Every year the bacchanalia of the art world descends upon south Florida for Art Basel Miami Beach. Taking place amid the pastel pastiche of South Beach’s historic Art Deco architecture, the fair has spread its tentacles into adjacent neighborhoods — Downtown, Wynwood, and most recently Little Haiti and Allapattah.
 
In many ways, the art scene in Miami has developed parallel to greater Miami’s LGBT nightlife — something best experienced outside the white walls of the Miami Beach Convention Center and the many tented art fairs. Drag queens still strut on the sidewalk at the newly located Palace Bar on Ocean Drive in South Beach, while specific events and exhibition venues provide a focus on the unique LGBT scene and experience within the city.
 
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