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The Ten Best Free Miami Art Week Events

Do you have your Miami Art Week plans?
Do you have your Miami Art Week plans? Photo by Alex Markow
click to enlarge Do you have your Miami Art Week plans? - PHOTO BY ALEX MARKOW
Do you have your Miami Art Week plans?
Photo by Alex Markow
Miami Art Week can be overwhelming, especially if you have champagne taste on a beer budget. So as the Magic City prepares to take on the annual art bacchanal, we're here to guide you to some of the best events around town that'll cost you a total of zero dollars.

This guide is just a starting point and by no means an exhaustive list of what's happening during the week. Get out there and explore.
click to enlarge Guerrilla Girls' billboards will be displayed at Fair. - PHOTO BY ANDREW HINDRAKER
Guerrilla Girls' billboards will be displayed at Fair.
Photo by Andrew Hindraker
1. Fair. Make your way to the new Brickell City Centre on Metromover for Miami's first all-women, noncommercial art fair. Co-curated by Zoe Lukov and Anthony Spinello, Fair calls itself "an alternative non-commercial art fair. A platform for a diverse and multigenerational group of women artists, Fair seeks to address gender inequality in the art world and beyond by providing space for radical women artists to create site-specific interventions in a non-traditional venue." Fair's three sectors are Fair Market, Fair Trade, and Fair Play, presenting works by Yoko Ono, Guerrilla Girls, Jillian Mayer, and others. Head to the Langford Hotel Thursday, December 7, for the free official afterparty from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, December 7, through Sunday, December 10, at Brickell City Centre, 701 S. Miami Ave., 305-350-9922; fairmarket.art.
click to enlarge The Showcase's exhibiting artist, Maximilian Mueller. - PHOTO COURTESY OF PITCHBLEND.
The Showcase's exhibiting artist, Maximilian Mueller.
Photo courtesy of Pitchblend.
2. The Showcase Global Creators Series. Miami's skateboarding community is in for a treat this week. Adidas Skateboarding and Juxtapoz magazine are making the Historic Walgreens Building in downtown Miami home to the Showcase. Visitors can check out work from up-and-coming international artists who will show in company with featured artists Lucy Sparrow, Jean Julian, Conor Harrington, and Ron English. You can also wander to the Showcase's indoor skatepark a block north of the Historic Walgreens Building. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 7 through Sunday, December 10, at the Juxtapoz Clubhouse in the Historic Walgreens Building, 200 E. Flagler St., Miami; adidas.com/us/skateboarding.

3. Miami Street Photography Festival. Get your cameras ready. The event at HistoryMiami, accessible by Metrorail, will present contemporary street and documentary photography from more than 50 countries. Offering a range of happenings, from artist talks to photo walks to photographer meet-and-greets, the fest is stacked with a jam-packed schedule of events. Featured guests include renowned photographers Alessandra Sanguinetti, Constantine Manos, Larry Fink, Richard Sandler, Maggie Steber, and Harvey Stein. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, December 7, through Saturday, December 9, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, December 10, at HistoryMiami Museum, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami; 305-375-1492; historymiami.org. Tickets via historymiami.org.
click to enlarge Twelve new murals will debut during Miami Art Week 2017. - COURTESY OF WYNWOOD WALLS
Twelve new murals will debut during Miami Art Week 2017.
Courtesy of Wynwood Walls
4. "humanKIND" at Wynwood Walls. When your cousins come to town, one of the first things they'll want to see is Wynwood Walls. And you can't blame them; these walls are pretty awesome. This Thursday, Wynwood Walls will unveil 12 new murals from international street artists Seth Globepainter, Joe Iurato, Leon Keer, Tristan Eaton, Lady Pink, eL Seed, 2SHY, Audrey Kawasaki, Bordalo II, Pro176, Risk, and Martin Watson. Wynwood Walls' Art Week exhibit, "humanKIND," will offer works inspired by compassion, humanity, and empathy. Get to know the artists during a panel discussion in the Goldman Global Arts Gallery this Thursday at 6 p.m. Wynwood Walls will be open longer hours this Thursday through Sunday. 10 a.m. to midnight Thursday, December 7, through Sunday, December 10, at Wynwood Walls, 2520 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-531-4411; thewynwoodwalls.com.
click to enlarge Sweat out all of that free alcohol. - COURTESY OF CLASS PASS
Sweat out all of that free alcohol.
Courtesy of Class Pass
5. Rise by We Wellness Pop-Up. Here's your chance to sweat out all of that free alcohol you've been consuming during Miami Art Week. Offering workouts such as yoga, sound bowl meditations, and power Pilates, Rise by We has partnered with some of Miami's top studios to help you recharge from the Basel madness. Jugofresh is supplying the healthy bites, and Vanity Project is offering mini manis, 'cause you've got to have those fresh nails for the weekend festivities. Check out the full list of events for your mind, body, and spirit at risebywemiami.splashthat.com. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 6, through Friday, December 8, at WeWork South of Fifth, 429 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach; 877-960-2074; RSVP via risebywemiami.splashthat.com.
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