Over 85 Unique Events

The longest running free community cultural festival in Miami Beach!

2018 Art Deco Weekend

A free community cultural festival with more than 85 events during "the best 3 days on Ocean Drive" each year.
Part of the Miami Design Preservation League's commitment to preserve, promote and protect our city through historic preservation and educational initiatives.

Over 85 Fun Events

There's something for everyone with over 85 individual events over 3 days including the Bark Deco Dog Show, Retro Fashion Show, Classic Car Show, Deco Kids Club, Live Entertainment, Local and National Musicians, Lectures, Guided Tours and more!

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Complete 2018 Program Guide

2018 Schedule

The 2nd Annual Jazz Age at Art Deco VIP

January 12-14, 2018 | Lummus Park | 11th Street and Ocean Drive

Reawaken the glamour of the Prohibition Era at the 2nd annual Jazz Age at Art Deco VIP!

Sip a cocktail under the palms. Enjoy live jazz and dancing under the stars.  Experience Miami Beach’s beautiful Lummus Park with the world-famous Art Deco skyline of Ocean Drive as your backdrop.

Ticket required:  $55 per person.  Includes Opening Night Soiree and 2-day unlimited VIP Lounge access.  Tickets available on-line and on-site.


Win A Cruise!

Win a Celebrity Cruise adventure by taking a selfie with your favorite example of Art Deco architecture! Share them with us on Instagram and don’t forget to use the hashtag #ArtDecoWorld.

The contest starts December 14th and ends January 14th.

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About Art Deco Weekend

Art Deco Weekend is the Miami Design Preservation League’s (MDPL) signature event and largest educational outreach program. MDPL created the festival in 1976. It was the catalyst that saved the largest collection of Art Deco architecture concentrated in one small area in the world. Today, the Art Deco Weekend community cultural festival celebrates the best of our city’s architecture, preservation, education, history, advocacy, art, culture and entertainment.

Miami Design Preservation League is a not-for-profit preservation and arts organization founded in 1976, which preserves, protects and promotes the architectural, cultural, social and environmental integrity of Miami Beach and the surrounding areas. Originally organized by Barbara Baer Capitman and friends in 1976, it is the oldest Art Deco society in the world.

Please visit www.mdpl.org to learn more.

Miami Design Preservation League Leadership


Steve Pynes, Chair

Jack Johnson, Vice Chair

Clotilde Luce, Vice Chair

Russell Lee, Vice Chair

Eric Holland, Secretary

John Bachay, Treasurer

Board of Directors

John Bachay

Lori Bakkum

William Cary

Jack Finglass

Jane Dee Gross

William Hahne

Eric Holland

Jack Johnson

Michael D. Kinerk*

Christina LaBuzetta

Henry Lares

Russell Lee

Joel Levine

Clotilde Luce

Franziska Medina

Mitch Novick

Marie (Deedee) Osburne

Steve Pynes

Michael Raynes

Stuart Reed

Dona Zemo

* Chairman Emeritus

City Appointees to the Executive Committee

Tanya Bhatt

Stacy Kilroy

Jamie Straz

MDPL Staff & Volunteers

Executive Director Daniel Ciraldo

Business Manager Marie Hernandez

Director of Retail & Resident Artist Iris Chase

Director of Tours Martin Jean

Director of Welcome Center Sara Aedo

Gift Shop Robert Tavares (Manager), Karen Segal (Sales Associate), Thairi Gomez and Francesca Kravitz

Museum Docents Maria T. Corredor, Linda Ferroni

Barbara Baer Capitman Archives Dennis Wilhelm, Chair

Public Historian Jeff Donnelly

Founders Barbara Baer Capitman, Leonard Horowitz

MDPL Tour Guides

Joel and Jeanne Arougheti

John Bachay

Rick Baugher

Melinda Berman

Howard Brayer

Gregg Chislett

Paul Czekanski

Gina Davidson

Jeff Donnelly

Paula Fletcher

Julie Fornary

Martin Jean

Jack Johnson

Melissa Kishel

Joel Levine

Franziska Medina

Deborah Morrison

Marty Mueller

Steve Pynes

Lois Randall

Candice Richard

Maureen Robinson

Sandra Scidmore

Phyllis Sperling

Friends of Art Deco Weekend

Gary Appel, Lori Bakkum, Jane Dee Gross, Laura Jamieson, Linda Kolko, George Neary, Russell Lee & Luis Reyes, Steve Pynes and Nancy Cromar, Denis Russ, Jamie Straz, Henry S. & Suzanne J. Stolar, Nina Weber Worth, Charlie Urstadt and others.

Art Deco Weekend Planning Committee

Chair Lori Bakkum

Co Chair Russell Lee

Immediate Past Chair Steve Pynes

Promenade Paul Haig

Bark Deco Dog Show Michael Lovo-Jones, Giancarlos Lovo-Jones, Jack Finglass, Jack Robbins, Luis Reyes

Retro Fashion Show Angela LaMuse, Merle Bergman, Natalia and Sam Frankel

Film Series Sarah Leddick, David Leddick, Tanya Bhat, Clothilde Luce

Green/Environmental Dara Schoenwald, Dave Doebler

Information Center Deanna Christensen

Jazz Age Special Event Alan Kamlot, Isi Shniadorski, Samuel Frankel

Deco Kids Club Caryn Shapiro-Pardo, Carly Pardo, Alexandra Rodriguez

Merchandise Tent Maurice Lawrence

Music Randy Singer, Steve Pynes, Dean Pope, Fred Montilla

Neighborhood Associations Wanda Mouzon, Scott Needleman

Preservation Education Marcella Paz Cohen, Stacy Killroy

Tours John Bachay, Frazinsca Medina, Julie Fornay, Dona Zemo

Volunteers Danny Falcon, Bill Hahne

Logistics Kathy Squires, Coman Leonard, Amanda MacMaster, Marcos Albornoz

Hotels Julie Issacson

Art Deco Welcome Center Staff

Pamela Asher

Ricardo Raudes

Beverly Stone

Eleanor Chin

Ramon (Ray) Ruiz  - accounting 


Photos of the festival! 

Thank you to everyone who has made Art Deco Weekend a success.

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Contact Info

1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Fl 33139 
PHONE   I   (305) 672 - 2014
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