Fridge Art Fair, planned for Miami Beach, is back on after a last-minute cancellation.
The small fair’s Facebook and Twitter accounts announced Friday that the event is still happening despite an email (reproduced below) from founder Eric Ginsburg saying it was off on Thursday.
The cancellation had to do with problems over a special-events permit from the city of Miami Beach, Ginsburg told the Miami Herald. But the fair managed to secure the blessing of city officials late Thursday night.
“It was a complete nightmare,” Ginsburg said. “Yesterday was the worst day of my life. I felt terrible for all the galleries and artists. We’re a little fair. We don’t have the funds the other fairs have . . . I’m just beyond glad we managed to fix it.”
Fridge takes place at the Holiday Inn, 4333 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
To Whom It May Concern:
For reasons I cannot state here we have no choice but to cancel Fridge
Art Fair at the Holiday Inn Miami Beach.
I can say with whatever little I have left we had a great fair planed
with the most amazing people involved and truly wanted nothing but the best for
Somehow someway we will make it up to all involved as I can not get into
details but am truly speechless about many things and hence for reasons beyond
we are forced to cancel Fridge Art Fair Miami Beach Dec 3-6.
I truly thank you with every ounce of my being for your support and I
pray that you truly look at our website and checkout our amazing fair that was
With much sadness and despair,
Fridge Art Fair