A shutterly wonderful new year has arrived! 2012... it just sounds like a great number.
Whether you're a fanatical camera collector on the hunt for a rare gem, or an amateur looking for new creative ideas or perhaps a golden oldie photog looking to boost your creativity for 2012 - the fine arts fairs happening in and around our neighborhoods are a great way to start this year.
You can select a few based on your area;
January 14 & 15: 25th Annual Boca Fest, The Shops at Boca Center on Military Trail, 5250 Town Center Circle, 10am to 5pm, 125 Exhibitors. For more info: www.artfestival.com
January 28 & 29: Boca Raton of Art Outdoor Juried Art Festival, Mizner Park, 10am to 5pm.
January 21 & 22: Boca Raton Fine Art Show, Royal Palm Place, 308 S Federal Hwy, 10am to 5pm.
January 21 & 2: 23rd Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts, 1111 East Atlantic Ave, 10am to 5pm.
January 28 & 29: Museum of Art/Fort Lauderdale National Art Festival, Huizenga Plaza & Las Olas, between Andrews Ave and 1st Ave, 10am to 5pm.
January 12 & 16: Miami International Art Fair, Miami Beach Convention Center, Hall D, 1901 Convention Center Dr. Thursday (First View Party): 6:30pm to 7:30pm, (Collectors Invitational) 7:30pm to 10pm. Friday: Noon to 9pm. Saturday to Monday: Noon to 7pm.
This fair will host 75 of the most prestigious international dealers featuring contemporary, emerging, conceptual and modern art including photography, installations, performance and video. For more info: www.ifae.com
January 13 & 15: Miami Home and Outdoor Living Show, Miami Beach Convention Center. Friday: 4pm to 9pm. Saturday: 11am to 9pm. Sunday: 11am to 8pm. For more info: www.miamihomeandoutdoorlivingshow.com
West Palm Beach
January 19 to 23: Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach County Blvd, Thursday (Preview): 6pm to 7:30pm. Friday to Sunday: Noon to 7pm. Monday: Noon to 6pm. For more info: www.artpalmbeach.com