Miami Art Week Events Guide 2017

Art Basel / Miami Art Week

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Fridge Art Fair Miami: The Art Bagel Edition

Sunday to Sunday, December 3 - 10

Fridge Art Fair Miami: The Art Bagel Edition, a/k/a Fridge #5, brings together artists in all stages of their careers and varying styles and art forms. This edition focuses of individual artists rather than galleries, dealers, collectives or any other art enterprises. A highlight of the fair is the Doggie Wall of Fame with its first induction ceremony taking place on Sunday, December 3rd. Fair and Mini Bazaar open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Blue Moon Hotel South Beach
944 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Artists Marketplace

Sunday, December 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Stroll through the Cultural Marketplace, hosted by the Knight Foundation, and see world-class art, along with family-friendly craft activities, live music performed by top local bands, and Miami’s most delicious handmade eats. Tour the historic gardens for free and see installations by Stickwork creator Patrick Dougherty and Pinecrest's artist-in-residence Xavier Cortada. Free admission.

Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road, Village of Pinecrest

No Taste for Bad Taste

Monday - Wednesday, December 4 - 6 from 5 to 7 p.m.

So Starck, so Bouroullec - so French Design. 40 international figures from the world of the arts, including a MOMA curator, an Indian designer, a philosopher and fashion designers – have selected their 40 favorite showpieces. These 21st century pieces are considered to be iconic and will travel the world. Framed by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac’s poetic sceno­graphy, the exhibition is a celebration of 40 years of VIA’s support for future design. Enjoy cocktails and see the show!

Paradise Plaza, Miami Design District
151 N.E. 41st Street, Suites 834 & 802, Miami Design District to RSVP

ICA Art Week

Tuesday - Sunday, December 5 - 10

Hours for the newly opened Institute of Contemporary Art Miami are: Tuesday from 7 to 11 p.m. and Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art Miami
61 N.E. 41st Street, Miami Design District

In Reel Life Pop-Up Art Exhibit and Art Basel Kick Off

Tuesday, December 5 from 6 to 9 p.m.

IRL (In Reel Life) Pop-up Art Exhibit benefits HOMY (Housing Our Miami Youth) hosted by Jacober Creative. From Celluloid to Cellular with favorite films from the 1940s through the 1990s placing a spin on the American film culture. Host committee: Jaie Laplante, Miami International Film Festival; artist Jennifer Rubell; Camia Sol, member of Tate Modern's Latin American Acquisitions Committee; Dana Keith, Miami Beach Cinematheque; and Claire Breukel, curator for the exhibit. Free and open to the public.

Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

Haitian Heritage Museum Opening Reception

Tuesday, December 5 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The Haitian Heritage Museum Exhibition Series opens up cross border dialogues through vibrant artistic expressions from the Diaspora. Featured works frame the conversation on the role that Black Contemporary Artists play in propelling culture that shapes our communities and impacts society. Work by Kandy Lopez, Troy Simmons, Tracy Guiteau and Belina Wright.

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

Vibram Sole Truck - a Cobbler Shop on Wheels!

Tuesday & Wednesday, December 5 & 6 from 1 to 9 p.m.

The Vibram Sole Truck, a 38-foot mobile cobbler shop that upgrades footwear with a Vibram sole, will be in the Miami Design District to get you in shape for all the walking you'll be doing during Miami Art Week. Have your favorite pair of shoes upgraded completely complimentary with Vibram. Your feet will love you for it!

Jungle Plaza
3801 N.E. 1st Avenue, Miami Design District.

Prizm Art Fair

Tuesday - Sunday, December 5 - 10

PRIZM Art Fair's 5th edition coincides with Miami Art Week, featuring solo exhibitions of artists. The 2017 fair presents Universal Belonging, a global program that unravels and explores complexities inherent in transcultural dialogue. Fair hours: VIP First Look Tuesday from 7 to 10 p.m.; all other days from 10 a.m. to 6 p.,. with performances on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. and panels on Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. Single day pass $15, multi-day $50.

