Gem Guide to Miami Art Week 2017 Fairs

Have no clue what to do during Art Basel? Interested in art but don't know where to start? Check out my curated list of fairs for a unique Miami Art Week experience. Discover everything you need to know about the fairs at Miami Art Week 2017. 

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Whether you're a first-timer to Art Basel, an art connoisseur or a budget conscious explorer, there is plenty to experience! Miami Art Week kicks off on December 4th, bringing a plethora of satellite art fairs to both Miami Beach and Mainland Miami. Brace yourself for the craziness of the art world and make the most of the city by checking out my guide to some of the fairs coming to Miami Art Week 2017.

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 Photo Courtesy of AntheaMissy.com

Photo Courtesy of AntheaMissy.com


MIAMI BEACH

**ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH
When: Dec. 7 - 10, 2017
Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach
Tickets: $50 day ticket; $105 permanent pass (if purchased online in advance)
Learn more here.

AQUA ART MIAMI
When: Dec. 6-10, 2017
Where: Aqua Hotel, 1530 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach
Tickets: $20 one-day pass; $90 multi-day pass (multi-day pass includes access to Art Miami and Context)
Learn more here.

 Photo Courtesy of Design Miami

Photo Courtesy of Design Miami

DESIGN MIAMI
When: Dec. 6-10, 2017
Where: Meridian Avenue and 19th Street, Miami Beach Convention Center
Tickets: $25 one-day pass; $65 combo ticket
Learn more here.

FRIDGE ART FAIR
When: Dec. 3-10 2017
Where: Blue Moon Hotel, 944 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach
Tickets: $15
Learn more here.

INK MIAMI ART FAIR
When: Dec. 6-10, 2017
Where: Suites of Dorchester, 1850 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach
Tickets: Free
Learn more here.

 Photo taken by Stephanie Chan of The Hollywood Reporter 

Photo taken by Stephanie Chan of The Hollywood Reporter 

**MUSEUM OF ICE CREAM MIAMI
When: Dec. 6- January 22, 2017
Where: 3400 COLLINS AVE, Faena District Miami Beach, FL
Tickets: $38 after Dec. 11 ; $98 per person from December 6 -11, 2017
Learn more here.

NADA ART FAIR MIAMI BEACH
When: Dec. 7-10, 2017
Where: Ice Palace Studios, 59-71 NW 14th Street in Downtown
Tickets: $20 single day; $40 run of show
Learn more here.

 Photo courtesy of The Pulse Fair 

Photo courtesy of The Pulse Fair 

**PULSE MIAMI BEACH
When: Dec. 7-10, 2017
Where: Indian Beach Park, 4601 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach
Tickets: $25 one-day pass; $40 multi-day pass
Learn more here.
Free Admission for Miami-Dade Residents
Saturday, December 9       10am - 12pm
Sunday, December 10       10am - 12pm

SATELLITE ART SHOW
When: Dec. 7-10, 2017
Where: The Ocean Terrace Hotel, 7410 Ocean Terrace on Miami Beach
Tickets: $20 day pass; $40 week pass
Learn more here.

SCOPE MIAMI BEACH
When: Dec. 5-10, 2017
Where: Scope Pavilion, 801 Ocean Drive on Miami Beach
Tickets: $35 general admission
Learn more here.

UNTITLED ART FAIR
When: Dec. 5-10, 2017
Where: Ocean Drive and 12th Street on Miami Beach
Tickets: $30 general admission
More info:
Learn more here.


MAINLAND MIAMI

ART AFRICA MIAMI ARTS FAIR
When: Dec. 5 - 10, 2017
Where: 920 Northwest 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33136
Tickets: $15 GA ; $35 for Multi-Day Pass
Learn more here.

ART MIAMI
When: Dec. 5-10, 2017
Where: One Herald Plaza at NE 14th Street in Downtown
Tickets: $50 one-day pass (includes admission to Context); $95 multi-day pass (includes admission to Context and Aqua Art Miami)
Learn more here.

ART BEAT MIAMI ART FAIR
When: Dec. 6-10, 2017
Where: Caribbean Marketplace, 5925 NE 2nd Avenue in Little Haiti
Tickets: Free
Learn more here.

**ART OF BLACK MIAMI
When: Throughout Miami Art Week and year round
Where: Kroma Art Space, 3670 Grand Avenue in Coconut Grove and various locations
Tickets: Prices vary depending on event
Learn more here.

