Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 25º43.533N | 80º84.321W

This weekend the town of Coconut Grove fenced us into the marina. That's right. They closed off the streets to traffic and put up a 6-foot chain link fence surrounding the area.

They called it the 49th Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival, and it was truly awesome. And seriously, we were fenced INTO the art show. The marina had to give us passes so we could get back IN if we left the immediate area.

I had heard that the quality of this festival was high, but I withheld judgment, expecting at least a few gingham apron booths and perhaps a soda can sculptor thrown in.

Instead, every booth was like a tiny museum with magnificent art. Thank goodness we were fenced in, because that allowed us to go all three days of the show, taking in the wonders in smaller bites and revisiting favorites.

Me staring at one of my favorite images: a photo!
Art is good for the soul. Actually, I think it's essential. My head is a much more enjoyable place now, chock full of powerful colors and imagery.

Silly wabbits.

Two of the million+ people enjoying the arts festival.

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