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Jumping hurdles in race to the sun

Renovation of a key venue and repair work following last year’s extreme weather have not deterred exhibitors from the annual migration to Florida for the state’s mega and niche fairs

Florida

It could only be Florida. The Naples Art, Antique & Jewelry Show in 2017.

Florida’s winter fairs scene has undergone many changes over half a century – but last year brought more upheaval than most.

The closure of the Miami Beach Convention Center for refurbishment threw the annual winter pilgrimage to the Sunshine State into flux – and it remains much that way for 2018.

Work at the Convention Center is now close to completion. The $600m changes that will provide the space and modern features the meeting industry now demands are scheduled for completion by the middle of the year. Part of the building was already in use for the recent staging of Art Basel Miami.

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Published every week since 1971, Antiques Trade Gazette is affectionately known as ‘the Bible of the antiques trade’. A long tradition of authority, integrity and accuracy, makes it the essential read for everyone who loves antiques. With a subscription to Antiques Trade Gazette, you’ll stay ahead of all the developments in the art and antiques market, plus you’ll enjoy • A comprehensive auction calendar – see when and where every sale will be happening • Exclusive interviews with dealers, giving you the inside track on the trade • Breaking news on key industry developments • Secrets, stories and tips from leading specialists and collectors • Top lots advertised by auctioneers • Previews of the best art and antiques fairs and markets • Special supplements focusing on specific collecting areas

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