Coach’s Totally Biased Art Basel Miami Art Week 2008 Guide

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Also, see my Condensed Art Basel Art Week 2008 Schedule.

{I am going to take an uncharacteristic break from my normal copy and paste style to actually post some of my own thoughts. In this guide, I am going to list everything that I know of that is going on during the Art Basel week. On some of them, I will give my recommendations. Please note, these are wholly mine, formed out of my experience from having attended nearly every art show and festival during Art Basel Miami week since it started. I make no guarantees that my comments have any bearing on the upcoming events, they may be better than in past years, they may be worse. I also make no guarantees that I have the same taste in art or events as anyone else. I did not consult with any experts. I do not have any degree in the arts. I just love the arts and I love festivals. So here we go.}

Art Basel Miami Beach
{The rumor that I heard was that the two guys who own Art Basel over there in Basel were one day vacationing on Miami Beach and just up and decided it would be cool to have one here. Apparantly a lot of people agreed.}
Miami Beach Convention Center (Art Galleries, Art Nova, Art Kabinett, Art Supernova)
December 4-7
Vernissage for invited guests: Wednesday, December 3, 2008, from 5 to 8 p.m.
{Vernissage is not nearly as exclusive as they want to make it sound. The last time we went, it was so packed that you could literally barely move.}
Public Show Days: Thursday, December 4 to Saturday, December 6, 2008:
Daily from noon to 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 7: noon to 6 p.m.
More Art Basel Info

Art Positions
{Okay, we have been going to Art Positions since it first started. It started as an independent show, and an extremely cool one. A bunch of big shipping containers tossed out on the beach with really cutting-edge work in them. Now, Art Basel has taken over the operation of this show and it has gotten extremely popular. It has also lost some of its edge. I recommend going the first night for a short time just to see the crowd and enjoy the concert. Then go back at a later time when there are not as many people so that you can actually see the art.}
Wednesday, December 3:
Vernissage, open to the public, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday, December 4 to Saturday, December 6, 2008:
Daily from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, December 7, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Art Video Lounge
Wednesday, December 3 to Saturday, December 6, 2008:
Daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 7: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

{The above shows are all run by Art Basel directly. While I do recommend them, I highly recommend hitting up some of the ancilliary shows listed below. Particularly keep an eye out for shows that are brand new and small. If you see a bunch of kids running around handing out flyers, go to that one.}

Art Asia
artASIA Celebrates Inaugural Fair 2008 in Miami’s Wynwood District
{New one, so I cannot say anything about past shows. However, it is in conjunction with SCOPE, which has historically been a good show.}
December 3rd, Wednesday
10am – 6pm: Preview for Press and VIP cardholders
10am – 12pm: Press Brunch
ART ASIA Preview Party with Mandarin Oriental, Miami, By invitation only
December 4th, Thursday, 10am – 7pm
December 5th, 10am – 7pm
December 6th, 10am – 7pm
December 7th, 10am – 6pm
Preview: By invitation only
General Admission: $15
Student: $10
VIP members: Free
More Art Asia Info

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) Art Fair 2008 Miami
{When you need a minute to relax, I highly recommend this fair. They have hammocks, a nice courtyard, and a little café. The location they hold it at, The Ice Palace Studios, used to be used regularly for raves. Unfortunately, it has been cleaned up, but is still a fun place to chill.}
Dates/Times: Wednesday, December 3: 11am to 5pm
Thursday-Saturday, December 4-6: 11am to 7pm
Sunday, December 7: 11am to 4pm
Opening Night Preview to benefit New Museum, New York
Tuesday, December 2, 2008, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased
online at
Location: The Ice Palace
1400 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33136
(Corner of North Miami Avenue and NW 14th Street)
More NADA Info

Design Miami/ 2008
{I do not recall that I have been to this one before, but it looks pretty cool. Bring lots of cash, high-end furniture here.}
Opening / December 2, 2008
Public Hours of Admission December 3-6, 2008, 11:00h–19:00h
Address: NE 39th Street & 1st Court, Miami, FL
Collectors Preview / 15:00h-18:00h
Invitation Only
Vernissage / 18:00h-22:00h
Invitation, Design Miami/ or Art Basel VIP Card Only
More Design Miami Info

{Now, a few years ago, SCOPE started this really cool trend, take over a hotel and turn all the rooms into mini-galleries. They did it at the Townhouse. This gives the show a very intimate and unusual feel. Then they moved across the bridge and opened in a big, bland white tent. Others quickly copied their cool idea, opening up hotel fairs. Some of them have also gone the way of the tent.

