Miami Art Week


The highly anticipated Miami Art Week features 20+ art fairs and events throughout Miami, Miami Beach, Downtown Miami, Design District, and the Wynood/Midtown Art District. Art Basel is the largest fair at the heart of Art Week, and the reason for the numerous satellite fairs that have risen in popularity. Art Week and Art Basel run annually in the first week of December. Art Basel and Design Miami are located side by side in Miami Beach. Scope is directly on the beach. Miami Beach hotel fairs include Nada, Ink, Select, and Aqua. Art Miami is another huge fair located alongside Context, and Red Dot in the Edgewater and Wynwood/Midtown Arts District. Many additional art galleries and events take place in Wynwood and the Design District. The Wynwood Walls are not to be missed during Art Week, as well as the notable exhibits and installations throughout Miami and Miami Beach. There are convenient shuttle busses to and from the fairs.

Miami has taken its place on the global stage as art scene and creative expression destination. As Art Basel adnd Art Miami has continually expanded attracting tens of thousands of visitors, it can be an overwhelming experience. You will want to do some research and narrow down to your top pick events, installations, and exhibits. For the event list, not to miss exhibits, see below. For where to dine, click here. For where to drink and party, click here.


Art Basel is the world's largest, premier Modern and Contemporary Art Show held annually in Basel, Hong Kong, and Miami Beach. This innovative and prestigious platform for artists from throughout the world to showcase their finest works is Miami's largest and most esteemed event. This is the show to be seen and attend, attracting the worlds leading gallerists, curators, museum directors, and collectors, in addition to the who's who and social jetset. The world meets art at Art Basel. The diverse and iconic Miami Beach with its glittering beaches, classic Art Deco architecture, and sizzling nightlife is the perfect winter meeting place to embrace this dynamic and cultural event. Held the first week of December, Art Basel attracts over 60,000 visitors every year drawn to the premier artwork by renowned artists, emerging stars, and the social excitement stimulated by this dynamic and creatively extravagant occasion. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, films, video, and editioned works of the highest quality are displayed at the main exhibition hall at the Miami Beach Convention Center, with additional artwork, exhibits, and performances at Collins Park, SoundScape Park, New World Center, and nearby beaches. Galleries from North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa make up the list of impressive participants. In addition to panel discussions, special presentations, and performances, exhibitions at the Miami Art Museum, Bass Museum of Art, Norton Museum, the new Perez Art Museum, Wolfsonian, and Moca further accentuate this unique event.

The first day of Art Basel is the private view Vernissage, by invitation only. The show is open to the public immediately following. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the show where guides, catalogs, and information is readily available.

ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH - Modern and Contemporary Works - Dec 6-9 2018, VIP Vernissage Dec 5 - Miami Beach Convention Center - 1901 Convention Center Drive - Beach

Next editions of Art Basel Miami Beach will take place: Dec 2019


DESIGN MIAMI - Dec 5-9 2018 - VIP Preview Dec 4 - Global forum for collecting, exhibiting, and creating collectable design - Miami Beach Convention Center parking lot Meridian Ave and 19th Street -

Design Miami occurs annually alongside Art Basel adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center at Meridian and 19th Street. This celebrated event showcases museum quality exhibitions of 20th and 21st century furniture, lighting, and objects d'art from top designers and architects. It attracts the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators, and critics from around the world in celebration of design, architecture, art, fashion, and culture.

AQUA ART MIAMI - Contemporary Art Fair - Dec 6-9 2018 - Aqua Hotel, 1530 Collins Ave, Dec 5-9 2018 -

Aqua Art Miami is recognized for presenting vibrant and noteworthy art, performance art, and media art, Aqua affiliates young dealers and galleries with emerging and mid career artists from around the globe. Set within a classic South Beach hotel, Aqua Art offers visitors easy access to Art Basel at the convention center and shuttle service to its sister fairs, Art Miami and Context.

