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Past Events

MDPL is proud to host educational and social events throughout the year. Take a look at some of our past events.

MDPL Reads, featuring South Beach Stories of a Renaissance

Book Signing. FREE EVENT!

Calling all Miami Beach residents, book clubs, and history lovers. Be sure to read South Beach – Stories of a Renaissance, by Charles J. Kropke, Eleanor Goldstein and Joe Davis. Come to the Art Deco Welcome Center on October 12th at 7pm, where you can meet the authors, ask questions, and hear some interesting stories about South Beach. Joe Davis, the artist featured in the book will be presenting his gallery of South Beach paintings and photography. There will be fun South Beach cocktails, South Beach Food, Famous South Beach Revolutionaries, Great Stories, and more. Plus, its all FREE! What a great way to get to know your community!!


Sister Cities International Artist Showcase

Miami Beach Sister Cities International program partnered with the Miami Design Preservation League to bring back its celebration of Miami Beach’s multicultural heritage. The international art exhibit was displayed in the Art Deco Welcome Center from May 16-27, 2011.

On May 16th, the Sister Cities International Program and MDPL hosted an opening reception to celebrate the 1st Annual Sister Cities International Artist Showcase in Miami Beach.

The exhibit was open daily at the Art Deco Welcome Center for nearly two weeks and drew a crowd each day.



Leaders, Legends, and Lovelies

The Miami Design Preservation League partnered with the Unity Coalition during the Miami Beach Pride Celebration in April 2011 for an event called Leaders, Legends, and Lovelies. The event took place in the Art Deco Welcome Center and honored people within our community whom continually support the mission of the Unity Coalition and the Gay and Lesbian Community.



Art Deco and MiMo Tour Guide Academy

The Miami Design Preservation League hosts this academy twice a year in order to train people interested in becoming volunteer tour guides from the MDPL or to educate people interested in learning more about Art Deco and MiMo architecture.



Miguel Parades Mural Unveiling Reception

Famous Miami artist, Miguel Parades, generously created and donated a mural of two iconic South Beach buildings, the New Yorker and Senator. Both buildings were demolished despite MDPL’s hard fought battle to save them. However, the demolishment of the buildings helped create stricter historic preservation laws in Miami Beach. These buildings and the mural (now on display in the Art Deco Welcome Center) are near and dear to our hearts.

The reception took place on March 3, 2011 and honored Parades’ contribution to the MDPL and the Miami Beach community.



Art Deco Weekend Poster Unveiling Reception

The Poster Unveiling Reception was the kick-off celebration for Art Deco Weekend 2011. The Art Deco Weekend 2011 poster design was revealed and the design scholarships were handed out. It was a blast! Can’t wait for next year.