This year, it has gotten even worse. This huge, bland, mall-complex has opened in the middle of the Miami art zone called Mid-Town Miami. It is lame and generified beyond all belief. For some reason, the art dealers have decided that being near a bunch of corporate band-name stores would be a good idea and a number of them are setting up next to the complex. Well, it might make it convenient, but in my opinion it takes away from the real essence of the art, creativity and self-expression.}

Red Dot Miami
{Last year, Red Dot was this very funky and cool new little fair in one of the less swanky but soulful hotels on Miami Beach, the South Seas. You can still see their old webpage here – – This year, they are moving to the zomplex (zombie complex) over in Midtown. However, hopefully, they will still have fun art.}
VIP reception: Tuesday, December 2, 3 – 6 PM
General reception: Tuesday, December 2, 6 – 9 PM
Fair Hours: Wednesday, December 3, 11 A.M. – 8 P.M.
Thursday, December 4, 11 A.M. – 8 P.M.
Friday, December 5, 11 A.M. – 8 P.M.
Saturday, December 6, 11 A.M. – 8 P.M.
Sunday, December 7, 11 A.M. – 5 P.M.
Location: Midtown Miami, Wynwood Art District
3501 NE 1st Ave (corner 36th St and Midtown Blvd)
Miami FL 33137
More Red Dot Info

SCOPE Art Fair Miami 08
{SCOPE was one of the first of the ancilliary fairs. We went that first year when it was small and energetic. It was the first to host a hotel fair, which at the time seemed very creative and original. It has since gotten incredibly popular and moved to the big, bland tents, like everyone else, and in doing so, lost some of its originality and individual character. In any case, they have always had some great works, so I recommend fitting it into your schedule.}
New Location: 2951 NE 1st Avenue & NE 30th Street, Miami, FL 33127
Event Schedule
Wednesday Dec 3
First View | for all VIPs and press | 10am-6pm
Press Brunch | for invited press | 1pm-3pm
SCOPE Foundation Launch | for all VIPs and press |10am
Thursday-Sunday Dec 4-7
Exhibitors open | All day
Museum Presents | All day
Collector Mentorship Auction | All day
Special Projects | All day
Collectors’ tours and receptions | 3pm-5pm
Admission FirstView $100 | Free for VIP cardholders
General $15 | Free for VIP cardholders
Student $10
More SCOPE Info

Pulse Miami 2008
{Pulse is definitely one of my favorites. A little more edgy and energetic then some. It is at the cool Soho Studios and also hosts the GEISAI show. Recommended.}
PULSE Contemporary Art Fair Presents Its Largest-Ever Miami Edition Featuring over 100 Galleries
The Second Presentation of GEISAI Miami
And an Expanded Set of Programs
Press and VIP Preview: Tuesday, December 2, 2008, 5-10pm
Dates: Wednesday, December 3 – Sunday December 7, 2008
Soho Studios, 2136 NW 1st Avenue (enter on NW 21st Street), Wynwood Art District
Wednesday December 3, 10am – 3pm
Thursday December 4, 10am – 6pm
Friday December 5, 10am – 6pm
Saturday December 6, 10am – 6pm
Sunday December 7, 10am – 5pm
More Pulse Info

PooL Art Fair Miami 2008
{Now, this is what I’m talking about! Fun little fairs with a great creative energy. We went to this one last year and had a blast. You never know how these are going to go, but I highly recommend checking some of the smaller fairs out.}
Dec 5, 6 & 7 2008 , 4pm to 10pm daily
Reception for the Artists, Friday Dec. 5th 2008 – 6pm to 10pm
Cavalier Hotel, 1320 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-3555
More PooL Art Fair Info

