Miami Art Week 2018

Art Basel, Art Miami, Design Miami/, satellite fairs, special events, exclusive openings, parties and more! Events are listed chronologically. Find it all in SocialMiami’s Miami Art Week Events Guide.

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Fridge Art Fair

Monday – Saturday, December 3 – 8

The 6th Miami Edition of Fridge Art Fair Miami carefully explores “The Velvet Rope” and what it symbolizes in nature from playful to thought provoking and features both Blue and Clifford the Big Red Dog to help explore the evolution. Open daily from 4:15 to 11:45 p.m. with the VIP Grand Gala set for Thursday from 6:45 to 11:45.

Eurostar’s Langford Hotel
121 S.E. 1st Street, Downtown Miami

7th Editiion of Miami River Art Fair

Monday – Wednesday, December 3 – 5

The 7th edition of the Miami River Art Fair, an international, contemporary art fair, showcases world-class galleries, artists and projects in an indoor booth setting in the Convention Center’s Riverfront Hall. This grand show space overlooks the one-of-a-kind outdoor Riverwalk Sculpture Mall that will feature monumental sculpture on the banks of the historic Miami River. VIP Collector’s Preview Monday from 6 to 11 p.m. and fair hours are Tues & Weds from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is free.

Downtown Miami Convention Center – James L. Knight International Center
400 S.E. 2nd Avenue, Downtown Miami

Prizm Art Fair

Monday – Sunday, December 3 – 9

Prizm Art Fair 2018 is a cutting-edge cultural platform that is multidisciplinary in scope. The goal is to expand the spectrum of exhibiting international artists from the African Diaspora and emerging markets with a mission to promote the work of artists from Africa and global African Diaspora, who reflect global trends in contemporary art. Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 for single day and $25 for multi-day pass.

Alfred I. Dupont Building
169 E. Flagler Street, Downtown Miami

Design Miami/

Tuesday – Sunday, December 4 – 9

Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. More than a marketplace for design, the world’s top galleries gather to present museum-quality exhibitions of 20th and 21st century furniture, lighting and objets d’art. Preview on Tues from noon to 5 p.m. by invitation for collectors and from 5 to 7 for an opening night preview. The private Vernissage is Weds from 10 a.m. to noon and the fair opens to the public from noon to 8 p.m. Also open Thurs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. $27 one-day pass online ($32 on site); $75 ($85) combined with Art Basel Miami Beach; $85 ($105) multi-day pass to Design Miami/.

Meridian Avenue & 19th Street
Miami Beach

Pinta Miami

Tuesday – Sunday, December 4 – 9

Pinta Miami – Crossing Cultures gets ready for its 12th edition, where different projects with international curators are to be showcased, offering a unique platform to what’s a Latin American art fair with a global perspective. Preview on Tues from 6 to 9 by invite only; Weds 5 to 9 for VIP cardholders; Thurs – Sat from noon to 8 p.m. and Sun noon to 7 p.m. Admission is $30 and $10 for seniors and students. Limited valet parking available $20.

Mana Wynwood
2217 N.W. 5th Avenue, Wynwood Art District

Art Miami

Tuesday – Sunday, December 4 – 9

​In its 29th edition, Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America’s modern and contemporary art fair market and is
globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries​.
First View VIP Cardholders Preview Tues 4:30 – 10 p.m., Weds – Sat 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sun from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $55 one-day pass and $100 multi-day (includes admission to Context), $275 VIP pass, $35 senior & student.

Art Miami
One Herald Plaza, Downtown Miami

Context Art Miami

Tuesday – Sunday, December 4 – 9

Context Art Miami as the sister fair to Art Miami is dedicated to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists. The fair’s open atmosphere creates a meaningful dialogue between artists, galleries and collectors while providing the ultimate platform for the presentation of mid-career, emergent and cutting-edge talent by emerging and established galleries. Ninety-five international galleries will exhibit highlights from their gallery programs, solo artist exhibitions and curated projects. First View VIP Cardholders Preview Tues 4:30 – 10 p.m., Weds – Sat 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sun from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $55 one-day pass and $100 multi-day (includes admission to Art Miami), $275 VIP pass, $35 senior & student.

