Your Guide to Art Basel and Miami Art Week

© Art Basel

The world’s largest art fair is back and lighting up Miami Beach. Art Basel, the premier modern and contemporary art fair, is making its way to the 305 for its North American iteration of the three city event.

Contemporary Fine Arts

Showcasing 269 galleries and running from December 5th through the 8th, Art Basel’s eclectic range of art has something for everyone. Paintings, sculptures, photography, film and all that encapsulate the art of today will be displayed at Art Basel, attracting art connoisseurs to celebrities to everyone in between.

What is Art Basel?

Massimo de Carlo

Art Basel was formed in 1970 in Basel, Switzerland, when artists Ernst Beyeler, Trudl Bruckner and Balz Hilt collaborated to host an art fair. It was an immediate success garnering over 16,000 attendees in its inaugural year to view 90 galleries from 10 countries.

In the ensuing years Art Basel has grown to three host cities, Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong with over 250,000 attendees. Art Basel Miami Beach is the platform for celebrating prestigious art and the creative minds behind it, as well as becoming a hotbed for elaborate events, and decked out soirees.

Art Basel and Art Week Guide

James Miille

The week of Art Basel is also known as Miami Art Week, where over 20 art fairs take place showcasing international art on a global scale. With endless events occurring in a short time span, we’ve put together a guide to some of the fairs taking place that can’t be missed.

Aqua Art Miami

Acqua Art Miami

When: Dec. 4-8, 2019
Where: Aqua Hotel, 1530 Collins Ave
Tickets: $27 one-day pass; Multi-day Fair Pass (Aqua, CONTEXT and Art Miami) $100
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PULSE Miami Beach

Pulse Art Fair

When: December 5 – 8, 2019
Where: Indian Beach Park
Tickets: $25 one-day pass; $40 multi-day pass
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Art Miami

Art Miami

When: December 3 – 8, 2019
Where: One Herald Plaza at NE 14th Street
Tickets: $55 one day; $100 multi-day pass
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Scope Miami Beach


When: December 3 – 8, 2019
Where: 801 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
Tickets: $40 general admission; $30 students & seniors
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Untitled, Art, Miami Beach

Untitled Art

When: December 4 – 8, 2019
Where: Ocean Drive and 12th Street, Miami Beach
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