Art Deco Weekend Program Guide - 2016 - Page 15

ADW 2017 PREVIEW MIAMI DESIGN PRESERVATION LEAGUE CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF ART DECO WEEKEND I n 2017, the Miami Design Preservation League will host the 40th Art Deco Weekend festival on Ocean Drive. In the late 70s, the Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) made history by calling attention to the Art Deco buildings that lined Ocean Drive and filled much of South Beach by spotlighting them during a weekend festival. It didn’t happen overnight, but it happened. The city’s beloved Art Deco architecture has not only been saved, it’s put Miami Beach on the worldwide map as a glamorous, tropical holiday destination and a dream-come-true place to live and do business. But historic preservation, like sand castles and barrier islands, requires constant vigilance to survive. Today, the MDPL, founded to save the Art Deco neighborhood, throws this community cultural festival to celebrate architecture, preservation, education, history, advocacy, art, entertainment and the Miami culture we all love. Join us on January 20 - 22, 2017 to celebrate Art Deco Weekend’s 40th Anniversary! THE ART OF ARCHITECTURE 13