Context Art Miami
One Herald Plaza at N.E. 14th Street, Downtown Miami

Untitled, Art

Tuesday – Sunday, December 4 – 9

Untitled, Art is an international, curated art fair that focuses on curatorial balance and integrity across all disciplines of contemporary art. Its curatorial team is selected to identify and curate a selection of galleries, artist-run exhibition spaces, and non-profit institutions and organizations. Untitled, Art takes place on the beach. VIP and press preview on Tues from 1 to 8 p.m., fair hours are Weds – Sat from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sun from 11 to 5. $35 general admission and $25 for students and senors.

Ocean Drive & 12th Street
Miami Beach

Scope Miami Beach

Tuesday – Sunday, December 4 – 9

The 18th edition of SCOPE Miami Beach returns to its bespoke pavilion on the sand, featuring 140 International exhibitors from 25 countries and 60 cities. Tuesday VIP cardholders, press and invite only; public hours are daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with special panel discussions each morning from 10 to noon. Tickets are $40 one-day pass, $105 multi-day pass, $35 Miami Beach resident and $30 students and seniors.

Ocean Drive & 8th Street
Miami Beach

Chance Encounters IV I

Beginning Tuesday, December 4

The LOEWE FOUNDATION and Jonathan Anderson are hosting the fourth installment in the Chance Encounters Exhibition series, bringing together artists from various disciplines in order to explore unexpected conversations. Conceptualized by Creative Director Jonathan Anderson, Chance Encounters first launched its series in Miami in 2015 at the LOEWE Miami Design District boutique. For the fourth installment, LOEWE Creative Director Jonathan Anderson has chosen the works of German artist Andrea Büttner, British ceramicist Ian Godfrey and artist Anne Lowe. Their work, consisting of ceramics to hand-woven textiles and woodcut prints, will be exhibited through January 31 at the store. Hours during Miami Art Week are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday – Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

110 N.E. 39th Street, Suite #102, Miami Design District

Aqua Art Miami

Wednesday – Sunday, December 5 – 9

Aqua Art Miami has become the premier destination for prominent collectors and art aficionados to procure works by young, emerging and mid-career artists. VIP Preview Weds from 3 to 10 p.m.; general admission on Thurs from noon to 9 p.m., Fri & Sat from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sun from 11 to 6. $25 for one-day pass and $100 for multi-day which includes access to Art Miami and Context Miami.

Aqua Hotel
1530 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Art Africa Miami

Wednesday – Sunday, December 5 – 9 from noon to 8 p.m. daily

Art Africa Miami is a unique curated fair platform that showcases visual works from the best emerging and established artists from Africa and its diaspora. Exploring issues around black reality and social transformation, the fair offers the opportunity for collectors to meet and buy directly from the artists. Established in 2011, Art Africa’s inaugural exhibition set a precedent as the largest showcase of contemporary artists from the African Diaspora during the week of Art Basel Miami and continues its trajectory each year with a larger showcase in Historic Overtown. Open daily from noon to 8 p.m. with special events daily.

Art Africa Miami
920 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Overtown

Robert Glasper & Friends

Wednesday, December 5 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Jazz pianist and Grammy award winner, Robert Glasper known for his mellow, harmonically complex compositions that reveal a subtle hip-hop influence will be in town for Art Basel Miami Beach with Chris Dave, Derrick Hodge and DJ Jahi Sundance. Tickets are available for $30.

143 N.W. 23rd Street, Wynwood Art District

Spectrum Miami

Wednesday – Sunday, December 5 – 9

Spectrum Miami is a curated contemporary art show in the heart of Miami’s artsiest neighborhood. Back in the Wynwood District for the first time since 2015, Spectrum Miami is taking over the iconic Mana Wynwood. Featuring an international slate of artists and galleries, it’s where contemporary meets extraordinary. Preview Party on Weds from 6 to 10 p.m., and fair hours are Thurs 1 to 9, Fri 1 to 10, Sat 1 to 9 and Sun noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 general admission and $75+ for opening night and five-day pass.

