Art Basel Miami Beach

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

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click to enlarge Dale Zine's new pop-up shop in downtown Miami. - PHOTO COURTESY OF DALE ZINE
Dale Zine's new pop-up shop in downtown Miami.
Photo courtesy of Dale Zine
6. Dale Kids Day. Independent publisher Dale Zine opened its Miami Art Week pop-up shop in a vacant jewelry store at the 777 Mall. A slew of events will happen at the shop throughout the week and offer free drinks and beer for the adults, but they're also catering to an underrepresented Basel crowd: children. This Sunday, the shop will host Dale Kids Day. Children and teens will be able to submit their zines for display at the shop. There are no rules when it comes to making zines, so get creative, kids. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, December 10, at Dale Zine Shop, 141 E. Flagler St., Miami;
7. Art Beat Miami. Take a break from the Miami Beach hoopla and head to the Caribbean Marketplace at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex. The fourth-annual Art Beat satellite art fair will offer exhibits, murals, live music, food, and other fun, all inspired by Haiti. Noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 7, through Sunday, December 10, 2017, at Caribbean Marketplace in the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 5925 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-492-7868;
click to enlarge Amy Winehouse in Fallen Friend on the Walk of Stars. - © DAVID LACHAPELLE STUDIO / COURTESY OF TASCHEN
Amy Winehouse in Fallen Friend on the Walk of Stars.
© David LaChapelle Studio / Courtesy of TASCHEN
8. David LaChapelle. David LaChapelle is celebrating the release of his two new books, Lost + Found and Good News, in Miami Beach this Friday. In a recent interview with New Times, LaChapelle explained his final publications. “I just feel it. I know there won’t be more books like this,” he said. “They’re definitely the culmination of everything I’ve imagined.” Here's your chance to meet the artist and get your copies signed. This event will fill up fast, so RSVP now. 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, December 8, at Taschen Books, 1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-538-6185; RSVP via
Calling all fashionistas. - PHOTO BY AMADEUS MCCASKILL
Calling all fashionistas.
Photo by Amadeus McCaskill
9. Patricia Field's "Artfashion" Opening-Night Party at White Dot Gallery. You might know Patricia Field from costuming a little show called Sex and the City. Now she's heading to sunny South Florida to celebrate the opening night of the "Artfashion" exhibit at White Dot Gallery this Thursday. The soiree will include a gallery exhibition and a pop-up shop with a curated selection of original "Artfashion" pieces. Visitors can check out the sculptures on display by Kyle Brincefield, Scooter Laforge, Jody Morlock, Suzan Pitt, Steven Wine, and Iris Bonner. 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, December 7, at White Dot Gallery, 2245 NW Second Ave., Miami; 917-624-7599; RSVP via [email protected].
click to enlarge Daniel Joseph Martinez, guest speaker for this year’s Breakfast in the Park event for Art Basel week. - PHOTO COURTESY OF NEWS TRAVELS FAST
Daniel Joseph Martinez, guest speaker for this year’s Breakfast in the Park event for Art Basel week.
Photo courtesy of News Travels Fast
10. Breakfast in the Park With Daniel Joseph Martinez. You could stay home this Sunday. Or you could make the most of the last day of Miami Art Week by indulging in an artsy morning meal. Breakfast in the Park offers complimentary food and a special lecture by Los Angeles-based multidisciplinary artist Daniel Joseph Martinez. The event will also offer guided tours of the Frost Art Museum's sculpture park and exhibitions. 9:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, December 10, at Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU, 10975 SW 17th St., Miami; 305-348-2890. RSVP via
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