Mana Contemporary Downtown
141 East Flagler Street, Downtown Miami

Art Basel Miami Beach

Wednesday - Sunday, December 6 - 10

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. Ambitious large‐scale artworks, films and performances become part of the city's outdoor landscape at nearby Collins Park and SoundScape Park. 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) $120 online and $130 at the door. Seniors and students: $36.

Miami Beach Convention Center
1900 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

Art Miami

Wednesday - Sunday, December 6 to 10

For its 28th edition, Art Miami moves to a new location in Downtown Miami. The fair is America's modern and contemporary art fair market and is g​lobally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries​. VIP Preview Tuesday from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Fair hours are Wednesday - Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6. One day pass $50; multi-day $95; students & seniors $30; VIP pass $250; kids under 12 free. Tickets provide access to Art Miami, CONTEXT & Aqua Art Miami.

One Heralld Plaza
N.E. 14th Street, Downtown Miami

Design Miami/

Wednesday - Sunday, December 6 - 10

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. Occurring alongside the Art Basel in Miami, Design Miami/ has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing, and creating collectible design. Public show hours: Wednesday noon to 8 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 11 A.M. TO 8 P.M., Saturday noon to 8 p.m., and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Tickets: $25 general admission online, $30 at the door; students and seniors $20/$25; weekly $80/$100; one-day combo Design Miami/ and Art Basel $65/$75.

Adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center
Meridian Avenue & 19th Street, Miami Beach

Red Dot

Wednesday - Sunday, December 6 - 10

Red Dot delivers a five-day contemporary art experience and shines the spotlight on 50+ top galleries from around the world, showcasing work from over 300 contemporary artists. The show also presents a host of specially curated programs and unforgettable events to keep attendees inspired and entertained. Opening night - Weds from 6 to 10 p.m. Show hours: Thurs - Sat 1 to 9 and Sun noon to 5 p.m. Tickets: Opening night $50 online and $60 at door; 5-day pass $75/$85; day pass $25/$30; seniors $15/$20; and students $10/$15.

Red Dot Tent
1700 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami

Spectrum Miami

Wednesday - Sunday, December 6 - 10

Discover Spectrum Miami a curated contemporary art show in the heart of Miamis Arts & Entertainment District featuring an international slate of artists and galleries. Its where contemporary meets extraordinary. Take in the whole five-day fine art experience, featuring Art Labs, Art Talks, Meet the Artist sessions, music, entertainment and other special events. Opening Night Preview - Weds from 6 to 10 p.m. Public show hours: Thurs - Sat from 1 to 9 p.m. and Sun from noon to 5. Tickets: Opening Night $50 online, $60 at door; 5-day pass $75/$85; day pass $15/$20; students $10/$15. Tickets include entry to Red Dot Miami and ArtSpot International.

Spectrum Miami Tent
1700 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami

AQUA Art Miami

Wednesday - Sunday, December 6 - 10

AQUA Art Miami, a sister fair of Art Miami, will celebrate its 13th edition this year. The fair is a must-attend destination for influential collectors and art professionals to discover fresh talent and acquire works from emerging and mid-career artists. 51 international exhibitors will present works in intimate exhibition rooms that open onto the hotel’s courtyard.  AQUA Art Miami has solidified itself as a unique event that stays true to its signature ‘relaxed-yet- energetic’ vibe. VIP Preview on Weds from 3 to 10 p.m.; show hours: Thurs noon to 9, Fri & Sat 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sun 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets: day pass $25, students and seniors $20; multi-day pass $95 which includes admission to Art Miami, CONTEXT and AQUA Art.

AQUA Hotel
1530 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
800-376- 5850

Mike Rottenberg Opening

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

Mika Rottenberg (b. 1976, Buenos Aires, Argentina) lives and works in New York. Her self-titled solo exhibition at The Bass presents a selection of work created within the past two years. Her work often focuses on elucidating the mechanics of late-stage, global capitalism by way of absurd and poetic comparisons. The exhibition occupies all galleries of the museum and features the U.S. debut of several works, including a new variant of the artist’s recent commission for Skulptur Projekte Münster (2017) titled Cosmic Generator. Rception open to museum members, Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami/ VIP cardholders and exhibitors.

The Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Art Africa Miami 7th Edition Back to Black

Wednesday - Sunday, December 6 - 10 from 6 to 11 p.m.

Art Africa Miami Arts Fair explores how Black Arts respond to the assaults that currently beset the global African Diaspora and the world at large and how artists of African descent and the global south create modes of intervention of radical autonomy. Tickets range from $15 to $35.

920 Gallery / The Urban Collective
920 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Miami

Reception for How to Unlock a Portal by Jacob Fellnder

Wednesday, December 6 from 7 to 10 p.m.

MOCA presents How to Unlock a Portal by Swedish artist Jacob Fellnder, an internationally recognized photographer known for his collections of large scale manipulated photographs of cityscapes. This will be his first solo exhibition and debut in the U.S., on view through February 11, 2018. Reception tickets: $30 general admission; free for ABMB VIP ticket holders, MOCA members and North Miami residents.

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

Rise By We Wellness Pop-Up

Wednesday - Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Relax, Recharge and Revive during Miami Art Week! Rise By We and Miami's top studios are bringing you a Social Fitness and Wellness experience that combines rejuvenation with exhilaration. Whether you're looking for a morning sweat sesh, a mindful moment in the shade, a healthy bite from JugoFresh, a mini mani by Vanity Project or some wifi, your mind, body and spirit will thank you. #RiseByWe

WeWork South of Fift
429 Lenox Avenue, Miami Beach

OM This Way

Wednesday, December 6 from noon to 3:30 p.m.

OM This Way showcases the intersection of yoga, art and music with a hip-hop yoga class led by Equinox and live performances by Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, The Miami Heat’s DJ Irie, and Donald Webber Jr. of Broadway’s Hamilton. ALL proceeds will benefit The Felix Organization and the Irie Foundation, both of which work to enrich lives of children. Donation of $75 to attend.

Mana Wynwood SCAD Buildin
2217 N.W. 5th Avenue, Wynwood

IMAGINATION LAND: Fantastical Narrative

Thursday, December 7 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Curated by Derrick Adams, IMAGINATION LAND: Fantastical Narrative is a group exhibition featuring YoungArts alumni whose works respond to and are in conversation with consumerism, gender roles, the environment, and ceremonial ritual. Including video, sculpture, painting and performative works, the exhibition explores how the mechanics of art production play a major part in the way we see ourselves as products of our environment. Provocative, complex and self-referential, the exhibition proposes new ideas and concepts of external objects, fuses the possible with the impossible, and invites the viewer into a space of self-discovery. On view through December 15, Tues - Fri from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.

YoungArts Gallery
2100 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Public Art Tour Led by Craig Robins

Thursday, December 7 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Craig Robins, founder and CEO of Dacra, Miami Design District developer and Design Miami/ co-founder, will personally host a guided tour of the Miami Design Districts public art collection. Cultured Magazine's Editor Sarah Harrelson will give guests an inside look and personal insight into each public art piece. Advance RSVP are required. Free and open to the public.

Miami Design District's Paradise Plaza

Satellite Art Show

Thursday - Sunday, December 7 - 10

Held at the Ocean Terrace Hotel, an abandoned 40-room beachfront hotel that offers complete creative control, makes SATELLITE the antithesis to the standard art fair. In its third year, this artist-run and concept-driven alternative art fair positions itself as an onvergence of art, performance, new media and technology. Fair hours: Thursday - Saturday from 2 to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. #satelliteartshow #notbasel

The Ocean Terrace Hotel
7410 Ocean Terrace, Miami Beach

Art Basel Miami Beach Kick Off Brunch

Thursday, December 7 at 9 a.m.

The National YoungArts Foundation and ONE Sotheby's International Realty host the official Art Basel Miami Beach kick-off Brunch for the fair's VIP ticket holders and YoungArts special guests. Enjoy an exclusive brunch, libations and a tour at the Jewel Box at YoungArts to officially kick off the 16th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach. Private gallery tours of the YoungArts alumni exhibition, IMAGINATION LAND: Fantastical Narrative, curated by Derrick Adams, followed by an intimate design conversation with Simon Haas in the Jewel Box.

