty bizarre: a Sunday afternoon parade down Collins Avenue that shut the streets down for a few hours. There were marching bands, floats, dancers and other mischief-makers. One bystander notes: “It’s exciting. I’m trying to figure out what all this means.”  Read the entire recap here. Here are a few images of the mayhem. 

An adorable dance team was part of Faena Forum’s procession. Photo: Tomas Loewy

A giant shell on top of a car, because why not? Photo: Tomas Loewy

Zak the Baker even paraded through the streets. We love you Zak! Photo: Tomas Loewy

Check out more photos of Tide By Side here

Have a look at some video of the processional as well.

If you are already having a panic attack about traffic, the Miami Herald’s annual guide to avoiding the Basel traffic is live, so keep it handy. 

Also, we have a comprehensive guide to the daily Art Week events, so have a look here