Art Basel Miami Beach

Miami Art Week 2018 Brought Tessa Thompson, Bono, and Other Stars to Town

Tessa Thompson
Tessa Thompson Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Bombay Sapphire
click to enlarge Devon Windsor, Teyana Taylor, Tessa Thompson, Sasha Lane, and Laura Harrier - SANSHO SCOTT /BFA
Devon Windsor, Teyana Taylor, Tessa Thompson, Sasha Lane, and Laura Harrier
Sansho Scott /BFA
While you were waiting in traffic and lusting after $30 glasses of champagne at the art fairs, celebrities touched down in Miami to party, perform, and, yes, even look at some art. These are the famous faces spotted around town last week.
click to enlarge Tessa Thompson - JAMIE MCCARTHY/GETTY IMAGES FOR BOMBAY SAPPHIRE
Tessa Thompson
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Actor Tessa Thompson hosted Bombay Sapphire's annual Artisan Series party, which also included appearances by Sofi Tukker and Kevin Garnett.
click to enlarge Meek Mill and Rick Ross - SETH BROWARNIK/WORLDREDEYE.COM
Meek Mill and Rick Ross
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Meek Mill and Rick Ross spent Friday night at South Beach club Rockwell, which hosted a 1Oak pop-up.
click to enlarge Cuba Gooding Jr. with fans. - GETTY IMAGES FOR WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND
Cuba Gooding Jr. with fans.
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Cuba Gooding Jr. posed for selfies at the 25th-anniversary celebration of the vintage shop What Goes Around Comes Around, held at the Versace Mansion.
click to enlarge Young Thug - EMMA DIMARCO | BFA
Young Thug
Emma DiMarco | BFA
Frankly, it'd have been rude of Young Thug not to show up at an exhibit titled "Young Thug as Paintings," held at Scope Art Fair.
click to enlarge 2 Chainz - ANDREW TOTH/GETTY IMAGES FOR COURVOISIER
2 Chainz
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Rapper 2 Chainz lent his talents to close out Courvosier's In Honor of Your City event.
click to enlarge Serena Williams, Alicia Keys, and Venus Williams - CRAIG BARRITT/GETTY IMAGES
Serena Williams, Alicia Keys, and Venus Williams
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Alicia Keys partied with Serena and Venus Williams at Bacardi's No Commission event.
click to enlarge Issa Rae - CINDY ORD/GETTY IMAGES FOR SAMSUNG
Issa Rae
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Issa Rae stopped by Samsung's Creators Brunch on Star Island.
click to enlarge Bono - GETTY IMAGES
Bono
Getty Images
Bono's (RED) initiative staged a silent auction in the Design District, and the U2 frontman himself showed up to support.
click to enlarge Luka Sabbat and Virgil Abloh - MICHAËL HUARD / SAY WHO
Luka Sabbat and Virgil Abloh
Michaƫl Huard / Say Who
The artist duo Hot Mess staged its first Art Week exhibit, "Free Money," at the ArtPark in the Design District, flanked by celebrities including Virgil Abloh.
click to enlarge Paris Hilton and Serena Williams at the Casa Tua Karaoke Party with Cocktail Experiences by Beefeater Pink during Art Basel Miami. - SEAN ZANNI PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEEFEATER PINK
Paris Hilton and Serena Williams at the Casa Tua Karaoke Party with Cocktail Experiences by Beefeater Pink during Art Basel Miami.
Sean Zanni Photography for Beefeater Pink
Casa Tua's karaoke night drew an eclectic mix of stars, including Paris Hilton and Serena Williams.
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Ciara LaVelle is New Times' former arts and culture editor. She earned her BS in journalism at Boston University and moved to Florida in 2004. She joined New Times' staff in 2011.
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