Miami River Art Fair
December 4 – 9, 2012
Miami Convention Center
400 Southeast 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33131
The Miami River Art Fair is proud to announce its new alliance with the Art Monaco Art Fair. The biggest international hits from Art Monaco will be on-view at the first edition of the Miami River Art Fair.
The Miami River Art Fair is an international contemporary art fair that will pioneer in the Downtown Miami-Brickell area. The Miami River Art Fair will take place at the Miami Convention Center and will run alongside Art Basel as one of its satellite art fairs. Art Basel week is a one-of-kind time where our city experiences a soaring influx of international art professionals, collectors, curators and enthusiasts that visit Art Basel, the largest contemporary art fair in the world.
There are numerous satellite fairs during Art Basel each offering something unique. The Miami River Art Fair is the first and only one located in the Downtown Miami-Brickell area, the heart of Miami’s financial district. As the only art fair in this untapped area, we will have direct access to our local target market that consists of the affluent, well-traveled inhabitants of the Brickell-Downtown area. In addition, this prime location offers visitors a unique urban atmosphere and convenient proximity to world-class entertainment and dining in Downtown Miami and Brickell.
As the only waterfront art fair during Art Basel week, a luxury amenity that will attract collectors and VIP patrons to the Miami River Art Fair, will be its unique access to a yacht docking area at the foot of the Riverfront Sculpture Mall of the art fair. This 800 linear feet public sculpture park on the edge of the historic Miami River will be footsteps away from the main fair and showcase monumental sculptures and installations from international artists.
The Miami River Art Fair has the decade-long revitalization efforts of the Miami River at its core. To do our part in the revitalization of this area, our mission is to redirect the tourism boom during Art Basel to this up-and-coming area. The Miami River Art Fair will be the first landmark fine art event in the area, and its magnitude and scope will lay the groundwork for this area to be one of Miami’s newest fine art destinations.
In this pioneering spirit, we ask that you accompany the Miami River Art Fair for these decisive, first steps in breaking open the art fair scene to the Downtown-Brickell area and the Miami River area.
Produced in collaboration with Foco Art (Foundation of Contemporary Art), the Miami River Art Fair aims to provide a unique fair-going experience while integrating the Miami River as a scenic, historic context for the fair. In partnership with the City of Miami and the Miami River Commission, the Miami River Art Fair will act as a launchpad for the revitalization efforts underway for the Miami River and its adjacent neighborhoods, Downtown Miami and Brickell, as a fine art destination for visitors during Art Basel Miami week.Be sure to tell them Soul Of Miami sent you!
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