We’ve brought you a food guide, a bar guide, a kick-ass playlist and a roundup of the best events. None of this would be happening if it weren’t for the art! With Art Basel Miami Beach serving as the main anchor, there are over 20+ satellite fairs we also recommend checking out. We’ve narrowed it down to the must-see art fairs. As a reminder, most of these fairs have VIP opening nights, so if you have a VIP card or know someone who knows someone, we suggest checking out the fair’s website for more information. For now, we’ve only included the public openings. See you out there!
Art Basel will showcase 268 exhibitors. 32 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa and present artworks ranging from Modern masterpieces and historical projects to new works by both established and emerging artists.The fair will open by invitation only on Wednesday, December 6 with the vernissage taking place the following day. The fair will then open to the public on December 7th and go until Sunday, December 9th.
Opens: Thursday, December 7, 2017, 3pm. Purchase tickets
Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach
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.
Opens: Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 11am. Purchase tickets
Ocean Drive and 12th Street, South Beach, Miami
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. PULSE offers visitors an engaging environment in which to discover and collect the most compelling contemporary art being produced today.
Opens: Thursday, December 7, 2017, 1pm. Purchase tickets
Indian Beach Park, 4601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Design Miami/ is more than a marketplace for design, where the world’s top galleries gather to present museum-quality exhibitions of twentieth and twenty-first century furniture, lighting and objets d’art
Opens: Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 12pm – 8pm. Purchase tickets
Meridian Avenue & 19th Street Miami Beach
The 15th edition of the fair, to be held December 7–10, 2017 at Ice Palace Studios, remains dedicated to showcasing new art and celebrating the rising talents from around the globe.
Opens: Thursday, December 7, 2pm. Purchase tickets
Ice Palace Studios, 1400 North Miami Avenue
The 17th edition of SCOPE Miami Beach returns to the sands of Ocean Drive and 8th Street. Featuring 140 International Exhibitors from 25 countries and 60 cities. The fair will welcome over 55,000 visitors over the course of 6 days.
Opens: Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 11 am – 8 pm. Purchase Tickets
801 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
Aqua’s unique environment – in a classic South Beach hotel with spacious exhibition rooms that open onto a breezy, intimate courtyard – has become a favorite gathering spot for collectors, curators and art lovers to discover fresh talent and acquire new works while exchanging cultural ideas and forming meaningful connections.
Opens: Thursday, December 7, 12 pm – 9 pm. Purchase tickets
Aqua Hotel, 1530 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Context Art Miami is the sister fair to Art Miami dedicated to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists. Ninety-five international galleries, vetted by the CONTEXT Art Miami Selection Committee, exhibit highlights from their gallery programs, solo artist exhibitions and curated projects.
Opens: Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 11 am- 8pm. Purchase tickets
One Herald Plaza @ NE 14th Street
Sponsored by the International Fine Print Dealers Association, Ink Art Fair presents modern and contemporary works on paper by international artists. Since its inception in 2006, the fair has offered collectors a diverse survey of 20th-century masterworks and just-published editions by leading contemporary artists.
Opens: Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 9 AM. Admission is free during public hours.
1850 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Red Dot Miami is a modern and contemporary art show featuring 75+ international galleries showcasing primary and secondary works from $1,000 to $100,000, including paintings, sculpture, and photography.
Opens: Thursday, December 7, 2017, 1 pm – 9 pm. Purchase tickets
1700 NE 2nd Ave, Miami
Spectrum Miami—a juried, contemporary art show in the heart of Miami’s Arts & Entertainment District, December 6–10, 2017, featuring an international slate of artists and galleries. It’s where contemporary meets extraordinary.
Opens: Thursday, December 7, 1 PM – 9 PM. Purchase Tickets
1700 NE 2nd Ave, Miami
Returning to Wynwood for the first time since 2015, No Commission is a selling platform that is curated by Swizz and Nicola Vassell where each artist receives 100% of the proceeds of the sales of their work.
Opens: Friday, December 8th, 12 – 5PM. RSVP
2136 NW 1st Avenue, Miami FL 33127
top image // courtesy of Art Basel Miami Beach