SCOPE MIAMI BEACH - International Emerging Contemporary Art - Dec 5-9 2018, Miami Beach Pavilion, 801 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach -

Scope takes place on the sands of Miami Beach within a 70,000 square foot pavilion adjacent to South Beach's acclaimed Art Deco district. Scope showcases an extraordinary presentation of emerging contemporary art attracting emerging galleries, collectors, curators, and visitors looking for new discovery. Scope features and outdoor beach lounge and views of the Atlantic Ocean.

PULSE MIAMI BEACH - Dec 6-9 2018, VIP Preview Dec 5 - Contemporary Art - Indian Beach Park - 4601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach -

Pulse, held annually in New York and Miami, is one of the leading US art fairs dedicated solely to contemporary art. It provides a unique platform for diverse galleries to showcase a progressive blend of renowned and pioneering contemporary artists, large scale installations, and innovative programming.

INK MIAMI - Dec 5-9 2018 - Modern and Contemporary Art Fair - The Dorchester - 1850 Collins Ave Miami Beach -

Distincitve Art Galleries surrounded by a tranquil courtyard in the historic Suites of Dorchester Hotel.

UNTITLED ART FAIR - Dec 5-9 2018 - Contemporary Art Fair - Ocean Drive and 12th Street Miami Beach - Check out Studio Shamshiri's New Orleans style lounge for the soon to be open New Orleans Guest House -

International, curated Art Fair featuring galleries from all over the world on Miami Beach.

Complimenting Art Basel is the annual Art Miami, Context, Nada, and the Red Dot Art Fair that run simultaneously offering visitors additional top notch art works from around the globe. The collaboration of these exclusive events constitute Miami Art Week.

ART MIAMI - Dec 4-9 2018, VIP Preview Dec 4 - 29th year NEW LOCATION - One Herald Plaza at NE 14th Street on Biscayne Bay between the Venetian and McArthur Causeways -

Art Miami showcases premier works of contemporary 20th and 21st century art from over 125 galleries and art institutions from around the world. It is an annual event since 1989 held during Art Basel at the Art Miami pavilion in Miami Midtown in the Edgewater/Wynwood Arts district just north of Downtown Miami. It is one of the most important US art events attracting over 60,000 collectors, curators, museum professionals, and art enthusiasts every year.Context is the annual sister fair to Art Miami that takes place in its own large pavilion adjacent to the Art Miami pavilion joined by a cafe and lounge. The open atmosphere is the ultimate platform to present cutting edge works, curated projects, and exhibitions from emerging talent and mid career artists. CONTEXT ART FAIR, the sister fair to Art Miami, connects to Art Miami on scenic Biscayne Bay between the McArthur Causeway and the Venetian Causeway.

RED DOT MIAMI ART FAIR - Dec 5-9 2018 - Paintings, sculpture, photography, and secondary works - MANA WYNWOOD - 2217 NW 5th Ave Miami -

The Red Dot Art Fair is an annual event that runs concurrent with Art Basel and Art Miami. Acclaimed for its diversity, Red Dot offers a unique selection of over 60 galleries exhibiting painting, sculpture, photography, and fine art from around the world. Red Dot Fair showcases a unique collection of art from emerging, mid career, and established artists.

NADA ART FAIR - Dec 6-9 2018 - Contemporary Art Fair - Ice Palace Studios, 59 NW 14th Street Miami - - Must see booth "Through the looking glass".

Nada Art Fair is a non profit event that creates an open flow of information, support, and collaboration amongst the youngest and strongest art galleries of emerging contemporary art from around the world. The contemporary art displayed nurtures the growth of emerging artists, curators, and galleries.