Mana Wynwood
2217 N.W. 5th Avenue, Wynwood Art District

(Red) Auction

Wednesday, December 5 at 7 p.m.

Musician and activist Bono is collaborating with Theaster Gates and Sir David Adjaye for this year’s third (Red) Auction which will be auctioned by Sotheby’s, preceded by a public exhibition presented by Gagosian at the Moore Building which will open on World AIDS Day – December 1. Artists donating works to the auction include Jeff Koons, Ai Weiwei, Wangechi Mutu, Sir Jony Ive and Marc Newson, Christo, Sean Scully, Marilyn Minter, Frank Gehry, Guillermo Kuitca and Teresita Fernández, among others. The previous two auctions collectively raised $68 million for AIDS.

The Moore Building
191 N.E. 40th Street, Miami Design District

Art Beat Miami

Wednesday – Sunday, December 5 – 9

Art Beat Miami is an experience of art, cultural exchange, food & music inspired by Haiti and artists worldwide. During Miami Art Week, join the Little Haiti community and discover works of art by internationally recognized artists including renowned Haitian painter Jude Papaloko and sculptor James Mastin. Enjoy live music, food, mural exhibitions, special events, and conversations with artists. Hours are Weds noon to 8 p.m. and Preview Party from 7 to 10, Thurs – Sun from noon to 8 p.m.

Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 N.E. 59th Street, Miami

Red Dot Miami

Wednesday – Sunday, December 5 – 9

Red Dot Miami is a modern and contemporary art show featuring an international slate of 75+ galleries showing over 500 leading artists. Now in its 13th year, Red Dot Miami nurtures and strengths Miami’s art scene with a provocative agenda that includes Art Labs, Art Talks, and Spotlight Galleries. Enjoy an unforgettable five days of cutting-edge art, entertainment, and special events. Preview Party on Weds from 6 to 10 p.m., and fair hours are Thurs 1 to 9, Fri 1 to 10, Sat 1 to 9 and Sun noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 general admission and $75+ for opening night and five-day pass.

Mana Wynwood
2217 N.W. 5th Avenue, Wynwood Art District

ARIA, The Ultimate Opera Show

Wednesday, December 5 from 11:10 p.m. to 6:10 a.m.

Elements brings their signature taste & energy from Brooklyn to Miami to celebrate with fellow thinkers and doers pushing the boundaries of art and music to present an experimental theatre conceived by international designer Marianna Vittorioso where dancers, Djs, and all artists perform in a contemporary way creating a moment suspended in time. Tickets range from $20 to $45.

Lemon City Studios
261 N.E. 73rd Street, Miami

Brunch & Opening of Diaspora at the Yard@Casalin, Wynwood

Thursday, December 6 from 9 a.m. to noon

New World School of the Arts returns to The Yard@CasaLin in Wynwood for the 13th consecutive year of successful installation and performance-based artworks. The show will continue the tradition of performative brunch events, examining the language of Miami’s sub-tropical location through the lens of our agrarian landscape and the people who live and work here. Diaspora examines that relationship of land, people and plants through a simultaneous manifestation of past and present as seen from the perspective of our collective future. The act of fortune telling will feature prominently, and guests will be able to have their fortunes told from a card set drawn from local narratives featuring imagery created by the NWSA’s foundational WARP studio class (Workshop in Artist Research and Practice). Free and open to all.

The Yard@Casalin
55 N.W. 30th Street, Wynwood Art District

Toast to Basel Pop-Up Gallery

Thursday – Saturday, December 6 – 8

Toast to Basel wonderland themed event at the Fontainebleau hosted by Re-Envision Magazine features a pop-up gallery with work by artists showcased in the magazine. Gallery hours are Thurs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fri & Sat from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. with Toast to Basel Live Art on both evenings. Free and open to the public.

Fontainebleau Hotel Miami Beach
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

AfriCobra – Artist Reception

Thursday, December 6 from 8 to 11 p.m.