National YoungArts Campus
2100 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
basel@youngarts,org to RSVP

Pulse Contemporary Art Fair Miami Beach

Thursday - Sunday, December 7 - 10

The 13th edition of Pulse delivers a roster of over 70 galleries from five cont​inents, including exhibitors from Denmark, Germany, Israel, Japan, Peru and South Africa, among others, and introducing 15 first-time exhibitors at the fair. VIP Preview Thursday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Young Collectors Cocktails Thursday 5 to 7 p.m. Public hours: Thursday 1 to 5 p.m.; Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets: adult day pass $25, seniors and students $15, groups of 10 or more $10; multi-day pass $40; Young Collectors Cocktail $50; Director's Tour $100, includes admission to the Cocktail event.

Indian Beach Park
4601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Longitudinal Installation by Xavier Cortada

Thursday, December 7 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Florida’s Secretary of State Ken Detzner will be on hand for the Dedication of Longitudinal Installation where nationally-acclaimed environmental artist Xavier Cortada will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of his Longitudinal Installation by unveiling a replica of the ceramic sculpture, which will be on permanent display at Pinecrest Gardens. Cortada first created the Longitudinal Installation in the South Pole in 2007 and in the North Pole in 2008. Free and open to the public.

Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road, Village of Pinecrest

ArtFashion Opening Party

Thursday, December 7 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Join Patricia Field for an evening of ArtFashion, an exhibition and pop-up shop with a curated selection of clothing, accessories, art and sculpture by an exclusive group of artists. Hosted by Alan T & DJ Marcus Glitteris.

White Dot Gallery
2245 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Wynwood to RSVP

Blink, Burn

Thursday, December 7 at 6 p.m.

See a special collaborative presentation consisting of four unique audio-visual artworks that explore themes of human impact, humanity, climate change, astrological signs and more. The immersive performance is the culmination of a year-long collaboration between NWS Fellows and students from Pratt Institute, a renowned New York City-based college that educates creative thinkers from around the world. Reception follows in the Rooftop Garden. Free.

New World Center, SunTrust Pavilion
500 17th Street, Miami Beach


Thursday - Sunday, December 7 - 10

Brickell City Centre will be home to Fair., an alternative, non-commercial contemporary art fair convening some of the world’s most iconic and trailblazing women artists. Recently featured in The New York Times, Fair. offers art enthusiasts a chance to participate in Yoko Ono’s nationally-acclaimed Wish Tree activation, view the Guerrilla Girls’ provocative billboards protesting gender and racial inequality, catch a special performance art by the all-women mariachi band, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, and see works from more than 50 women artists. Faena Art's Zoe Lukov and Miami-based curator Anthony Spinello conceptualized Fair. as a space for women artists to create site-specific interventions in a non-traditional venue. Fair.’s three organizing principles include Fair Market., Fair Play. and Fair Trade. Opens at 11 a.m.

Biscayne City Centre - 4th Floor
701 S. Miami Avenue, Downtown Miami

NOW! Container Art

Thursday, December 7 at 7 p.m.

Centro Cultural Español and Estrella Galicia have teamed up with Brooklyn based artist Dima Drjuchin to bring "NOW!" to Miami. This project represents a culmination of their unique spirits, philosophies and dedication to their crafts. This event combines performance, art, music by local dj Doc Brown, food trucks and complimentary beer.

Microtheater Miami
1490 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Opening of Michael Wein's ROYGBIV

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

ROYGBIV is Michael Wein’s first solo show during Art Basel. The artist was born in Houston and now resides and works in New York City. He works in acrylic on canvas and also creates large scale installations.

532 N.W. 29th Street, Wynwood, to RSVP

Breaking Through Miami Featuring Omar Hassan:

Friday, December 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Artist Omar Hassan combines his two passions – painting and boxing. This after he quit his professional boxing career, having been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The 30-year-old street artist will showcase his unique technique where he dips boxing gloves into paint and strikes a large white canvas to create colorful abstract works that reflect his struggles and triumphs fighting diabetes at his Breaking Through Miami exhibition. He'll create a new painting at the event which will be raffled to benefit the Cure Alliance and Diabetes Research Institute. Admission is free.