Art Miami
{Art Miami is older than Art Basel Miami Beach. It used to be in January. A few years ago, they shifted their dates to coincide with Art Basel. It is a fun fair, but I wish it would have stayed at its original dates.}
December 3 – 7 | 2008
December 2, 2008
Tuesday Press & Professional Preview (By Invitation Only) 4pm – 5pm
VIP Preview (VIP cardholders & Press) 5pm – 10pm
Lotus House Benefit (Purchase tickets 305.365.2478) 5pm – 6:30pm
December 3-6, 2008 Wednesday – Saturday, 10am – 8pm
December 7, 2008, Sunday, 10am – 7pm
*Dates, times and events are subject to change
Fair Information
888.772.8926 or
The Art Miami Pavilion
The Miami Midtown Arts District
Midtown Blvd (NE 1st Avenue) between NE 32nd & NE 31st Street
Miami, FL 33137
More Art Miami Info

Zones Art Fair
{Their website looks like it is still under construction, but these guys have some of the best events we have been to. Highly recommended.}
December 3 – 7, 2008
47 NE 25th St. (East of North Miami Ave.)
Miami, FL 33127 (across from Aqua Art Fair)
Preview: Tuesday evening, Dec. 2, 12-4pm
Dec. 3: 10am – 3pm
Dec. 4: 9am – 7pm
Dec. 5: 10am – 7pm
Dec. 6: 10am – 11pm
Dec. 7: 10am – 4pm
More Zones Info

Rock the Boat
{Now how about this, art fair on a luxury yacht. We went to this last year and it is pretty cool. Note that this is high end stuff. Big bucks here, but it is open to the public. Great fair to get away from the mayhem for a bit and relax on the water.}
November 29th-December 7th, 2008
SeaFair will be docked at Collins Avenue and 45th Street across from the newly renovated Fontainebleau Hotel.
More Rock The Boat Info

Photo Miami
Wynwood Art District
NW 31st Street and North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
Enter on Midtown Boulevard
FAIR HOURS: Opening Reception Tuesday, December 2th, 6 – 10 pm
Public Fair Hours
Wednesday, December 3th, 11 am – 3 pm
Thursday, December 4th, 11 am – 7 pm
Friday, December 5th, 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday, December 6th, 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday, December 7th, 11 am – 6 pm
TICKETS: $15 Fair Access Pass, valid for re-entry during the run of the fair.
Tickets are available at the door throughout the duration of the event.
More Photo Miami Info

Art Photo Expo
{This one was held at the Surfcomber hotel last year and was extremely cool. This year it has moved to a municipal parking lot. ???}
Tuesday 12/2 Press & VIP Preview 5-7pm, Vernissage 7-11pm
Wednesday 12/3 – Sunday 12/7 11am-8pm
Municipal Parking Lot 54
Between NE 2nd Ave and NE 1st Ct in the Design District (south of 38th St)
More Art Photo Expo Info

Aqua Art Miami
{I like the Aqua Fair a lot and the Aqua Hotel is a great little Deco boutique hotel.}
Aqua Hotel
1530 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Preview: Wednesday evening, Dec. 3, 7-10pm
Public Hours:
Dec. 4: 11am – 8pm
Dec. 5: 11am – 8pm
Dec. 6: 11am – 8pm
Dec. 7: 11am – 4pm
Aqua Wynwood
42 NE 25th Street (at North Miami Ave)
Miami, FL 33137
Preview: Tuesday evening, Dec. 2, 5-8pm
Public Hours:
Dec. 3: 11am – 3pm
Dec. 4: 11am – 7pm
Dec. 5: 11am – 7pm
Dec. 6: 11am – 7pm
Dec. 7: 11am – 4pm
general admission during public hours: $15
Tickets are available for sale at the door, and one ticket is good all week at both fairs
Free admission with Aqua VIP pass or Art Basel VIP pass
More Aqua Info

Bridge Art Fair
{Another one that started small and grew fast. Definite check-it-out.}
Location: The Catalina Hotel, 1732 Collins Avenue
Date: December 4–7, 2008
First look preview: December 4, 11am–6pm
Opening-night reception: December 4, 6pm
Location: NE 1st Avenue and NW 34th Street
Date: December 2–7, 2008
First look preview: December 2, 11am–6pm
Opening-night reception: December 2, 6pm
More Bridge Info

