Art Basel Miami Beach

Art Basel Miami Beach 2017 and Satellite Fairs Guide

Guerrilla Girls' billboards will be displayed at Fair.
Guerrilla Girls' billboards will be displayed at Fair. Photo by Andrew Hindraker
Haven't set foot in a gallery or museum in months? That will probably change next week when the art world descends upon the Magic City for Art Basel and the surrounding Miami Art Week activities.

Though some consider Art Basel and its satellite fairs a glorified flea market, it's still a thrilling way to see some of the best contemporary art and trends. Fairs such as NADA, Pulse, and Art Miami also seem to match the insanity happening at the Miami Beach Convention Center, while quirkier fairs like Superfine! and Satellite can come off a bit more tongue-in-cheek but are well worth visiting. Then there are events such as Prizm and Fair that hope to correct the power imbalance in an art economy that favors white men over women and people of color.

That's not to say you should brush off the grandaddy of them all, Art Basel. From blue-chip works to museum-quality contemporary art, the convention center will be packed with some of the most recognizable names in the art world.

Here's your guide to all the action happening at the tents.

Miami Beach

Art Basel Miami Beach. December 7-10. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach. $50-$130;

Aqua Art Miami. December 7-10. Aqua Hotel, 1530 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $20-$95;

Design Miami. December 6-10. Meridian Avenue and 19th Street, Miami Beach. $20-$100;

Form. December 6-10. Washington Avenue and 17th Street, Miami. $25-$200;

Fridge Art Fair. December 3-10. Blue Moon Hotel, 944 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $10-$15;

Ink Miami. December 6-10. Suites of Dorchester, 1850 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Free;

Satellite. December 7-10. Ocean Terrace Hotel, 7410 Ocean Ter., Miami Beach. $20-$40;

Pulse Miami Beach. December 7-10. Indian Beach Park, 4601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $15-$40;

Scope Miami Beach. December 5-10. Scope Pavilion, 801 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach. $25-$150;

Untitled, Miami Beach. December 6-10. Ocean Drive and 12th Street, Miami Beach. $20-$30;


ArtSpot Miami.
December 6-10. 1700 NE Second Ave., Miami. $10-$50;

Pinta Miami. December 6-10. Mana Wynwood, 2217 NE Fifth Ave., Miami. $10-$20;

Red Dot Miami. December 6-10. 1700 NE Second Ave., Miami. $10-$85;

Spectrum Miami. December 6-10. 1700 NE Second Ave., Miami. $10-$85;

Superfine! December 6-10. 56 NE 29th St., Miami. $10-$50;

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Tony Oursler's R_G_B_ (2017) from Galerie Forsblom at Art Miami.
Galerie Forsblom

Art Miami.
December 5-10. 1 Herald Plaza, Miami. $35-$250;

Context. December 5-10. 1 Herald Plaza, Miami. $35-$250;

Fair. December 7-10, Brickell City Centre, 701 S. Miami Ave., Miami. Free;
Miami River Art Fair. December 4-6. James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami. $10-$20;

Miami Street Photography Festival. December 7-10. HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Free;

NADA Miami. December 7-10. Ice Palace Studios, 59 NW 14th St., Miami. $10-$40;

Prizm Art Fair. December 5-17. Mana Downtown, 145 E. Flagler St., Miami. $15-$150;

Little Haiti

Art Beat Miami. December 6-10. Caribbean Marketplace, 5925 NE Second Ave., Miami. Free;

Now or Neverland Art Fair: Ode to Hip Hop. December 6-10. Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59th Ter., Miami. Most events free;


Art Africa Miami. December 5-10, Historic Clyde Killens Hall, 920 NW Second Ave., Miami. $15-$35.
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