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Come to me, my art friends! Your Quick and Easy Guide to Art Week in Miami

December 1, 2014

Every year I attend the art week in Miami. What was once the Art Basel fair alone is now 20 some fairs all over the city. I try to not make myself completely overwhelmed and just attend 2 to 3 fairs a day. (Which as I just realized still seems like a lot).

I try to organize my art wandering into groups by location because there is nothing like running over town in Miami traffic. I also try to go to fairs when they open to beat the hoards of people.

Art Basel Miami Beach main exhibition hall, aerial view
Below is a relatively short guide to some of my favorites (with addresses).

In Wynwood
Miami Project
– On the smaller and breathe able side of the fairs. A good selection of galleries with great artists.
NE 1st Avenue @ NE 34th Street, Miami, FL 33137
Opening at 10am Wednesday thru Sunday (Closing times vary but is open until 6pm every day)

Art Miami
– One of the mega fairs. Mix of fun and interesting art with art that is targeted towards decorating a beach house.
3101 NE 1st Avenue Miami, FL 33137
Wednesday thru Saturday 11am – 8pm, Sunday 11am – 6pm

Near South Beach
– The main event. Imagine a large convention center full of endless rows of galleries presenting what they believe is the best of the best. Recently Basel has been targeting high price buyers who fly in and out of the area in the same day. These people don’t f-around. They are there to buy. So for me, the art tends to be on the safe (aka boring) side. But it’s fun to see the chaos.
300 W 41st St #214, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Thursday 3pm to 8pm, Friday and Saturday 12 noon to 8pm, Sunday 12 noon to 6pm

Untitled– A relatively new fair to the game. The galleries that are encompassed within the tented walls tend to be on the Indy avant garde side of the gallery spectrum.
Ocean Drive and 12th Street
Wednesday 3pm to 7pm, Thursday thru Saturday 11am to 7pm, Sunday 11am – 4pm

North Miami Beach
Pulse Miami Beach
– Another one of my favs. Similar to Miamiproject as far as art appeal. This year has moved to a new location up Collins avenue which hopefully helped it organizational issues from the past.
Indian Beach Park 4601 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33140
Thursday 1pm to 7pm, Friday & Saturday 10am to 7pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm

NADA– The independent art fair alliance often shows emerging artists whose ideas are not yet refined.
The Deauville Beach Resort 6701 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33141
Thursday 2pm to 8pm, Friday & Saturday 11am to 8pm, Sunday 11am to 5pm

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