A Concise Guide to Miami Art Fairs

Valet parking outside Art Basel Miami Beach 2012.PHOTO BY ANDREW RUSSETH

Valet parking outside the Miami Beach Convention Center for Art Basel Miami Beach 2012.

For the first few days of December, a good percentage of the international art world will be in Miami for its annual week of art fairs, wheeling and dealing, partying and networking—reveling in the apparently never-ending art-market boom. Art Basel Miami Beach is the main draw, but there are also numerous other satellite fairs aiming to draw crowds, each with its own focus. Below, a succinct guide to the action. (Note that the hours listed are for the general public. There are also VIP times, vernissage times, and press times, and if you can secure a VIP card—or a friend with one—the rules of the game change.)

The king of them all, with more than 250 galleries—the bluest of the blue chip.
Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach
Hours: Thursday, December 4, 2014, 3–8 p.m.; December 5–6, 12–8 p.m.; December 7, 2014, 12–6 p.m.
Admission: adults $45, all days $100, students/seniors $30

The New Art Dealers Alliance, which started its Miami fair in 2003, will have about 100 exhibitors—a bevy of young galleries alongside onetime-scrappy outfits that are now established.
Location: Deauville Beach Resort, 6701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Hours: December 4, 2–8 p.m.; December 5–6, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; December 7, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Admission: Free

In its third year, Untitled will have about 100 galleries in a tent on the beach at 12th Street. The focus is on emerging and mid-career artists.
Location: On the beach at Ocean Drive and 12th Street
Hours: December 3, 3–7 p.m.; December 4–6, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.; December 7, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Admission: adults $25, students/seniors/Miami Beach residents $15

The 25-year-old fair will present some 200 galleries—125 in its main section and 75 in its Context section, which focuses on young artists—in a tent in Wynwood.
Location: 3101 NE 1st Avenue, Miami
Hours: December 3, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; December 4–6, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; December 7, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Admission: adults $35, with catalog $75, multi-day $105, students and seniors $105

The blue-chip design fair is toasting its 10th edition this year with 35 design galleries. It’s conveniently located just across the street from Miami Basel.
Location: Meridian Avenue & 19th Street
Hours: December 3–4, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; December 5, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; December 6, 12–8 p.m.; December 7, 12–6 p.m.

Admission: adults $25, students and seniors $55

Run by Art Market Productions, which organizes Texas Contemporary, Art Market Hamptons, and other fairs, Miami Project will include just under 100 exhibitors in a tent in Miami, near Art Miami.
Location: Corner of NE 1st Avenue and NE 34th Street, Miami
Hours: December 3–4, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; December 5, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; December 6, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; December 7, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Admission: adults $25, multi-day pass $35

For its 10th edition, the satellite fair moves from Miami to a tent in Indian Beach Park in Miami Beach. It features 70-odd exhibitors.
Location: 4601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Hours: December 4, 1 p.m.–7 p.m.; December 5–6, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; December 7, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Admission: adults $20, multi-day pass $25, students/seniors $10

More than 100 exhibitors will fill a pavilion in Miami Beach for Scope. There is also a Heineken House area, which features live painting performances and Heineken beer.
Location: 910 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
Hours: December 3–7, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Admission: adults $30, students $20

– Ink
Red Dot

Information compiled by Anna Heyward

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28 November 2014 | 5:23 am – Source: artnews.com


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