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) will present a groundbreaking exhibition celebrating the founding of AFRICOBRA – the black artist collective that defined the visual aesthetic of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960’s and 1970’s. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the collective which came out of Chicago. AFRICOBRA, which stands for African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists. AFRICOBRA’s visual language is defined by the use of text, bright “Coolade” colors, dynamic, gestural markings, and raw, emotive, celebratory images of confident black figures. Tickets are $20; free to Art Basel cardholders, museum members and North Miami residents.

Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA)
770 N.E. 125th Street, North Miami

Benefit Tour of Rubell Family Collection

Thursday, December 6 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Join the American Friends of Soroka for an exclusive tour of the Rubell Family Collection, one of the world’s largest, privately owned contemporary art collections. Housed in a 40,000-square-foot struction that was formerly a DEA evidence warehouse. The collection is constantly expanding and features blue chip artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Jeff Koons, Yayoi Kusama, Cindy Sherman and more. In addition to displaying internationally established artists, the foundation features emerging artists at the forefront of contemporary art. Following the tour, a reception, catered by Zak the Baker, will be held in a nearby venue where Rachel Heisler, executive director of AFS will speak. Tickets are $65.

Rubell Family Collection

95 N.W. 29th Street, Wynwood Art District

Underground Basel
Thursday – Sunday, December 6 – 9

More than 100 graffiti artists from 23 countries will converge on Miami for the International Meeting of Styles. During the four daya the artists will paint 40,000 square feet on 7 buildings in Wynwood, including a wall on the Bakehouse Art Complex. View the art making, meet the artists and visit the artist studios located at the Bakehouse Art Complex.

Bakehouse Art Complex
561 N.W. 32nd Street, Wynwood Art District

Walk this Way- Battle of the Sneaker Gawds

Thursday, December 6 from 9 p.m. to midnight

Miami will welcome the premiere of “Walk this Way,” an acclaimed sneaker walk off featuring 40 original works created by the most intriguing and talked about sneaker collectors in the southeast. Sneaker Shoot Out Miami is a collective of individuals whose identity to the sneaker world is based on the caliber of their collections. “Walk This Way,” curated by King Jewell, who formally introduces the sneaker world to the art world. Tickets start at $20.

Stellar Cuts
2214 N. Miami Avenue, Miami

Live Performance of America: A Hymnal

Thursday, December 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Alternative art space Locust Projects presents America: A Hymnal featuring up-and-coming artist Bethany Collins. The performance coincides with the Collins’ current exhibition at Locust, The Litany which explores themes of social justice, confronts institutionalized racism, and highlights inequalities that exist in society today. Central to the exhibition is Collins’ artist book, America: The Hymnal, which contains 100 different versions of the song “My Country ‘Tis of Thee,” a song frequently rewritten during the 19th century for the reasons of political parody. Each re-writing articulates a version of what it means to be American, whether that means supporting voting rights, abolition, or even the Confederacy. The book will be sung by volunteers and small choirs.

Locust Projects
3852 N. Miami Avenue, Miami Design District

Satellite Art Show

Thursday – Sunday, December 6 – 9

Satellite Art Show was launched in 2015 as an opportunity for young dealers, artist-run spaces and non-profits to exhibit during Miami Art Week. Since its conception, SATELLITE has grown in scale and prominence and now features art-based projects by established commercial galleries, socially engaged non-profits, and international alternatives spaces. By fostering a range of programming, Preview Thurs from 3 to 11 p.m. and opening reception from 5 to 11; public hours are Fri & Sat from 3 to 11 p.m. and Sun 2 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $25.

18 N.W. 14th Street
Downtown Miami

NADA Miami

Thursday – Sunday, December 6 – 9

The 16th edition of NADA Miami is dedicated to showcasing new art and to celebrating the rising talents from around the globe. New or under-exposed art tht is not typical of the “art establishment” is represented by a much needed alternative assembly of the world’s youngest and strongest galleries dealing with emerging contemporary art. VIP preview Thurs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and fair hours are Thurs from 2 to 7 p.m., Fri & Sat from 11 to 7 and Sun from 11 to 5. Tickets are $20 single day and $40 for run of show.

