All About Art / Shows to Attend

Grundemark Nilsson Gallery Inka and Niclas Becoming Wilderness XXVIII, 2015 Scope Miami Beach

Grundemark Nilsson Gallery
Inka and Niclas Becoming Wilderness XXVIII, 2015
Scope Miami Beach

In and around Miami Beach Convention Center

Art Basel Miami
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive

The satellite shows orbit around Art Basel, Miami Art Week’s main event. The original, it’s one of the only shows with traditional, contemporary and modern art. This show features 267 international galleries from 32 countries across Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia and Africa. Art Basel Miami takes over the Miami Beach Convention Center and nearby Collins Park. Many large installations will remain in the park through February.

Thursday, Dec. 3, 3 p.m.-8 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 4, noon-8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 5, noon-8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 6, noon-6 p.m.

Design Miami/
Meridian Ave. and 19th St.

Design Miami/, a sister show to Art Basel, is worthwhile to see all by itself. Unlike the massive expanse of exhibitors at the Convention Center, Design Miami/ is more manageable, with exhibitors concentrated in a temporary building on the parking lot of the Convention Center. Design Miami/ showcases the decorative arts from furniture to rugs and other home furnishings. Exhibitors are global in scope with products that are fresh, cutting edge and often astounding.

Wednesday-Thursday, Dec. 2-3, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 4, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 5, noon-8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 6, noon-6 p.m.

On The Beach

SCOPE Miami Beach
Ocean Drive and 8th St.

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, SCOPE returns to its prominent location on the sands. SCOPE’s mission is to “tap into the cultural psyche to present the most pioneering work across multiple creative disciplines” and is known for showcasing international emerging contemporary art and multi-disciplinary creative programming. Renowned for its ability to forecast new visual trends that are embraced globally, SCOPE welcomes 115 international exhibitors from 22 countries and 57 cities in a more spacious tent. Also new, SCOPE has built a monumental entrance atrium that showcases the beauty of Miami Beach and serves as a dedicated space for exclusive VIP events.

Wednesday, Dec. 2 – Sunday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Ocean Drive and 12th St.

UNTITLED sits next to SCOPE on the sands of Miami Beach at Ocean Drive and 12th Street. Now in its fourth year as one of the most avant-garde of all the art fairs during Art Week, the international galleries and non-profit art spaces focus on emerging and mid-career contemporary art. Taking advantage of the beachfront location, UNTITLED will also feature some outdoor art spaces for sculpture this year.

Wednesday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

PULSE Miami Beach
Indian Beach Park
4601 Collins Ave.

PULSE Miami Beach returns to its beach location north of the Convention Center in Indian Beach Park. Besides providing a platform for different artists, this year the show focuses on Conversations —exhibitions that create a dialogue between two artists. The show is bigger this year, spreading 80 local and international exhibitors throughout two beachside tents. In what may be the wave of the future, PULSE is closing a day earlier than most shows.

Wednesday, Dec. 2 through Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.

Aqua Art Miami
1530 Collins Ave.

Aqua Art Miami is in its 11th year and has perhaps the most unique venue in all of Miami Art Week. Aqua takes over the mid-century-modern-styled Aqua Hotel on Collins Avenue in the heart of South Beach and turns all the hotel rooms into individual gallery spaces around an open-air courtyard. The intimate setting has become a favorite gathering spot for collectors, curators and art lovers to discover fresh talent and acquire new works in a more relaxed atmosphere.

Wednesday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.

Miami Project
Collins Avenue and 73rd St.

Miami Project brings the best in modern and contemporary art to its new waterfront location, just blocks from the historic Deauville Beach Resort. Plans are underway for another singularly elegant environment produced with the unique attention to detail Miami Project has become known for. Building on years of success, including 2014s record attendance of more than 25,000, Miami Project Edition 4 will feature 60 top galleries from around the world in a bright and airy beachside pavilion.

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 3 through Saturday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

On The Mainland

Art Miami
3101 NE 1st Ave.

Known as Miami’s premier anchor fair, Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America’s contemporary art fair market. It is the largest of the shows in the heart of midtown Miami in the Wynwood Arts District. With a stylish, gallery-like feel, Art Miami showcases the best in modern and contemporary art from 125 international galleries. It is the original and longest-running contemporary art fair in Miami and continues to receive praise for its variety of unparalleled art.

Wednesday, Dec. 2 through Saturday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

3101 NE 1st Ave.

CONTEXT is the sister fair to Art Miami and focuses on emerging and mid-career artists. It has a more open atmosphere where visitors are more likely to meet and talk with the actual artists than in many other shows. The 75 international galleries in this year’s show will exhibit highlights from their gallery programs, solo artist exhibitions and/or curated projects.

Wednesday, Dec. 2 through Saturday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

X Contemporary
NW 25th St.

X Contemporary is a new show launching this year during Art Week as a showcase for emerging and mid-career artists with an emphasis on the crossover between the visual arts, fashion and brand collaborations. The Miami Midtown location is within walking distance of the other major Midtown fairs.

Wednesday, Dec. 2 through Saturday, December 5, noon-9 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 6, noon-6 p.m.

Pinta Miami
318 NW 23rd St.

PINTA Miami is the largest curated boutique art fair in Miami devoted to art from Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Since its creation in 2007, PINTA has distinguished itself from the other art fairs by a specific geographic profile, while focusing on quality and Latin American art identities and issues. PINTA features mainstream galleries and artists with the aim of offering an international platform for the dissemination of art from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula.

Thursday, Dec. 3 through Saturday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

NE 31st St. and NE 1st Ave.

Now in its ninth year in the Wynwood Arts District, Red Dot Art Fair is located right across the street from the Art Miami and CONTEXT shows in the heart of the Miami arts scene. Much smaller in size with only 60 galleries, Red Dot is a diverse fair with galleries exhibiting contemporary painting, sculpture and photography as well as secondary market artworks. There is an opening reception on Tuesday, Dec. 1 from 6-10 p.m. that is open to the public and will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Wednesday, Dec. 2 through Saturday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
(Doors close at 5 p.m.)

The South Florida Luxury Guide will host the VIP Lounge and will showcase real exotic car engines by Tome Bates Design, luxury watchers and more. The lounge will be open for visitors to come by and relax during the show.

Modern Life Concept House
250 NW 24th St.

The first ELLE DECOR 2015 Modern Life Concept House will open in the Wynwood Arts District. The 6,000-square-foot condominium will showcase top Miami design talent and some of the nation’s finest suppliers of finishes, furnishings and decorative items. Matthew MacDonald, Elizabeth Martin, Sam Robin and Fernando Wong were hand selected to design the space to fit the creative spirit of Wynwood.  250 Wynwood is Fortis Development Group’s first in a series of sustainably built, creatively designed boutique residences. In keeping with Wynwood tradition, the building will be covered in original artwork curated by Wynwood gallerist Anthony Spinello of Spinello Projects.

Wednesday, Dec. 2 through Friday, Dec. 4

$35. Call 305.243.9088. Proceeds will benefit the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Society of the University of Miami.

Red Dot Art Fair

Red Dot Art Fair


« »

Leave a Reply

Scroll to top