Sculpt Miami
Tuesday December 2, 2008 Press and VIP Preview (by invitation only) 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Wednesday – Saturday, December 3 – 6, 2008, 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sunday , December 7, 2008, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
46 NW 36 St.,
Wynwood Art District
Miami, FL 33127
1 day pass $5.00
1 day pass + catalog $10.00
Multi day pass $8.00
Multi day pass + catalog $13.00
Catalog $10.00
More Sculpt Info

Art Now Fair
{Great contemporary fair featuring up-and-comers and experimental artists. Recommended. And it is at the South Seas Hotel, cool place.}
Dec 4, 11a-8p
Dec 5, 11a-9p, Reception 7p-9p
Dec 6, 11a-8p
Dec 7, 11a-6p
South Seas Hotel, 1751 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

INK Miami 2008
{Last year, we ran into this one totally by accident. Great little fair, check it out. UDPATED! And highly recommended.}
December 4 – 7, 2008
Opening Brunch Celebration
December 4, 2008: 10 a.m. – Noon
Thursday, December 4: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, December 5: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 6: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 7: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Admission is free
Suites of Dorchester
1850 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
More INK Miami Info

Green Art Fair
Dec 2-7 , 2008 at 3101 NW Midtown Boulevard Miami FL 33127

Fountain Art Fair
{This one looks great! Definitely check it out.}
Location: Fountain Miami 2008 will be located at 2505 North Miami Ave at the corner of 25th St next to Aqua Wynwood, The Rubell Collection, Photo Miami and Pulse.
December 3–7, 2008
Hours: 11am–7pm
VIP/Press brunch: Wednesday, Dec 3, 10am–12pm; and Thursday, Dec 4, 9am–12pm
Reception for the Artists: Friday, Dec 5, 7pm–midnight
Wynwood Arts Tour: Saturday, Dec 6, 7–10pm

Gen Art VANGUARD: New Contemporary Art Fair during Art Basel
{We have been Gen Art members since we moved to Miami years ago. Great organization. Definitely check this out.}
Presented by F A G E Total Greek Yogurt
Friday, December 5th, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Dec. 4, 2008: VIP and Press Preview: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Public Reception: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Dec. 5, 2008: General Admission: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Gen Art Official Party: 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Dec. 6, 2008: General Admission: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dec. 7, 2008: General Admission: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Charcoal Studios, 2135 NW 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33127, Wynwood Arts District
Complimentary Beverages provided by: Bombay Sapphire, All City Energy Drink, Peroni Italy, and smartwater
More Vanguard Info

UPDATE 11/17/08

The Artist Fair
{I believe this is a new one. It looks like it is a non-gallery fair. Definitely check it out!}
Location: The Shelborne Hotel
1801 Collins Avenue, Oceanfront in the heart of the Deco District in South Beach
Thursday, December 4, noon – 8 pm
Friday, December 5, noon – 8 pm
Saturday, December 6, noon – 8 pm
Sunday, December 7, noon – 6 pm

Video – How to Art Basel by the Professionals.
{I filmed this for LegalArt on 11/8/08. It is a good guide.}

UPDATE 11/18/08

PARTY – MOCA Shaker’s Art Basel Party 12/4/08

PARTY – Paint The Town Green 12/7/08

UPDATE 11/20/08

PARTY – Celebrate 30 Years Of Digital Art During Art Basel With Laurence Gartel 12/5/08

Arizona State University Art Museum at Aqua Art Miami
Aqua Wynwood
42 NE 25th Street (at North Miami Ave)
Miami, FL 33137
Preview: Tuesday evening, Dec. 2, 5-8pm
Public Hours:
Dec. 3: 11am – 3pm
Dec. 4: 11am – 7pm
Dec. 5: 11am – 7pm
Dec. 6: 11am – 7pm
Dec. 7: 11am – 4pm
general admission during public hours: $15

PARTY – OMNI Board of Tourism Grand Opening Celebration 12/4/08

UPDATE 11/21/08

The Rising Tide, a documentary film about China’s exploding contemporary art scene 12/5/08, 12/7/08
The Rising Tide, a documentary film about China’s exploding contemporary art scene
1st Screening: Friday, December 5, 2008, 8:30 pm at Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Espanola Way, Miami Beach
2nd Screening: Sunday, December 7, 2008 at 6:00 PM at the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

