Miami Art Week: Guide to the City’s ART FAIRS
Your complete list of fairs, artist showcases, VIP dates, ticket prices and more
This international art fair draws collectors and curators from around the world, not to mention spectators and socialites. It’s a showcase of Modern and contemporary works from more than 200 leading galleries in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. The exhibition hall is filled with Paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, films, and digital art works by over 4,000 artists. There are editioned pieces by young artists to museum-caliber masterpieces and their prices can match that of Miami real estate. There’s also special events and conversations including one titled, “My Body My Choice” which will feature a panel of female artists who will discuss how the art world can come together to protect women’s rights. Day tickets $65, seniors and students $45, permanent ticket for five days $145, Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach.
Meridians Opening (by invitation only)
Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 4pm to 7pm
Private Day (by invitation only)
Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 11am to 8pm
Vernissage (by invitation only)
Thursday, December 5, 2019, 11am to 3pm
Public Opening Hours Thursday, December 5, 2019, 3pm to 8pm
Friday, December 6, 2019, 12 noon to 8pm
Saturday, December 7, 2019, 12 noon to 8pm
Sunday, December 8, 2019, 12 noon to 6pm
Red Dot Miami
Sponsored this year by Bulleit Bourbon, the Red Dot Miami offers attendees a chance to meet the gallery owners and their exhibiting artists. This year, meet Enrique Cabrera, a contemporary Mexican multidisciplinary artist who’s newest collection are sculptures, and Hugo Diaz, an illusionist who works with geometric abstraction. $25 general admission, $15 seniors, $75 day pass, Mana Wynwood, 2217 NW 5th Avenue.
Opening Night Preview Press Party, Wednesday, December 4, 4 PM – 6 PM OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW, Wednesday, December 4, 6 PM – 9 PM
Thursday, December 5, 12 PM – 8 PM
Friday, December 6, 12 PM – 8 PM
Saturday, December 7, 12 PM – 8 PM
Sunday, December 8, 12 PM – 6 PM
Celebrating its 19th edition, SCOPE Miami Beach is a fair on the sand, this year with 134 diverse exhibitors featuring The New Contemporary, a genre the fair says stands as a critical contribution to both global politics and local community engagement. This year, see OASIS, an experiential multidisciplinary program presenting daily large scale installations, music performances, and panel discussions. There’s also a morning healing programming, guided meditation, and CBD spa treatments, against the backdrop of beautiful South Beach. Sands of Ocean Drive and 8th Street, Miami Beach. Tickets are between $40 and $200
Platinum Cardholders or by Invitation Tuesday, December 3 12pm – 4pm,
VIP | Press Preview VIP Cardholders and Accredited Press, or by Invitation, Tuesday, December 3 4pm – 8pm,
Public Viewing Wednesday though Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Design Miami/ showcases museum quality furniture, lighting, and objets d’art, luring influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world. The fair occurs alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami and Basel, Switzerland and has become known as a venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design. Each show provides exclusive commercial opportunities, progressive cultural programming, and lectures with luminaries from the worlds of design, architecture, art and fashion, and unique commissions from the world’s top emerging and established designers and architects. Convention Center Drive between 18th and 19th Streets
Miami Beach, Tickets are $27 for students, $32 general admission, $225 VIP card,
Preview Day, By Invitation Only Tuesday, December 3, Members Previe, 11am–12pm Collectors Preview 12–7pm
VIP & Vernissage Wednesday, December 4, 11am–1pm
Wednesday, December 4, 1 p.m. to 8pm
Thursday, December 5, 11 a.m. to 8pm
Friday, December 6, 12 p.m. to 8pm
Saturday, December 7, 12 p.m. to 8pm
Sunday, December 8, 12 p.m. to 6pm
In it’s17th edition, this fair seeks to showcase underexposed art that’s “not typical of the art establishment.” It’s one of the only major fairs produced by a non-profit organization and is dedicated to celebrating new art and rising talents from around the globe. And its recognized as an alternative assembly of the world’s youngest and strongest art galleries dealing with contemporary art. Ice Palace Studios, $20 single day, $10 student, $40 pass, Ice Palace Studios, 1400 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
VIP Preview by Invitation
Thursday, December 5, 10am–12pm
Opening Preview by Invitation
Thursday, December 5, 12–2pm
Open to the Public
Thursday, December 5, 2p.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, December 6, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 7, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 8, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pulse Art Fair
Celebrating it’s 15th Anniversary, this fair bills itself as more than a fair, but also an experience. There’s a restaurant serving cocktails and features including large scale sculptures and performances, such as artist’s Sandra Muss who works with the ongoing relationship between nature and humanity. And Zeke Moore’s Port-o-Potty, in which he works with disposable dejected everyday objects from the street. 4601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, 33140
Private Preview Brunch Thursday, December 5 10AM – 1PM
Fair open to the public:
Thursday, December 5 1PM – 7PM,
Friday, December 6 10AM – 7PM
Saturday, December 7 10AM – 7PM
Sunday, December 8 10AM – 5PM
Art Miami CONTEXT
America’s contemporary and modern art fair, and its sister fair CONTEXT Art Miami are globally recognized as for the acquisition of investment quality works from the 20th and 21st centuries. In its eighth year, CONTEXT Art Miami says it works to “develop and push boundaries on the conversation about contemporary art and offers an exceptionally strong platform for collectors to discover and acquire fresh and significant works in today’s primary art market from emerging and established galleries.” This year’s VIP lounge will be hosted by luxury jewelry sponsor Yvel and the VIP Preview sponsors providing libations for attendees include Moet & Chandon, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Tanqueray and La Croix Sparkling Water. One Herald Plaza, tickets are $55 for a one-day pass, $100 Multi-day pass, $275 VIP Pass and $35 for Students and seniors.
The invitation-only Platinum VIP Preview takes place Tuesday evening from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM, and VIP Preview from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Wednesday, December 4 11am – 8pm
Thursday, December 5 11am – 8pm
Friday, December 6 11am – 8pm
Saturday, December 7 11am – 8pm
Sunday, December 8 11am – 6pm
This is a Latin American art fair with a global perspective. There are 60 galleries from Latin America, the United States and Europe presenting artworks from over 300 artists with artists including Carlos Cruz-Díez, Carmen Herrera, Fernando Botero, Jesús Rafael Soto, Jorge Eielson, Julio Le Parc, Roberto Matta, Joaquín Torres García, Marta Boto, José Gurvich, Waltercio Caldas and Wilfredo Lam. Mana Wynwood 2217 NW 5th Ave, tickets $20.
By invitation only Preview EFG Tuesday, December 3: 6 pm – 9 pm
Official Opening (Access VIP Card) : Wednesday, Dec 4: 5 – 9 pm
Thursday, December 5: 12 pm – 9 pm
Friday, December 6: 12 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, December 7: 12 pm – 9 pm
Sunday, December 8: 12 pm – 7 pm
Prizm Art Fair
This fair exhibits international artists from Africa, the African diaspora and emerging markets who reflect global trends in contemporary art. It also features works by emerging Miami-based artists who bring into focus socio-political and cultural issues pertinent to the people of African descent in Miami and around the world. Alfred I. DuPont Building, 169 East Flagler Street, one day pass, $15, multi day pass, $50, VIP pass $200.
Prizm Preview Monday December 2, 6pm – 9 pm
Opening, Tuesday, December 3, 5 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, December 7, 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, December 8, 10 am – 6 pm
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