December 3rd, 2009

Tasting Basel: Artful food by the Wild Feasties

Photo by Emily Bolevice. Courtesy of Wild Feasties

Photo by Emily Bolevice

Wild Feasties, a collective of artists and naturalists, will be serving artful tastings at Verge, an art fair at The Catalina Hotel starting tonight through December 6.

According to their website, “The Feasties” produce performance-based installation projects focused on creating and consuming delicious, local foods. Their first project was at the Wassaic Project Summer Festival in August. At the core of the group are artists Carissa Carman, Emily Bolevice and Eliza Stamps. Here’s what Eliza had to say about the project.

How did Wild Feasties come about?
We are a collective that began hosting food events from a summer at Chashama North, a residency in Pine Plains, New York. We are all artists and naturalists, invested in the excitement of collaborating and resourcing innovatively.

What can people expect during Art Basel?
We will be presenting The Leafy Green, a tasting of delectable, innovative, yet incredibly simple local food.

In the context of Art Basel, we hope to delight the senses of a fresh market, with curiosity, generosity, play, community and nourishment, to offset the hyper-consumerism of art fair culture.

Where can we find you?
We will be at Verge at the Catalina. We are hosting tastings all weekend from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. [Editor’s note: Sunday, the fair closes at 6].

[Update]: You can make a reservation for a tasting with the Wild Feasties on-site or by emailing


The Catalina Hotel, 1732 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Thursday, December 3, 2009, 6:00 to 10:00 pm

Friday & Saturday, December 4 & 5, Noon to 8:00 pm
Sunday, December 6, Noon to 6:00 pm

Tickets to Verge Art Fair are available at the door. $20 for opening night and $10 Friday-Sunday.

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  1. […] {We ran into these girls completely by accident. They are set up at Verge at the Catalina Hotel. I highly recommend you go by and see what they are all about. The below is taken, with permission, from Mango&Lime.} […]

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