I never liked the Biblical story of Jesus overturning the moneychangers tables. Why punish small business owners for setting up shop where they know there'll be optimal foot traffic?
A bunch of Miami businesses you know and love are taking a similar approach this Saturday for the (hopefully) inaugural Art & Design Market and Lounge of Wynwood.
Piggy-backing on the popularity of the Second Saturday Wynwood art walk, the market is opening up shop inside the Wynwood Social Club at the corner of NW 2nd Ave and 25th Street (right across from Joey's) beginning at 1p.m. The participating vendors are: Cloak Inc, KREL Wear, Sweat Records, imoderni, Designed by Diana, Gi and Pindo, Green Veranda, Bella Skin Inc, Mod Rob for Urban Garden, Gabriel & Anat Vanessa Ichak Design Studio, the Tricia Fix Collection, Art from Gianfranco & Guliano Cavallo and Oyla Melinkova, and Be Feathers and Art Simona.
Entrance is free until 5 p.m., when the market begins to incorporate the lounge element, which means live music from Fabian Hernandez and Fenevia and DJ Ben Shaul, plus a complimentary bar sponsored by Grolsch and Hptoniq.
Need another reason? A portion of the proceeds will go to Fonkoze, a microfinance organization in Haiti.
So what's it going to be, Jesus? Your compassion or your filthy Marxist principles?