Art Basel/ Miami Art Week is easily one of my favorite times of the year, but most locals are in the dark about where to go and what to do in the magic city the first week of December. This year Art Basel will go down Thursday, December 5 to Sunday the 9th and below you'll find some of the most popular events and art fairs in the city.
Miami Beach, Little Haiti and Wynwood are going to be springing up with satellite fairs and events that you can rsvp to for free or purchase tickets to. I'll also be covering these for you on my socials @RoamFreeWrites bringing you exclusive behind the scenes so be sure to tune in.
Below you will find free events, art fairs and music events and I'll also be updating this post daily. You can also email me about listing your event to : firstname.lastname@example.org
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Monday December 2
ARTECHOUSE Celebrates it's One Year Anniversary
Step into imaginary territory of lines, dots, and letters, and immerse into a virtual playground of four dimensions: X (horizontal), Y (vertical), Z (depth), and T (time).
XYZT: Abstract Landscapes is a world-travelled installation by internationally acclaimed French contemporary digital artists and multimedia choreographers Adrien M & Claire B. The interactive show offers an exploratory physical experience through ten digital landscapes.
Whether you are walking on floors that react to footsteps, manipulating light particles within a giant digital cube or blowing into glass boxes and witnessing virtual letters that assemble and disassemble as by a touch of magic, you are in for a one of a kind immersive sensory encounter.
736 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Monday, Dec 2 , 2019,
Daily 10AM - 10/11PM
Students & Seniors (65+) $20
Children (2-14) $17
Wednesday December 4
Danish artist and designer Thomas Dambo, whose imaginative art pieces have graced landscapes world-wide, has started the onsite creation of two whimsical, massive trolls named Berta and Terje at Pinecrest Gardens, South Florida’s Premier Cultural Arts Park. Dambo and his team are using locally-sourced recycled and repurposed wood, broken branches and fallen trees to bring to life his fictional story about a brother and sister who are ready to combat the ills of the world and help a wise, beautiful banyan tree. The installation, presented by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, will officially make its debut to the public at Pinecrest Gardens on December 4, 2019 in time for Art Basel.
Thursday December 5
THE MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL
Dec. 5-8, 2019 at HistoryMiami Museum
The MSPF is an international photography festival, in partnership with HistoryMiami Museum, showcasing the best of contemporary Street Photography viewed through the eyes of emerging photographers in this genre. The goal of the Festival is to establish a global platform for learning through exhibitions, workshops, lectures and other events. This Festival is a collaborative effort to advance the work of photographers who pay attention to everyday life in order to capture the world around us. HISTORYMIAMI MUSEUM101
West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130
LOVE LOST MIAMI
Love Lost is an exhibit of crowdsourced ordinary objects and their accompanying stories created by and for the Miami community. Love Lost, Miami is an annual Art Basel exhibit of objects that reveal stories of heartbreak that live in our own backyard. They take the shape of relics of unfinished stories and broken bridges, deserted homelands, and missed opportunities, endured trauma, unexpected heartbreak, and peaceful resignation. Through these stories, lost love becomes much more than a single destination; it takes the shape of a communal mosaic colored with shades of sadness, anger, bewilderment, pain, gratitude, joy, and even humor.
Thursday 12/5 through Sunday 12/8 (6 pm to 11 pm)
7411 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33138
For more information check out www.lovelost.co
Friday December 6
Basel House is the place to be during Art Basel Week where street art, eclectic music, innovative unique vendors, and new-age art installations from across the globe come together to create an unparalleled experience. In the center of Miami’s Wynwood Arts District, across 30,000 SqFt of mural wall space, including projection mapping installations, vendors, and a whole lot more, this FREE event will offer live painting, unique art installations, vert ramp, live music, late-night DJs, mural tours, Saturday Night Art Battle, workshops, an art & lifestyle vendor market place, and food trucks.
Old RC Cola Plant
550 Northwest 24th Street
Miami, FL 33127
Fri, Dec 6, 2019, 3:00 PM –
Sun, Dec 8, 2019, 9:00 PM
Saturday December 7
The Diaspora Afrobeat Basel
There be art, great music, food, and beautiful people! This will be an experience you don’t want to miss.
28 NE 14th St
Miami, FL 33132
Art instillation by @AfroArtBeats
For table reservations and questions call/text: (786) 342-3081/ (786) 353-6119
Rakastella 2019 by Innervisions & Life and Death
Innervisions & Life and Death present Rakastella, their collaborative music and art experience held during Art Basel Miami on December 7th. The event returns to the idyllic shores of Miami’s Historic Virginia Key to welcome worldly revelers and nomads for a 14 hour day-into-night experience. Dance in the sand, explore a curated art landscape and enjoy a soundtrack curated by two of the world’s finest label collectives.
Featuring: ÂME, DANNY DAZE, MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE, WILL RENUART, CALL SUPER, DJ TENNIS, OR:LA, AURORA HALAL, BEN UFO, JAYDA G, JOHN TALABOT, KINK, MOR ELIAN, ÖONA DAHL, PALMS TRAX, SOUL CLAP, TARA BROOKS, DIXON, DJ MINX, MARIE DAVIDSON
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
1 AM FEST BY YESJULZ
Innagural @1amfestival - a women-founded and operated festival with 2 stages, 20+ performers, 20+ vendors, live art, barbershop, nail shop, panel discussions, arcade games and more powered by @Puma .Early bird tickets and opener slot submissions on site now.
For tickets visit https://www.1amfest.com/
Sunday December 8
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