Art Basel is the second largest arts fair in the world, second only to Art Basel, in Basel Switzerland. It occurs annually and draws hundreds and thousands of spectator, artists, art dealers, and art collectors. There are literally hundreds of events and attractions during the fair and it takes place in large tents on both Miami Beach and in the Design District. This arts mecca lasts for only 5 days and it is one of the largest revenue generators for South Florida. Here are some of the most highly anticipated attractions, please note the show dates as Art Basel runs officially from December 5-9, but many events are open sooner!
Art Miami is located in the Midtown neighborhood and carries art from over 125 countries and galleries. It is on its’ 24th year and is the longest running art fair in the city. It contains some of the most important contemporary art in the world. It runs from December 3-8.
3101 NE 1st Avenue, Miami
Design Miami features the worlds top designers, curators, and collectors to the location outside the Miami Beach Convention Center. There are 35 design galleries from 9 countries exhibiting 20th and 21st century furniture, lighting, and architecture. This fair takes place from December 4 to December 8.
Miami Beach Convention Center P-Lot
Meridian Avenue and 19th Street, Miami Beach
Elle Décor Modern Life Concept House
For those interested in real estate and design this is a must see. Elle Décor pairs top designers and lifestyle brands to transform a waterfront estate in Sunset Island 2 in Miami Beach. December 4-8
1435 West 27th Street, Miami Beach