But the highlight of this edition of Second Saturday might be the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets when Florida Grand Opera previews its performance of Shakespeare's classic tale of love and warring families at the Dorsch from 7 to 9 p.m., with complimentary cocktails provided by Chambord liqueur, Little Black Dress vodka, and Herradura tequila.
"Because of the nature of Art Walk, with its mixture of new and veteran art viewers, it is possible to surprise, convert, and enchant," gallery director Tyler Emerson-Dorsch says. "An operatic performance of Roméo et Juliette is very different from the exhibitions and punk and sound performances we have at the gallery, and so this occasion is an intervention of sorts or — to use an art term — a happening to break habits of thought. In the shock that ensues, we'll have some fun."
French photographer Didier Gicquel's photo of Johnny Depp in Paris.
Back in front of his new space, Fontaine, whose program centers around pop art, urban and street art, and contemporary photography priced in the $500-to-$50,000 range, says he also plans to stay open until 8 p.m. weekdays to cater to art lovers popping in for a cup of joe across the street at Panther Coffee.
"People are actually visiting the area in droves and not just on Second Saturdays anymore," mentions Fontaine, who bristles at the notion he's just another trust-fund kid with his name plastered across a Wynwood gallery façade.
"For me now, the risk is greater, but it makes you work harder."