Art Basel 2012 Miami Beach Made Simple

Wednesday, December 05, 2012



It's here! One of the most popular art and party festivals in Miami. Simply Fabulous!

What is Art Basel?
This is the sister art exhibition to the main event in Basel, Switzerland. With our glorious winter weather, the December event is always held in the Miami area, primarily the Design District and parties in South Beach.

What type of art?
Everything you can imagine from traditional paintings and sculptures to pieces of work where you ask--what on earth inspired the artist to create this piece?

Art Unlimited fair at Art Basel 2012


Who attends?
Art lovers and admirers, celebrity and corporate jet setters and locals who want to see and be seen.

This year the event is bigger than ever. The main event is held at the Convention Center but Art Basel is also known for the 20+ satellite fairs. 

ART BASEL made easy
If you have never been to Art Basel here is are some important tips because it can be overwhelming.

  1.  Plan now! Visit the Main Page to select events associated with the official Art Basel event. Please note the popular satellite events are separate.
  2.  The popular satellite events are spread out between Wynwood neighborhood and the Design District. The entry fees vary but the average price is $20.
  AOA Tribal Art             www.tribalartmiami.com
  Aqua12                         www.aquaartmiami.com
  Arteamericas                  www.arteamericas.com
  Art Asia                         www.artasia.com
  Arts for a Better World  www.artsforabetterworld.com
  Art Miami                      www.art-miami.com
  ArtMRKT                     www.art-mrkt.com
  Art Untitled                    www.artuntitled.com
  Design Miami                 www.designmiami.com
  Fountain Art Fair            www.fountainartfair.com
  INK Miami                    www.inkartfair.com
  JUSTMADMIA             www.justmadmia.com 
  (be sure to click on "ENG" for English website on the right)
  NADA Art Fair              www.newartdealers.org
  PULSE                           www.pulse-art.com
  Red Dot                          www.reddotfair.com
  Scope                             www.scope-art.com
  Select Fair                       www.selectindustries.org
  Verge Art                         www.vergeartfair.com

       3. Buy your tickets now and plan to arrive early. The events are held in neighborhoods so traffic and parking will take approximately one hour if you arrive after 11am. Valet parking may be available but be prepared to pay handsomely. Typically it takes several hours to walk through a fair and absorb the artwork. So perhaps two a day is the most one can appreciate.

Giant fuschia snails unveiled at Art Basel 2012 along bay and ocean

To give you a glimpse, here is posting about my visit to PULSE Art Basel in 2009. I'm tempted to return there again this year.

Another fabulous event in Miami, Florida! Enjoy!

For the Unexpected, Strange and Free Soup at Art Basel, click here

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