December 17, 2019
I wasn't able to do a big intercontinental vacation this year, so my lady and I took an easier trip to Miami for art week, which consists of many art fairs, exhibitions, parties, and related events. We developed a rough itinerary with Mary leading on food and me on art, but kept it fairly flexible. Here's how it worked out.
Certainly no regrets, and everything pretty much worked out. Wednesday-Saturday were good days to be there, as Wednesday is when the VIP previews transition into access for the general riff-raff like myself. If we'd stayed until Sunday we could have made it to some of what we missed, like NADA, Scope, Pulse, Aqua and The Bass, but honestly I was pooped after four days.
After having been a part of many trade shows in my career, it was weird to pay to go to an industry event that wasn't technically in my field, and that I wasn't working at. The cost of tickets to everything definitely added up, and there was an intentional divide between the collectors/VIPs and the specators like us. I guess I'll have to get going on some art projects open that gallery that I keep thinking about.