Ice Palace Studios
1400 N. Miami Avenue, Downtown Miami

Underground Basel

Thursday – Sunday, December 6 – 9

More than 100 graffiti artists from 23 countries will converge on Miami for the International Meeting of Styles. During the four daya the artists will paint 40,000 square feet on 7 buildings in Wynwood, including a wall on the Bakehouse Art Complex. View the art making, meet the artists and visit the artist studios located at the Bakehouse Art Complex.

Bakehouse Art Complex
561 N.W. 32nd Street, Wynwood Art District

Welcome to the Afrofuture

Thursday – Sunday, December 6 – 9

Urban Philanthropies’ new venture The Urban will launch and host “Welcome to the Afrofuture,” a four day art and performance activation in Overtown. Curated by The Urban’s Gia Hamilton, the Afrofuture event is designed to celebrate the history and creativity of trail blazing community contributors while conceptualizing a rich vision for the future, featuring over 20 visual and performing artists. Admission is free and welcomes families in the daytime with interactive art, live muralists, and more. Night time revelers will enjoy uniquely crafted cocktails from the bar, musical performances, and VIP parties. Opens Thurs at 4 p.m.

1000 N.W. 2nd Avenue

Brunch & Opening of Diaspora 2 at the Kampong

Friday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

New World School of the Arts has been invited to activate The Kampong National Tropical Botanical Garden in Coconut Grove. The show, Diaspora 2, will continue NWSA’s tradition of performative brunch events, examining the language of Miami’s sub-tropical location through the lens of our agrarian landscape and the people who live and work here. The exhibition includes a reprise of Fortunes and offers artworks created by New World School of the Arts college BFA students, separately, or in collaboration with Donald Lambert, which will examine that relationship of land, people and plants through a simultaneous manifestation of our collective future as seen from the perspective of present and past. The artworks playfully utilize the unique environment of the lush, former home of Dr. David Fairchild, noted botanical explorer, to spur collaborative works, including a dance-based performance, a performance utilizing banners and vocalists, and a curated section of individual works by current NWSA college BFA students.

The Kampong
4013 Douglas Road, Coconut Grove
305-237-3620 .

Rumors Art Basel

Friday, December 7 from 2 to 11 p.m.

Guy Gerber, world-renowned curator, label head, DJ, and producer, returns to Miami for his famed RUMORS Art Basel showcase at Delano Beach Club. This is RUMORS fourth year running at Art Basel, with Gerber bringing along RUMORS singular production and top-notch performances from the likes of LA’s most prominent rising star Lauren Lane and Australian party-starter Kaz James. RUMORS’ legendary production of eastern inspired iconography, writhing snakes, Chinese lanterns, dragon dancers and kimonao’ed servers will transform Miami’s hottest venue into an outdoor party unlike any other.

Pulse Contemporary Art Fair – Booth 5-224
1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach


Saturday – Sunday, December 8 – 9

Rakastella is a marriage of haute art and music. Staged at The Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, guests are taken through 16 hours of transformation courtesy of artists like Louis Vuitton menswear/Off-White CEO Virgil Abloh, Australian star RY X, underground dance music personality and activist Seth Troxler, and many more, plus Innervisions and Life and Death bosses Âme, Dixon and DJ Tennis. Sean Was Here will be crafting a special projection map geared toward the event’s ethos of connection through dance, while Rakastella’s in-house teams and artists and creators will be creating an intimate, carefully-designed environment that will amplify the musical enjoyment. Begins Saturday at 3 p.m. and ends Sunday morning at 7.

The Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami

Raw Pop Up

Wednesday – Sunday, December 5 – 9

Eighty local and international creators, performers and musicians will showcase at this year’s Raw Pop Up during Miami Art Week. It takes place in the former historic Burdines department store, which is being transformed into a two-story, 43,000 square-foot multi-sensory experience. A custom-designed exhibit titled the “Miami Music Box” was created by the architectural firm KoDA representing the Miami Music Project, a nonprofit organization that uses classical music as an instrument for social change in Miami’s most under-served communities. The “Miami Music Box” interactive exhibit will be on display within what used to be the segregated dressing rooms of the former department store. This space provides a unique setting for the experience, a sobering vestige from a dark past. It was created to show how the community has progressed from one of rejection and segregation to one of empowerment and inclusion. Raw Pop Up is open Wednesday – Saturday from 8 p.m. to late and Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. for all ages. Tickets $15 and up.

Former Burdines Flagship Store
1 S.W. 1st Avenue,Downtown Miami

VIP Event with Arthur J. Williams, Jr.

Wednesday, December 5 from 8 to 11 p.m.

One of the greatest counterfeiters of modern history Arthur J. Williams Jr. is now a professional artist who will host an exhibition of his work during Miami Art Week. Williams is best known for being the counterfeiter who successfully replicated the supposedly impossible to replicate 1996 $100 bill in the U.S. In the late ‘90s, U.S. Secret Service agents doggedly pursued Williams as he printed what some estimate to have been as much as $10 million dollars in fabricated money before he eventually landed in federal prison for almost seven years. Williams will donate a portion from this event to After-School All-Stars South Florida, founded by Arnold Schwarzenegger to help low-income children in schools across the U.S. Tickets are $250 p/p for this exclusive VIP event sponsored by Padre Azul Tequila, art preview, Q&A with the artist and live entertainment.

The Setai Hotel
2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Opening Reception for Marc Baptiste

Wednesday December 5 from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

The Haitian Heritage Museum opens up cross border dialogues through vibrant artistic expressions from the Diaspora. Featured work by international photographer Marc Baptiste frame the conversation on the role that Black Contemporary Artists play in propelling culture that shapes our communities and impacts society. The exhibition features a photo repertoire of visuals on contemporary cultural expression from his travels in Haiti.

Haitian Heritage Museum
4141 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Suite 105C, Miami Design District

Ink Miami Art Fair

Wednesday – Sunday, December 5 – 9

The INK Miami Art Fair is unique among Miami’s fairs for its focus on modern and contemporary works on paper by internationally renowned artists. The Fair is presented by the International Fine Print Dealers Association and exhibitors are selected for their outstanding ability to offer collectors a diverse survey of 20th century masterworks and just-published editions by leading contemporary artists. Hours are Weds 9 to 5, Thurs – Sat 10 to 8 and Sun 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

Suites of Dorchester
1850 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

SuperFine! the Fair

Wednesday – Sunday, December 5 – 9

Superfine! touches down on Miami Beach this December with a splash. 45 booths of independent solo artists and galleries hailing from Miami and around the globe call the historic Art Deco Welcome Center home during the five nights and four full days of Miami’s favorite art fair. You’ll find artwork you love and can afford! Twilight Vernissage on Weds from 7 to 11 p.m., Thurs – Sat 1 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sun from 11 to 8. Admission is $50 for Vernissage, $8 for Thurs & Fri, $10 for Sat & Sun and $25 for Younjg Collectors Ice Cream Social on Friday from 7 to 10 p.m.

Art Deco Welcome Center
1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

Art Basel Miami Beach

Thursday – Sunday, December 6 – 9

Leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa show significant work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well the new generation of emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are on display in the main exhibition hall. Art Basel’s Conversations series is open to the public from Thursday to Sunday at 10 a.m. via the West Lobby. Public show hours: Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m.; Friday & Saturday from noon to 8; and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. By invitation only: Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday (Vernissage) from 11 to 3. Tickets: Day ticket $50 online and $60 on-site; Permanent tickets (all days) $130 online and $140 at the door. Seniors and students: $45. Wednesday hours and Vernissage by invitation only.

Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

3rd Annual Global Gift Gala with Eva Longoria Bastón

Thursday, December 6 from 7 to 11 p.m.

