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Bird Road Art Walk: Naked Girls, Free Food, Inspiration

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The glow of a million Christmas bulbs from nearby Santa's Enchanted Forest cast their brilliance over the Bird Road Art Walk on Saturday as hundreds gathered to view, discuss, and celebrate Miami art.

There were a heavy concentration of Latin American works especially by Cuban and Venezuelan painters. But there was something by and for everybody. We also saw sculptures, installations, and multimedia pieces. It was an awesome showing, and we look forward to more. Here are some pics of what we saw.

A naked angel by Soraya Leon.

Plenty of pour your own wines and sodas to choose from at Romero Hidalgo Artists' Studios.

Abdón J. Romero, a famed Venezuelan portrait artist, showed off work in Romero Hidalgo Artists' Studios.

This oil on canvas piece by Gisela Vigil was on display at the Young Artist Academy.

This oil on canvas piece by Ubaldo Arias was also on display at The Young Artist Academy.

Robert Bilbao of Warehouse Alternative Space Gallery showed arresting photographic and installation work like this sunbathing lady.

And these ships and planes made of maps and hung on a wall.

Mano Fine Art showed work by artists Mano, like this wall of portraits.

And P. Ortiz, with this painting of three Cuban gangsters.

Over at Victor Madero Studios the artist showed bold, vibrant works made by a process of plaster painting, but first he exhibited the oil-on-canvas style he's left behind...

Next, we checked out Aperture Commercial Photography and I Digital Photo Lab. It's a commercial space that was showing digital prints like this architectural detail in three panels.

And paintings like this one by Ernesto Lopez Sao.

Sailing Angles Inc. set up a pop up shop for their custom gear
And a few doors down, Nickel Glass Gallery had this chandelier hanging from the ceiling.

And a sale on custom Christmas tree ornaments.

There was plenty we missed, and plenty more to see, so we'll definitely be back next month. For more information on the Bird Road Arts District's monthly third Saturday art walk log on to their Facebook page.

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