PARTY – Santiago Rubino – Solo Exhibition At Spinello Gallery: Primeval State Of Perfection 12/6/08
2294 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami Florida – 33127
Official Opening Reception: December 6th, 7-10pm

UPDATE 11/22/08

Mark di Suvero at Fairchild opens 12/6/08

Raquelle Azran Vietnamese Fine Art at Art Asia Miami 2008
December 4-7th, 2008
Vu Thu Hien, Dinh Thi Tham Poong,  Dang Thao Ngoc and Trinh Tuan

Innovative Art Video New Media Lounge at Art Miami 2008
Press & Professional Preview (By Invitation Only)
Tuesday, December 2, 4-5 pm
VIP Preview (By Invitation Only)
Tuesday, December 2, 5 pm – 10 pm
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Benefit for The Sundari Foundation and Lotus House
The Art Miami Pavilion
The Miami Midtown Arts District
Midtown Blvd (NE 1st Avenue)
between NE 32nd & NE 31st Street
Miami, FL 33137
General Admission Fair Hours
Wednesday December 3 *11am – 7pm
Thursday December 4 *10am – 7pm
Friday December 5 *11am – 7pm
Saturday December 6 *11am – 7pm
Sunday December 7 *11am – 5pm

Emeshel Opening Reception at Art Basel 12/2/08
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Opening Reception
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 12:00pm – 4:00pm Emeshel – The Artist Up-Close and Personal
Thursday, December 4, Friday, December 5th 10:00am – 10:00pm and
Saturday, December 6, 2008 11:00am-7:00pm
Emeshel Gallery, Miami Design District,
Melin Building, 3930 NE 2nd Avenue,
Suite 204, Miami, FL 33137
p: (305) 571-9177 | e:

PARTY – Ron English Signing at Kidrobot Miami 12/4/08
Store Address:
638 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Green Art Fair Returns to Miami during Art Basel 2008
Location: 3101 Midtown Blvd, Miami FL 22127
Events Schedule: green Carpet opening VIP Night party Tuesday Dec 2 7 pm to 12 am
first view Wednesday Dec 3, 3 pm to 9 pm
eco-fashion shows Thursday Dec 4, 11 am to 12 am, eco-mentaries Everyday during the art fair days
green launch Dec 3,4,5 and 6 8 pm to 12 am
Hours Thursday Dec 4 11am to 8pm
Friday Dec 5 11am to 8pm
Saturday Dec 6 11am to 8pm
Sunday Dec 7 11am to 6 pm
Admission green Carpet opening Night party invitation, Art Basel or green art fair MIAMI VIP Card Only
first view $100 Free for VIP cardholders
eco-fashion show free with the general admission fee
eco-mentaries free with the general admission fee
One day fair pass $15
Multi-day fair pass $20
Students 12-18 years and Seniors $10
Groups 10 or more $10 each
Children under 12 years accompanied by adult Free
More Green Art Fair Info

UPDATE 11/23/08

PARTY – David LaChapelle: Jesus is My Homeboy and Arne Quinze: Sculptures opens at Wolfgang Roth 12/2/08
Tuesday, 12/2/08, 8pm – 11pm
201 NE 39th S

UPDATE 11/24/08

ART AUCTION – The Grand Florida Auction at the Ritz Carlton during Art Basel 12/6/08
{Note, this auction is free and open to the public. Highly recommended. You can check it out just to see what is up.}
Saturday, December 6th
Ritz Carlton One Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139 USA
Preview: 11:00 AM.
Auction: 12:30 – 5:00 PM

GALLERY – David Castillo Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach 2008 12/6/08
David Castillo Gallery
2234 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami
December 1, 2008 – January 3, 2009
Reception December 6, 7 – 11 pm

Moca & Vanity Fair / Vanity Fair International Party, Opening Of Anri Sala 12/2/08
770 NE 125 Street | North Miami | FL | 33161
December 2, 7pm-9pm