Eva Longoria Bastón will co-host the third annual Global Gift Gala to raise funds for the Eva Longoria Foundation and Global Gift Foundation’s shared mission of creating a positive impact in women, children and families who live in a situation of need.
A star-studded affair, the event will be presented by actor Cristián de la Fuente and include a red carpet and champagne reception, a five-course dinner presented by Malibu Farm, a thrilling live auction, along with live entertainment. Tickets start at $250. For tickets, visit:

Eden Roc Miami Beach
4525 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Pulse Contemporary Art Fair

Thursday – Sunday, December 6 – 9

ounded in 2005, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair is an established part of the annual art calendar and is recognized for providing its international community of emerging and established galleries with a dynamic platform for connecting with a global audience. Hours are Thurs 1 to 5 p.m., Fri & Sat 10 to 7 and Sun 10 to 5. Tickets are $25 for one-day and $40 for multi-day and $50 for 4-day pass and Young Collectors Cocktails on Thurs from 5 – 7 p.m.

Indian Beach Park
4601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Bacardi & The Dean Collection

Thursday & Friday, December 6 & 7

The Dean Collection and BACARDÍ present No Commission: Miami 2018, a two-day, art and music fair that forges a direct link between art and art patronage, while supporting artists from around the world. This year’s theme, “Take the Shot,” focuses on the medium of photography and examines photography in the digital age by highlighting practitioners who have emerged as compelling narrators of our time. The injection of immersive music performances shakes up the traditional art fair, creating a unique cultural experience for visitors. Gallery hours are Thurs from 2 to 7 p.m. and Friday from noon to 7.

Faena Forum
3201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Miami Street Photography Festival

Thursday – Sunday, December 6 – 9

HistoryMiami Museum will host the Miami Street Photography Festival, featuring various street photography exhibitions and public programs. In conjunction with the festival, the Museum will exhibit the finalists of MSPF’s international street photography competition. This international photography festival showcases the best of contemporary street photography and features the work of professional and emerging photographers in this genre. Fair opens Thurs – Sat at 10 a.m. and last event is at 8 p.m., Sun open from noon to 5.

History Miami Museum
101 West Flagler Street, Downtown Miami

YoungArts at PULSE Contemporary Art Fair

Thursday – Sunday, December 6 – 9

At the fourteenth edition of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair at Indian Beach Park, YoungArts will present a booth curated by YoungArts Exhibitions Manager Luisa Munera featuring works by 15 YoungArts alumni. Fair hours are Thursday 1 to 5 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday 10 to 5.

Pulse Contemporary Art Fair – Booth 5-224
4601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Opening of Displacements – Fiorencio Gelabert

Friday, December 7 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Displacements, an exhibiton by Miami based Cuban artist Florencio Gelabert who has since the 1980s been the center of exhibitions in Latin American, Europe and the U.S. In his first solo showing at Wynwood’s Ideobox Artspace, on the first floor you will navigate within a series of medium to large-scale geometric sculptural works conceived during 2017 and 2018 and made entirely with marble, granite and steel plates and bars. Tackling recurring themes such as the loss of identity, loneliness, violence, these sculptures pay tribute to remembrances from his own childhood, when his father made him create geometric shapes such as cubes, triangles, rectangles and circumferences. The exhibition will be on view through February 28.

Ideobox Artspace
2417 N. Miami Avenue, Wynwood Art District

Unveiling of work by Carlos Cruz-Diez

Friday, December 7 at 11 a.m.

Miami Dade College, in collaboration with International Solidarity for Human Rights, will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with an installation by internationally-renowned artist Carlos Cruz-Diez. The art piece, titled “Induction Chromatique,” represents Human Rights Article 27, “Right to Culture” and is being donated to the college by ISHR as part of its Route to Human Rights Project. Cruz-Diez, originally from Venezuela, has lived and worked in Paris since 1960. He is a major protagonist in the field of Kinetic and Optical art.

