DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO MIAMI ART WEEK | ART BASEL MIAMI ART FAIRS 2018

Miami Art Week brings a plethora of satellite art fairs—including the legendary Art Basel Miami—to Biscayne Bay. Brace yourself for the Olympics of the art world and make the most of your visit by checking out our guide to all the fairs coming to Miami Art Week 2018 below.


Miami Art Basel 2017

ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2018
Dec 5 -Dec 9th

Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Art Basel Miami Beach, one of the most prestigious art shows in the United States, merges an international selection of works from top galleries by world-renowned artists with a program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture and design. Galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia make up the impressive list of participants in the Miami Beach show.

This year, over 200 of the world’s leading international Modern and contemporary art galleries display artworks by over 4,000 artists, including paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, film, video, and digital art. Visitors can find works ranging from editioned pieces by young artists to museum-caliber masterpieces.

VIP Preview (by invitation only)
Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 11am to 8pm

Vernissage (by invitation only)
Thursday, December 6, 2018, 11am to 3pm

Public Days
Thursday, December 6, 2018, 3pm to 8pm
Friday, December 7, 2018, 12 noon to 8pm
Saturday, December 8, 2018, 12 noon to 8pm
Sunday, December 9, 2018, 12 noon to 6pm

Art Miami 2017

ART MIAMI 
Dec 4 – Dec 9th

Art Miami Pavilion
One Miami Herald Plaza @ NE 14TH STREET, Downtown Miami

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. This year, art giants such as Banksy and Basquiat are part of the exhibitors’ list.

VIP Preview (by invitation only)
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Public Days
Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 – Sunday, December 9th

For more info and tickets, click here

Context Miami Art Fair 2017.

CONTEXT
Dec 4 – Dec 9th

The CONTEXT Art Miami Pavilion
One Herald Plaza @ NE 14th Street, Downtown Miami

The sister fair to Art Miami, CONTEXT is dedicated to the development of emerging and mid-career artists. Launched in 2012, CONTEXT’s open atmosphere creates meaningful dialogue between artists, galleries and collectors while providing the ultimate platform for mid-career, emerging and cutting-edge talent represented by new and established galleries to show their best work.

Opening Night Platinum VIP Preview 
Tuesday, Dec 4: 4:30PM – 5:30PM

Opening Night VIP Preview 
Tuesday, Dec 4: 5:30PM – 10PM

Public Days
Wednesday, Dec. 5 – Sat. Dec. 8, 11AM–8PM;
Sunday, Dec. 9; 11AM–6PM

For more info + tickets click here.

Aqua Art Miami 2017

AQUA ART MIAMI
Dec 5 – Dec 9th

Aqua Art Miami at the Aqua Hotel
1530 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Aqua Art Miami, which will kick off with a VIP Preview on Wednesday, December 5 and open to the public December 6 – 9, has become the premier destination for prominent collectors and art aficionados to procure works by young, emerging and mid-career artists. Throughout the years, Aqua Art Miami has continued to solidify itself as a completely unique art fair, consistently staying true to its signature relaxed yet energetic vibe. The 2017 edition featured 52 international exhibitors showcasing fresh new works, and set in the intimate exhibition rooms that open into a beautiful courtyard, all found within the classic South Beach hotel.

VIP Preview
Wednesday, December 5  (3 pm – 10 pm)

Public Days
Thursday, December 6 – Saturday, December 8th (12 pm – 9 pm)
Sunday, December 9 (11 am – 6 pm)

For more info + tickets click here.

Design Miami 2017

DESIGN MIAMI
Dec 4 – 9th

Meridian Avenue & 19th Street
Miami Beach, USA

This year’s exceptional and diverse gallery program at Design Miami/ features thirty-four exhibitions accompanied by eleven Curio presentations representing venues from twelve countries around the world. Never-before-seen contemporary works will shine among the program offerings, rediscoveries of historic material long considered lost, and several trends uniting the design on view this year. Among the trends on view will be the use of industrial materials and processes; a sense of playfulness and whimsy; a focus on craft; modular designs; immersive installations; and Latin American design.

