Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Our favorite time of year has arrived as the city transforms with Art Basel fever. Each year thousands of visitors flock to the prestigious Art Basel Fair and all of its accompanying satellite events. Art Basel which takes place in Miami, Switzerland, and Hong Kong was originally conceived by three gallerists in Basel, Switzerland, and now is widely considered the premier platform for international art around the world. Art Basel week takes place every year during the first week of December and is centered around Art Basel Miami, which is a juried fair taking place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, however there are satellite fairs and hundreds of events taking place around Miami. Some of the best and longest running fairs are Design Miami, Art Miami, and Scope Miami Beach. This year brings new events creating buzz all around town.To cure the traffic congestion that comes with this highly coveted event there are shuttles running from Miami Beach to 29th street in Wynwood and 36th Street in Midtown from the Convention Center, and also Uberboat, a new option on the Uber app where you can catch a boat and ride from Sunset Harbour Marina to Paraiso Bay. Of course, what better time to preview the best real estate that Miami has to offer than while in town for Art Basel?
Below we've curated a list of all the best fairs, events and dinning options around town open just in time for Art Basel.
Classic Art Basel Fairs
Art Basel Miami Beach
When: Dec. 3-6, 2015
Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive in Miami Beach
Tickets: $47 day ticket; $100 permanent pass
More info: artbasel.com
When: Dec. 1-6, 2015
Where: Meridian Avenue and 19th Street, Miami Beach Convention Center
Tickets: $25 one-day pass; $65 combo ticket
More info: designmiami.com
Scope Miami Beach
When: Dec. 2-6, 2015
Where: Scope Pavilion, 801 Ocean Drive on Miami Beach
Tickets: $35 general admission; $100 VIP
More info: scope-art.com
When: Dec. 1-6, 2015
Where: Art Miami Pavilion, 3101 NE 1st Avenue in Wynwood/Midtown
Tickets: $40 one-day pass; $85 multi-day pass (multi-day pass includes access to Context and Aqua Art Miami)
More info: art-miami.com
Littlest Sister Fair
Acclaimed and avant garde gallerist Anthony Spinello is launching his Little River space with this show that features ten unrepresented women identified Miami srtists curated by Sofia Bastidas, each with a solo booth. It has presentations in sound and a panel exploring arts within real estate, writing and design. 7221 NW Second Ave.; littlestsister.com. 8-11 p.m. Monday; noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free.
Unlikely collaborators and often competitors in the Miami Art world, Jeffrey Deitch and Larry Gagosian, have come together for the first time to release UNREALISM that explores contemporary figurative painting and sculpture. The exhibition contains over 100 works by 50 artists, in a historical context in the Moore building of the Design District. 191 NE 40th Street,, Miami Design District. Free. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday.
The Sagamore is known for its installations during Art Basel and The Portal is no exception and it is also incredibly salient given the current political climate, visitors can step inside a gold internet enabled shipping container to talk with an individual in Afghanistan, Cuba or Iran, it is in the spirit of connection during travels. The booth will be equipped with a translator and curator. Sagamore Hotel, 1671 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Open 8 a.m. to midnight, Tuesday-Sunday. Connected to Tehran, Iran, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; to Mexico City or El Progreso, Honduras, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.; to Havana or El Progreso, 6 to 8:30 p.m.; to Herat, Afghanistan, 9:30 p.m. to midnight daily. Free. Walk in or sign up atsharestudios.com/miami.
New Dining During Art Basel
Byblos at Royal Palm: Eastern Mediterranean located in the Royal Palm South Beach. 1545 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Bazi: Michael Pirolo from Scarpetta offers Asian flavors with locally sourced produce and proteins. 1200 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
The Continental: 1950’s themed dining from Stephen Starr kitchsy yet elegant. 2360 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139