19 Events You Can’t Miss During Miami Art Week

Art Video Nights at Art Basel

Art Basel Miami Beach
December 6-9, 2012
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The granddaddy of all Miami Art Week shows, Art Basel attracts more than 260 galleries from around the world to showcase the work of more than 2,000 artists, with special attention paid to young galleries, performance artists, public art projects and video art.

Artexpo Miami + MIAMI SOLO
December 5-9, 2012
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The world’s largest fine art trade show returns to the Wynwood Arts District for a second year to showcase the work of established and emerging artists working in media ranging from painting to sculpture to photography. Artexpo Miami + Miami SOLO is also the only show to bring the buyers to its exhibitors with special daily trade hours.

Art Africa Miami
December 4-9, 2012
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After a successful inaugural event in 2011, Art Africa returns to present the city’s largest showcase of contemporary artists from the African Diaspora at this juried multidisciplinary event.

Art Asia
December 5-9, 2012
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The world’s preeminent Asian contemporary art fair presents work from Asian artists around the world, with a focus on Near Eastern, Middle Eastern and South East Asian artists in 2012.

Art Miami
December 5-9, 2012
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Miami’s longest-running contemporary art fair—known for its variety of works and gallery-like atmosphere—is a must-attend event for serious collectors, curators and interior designers.

Aqua Art Miami
December 6-9, 2012
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Located at the Aqua Hotel in Miami Beach, this seven-year-old contemporary art fair endeavors to connect emerging artists with young galleries and dealers.

The Betsy Hotel
Beginning Dec 3, 2012
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Give your feet a much-needed rest at this boutique hotel, which is mounting an exhibition of The Bob Bonis Archive, featuring never-before-seen photos of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

Design Miami/
December 5-9, 2012
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This global design forum brings together some of the world’s most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and art critics.

Miami River Art Fair
December 4-9, 2012
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The Miami River Art Fair is an inaugural international contemporary art fair and the only waterfront one taking place during Miami Art Week.

Miami Says ART
December 3-9, 2012
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Visionary artist Martin Kreloff’s retrospective, presented by the JW Marriott Hotel Miami, is an exhibition 35 years in the making—with a time capsule full of portraits and a multimedia documentary with photos and videos from 1976.

NADA
December 6-9, 2012
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Hosted by the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA), this annual art fair—the only major American art fair that is run by a nonprofit organization—aims to uncover and explore new or underexposed art that is not typical of the “art establishment.”

Overture Miami
December 4-9, 2012
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This contemporary art fair—hosted by Arts For a Better World—returns to Miami for its third edition with a newly redesigned and enhanced international platform for contemporary artists.

PooL Art Fair
December 7-9, 2012
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Inspired by the French tradition of artists fairs, PooL is one of the country’s leading shows dedicated to unrepresented artists.

PULSE Miami
December 6-9, 2012
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PULSE showcases progressive art from a wide range of contemporary artists in three of the world’s most forward-thinking cities, including this annual Miami event.

Red Dot Art Fair
December 5-9, 2012
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Red Dot’s focus on presenting “work of lasting value and beyond current trends” makes it a can’t-miss event for serious collectors and curators.

SCOPE Miami
December 4-9, 2012
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With its focus on innovative galleries and works of art from markets around the world, SCOPE has established itself as a premier spot for discovering emerging international artists.

Verge Art Fair
December 6-9, 2012
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Classified as an “ongoing experiment in art, markets, ideas and the art culture,” Verge has worked with a number of art schools, museums, critics and curators to attract attendees who are interested in art from a human interest perspective, not a financial one.

Wine by the Bay
December 1-31, 2012
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One of downtown Miami’s favorite wine stores—which boasts stunning views of Biscayne Bay—also stocks an impressive supply of artwork (courtesy of owner Stefano Campanini, who also owns Etra Fine Art), and will present “Transitions,” an exhibition examining the connection between organic and construction, during Miami Art Week.

The Wynwood Walls
Open year-round
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Conceived of by renowned community revitalizer Tony Goldman, this year-round outdoor art park has helped to transform the warehouse district of Wynwood into the city’s hottest neighborhood for artists.

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