VIP Preview  (by invitation only)
Tuesday, December 4
Collectors Preview( 12–5pm)
Opening Night Preview (5–7pm)

Vernissage
Wednesday, December 5  (10am–12pm)

Public Days
Wednesday, December 5  (12–8pm)
Thursday, December 6 (10am–8pm)
Friday, December 7 (11am–8pm)
Saturday, December 8 (12–8pm)
Sunday, December 9 (12–6pm)


FRIDGE ART FAIR
Dec 3 -Dec 8th
Eurostar’s Langford Hotel: Bloom Sky Bar
121 SE 1st Miami Fl. 33131

The 6th Miami Edition of Fridge Art Fair Miami opens Monday, December 3rd, and runs through Saturday, December 8th, exploring the theme of “The Velvet Rope” and what it symbolizes. Is the rope about being exclusive? Is it to keep those that one has decided isn’t worthy out or is it to let those who are in? This exploration is carefully crafted in nature from playful to thought-provoking and features both Blue and Clifford the Big Red Dog to help us explore the Evolution. In pursuit of this vision, and in keeping with the Velvet Rope concept, exhibition in this edition is highly selective and by invitation only.

Made for Now: Fridge Art Fair Grand Gala
Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 (6:45PM- 11:45PM)

Public Days
Monday, Friday, Dec. 3-7
Location and Hours are provided via RSVP.


Ink Miami 2017.

INK MIAMI 
Dec 5 – 9

The Dorchester Hotel in South Beach
1850 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 Miami Beach, FL

The INK Miami Art Fair transforms the historic Suites of Dorchester hotel into distinctive art galleries, surrounded by a verdant and tranquil courtyard. Visitors are invited to explore our many galleries offering a wide range of works on paper including new and noteworthy editions. The Fair is unique among Miami’s fairs for its focus on modern and contemporary works on paper by internationally renowned artists. The INK Miami Art Fair has distinguished itself by the quality of its works and exhibitors, as well as its lush open-air courtyard, with surrounding suites transformed into uniquely defined gallery spaces.

VIP Preview Breakfast
Wednesday, December 5  (9AM – 11AM)

VIP Pulp Party
Thursday, December 6  (7PM – 10PM)

Public days
Wednesday, December 5  (9 AM – 5 PM)
Thursday, December 6 – Saturday, December 8 (10 AM – 8 PM)
Sunday, December 9 (10 AM – 3 PM)


Nada Art Fair 2017.

NADA Art Fair
Dec 6 – Dec 9

Ice Palace Studios
1400 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33136

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is the definitive non-profit arts organization dedicated to the cultivation, support, and advancement of new voices in contemporary art. The 16th edition of the fair, to be held December 6–9, 2018 at Ice Palace Studios, is dedicated to showcasing new art and to celebrating the rising talents from around the globe. NADA holds a renowned art fair to vigorously pursue their goals of exploring new or underexposed art that is not typical of the “art establishment.”This year, Detroit-based artist and creator of the Heidelberg Project, Tyree Guyton will present a new tree sculpture in the garden area; Miami’s Fringe Projects will present a painted automobile cover by artist Keith Allyn Spencer parked on North Miami Avenue, and Los Angeles gallery AA|LA will present new hanging rawhide works by artist and writer Rindon Johnson installed across the palm trees.

VIP Preview 
Thursday, December 6, 10am–2pm

Opening Preview 
Thursday, December 6, 12–2pm

Public days
Thursday, December 6, 2–7pm
Friday, December 7, 11am–7pm
Saturday, December 8, 11am–7pm
Sunday, December 9, 11am–5pm

Pinta Miami 2017

PINTA MIAMI 
Dec 4 – Dec 9th

Mana Wynwood
2217 NW 5TH AVE. Miami, FL 33127 – USA

Once again, PINTA MIAMI will gather in its Main Section around 60 galleries from Latin America, the United States and Europe, will present artworks from more than 300 artists. 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. The fair is to take place at the same spot as last year, Mana Wynwood, located in Miami’s Art District, from the 5th-9th of December.

Preview EFG (by invite only)
Tuesday, December 4 (6 pm – 9 pm)

Official Opening (Access VIP Card)
Wednesday, Dec 5 (5 – 9 pm)

Public days
Thursday, December 6 – Saturday, December 8 (12 pm – 8 pm)
Sunday, December 9 (12 pm – 7 pm)


Installation view, Didier William and Nestor Armando Gil’s collaboration Swarm. at PRIZM Art Fair 2017

PRIZM
Dec 3 – 9th

169 East Flagler Street Miami, FL 3313

Prizm exhibits a dynamic group of contemporary artists during Art Basel/Miami Beach and beyond. Salient works are presented that highlight the diversity evident in contemporary visual art practices today, including painting sculpture and mixed media installations. Additionally, PRIZM will feature the work of emerging Miami-based contemporary artists. These artists redefine their world and bring into focus socio-political and cultural issues pertinent to the people of African descent in Miami and beyond. The select artists are actively engaged in perpetuating Miami’s growth as a cultural hub.

Prizm VIP Preview
Monday, December 3rd (5pm – 8pm)

Opening Day
Tuesday, December 4th (10 am – 5 pm open to the public)

Public Days
December 3rd – December 9th  ( 10 am – 6 pm)

PULSE Miami Beach 2016
PULSE
Dec 6 – Dec 9th
Indian Beach Park
4601 Collins Ave. Miami, FL
Founded 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. Every year, Pulse Miami Beach welcomes an international roster of exhibitors presenting an engaging overview of the most compelling contemporary art being produced today. The fair is comprised of curated sections.
Private VIP Preview Brunch
Thursday, December 6  (10am – 1pm)

Young Collectors Cocktails
Thursday, December 6 (5pm-7pm)

Public Days
Thursday, December 6  (1pm – 5pm)
Friday, December 7  (10am – 7pm)
Saturday, December 8  (10am – 7pm)
Sunday, December 9  (10am – 5pm)

Get tickets here.

Red Dot Miami 2017

RED DOT MIAMI
Dec 5 – 9th

Mana Wynwood
2217 NW 5th Ave. (at NW 22nd Street)
Miami, FL 33132

Red Dot is a modern and contemporary art show in the heart of Miami 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. The event attracts over 38,000 visitors, a majority of whom are high-net-worth collectors. Join us for an unforgettable five days of cutting-edge art, entertainment, and special events. The curatorial theme for 2018 is [ILLUMINATE]. From works that inspire awe and wonder to sweeping series that reveal new trends to artists who throw light on the roots of imagination through fearless creativity, Red Dot Miami illuminates the best the contemporary art world has to offer.

Opening Night VIP Preview Party
Wednesday, December 5, (6 PM – 10 PM)

Public days
Thursday, December 6, (1 PM – 9 PM)
Friday, December 7, (1 PM – 10 PM)
Saturday, December 8, (1 PM – 9 PM)
Sunday, December 9, (12 PM – 5 PM)


An installation at the 2017 Satellite Art Show

SATELLITE
Dec 6 – Dec 9th

18 NW 14th Street, Miami, FL 33136

SATELLITE is an alternative art fair that presents new projects spanning the gamut of art, music, performance, installation, new media and tech. The fair was created in 2015 by artists as an opportunity for young dealers, artist-run spaces and non-profits to exhibit during Miami Art Week. SATELLITE prides itself on providing visitors an experience free from the restrictions customary to traditional settings (see its hashtag, #NOTBASEL). Its unorthodox attitude has appealed to many—since its conception, the fair has grown in scale and prominence and now features art-based projects by established commercial galleries, socially engaged non-profits, and international alternatives spaces.

Press Preview
December 6th  (3pm – 11pm)

Opening Reception
December 6th (6pm – 11pm)

2018 Public days
Friday, December 7th (3pm – 11pm)
Saturday, December 8th (3pm – 11pm)
Sunday, December 9th (2pm – 7pm)

Scope Art show 2017 venue

SCOPE Art Show
Dec 4 – Dec 9th

Miami Beach Pavilion
801 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL

The 18th edition of SCOPE Miami Beach returns to Ocean Drive and 8th Street in its bespoke pavilion on the sand. Honored by the City of Miami Beach Mayor’s Office and Commission for its extraordinary cultural impact, SCOPE Miami Beach features 140 International Exhibitors from 25 countries and 60 cities, and welcomes 60,000 visitors over the course of 6 days. Amidst an unprecedented outpouring of critical acclaim from press, curators and collectors, and a digital and social media outreach campaign garnering over 450 million impressions, SCOPE Miami Beach is once again poised to lead the charge for the emerging contemporary art market. Don’t miss out on viewing artwork by The Untitled Magazine’s founder, artist Indira Cesarine, on view in collaboration with Art Helix gallery and The Untitled Space at SCOPE.

Platinum First View (Platinum Cardholders or By Invitation)
Tuesday, December 4 (12pm – 4pm)

VIP Press Preview (VIP or By Invitation)
Tuesday, December 4 (4pm – 8pm)

Public Days
Wednesday, Dec 5th – Sunday, Dec 9th (11 am – 8 pm)


Spectrum Miami 2017

SPECTRUM MIAMI ART SHOW 
Dec 5 – Dec 9th

Mana Wynwood
2217 NW 5th Avenue @ NW 22nd Street
Miami, FL 33127

Discover Spectrum Miami, a curated contemporary art show in the heart of Miami’s artsiest ’hood. 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. Join us for a five-day fine art experience, featuring Art Labs, Art Talks, Meet the Artist sessions, music, entertainment, and other special events.

Opening Night VIP Preview Party
Wednesday, December 5, (6 PM – 10 PM)

Public days
Thursday, December 6, (1 PM – 9 PM)
Friday, December 7, (1 PM – 10 PM)
Saturday, December 8, (1 PM – 9 PM)
Sunday, December 9, (12 PM – 5 PM)


Courtesy of Superfine Miami Beach

SUPERFINE THE FAIR 
Dec 5 – Dec 9th

1001 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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. The most important thing about Superfine! is the art: there’s plenty of it, and it’s good. Best of all, the fair enforces a spread of pricing that’s friendly to not only longtime collectors but also those who have never collected before, and want to. Expect to discover the perfect piece to take home and call your own, whether your budget is in the few hundred or the few thousand dollar range.

Twilight Vernissage First Look VIP Preview
Wednesday, December 5 (7pm – 11pm)

Young Collectors’ Ice Cream Social
Friday December 7 (7pm – 10pm)

Public Days
Thursday, December 6 – Saturday, December 8 (11am – 10pm)
Sunday, December 9 (11am – 8pm)

Get tickets here.


Untitled Art venue, 2016.

UNTITLED ART
December 5 — 9th

Ocean Drive and 12th Street, Miami Beach

Untitled, Art is an international, curated art fair founded in 2012 that focuses on curatorial balance and integrity across all disciplines of contemporary art. Untitled, Art innovates the standard fair model by selecting a curatorial team to identify, and curate a selection of galleries, artist-run exhibition spaces, and non-profit institutions and organizations, in dialogue with an architecturally designed venue. The next edition of Untitled, Miami Beach will take place on the beach at Ocean Drive and 12th Street, December 5 — 9, 2018.

VIP Preview
December 4 (1pm – 8pm)

Public days
Wednesday, December 5 – Saturday, December 8 (11am – 7pm)
Sunday, December 9 (11am – 5pm)

Get tickets here.

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