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Coconut Grove Arts Festival: Food as Art

The 49th annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival has taken over the streets of the grove, turning Bayshore Drive and Peacock Park into one of the country's largest juried art festivals in the country.

Art in all forms is displayed at the festival. From giant outdoor sculptures made from horseshoes to wearable art fashioned from South Pacific pearls, there's not a medium of expression that can't be found here. Inspiration also comes from every source imaginable -- from portraits of people to wildlife photographs, artists find beauty in just about everything under the planet.

We took a tour of the festival to find some of the best food-related art. From lobster dinners to introspective renditions of restaurants, we discovered some beautiful works.

The Coconut Grove Arts Festival continues today at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, children 12 and under are free, and Coconut Grove residents in the 33133 zip code are $5 with proof of residency.

"Rick's Cafe" by Mechanical Amusements

"Cuban sandwich" by Keith Bradley

"Labor of Love" by Marjolyn Vanderhart

"Dinner with Mick" by Marla Baggetta

Assorted vegetables made from gourds by Vincent Van Gourd

"Lobster Dinner" by Zhou Yu

"Van Dyke Cafe" by Abric Davis

Assorted pepper mills by Robert Wilheim

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
Contact: Laine Doss