THE HAAS BROTHERS "FERNGULLY" AT THE BASS - Opening Dec 5, 2018 - A 65-piece collection in a Pop Up shop, animal like furnishings bridging gap between art and furniture, imaginative and creative - Bass Museum - 2100 Collins Ave, Miami Beach -

"PARALLELS AND PERIPHERIES" - ArtCenter/South Florida - a few blocks from the Miami Beach Convention Center - Exhibition focusing on women and power -

FAENA FESTIVAL - Faena District Miami Beach - Dec 3-9 2018 - 3201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach - The launch of the inaugural Faena Festival by Alan Faena and OMA - Designed Faena Forum titled "This is not America". Mult-part program that underscores Miami's reputation as a welcoming city to toursits, refugee's, and immigrants.

AfriCOBRA - MOCA - 770 NE 125th Street, Miami - Pioneering black artist collective, originated in Chicago -

PEREZ ART MUSEUM - PAMM - Exhibition from Peruvian artist Jose Carlos Martinat, light sculptures - Dec 4, 2018 - Jan 26, 2019 - Also see Albert and David Maysle's film about Christo and Jeanne-Claude's iconic "Surrounded Islands" followed by a Q and A - Friday Dec 7 - 1103 Biscayne Blvd. Miami -

(RED) AUCTION - Bono, Sir David Adjaye, and Theaster Gates joined forces to spearhead the 3rd Annual Red Auction to raise funds for Aids. Ahead of Sotheby's Live Auction Dec 5, 2018, visitors can explore the lots Dec 1-5 - works by Jeff Koons, Marilyn Minters, Frank Gehry, among others - Moore Buildng - Design District - 191 NE 40th Street Miami

WYNWOOD WALLS - Unique outdoor destination in the heart of Wynwood featuring huge, colorful street murals by 9 artists this year - 2520 NW 2nd Ave, Wynwood Miami - free

CASACOR - Nov 30 - Dec 16, 2018 - 700 Brickell Ave, Miami - Showcase of International Interior Design and the Hannah Martin and Fernando Mastrangelo's "In good Company" -

ART AFRICA MIAMI - Overtown - 920 NW 2nd Ave MIami - Dec 5-9 - Spotlights work of artists from Africa and the Caribbean Diaspora - this years theme is "Black Art Matters: It's not a choice"

PRIZM - Global show spotlighting contemporary artists from the African Diaspora and the "Dark Horse" exhibit - Alfred I DuPont building - 169 E. Flagler Street - Dec 4-9 2018 -

THE RUBELL FAMILY COLLECTION is always well worth a visit to see their mammoth art collection. 95 NW 29th Street, Miami

Carlos Betancourt, lontime Miami based artist that achieved international success exhibits "Process Ritual Future Eternal" at the Design Distict gallery PRIMARY PROJECTS. Mind blowing show evoking memory featuring massive new sculpture and hanging holiday light strings surrounded by 3D electrified works and vibrant prints. Dec 5-12 - 15 NE 39th Street, Design District

MUSEUM OF ART AND DESIGN, MIAMI DADE COLLEGE - "Superflex: We are all in the same boat", first large scale exhibition by Superflex in N America focusing on the economy, financial crisis, migration, and possible consequences of global warming. - 600 Biscayne Blvd. Miami

INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Miami Design District, presents "Judy Chicago: A reckoning" exhibition of Chicago's 50+ year career as one of the centuries most influential feminist artists. Dec 4-April 21 - 61 NE 41st Street, Design District, Miami -

THE FROST ART MUSEUM - "The Writing on the Wall", a collaborative installation by Hank Willis Thomea and Dr. Bas Dreisinger that raises awareness about mass incarceration. Till Dec 9 - free - 10975 SW 17th Street, Miami

MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL - A Smithsonian affiliate, for photography lovers. An international event showcasing best of contemporary street and documentary photography. World class photographers, speakers. Dec 6-9 - 101 W Flagler Street, Downtown Miami

HOTEL SAGAMORE - Jason Newsted, former bassist of Metallica turned full time painter, has curated exhibit and will perform concert with his Chop House band,

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