Story by Carissa Chesanek
Photos courtesy of Art Basel
Come December, art seekers and enthusiasts from all over head into Miami for some of the best art associated exhibits and the parties that follow. Whether you check out the gigantic pavilion that SCOPE Miami brings, the gallery-like feel exhibit that Art Miami is known for, or the large range of international artists that Art Basel has to offer, you’ll surely get your art fix this season.
This year marks a new location for SCOPE Miami, right in the Midtown Arts District where the large 100,000 square foot pavilion is set up with 20 new Breeder Program galleries along with 85 esteemed international exhibitors. Known for showcasing unique contemporary art and bringing in brand new galleries to the art realm, SCOPE’s Breeder Program will be cele- brating its 12th year of success. Spectators will also enjoy collector tours and specials events that feature the latest in fashion, performance, music, and film, while Vh1 presents a spectacular display of musical talent throughout the SCOPE Miami Official Party.
December 4 – 9
110 N.E. St., at Midtown Blvd.
Known as Miami's “premier anchor fair,” Art Miami officially begins the first day of Art Week, displaying its very swanky gallery-style feel with exquisite modern and contemporary art from world-renowned artists and galleries. As the first and the longest-running contemporary art fair to hit Miami, guests can only expect the best including the works from over 125 international art galleries and a brand new art exhibit, CONTEXT that will include 50 galleries presenting new and professional artists in all mediums. A new VIP Lounge and Art Video Media Lounge will also sit inside the CONTEXT Pavilion that will provide coffee, wine, and various art exhibits.
December 4 – 9
The Art Miami Pavilion, Midtown | Wynwood Arts District
3101 NE 1st Ave.
For the 11th edition of Art Basel, art goers can expect to see around 260 leading international galleries from all over including Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. More than 2,000 artists from both the 20th and 21st centuries will be displayed throughout the exhibit, along with featuring some new galleries, video installation, performance art, lectures, art talks, and public art projects. Art Basel has also been known for their intelligent Conversations that allows the spectators to witness distinguished art professionals discussing their take on making, collecting, and exhibiting artwork throughout the market. Those involved in the discussions include academics, collectors, artists, critics, and curators.
December 6 – 9
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach