3 Days of Art Deco Delights!

Our 2019 festival will celebrate "Deco Dreams: Past, Present, Future."

2019 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.

3 Days of Events

There's something for everyone with events over 3 days including Guided Walking Tours, Lectures,Classic Car Show, Antiques and Merchandise Street Fair, Bark Deco Dog Show, Retro Fashion Show, Live Entertainment with Local and National Musicians, and more!

Start Planning Your Weekend Now!

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


Jack Johnson, Chair

Sarah Leddick, Vice Chair

Joel Levine, Vice Chair

Clotilde Luce, Vice Chair

Mitch Novick, Treasurer

Jack Finglass, Secretary

Board of Directors

Bhatt, Tanya K.,
Dupont-Stinedurf, Timothy
Finglass, Jack
Giller, Ira
Johnson, Jack
Kinerk, Michael D*
Lares, Henry
Leddick, Sarah
Levine, Joel
Liebman, Nancy
Luce, Clotilde
Medina, Franziska
Novick, Mitch
Paskal, Kirk
Paz, Marcella
Raynes, Michael
Weber Worth, Nina

* Chairman Emeritus

MDPL Staff Leadership

Executive Director Daniel Ciraldo

Business Manager Marie Hernandez

Director of Retail & Resident Artist Iris Chase

Director of Tours Martin Jean

Director of Visitor Center Sara Aedo


Barbara Baer Capitman Archives Dennis Wilhelm, Chair

Public Historian Jeff Donnelly

Founders Barbara Baer Capitman, Leonard Horowitz

MDPL Tour Guides

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

Lois Randall

Candice Richard

Maureen Robinson

Sandra Scidmore

Phyllis Sperling

Art Deco Weekend Planning Committee

Chair Joel Levine

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 Bhatt, Clotilde Luce

Green/Environmental Dara Schoenwald, Dave Doebler

Music KCC Productions

Neighborhood Associations Wanda Mouzon, Scott Needelman

Preservation Education Marcella Paz Cohen

Tours Franzisca Medina, Julie Fornay,

Hotels Julie Issacson

Art Deco Welcome Center Staff

Pamela Asher

Ricardo Raudes

Beverly Stone

Eleanor Chin


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
EMAIL     I   info@mdpl.org