ARTSPOT MIAMI
When: Dec. 6-10, 2017
Where: ArtSpot Miami Tent, 1700 NE 2nd Avenue in the Miami Arts & Entertainment District
Tickets: $20 general admission; $50 opening preview + five-day pass
Learn more here.

 Photo Courtesy of  Art420 LLC

Photo Courtesy of Art420 LLC

**ART420 CANNABIS INSPIRED ART SHOW
When: Dec. 7-10, 2017
Where:NorthWynn Studios, 411 NW 36th Street, Miami, FL
Tickets: FREE
Learn more here.
The very essence of ART420 is to expose viewers to the richness and diversity of the Cannabis Culture through contemporary fine art. Artistic expressions including installations, paintings, prints, photography, performance art, digital and other forms of media will be on display for the public over the course of this 4-day exhibition.

CONTEXT ART MIAMI
When: Dec. 5-10, 2017
Where: One Herald Plaza at NE 14th Street in Downtown
Tickets: $45 one-day pass; $90 multi-day pass (includes admission to Art Miami and Aqua Art Miami)
Learn more here.

 Work by the Guerilla Girls for the 2017 noncommercial Fair at Brickell City Centre.

Work by the Guerilla Girls for the 2017 noncommercial Fair at Brickell City Centre.

FAIR
When: Dec. 7-10, 2017
Where: Brickell City Centre at 701 S Miami Ave. in Downtown Miami
Tickets: Free
Learn more here.  
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.

HIVE POP-UP ART VILLAGE AND LOUNGE
When: Dec. 6-10, 2017
Where: Mana Wynwood, 2250 NW 2nd Avenue in Wynwood
Tickets: Free
Learn more here.

**INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART
When: Opens Dec. 1
Where: 61 NE 41st ST
Tickets: Free
Learn more here.
Experience the grand opening of Miami’s newest venue for the most innovative art of our time in the Miami Design District.

MIAMI RIVER ART FAIR
When: Dec. 4-6, 2017
Where: James L. Knight International Center, 400 SE 2nd Avenue in Downtown
Tickets: Free
Learn more here.

MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL
When: Dec. 7-10, 2017
Where: HistoryMiami Museum, 101 W. Flagler Street in Downtown
Tickets:  
Learn more here.

88NATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION
When: Dec. 1 - 15, 2017
Where: 2100 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL
Tickets: Free
Learn more here.
The National YoungArts Foundation has an exhibition titled "Imagination Land: Fantastical Narrative" featuring works by 11 recent alumni that address "consumerism, gender roles, the environment and ceremonial ritual. 

PINTA MIAMI
When: Dec. 6-10, 2017
Where: Mana Wynwood, 2217 NW 5th Avenue in Wynwood
Tickets: $20
Learn more here.

 Work by Artist including Shawn Theodore showcased at the Prizm Art Fair in downtown Miami.

Work by Artist including Shawn Theodore showcased at the Prizm Art Fair in downtown Miami.

**PRIZM ART FAIR
When: Dec. 5-17, 2017
Where: 145 E Flagler St, Miami, FL 33131
Tickets: $15 one-day pass; $50 multi-day pass
Learn more here.

RED DOT MIAMI
When: Dec. 6-10, 2017
Where: Red Dot Miami Tent, 1700 NE 2nd Avenue in the Miami Arts & Entertainment District
Tickets: $25 general admission; $75 opening night + five-day pass
Learn more here.

 Photo Courtesy of Time Out 

Photo Courtesy of Time Out 

**SHANI CROWNE EXHIBIT
When: Dec. 1- Jan 13, 2017
Where: 56 NE 29th Street in Wynwood; Gallery 88, 237 20th St, Miami, FL 33139
Tickets: Free
Learn more here.
Shani Crowe is known for exploring the connectivity between people of African descent through intricate works of braided hair. One of her most famous pieces—a soaring halo that took about 50 hours of labor—was worn elegantly by Solange Knowles during her performance on Saturday Night Live.

SPECTRUM MIAMI
When: Dec. 6-10, 2017
Where: Spectrum Miami Tent, 1700 NE 2nd Avenue in the Miami Arts & Entertainment District
Tickets: $25 general admission; $75 opening night + five-day pass
Learn more here.

SUPERFINE FAIR
When: Dec. 6-10, 2017
Where: 56 NE 29th Street in Wynwood
Tickets: $10 day pass; $35 all access pass
Learn more here.

WYNWOOD WALLS
When: Dec. 7-10, 2017
Where: 2520 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL
Tickets: Free
Learn more here.

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