179 N.W. 25th Street
Wynwood Art District

Art Basel Miami Beach VIP Party

Friday, December 8 from 8 to 11 p.m.

Celebrate Miami Art Week at The Wolfsonian-FIU with Seite Zwei's new installation, on-site portrait photography with Emanuele Timothy Costa, music by the French Horn Collective and the world premiere of Ezra Wube's Future Past. Open to Art Basel and Design Miami/ VIP ticket holders and Wolfsonian members at the Diplomat level and higher.

1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

A Taste of Cultural Arts & Cuisine VIP Tours

Tours available Friday - Sunday, December 8 - 10

Be immersed in the rich cultural arts of Little Havana and Little Haiti during Art Basel & Art of Black. Professional tour guides will share the colorful history of these Miami heritage neighborhoods on the motorcoach tour. The 4-hour arts & entertainment experience will culminate with a dinner featuring authentic Caribbean and Cuban cuisine. VIP escort, admissions to "Umbrellas of Little Havana” with a complimentary Cuban Mojito, and “Now or Neverland Art Fair” with complimentary champagne and snacks included. Limited free tickets to SoFlo WebFest ($50 value) are available. Pick up and drop off at Bayside; VIP accommodates 12 people; minimum age is 21.

Bayside Marketplace
401 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami

Visinoaries: UMFA 2017

Saturday, December 9 from 6 to 9 p.m.

In honor of Art Basel Miami Beach, the UM Department of Art and Art History presents Visionaries: UMFA 2017 featuring artwork of students earning their Masters in Fine Arts. Works, on view through January 19, include painting, sculpture, photography and more. Art Basel hours: Weds - Fri from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat & Sun from noon to 5 p.m.

University of Miami Art Gallery at the Wynwood Building
2750 N.W. 3rd Avenue, Suite 4, Wynwood

You Are the Masterpiece

Saturday, December 9 from 4 p.m. to midnight

You Are The Masterpiece is an art exhibit by Jennifer Natalie where you will see art, hear art, make art, become art. Guests can use the exhibition as a positive way to purposefully reflect and actively engage with Art Basel. ALL woman cast, living mural, dancers, dj, drinks, live art, giveaways, vibes, photo booth Souvenirs! Tickets are
$10, including a complimentary drink with entry. Percentage benefits Lotus House.

Woodfers Cafe
2000 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Wynwood


Saturday, December 9 at 9 p.m.

Highsnobiety Presents: the art EDITION, hosted by The Academy New York and Daniel Arsham. Lolita Cros curates Daniel Arsham's "Rules of the Game" and a site-specific installation by Devin Troy Strother with support of Big Gin.

Miami Beach EDITION
2901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach to RSVP

Breakfast in the Park

Sunday, December 10 from 9:30 to noon

Breakfast in the Park, an official Art Basel Miami Beach event presented by the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU in partnership with West Kendall Baptist Hospital. The Museum will welcome Los Angeles-based artist Daniel Joseph Martinez as guest speaker. For more than two decades, Martinez has tackled questions of race, identity and the body in his multidisciplinary work. Guests are treated to a complimentary breakfast, the artist presentation and tours of the Sculpture Park and exhibitions. The breakfast is free and open to the public.

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

Bubbles & Brunch

Sunday, December 10 at 10 a.m.

Lowe Art Museum will host its Annual Bubbles & Brunch featuring guest artist Michle Oka Doner who will speak at noon. Complimentary for Lowe members and Miami Art Week VIP cardholders, and free with museum admission ($12.50). Parking is free.

Lowe Art Museum at UM
1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables

Annual Basel, Lox and Cream Cheese Brunch

Sunday, December 10 at 10 a.m.

The Annual Basel, Lox and Cream Cheese Brunch, hosted by Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, will feature a conversation with 3D artist Eric Goldemberg on his work using state-of-the-art 3D printers. The talk is in conjunction with Goldemberg's current exhibition at the museum, Subject to Interpretation: The 3D works of MONAD Studio Artists Eric Goldemberg & Veronica Zalcberg. Tickets are $18 for museum members and $25 for all others.

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
766-972-3175 RSVP