Sunday was my mother’s birthday and we celebrated the way we have every year: we went to the Coconut Grove Art Festival:
The weather was typical Miami winter, 62 and sunny. Gorg. The Coconut Grove Art Festival has been held every President’s Day weekend for the past 50 years and showcases artists from all over the country. Statues, photographs, paintings, pottery, jewelry, you name it. This festival has it all. Heck, there are even free wine tastings:
This was Matt’s first time at the art festival and he was super impressed (hard to do with Matt!). I am pretty sure he was expecting a small craft fair and not a festival featuring the Noles rocker for $7,500:
As soon as I saw the price tag, I hightailed it out of there since it is a tad out of our budget. Some of the art was pretty out there and above our non cultured heads but we still managed to find plenty of things that we appreciated:
There were also lots of food vendors to ensure that we didn’t go hungry:
And it wouldn’t be a festival with out lots of giveaways:
Matt was jipped and got an unsharpened pencil instead of the sweet hater blockers like the birthday gal and Thomas. At least he had a cool purple lei and a bloody Mary to comfort him. There were also opportunities for us to be apart of the artwork:
He’s not Catholic but I think he’s got a shot…if the Pope is allowed to drink bloody Mary’s and act a fool in public, that is. I went to the art festival looking to pick up a lil somethin’ somethin’ for the house but Matt vetoed my first two requests:
I was really pulling for the giant flamingo but eventually we found a more modest piece of art that we both agreed on:
This 8x10in photograph really makes me happy and I can’t wait to find a place to put it.
Do you have any birthday traditions?
Are you artistic?
Nope. Walking around this art show really reminded me how absolutely talentless I am.