Art Basel Miami Beach

Free Events This Week in Miami: Miami Art Week Edition

In typical big-city fashion, Miami isn't giving anybody a breather between all the holiday happenings. Hydrate and flush out that Thanksgiving tryptophan, 'cause it's Miami Art Week. Whether you keep it all museums all the time or bounce from fair to fair, the annual Art Basel madness is officially upon us this week. To aid your artistic journey, we've collected an assortment of free activities to get you through Miami's most insane time of year — let's hope with a little saved up cash to spare by week's end. 

  • Clima by Xavier Cortada at Milander Center for Arts & Entertainment: Kicking off today, this series of panels and performances by Cortada artistically spotlights Hialeah's vulnerable position in the ongoing climate-change challenges facing South Florida. 
  • Martha Friedman at Locust Projects: Head to Locust for the Basel reception of "Pore," an exhibition of new work by Brooklyn-based artist Friedman, in addition to New York choreographer/dancer Silas Riener, who will interact with the sculptural installation through a performance developed collaboratively with Friedman. 
  • Opening night at ICA Miami: Miami's newest contemporary art museum invites all to the opening reception of Alex Bag’s exhibition, "The Van (Redux)," along with Shannon Ebner’s ongoing exhibition, "A Public Character."
  • Ink Miami at Suites of Dorchester: This longtime Basel fair focuses on modern and contemporary works on paper by internationally renowned artists.
  • Satellite at Various: This Basel fair has a bit of everything, from film to performance to live printmaking and more. 
  • Art Basel Base Camp at F.A.M.E. Studios Wynwood: Replenish and refresh between Basel bounces at this setup of stations. 
  • Tatyana Falalizadeh at Butter Gallery: The Brooklyn-based illustrator/painter brings her groundbreaking art series Stop Telling Women to Smile to Miami this Tuesday, and visitors can attend a talk and workshop detailing this artistic call to stop street harassment of women. 
  • Local Legends Presented by Standard Textile at the Wynwood Yard: Catch three Miami musical favorites — Psychic Mirrors, ArtOfficial, and Spam Allstars — for a night of drinks and 305 appreciation.
  • Carole A. Feuerman at the National Hotel: Guests will meet the world-renowned sculptor and enjoy her one-of-a-kind, hyperrealistic sculptures throughout the hotel, live entertainment, and cocktails and bites from Tamara Bistro. 
  • PerforMIA 2015 at ArtCenter: Curated by Miami artist Liz Ferrer, this one-day performance festival, In Between, concentrates on subversive artists whose practice challenges their own personal and social relationships with identity politics.

  • The Miami Street Photography Festival at HistoryMiami: Don't miss this international celebration of emerging and innovative photographers from around the globe, featuring artists such as Bruce Davidson, David Alan Harvey, Peter Turnley, and Maggie Steber.
  • Fridge Art Fair at Holiday Inn Miami Beach: The boutique, soft sell, dog-friendly satellite fair returns for its second year. 
  • Historic Overtown Soul Basel at the Black Archives: The fifth-annual Art Africa Miami Arts Fair will present a multidisciplinary exhibition of fine contemporary art from the global African diaspora.
  • Ana Exposito Mijan at Baths2Go: Watch the plastic artist and graphic designer paint on Bath2Go's custom sinks.
  • Patrick & the Swayzees at the Wynwood Yard: Join the human jukebox from Key West, and enjoy an afterparty DJ set by Pirate Stereo. 

  • BØRNS at the Wynwood Yard: Dive into Basel this Friday with a night of cocktails, dancing, food trucks, and American singer-songwriter BØRNS, whose debut studio album on Interscope Records was released in October.
  • Noches Tropicales at Tropical Park: Grammy Award-winning Marlow Rosado and La Riqueña Band perform this free outdoor concert.

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