Get ready. Year two, round two. Today through Sunday, only in Miami! Okay, so you think you don't really like art. At some of the Art Basel events you might not even run into it, at least in a traditional sense. Over on Miami Beach, art from the world's top galleries will be formally housed in the convention center; you have to pay to see it there. But literally on the beach you can see work from alternative galleries in twenty shipping containers on the sand. In the Townhouse Hotel, rooms of art. In the Art Video Lounge, at ArtCenter/South Florida Gallery ... you get the point. That's official Basel. Across the causeways in Miami there's more. Tonight Art Loves Design: the evening of myriad openings, performance art, street theater, whatever in the Design District that was last year's highlight. Head south to the events in Wynwood, the so-called "up and coming" arts district. There you can take trolleys to galleries, and pick up breakfasts for the next several days. The Miami night will be topped off with the latest circus from George Sanchez-Calderon, who will throw a big arty party complete with Ferris wheel at midnight. Friday, it's over to Coral Gables, maybe to Fred Snitzer, Diana Lowenstein, Cernuda Arte, the Museum of Science. Or take a dance break at the Hadley Park Black Box Theater for the Black Burlesque show. Saturday check in with some of the private local collectors, who will be hosting tours, or head to Little Havana for a mixed media show, or visit all that stuff you couldn't get to the first time. It's all good. It's all cheap. It's... More >>>