UPDATED 11/25/08

O.H.W.O.W. Presents It Ain’t Fair – Art Basel Miami 2008
{This is one of those small fairs that I highly recommend. Should be a lot of fun. Definitely check it out.}
3100 NW 7 Avenue
Miami, Florida 33127
305.633.9345 office
305.637.3443 fax
Tuesday, December 2, 2008, Opening Night, Live Musical Performances, 8pm – Midnight
Wednesday, December 3, 2008, It Ain’t Fair Book Fair Opening, 6pm – 10pm
Thursday, December 4, 2008, Live Musical Performances, 9pm – 2am
Friday, December 5, 2008, Warehouse Movie Screenings, 8pm
Saturday, December 6, 2008, Warehouse Movie Screenings And Special Guest Dj’s, 8pm

Art Basel 2008 Miami Beach official guided tours by ArtNexus
Thursday, December 4th-Saturday, December 6th
2:00 and 5:00 English Tour
2:30 and 5:30 Spanish Tour
Sunday, December 7th
2:00 and 4:00 English Tour
2:30 and 4:30 Spanish Tour

Coppertone Girl Art Show 12/2/0
{This looks like a really cute show. We are definitely going to check it out.}
Tuesday, December 2nd 2008
Featuring: Alex Yanes,Typoe, Gems, Jeff Dekal, Murder, KraveArt, Luis Diaz, Franky Cruz
7310 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, Florida 33138
Show begins at 7PM

Parodi Lecture in Philosophy of Art 12/7/08
12/07/08 11:00AM – 12:00PM
Location:  Miami Art Museum
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130

Art Fusion Galleries hosts The Dragonfly Foundation’s: Artists 4 Art Auction 12/6/0
DATE: Reception: Saturday, December 6th from 7-11 pm
LOCATION: 1 NE 40th Street,Ste 3,6,7 Miami, FL 33137

Art at the Disco au go! go! 12/2/08
{I know this is a little out of the way, but highly recommended. Gonna be a fun time. Some real edgy stuff/}

December 2, 2008
1415 NE 129th Street
10pm / 21+ / $1 Cover

Art Basel 2008 at the Bakehouse Art Complex
{The Bakehouse is a very cool organization that provides inexpensive studios for artists. Kind of like an artist commune. Should be good.}

Thursday December 4th: 6-10pm
Friday December 5th: 9am -12pm
561 NW 32nd Street
Miami, Florida 33127


PARTY – The official opening of The King is Dead and Aquabooty’s 6th annual **** Art | Let’s Dance 12/6/08
The King is Dead
10 NE 40th St. Miami Design District
Doors 10pm

Galerie Ernst Hilger at Pulse Miami 2008
Galerie Ernst Hilger at
PULSE Miami 08
Soho Studios
2136 NW 1st Ave (@NW21stSt)
Wynwood District
Booth B 200
December 4-7, 2008

A Soldier Billboard is up in Wynwood
NE 20th Street and North Miami Avenue.

Federico Uribe – New Exhibition Opening Reception 12/4/08

Kaiju Monster Invasion, Miami Beach Fine Art Show 12/3/08
Kaiju Monster Invasion, Miami Beach Fine Art Show Grand Opening Dec 3rd 8-10pm
Meet The Artists And Signing Dec 5th, 8-10pm
Kaiju Themed Computer Music Performance Dec 6th 8-10pm
At: Art Center Of South FL

CIFO invites you to Art Basel Miami Beach events 12/3-7/08
{They are doing a lot of cool stuff around town. Check the full listing.}
1018 North Miami Avenue, Miami
305 455 3380

In celebration of Art Basel–An Evening of Art & Film By Women 12/7/08
Sunday, December 7th
Miami Science Museum
3280 South Miami Avenue
5:30 PM- 7:15 PM

Decorazon Gallery at Bridge Art Fair Miam
the catalina hotel – 1732 collins ave – miami beach
room # 205
december 4 – 7, 2008

Purvis Young at Miami Art Space – December 5-13, 2008
12.5.07, Purvis Young at MAS & More! Preview 5pm-7pm, Opening Party 7pm-11pm
12.6.07 Art & Basil Special Auction, Event to benefit the United Negro College Fund, 7pm-10pm
12.7.07 Purvis Young at MAS & More!
244 NW 35th Street
Miami FL 33127
T: 305-438-9002
F: 305-438-9022

