Art aficionados and locals alike will get to enjoy arguably one of the most prestigious shows in the world and it’s taking place in Miami Beach, starting Wednesday, December 2nd.
Visitors can enjoy works from more than 260 art galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. That’s artwork by over 4,000 artists. Whether an art collector or simply an art lover, this event will make anyone fall in love with art all over again.
Public Show Days
Thursday, Dec, 3rd through Sunday, Dec. 6th
Thursday – 3pm to 8pm
Friday – noon to 8pm
Saturday – noon to 8pm
Sunday – noon to 6pm
One- Day Ticket $47
Permanent Pass $100
Reduced One-Day Ticket (Students with ID, Senior Citizens aged 62 and above, Groups of 10 or more) $30
Combination Day ticket (Art Basel & Design Miami) -valid one day either Dec 3, 4, 5 or 6 $60
Tickets can be purchased at the Miami Beach Convention Center box offices located in halls A/B, C and D starting Thursday or online at anytime.
Parking is available at the municipal parking lot on Convention Center Drive. If you don’t mind walking a block, there is also a parking garage located on 17th street.
For those opting for public transportation, you can take the free Miami-Dade Art Express bus service that will take you straight to Art Basel from various spots in Miami. The 40-foot bus, with free WiFi, will come around every 20 minutes from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. until Sunday – the last day of Art Basel.
Stops will be located at:
- Miami Beach Convention Center – 17 St. and Convention Center Dr.
- Design District – NE 1st Ave. and 38 St.
- Wynwood – NW 2nd Ave. and 29 St.
- Midtown – NE 29 St. and 1st Ave.
Art Basel is not just for those who love their artwork on canvas. There are films, installations, conversations and more.
Art Basel Conversations
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
In a one hour panel discussion, Trevor Paglen and Jenny Holzer will discuss the current information and communication conditions through tracing the paths of information gathering systems. Holzer will also present her ideas on rivaling ignorance and violence with humor and kindness. This event, held at the Miami Beach Convention Center, is free and open to the public.
There are even more discussions to listen to. Click here for more.
The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse
9:00 a.m. – onwards
Check out various out of the ordinary installations and art at this event taking place in a Wynwood warehouse located at 591 NW 27th Street. Admission costs $10 but that money will be donated to the Lotus House Homeless Shelter.
Art Basel Film
8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Movie aficionados can enjoy the nice Miami weather along with a film at Art Basel Film. The outdoor screening at SoundScape Park, 500 17th Street, will be showing James Crump: Troublemakers – The Story of Land Art. The film goes over the history of land art in the 1960s and 70s . It also shows rare footage and interviews with known New York artists. After the movie there will be a panel discussion with director James Crump and Film curator Marian Masone. This event is free and open to the public.
And this is not the only film playing! Click here for the full schedule.
Art Basel Crowdfunding Lab
11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
A new addition to Art Basel, the Crowdfunding Lab, in partnership with Kickstarter, is meant to engage participants in its crowdfunding initiative by connecting art lovers and patrons to innovative projects. Check it out at the Botanical Garden located at 2000 Convention Center Drive.
Click here to view more Crowdfunding Lab events.
The Art Basel App
For those wanting to get the most out of their Art Basel experience, there’s an app! You can search and browse the galleries and artists. If you’re trying to look for your favorite artist? Browse through the interactive floor map to navigate through each exhibition and gallery. You can even look for your favorite works and share it with friends. The app works with iOS and Android.
For more on Art Basel, click here.