Aqua Wynwood 2007: Rusted wheelbarrows cut with lace-like patterns by Cal Lane at New Yorks Foley Gallery. Photo by Megan Voeller.
Since reports (like this one) surfaced that collectors were actually buying earlier this summer at Art Basel in Switzerland, the international art fair circuit has managed at least partially to shake its recent image as a victim of the economy.
In December, when Art Basel Miami Beach arrives in Florida, St. Petersburgs C. Emerson Fine Arts will take part in Aqua Art Miami, one of the popular satellite fairs that orbit around the larger showcase. Aqua, which plans to ditch its original venue (the Aqua Hotel on Miami Beach) and set up shop only in the Wynwood gallery district, has a reputation as one of the stronger satellites. It typically includes galleries from around the US along with a smattering of international participants.