MDC’s Wolfson Campus, Building 1 Plaza
309 N.E. Second Avenue, Downtown Miami

Annual Brunch at the Sagamore

Saturday, December 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Savor champagne and lite brunch bites in the Sagamore’s newly renovated sculpture garden where Australian artists Gillie and Marc Schattner’s work is on view. Be entertained by The Chophouse Band and a ballet performance by Grace Arts and the Cuban Classical Ballet. Mingle with Miami Art Week guests and be inspired by a program of live art.

The Sagamore Hotel
1671 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

The Strangeness Will Wear Off – Reception

Saturday, December 8 from 7 to 10 p.m.

The Strangeness Will Wear Off is an exhibition of works in painting by Melissa Brown, Cynthia Cruz, Maria de los Angeles RJ, Natalie Frank, Tomashi Jackson, Pepe Mar, Jillian Mayer, Robert Melee, Eamon Ore-Giron, Shinique Smith, Vaughn Spann, and Wendy White. It proposes the enduring legacy of Modernism as a radical and boundary-pushing form into the contemporary moment. The represented works each look to the long history of twentieth-century art-making as a stylistic reference point to be borrowed, rearranged, and re-explored in the twenty-first.

David Castillo Gallery
420 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
305 573 8110

The Japour Family Collection

Saturday & Sunday, December 8 & 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New works by Anthony Akinbola, Claude Viallat, Erik Schmidt, Gregory Cemper, Kehinde Wiley, Leslie Singer, Purvis Young, Walid Raad and more will be on view at The Japour Family Collection. Open Sat & Sun or by private appointment. Please use Uber, Lyft or taxi to visit.

Murano Grande
400 Alton Road, Townhouse 1A, Miami Beach

Studio Visit with Alette Simmons-Jimenez

Saturday, December 8 from 9 a.m. to noon

Each year Art Basel Miami Beach sponsors local artists studio visits. Meet artist Alette Simmons-Jimenez and enjoy a bit of brunch at her Miami studio. New works will be on view.

Studio of Alette Simmons-Jimenez
294 N.E. 71st Street, Miami

pening Reception for Art Basel Line Up

Saturday, December 8 from 7 to 11 p.m.

Art Fusion Galleries will host the 2018 Art Basel Line Up in its new location in Miami’s Wynwood Art District. Discover exciting works by: Javier Abdala, Simon, Stefano Sanna, William Braemer, Sharon Swift, Scott Weingarten, Kerry China, and Linda Stella and Joan Criscione among others. Refreshments will be served, and music provided by Amereida.

Art Fusion Gallery
2085 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Wynwood

Brumch & Open Studio Tour

Saturday, December 8 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Join ArtCenter/South Florida for an Open Studios, Brunch & Tour. See the exhibition Parallels and Peripheries” with Curator Larry Ossei-Mensah. RSVP.

ArtCenter/South Florida
924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

KAI Reception

Saturday, December 8 from 7 to 10 p.m.

View never-before-seen work by KAI who will participate in a moderated Q&A. Limited edition pieces available for purchase.

Marlkowicz Fine Art Gallery
110 N.E. 40th Street, Miami Design District

Versace Retrospective

Saturday, December 8 from 9 p.m. to midnight

The Versace Retrospective at Casa Casuarina, Versace’s former home, and the 25-year anniversary of What Goes Around Comes Around will include a special tribute to Gianni Versace with rare pieces on view and available for sale.

Villa Casa Casuarina
1116 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach to RSVP

Breakfast in the Park: Elizabeth Turk

Sunday, December 9 from 9:30 a.m. to noon

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, together with presenting partner West Kendall Baptist Hospital, will welcome guests to enjoy a complimentary breakfast, a lecture by noted sculptor Elizabeth Turk, and guided tours of the Sculpture Park and exhibitions. Elizabeth Turk, internationally acclaimed sculptor and MacArthur Fellow, will be the featured speaker. Turk is known for transforming her signature medium of marble into strikingly intricate objects that defy convention and challenge our preconceptions of what marble can do. Turk is the recipient of numerous prestigious national awards, including a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (2010), a Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation Fellowship (2010), and a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (2011).

Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU
10975 S.W. 17th Street, Miami

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