Holiday boat parade lights up the waterways – the “World’s Most Watched Boat Parade”

Thousands lined up Saturday evening along the parade’s 12-mile route to enjoy the annual floating holiday party. Now in its 41st year, the parade featured more than 100 whimsically decorated vessels ranging in size from mega yachts to paddle boards. Even the world’s largest floating alligator head participated. Hollywood artist Lloyd Goradesky brought out his [&hellip

Holiday boat parade lights up the waterways

Organizers like to boast it is the “World’s Most Watched Boat Parade” but the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade on Saturday was also a participatory event for many. Thousands lined up Saturday evening along the parade’s 12-mile route to enjoy the annual floating holiday party. Now in its 41st year, the parade featured more [&hellip

VIDEO: Miami’s 100-Foot-Long (And Growing) Mechanical Alligator Head

People in Miami are seeing some strange sights this week thanks to Art Basel Miami Beach, one of the nation’s largest art fairs. Hovering over a Miami Beach Hotel, there’s a gigantic inflatable art installation — which talks. At one of the satellite art shows, there’s a piece featuring a miniature roller coaster. It careens [&hellip

Gator in the Bay: Art meets excavator

The sight of an alligator peeking above the water as it floats along the support of a bay is a common occurrence for Floridians. But a 40-ton gator? Not so much. But as the creator of this massive monster, artist Lloyd Goradesky told Miami’s WPLG there’s nothing to fear: “This is a friendly gator.” Goradesky [&hellip

Big Gator Head Premieres At Miami Art Fair

Interview on NPR One of the nation’s largest art fairs is Art Basel Miami Beach. It’s a city-wide event that has spawned dozens of satellite shows. The large alligator celebrates the artist Christo who used the power of art to cleanup Biscayne Bay. Listen to interview

Alumnus organizes Art Basel’s largest art exhibit

This will be THE. BIGGEST. GATOR. EVER. Forty tons. Three stories high and 275 feet long. Three-foot teeth. One eyeball alone weighs 300 pounds. And the best part: it’s made entirely of recycled material. The largest exhibit in the history of Art Basel, the Gator in the Bay is the creation of Lloyd Goradesky. The [&hellip

Giant gator head starts journey to Biscayne Bay

The giant alligator head headed to Art Basel finally launched from a Fort Lauderdale marina Wednesday, creating a gargantuan floating spectacle of art that navigated some of the city’s narrow canals and through downtown without mauling anyone or crashing into anything. Read more… &nbsp

Giant Waterborne Alligator Head Sculpture Cruising Down to Art Basel Miami Beach

Good news for those taking an extended trip down to Florida this week: the world’s largest alligator head is floating down from Fort Lauderdale to visit Art Basel Miami Beach! Created by photographer Lloyd Goradesky, the giant sculpture, entitled “Floating Tile Art: Gator in the Bay,” weighs some 40-tons and is constructed from items scavenged [&hellip

‘Gator in the Bay’ ready to set sail

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A giant alligator head made from recycled parts will soon begin floating down the intracoastal for its appearance at Art Basel Miami Beach. Artists put the final touches on Gator in the Bay as it rested in Fort Lauderdale on Monday. “We were completely planned every detail as best as possible. [&hellip