Art’s winter playground, Art Basel Miami Beach, starts today! And if you’re in Miami this week you should definitely get in on the action. This is the place to be for the international artworld, and Miami’s glittering nightlife gets turned up a notch with artists, curators and dealers in town for exclusive showings, openings, and exhibitions. The great news? Not all activities are for the rich and famous. There are a number of cool events happening this week that are either open to the public, or open via RSVP – and lucky for you, we’ve gathered all the info below. Now get out there and start schmoozing!!
The interactive space of Pop-Up Street Art will spotlight the work of world renowned artists and raise funds for the restoration of one of Miami’s most iconic buildings. Hosted by the Art |History Mural Project Exhibition, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Friends of Miami Marine Stadium, families are encouraged to attend as children will be invited to assist in the creation of large-scale murals. Show Dates/Hours: December 1-7, 10am-10pm. Free and open to the general public. Opening reception by invitation only, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miami Marine Stadium, 5 NW 36th Street, at North Miami Avenue, Midtown Miami, http://www.arthistory2014.com
The first yearly Miami Photo Salon is an encounter to celebrate photography. Open to everyone, the Festival will take celebrate the work of artists, professional and students in a 4,000 square-foot exhibition hall. Exhibit Dates/Hours: December 2-4, 11am-9pm / December 5, 9:30am-9pm. Tickets: $6-$75
Kaplan Hall / Wolfson Auditorium, Temple Israel of Greater Miami,137 NE 19th Street, Miami, 786-360-9333 email@example.com
Harper’s BAZAAR returns to Miami for the third year with both public and private programming featuring fashion and international beauty brands. The Day of Beauty returns with enhanced interactive programming to present a curated collection of brands and experiences. Show Dates/Hours: December 3-5, 11am-6pm. Open to the public with RSVP.
Soho Beach House, 4385 Collins Avenue, 8th floor, Miami Beach, http://Sohobeachhouse.com
AQUA ART MIAMI – VIP PREVIEW: Wednesday, December 3, 3 – 10 pm
Aqua Art 2014 features 46 exhibitors from North and South America, Europe and Asia with a dynamic range of high-quality art in all media from painting, photography and works on paper to design, sculpture, installation, video and multimedia art. Innovative interdisciplinary programming, multimedia installations and other happenings will create an immersive experience for fair goers. Show Dates/Hours: Dec 4,12-9pm / Dec 5-6, 11am-9pm / Dec 7, 11am-6pm. Tickets: $10- $75
Aqua Hotel, 1530 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, www.aquaartmiami.com
SPECTRUM Miami, a juried, contemporary art fair, features an international slate of top galleries and artists along with live performances, curated Art Lab projects and late night parties. Cirque du Soleil will present two sneak peak previews of Amaluna, one of its newest touring shows, in front of SPECTRUM. Special surprise performances will also take place inside the SPECTRUM tent at 6, 7 and 8 pm. Show Dates/Hours: Dec 4-6, 1-9pm / Dec 7, 12-6pm. Tickets: $7.50 – $25, Children under 15 free.
3011 NE 1st Avenue at NE 30th Street, Wynwood, http://www.spectrum-miami.com
The Disaronno Terrace will feature a live performance by a surprise DJ while guests sip signature Disaronno cocktails including the popular Disaronno Sparkling Sour. Visit website for attendance information.
Gale Hotel Rooftop, 1690 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach http://www.disaronno.com