Dunn Dyrenforth McGee Simparch – NADA Art Fair Miami
Country Club is pleased to present new works by:
BOOTH A1 at NADA Art Fair December 3-7, 2008
The Ice Palace
1400 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33136

MOCA and North Miami Galleries during Art Basel 200
Date: December 2, 2008
Location: 125 Street between 7th and 8th avenues
Time: 6 pm-9 pm.
Special opening night at MOCA, NoMi galleries and alternative spaces during Art|Basel Miami Beach

Cernuda Arte at the Art Miami fair
Section E, Booth E7,
December 3 thru December 7, 2008
Art Miami Pavilion, Midtown Blvd.
(NE 1st Avenue) between NE 32nd & NE 31st Street.

Carlos Cesar Alves invites you to an Art Basel event 12/6/08
{A local Miami artist! Definitely check this out.}

December 6th 2008, from 7 to 9 pm.
2750 NW 3rd Ave

UPDATE 11/29/08

MOCA at Goldman Warehouse Opening Reception The Possibility of An Island 12/4/0
Thurs, Dec. 4, 9am – Noon
404 NW 26th St, Miami, FL

Asprey London & KiptonArt celebrate the launch of KiptonArt Rising 12/6/0
Sat., Dec. 6 at 7 PM
2001 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL

You Are Invited To The Film Meets Art Cocktail Reception 12/1/08
Monday, December 1, 2008, 7pm – 10pm
Seth Jason Beitler Fine Arts
80 NE 29th St, Miami, FL, Wynwood

Full_Art Invites You To Attend Photo Miami 2008
December 3 – 7, 2008
3111 North Miami Avenue (at NW 31st Street and North Miami Avenue)
Miami, Florida 33127
Midtown Miami
Wynwood Art District
Opening Reception: Tuesday, December 2th, 6 – 10 pm
Public Fair Hours
Wednesday, December 3th, 11 am – 3 pm
Thursday, December 4th, 11 am – 7 pm
Friday, December 5th, 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday, December 6th, 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday, December 7th, 11 am – 6 pm

Spinello Gallery – Christina Pettersson / Pulse Miami Preview 2008
Christina Pettersson At Pulse Miami: Booth No. B104
Works Available By: Agustina Woodgate, Lee Materazzi, Santiago Rubino, Christina Pettersson, Sandra Bermudez, Blackbooks, Federico Nessi, Kris Knight + More…
Dates: December 3 – December 7, 2008
Address: Soho Studios – 2136 Nw 1st Ave (Entrance At Nw 23rd Street), Wynwood Art District

Laure de Mazieres invites you to Made in Italy Art 12/4-6/08
Two Receptions
December Thursday 4th and Saturday 6th, from 6 – 11 pm
305 576 6454
Design District
3817 NE 2nd. Ave
Miami, Fl 33137

Miami Art Museum Events Art Basel 2008
December 2 – December 7
101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130

PanamericanArtProjects during Art Basel 2008
2450 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127

Sushisamba Presents Ginzatropicalia: Graffiti Gone Global 2008
December 5 to 7, 2008
Mid-Town Miami

Pedestriart / Urban Art Project By Leonel Matheu
December 4 – 7
Midtown Miami Art Park, during Art Basel Miami Beach Week

Daniel Azoulay Gallery VIP re-opening reception 12/2/08
December 2, 2008, 5pm-10pm
new location at Midtown Miami 4, 3301 NE 1st Ave, Suite 305

LEBO Gallery Art Basel 2008 Events
December 2-7
180 NE 39th St
Miami, FL 33137

Galeria del Barrio
Date/Time:Sat., December 6, 10:00am-7:00pm
Price: free

Punk Rock Bourgeoisie
A maze of rooms that allows you to walk into one of Blair Butterfield’s decadent and abstract paintings.
Dec. 3-7. 2405 NW 2nd Ave, Miami. 904-505-4131.

The Wolfsonian-FIU Celebrates Democracy
{The Wolf is a great, funky museum. Great place to go for a bit. And relax, have a bite in the Dynamo. Love it.}
December 1 – 7
Special reception designed by Kate Spade on December 5 from 8 to 11 p.m
December 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. – Design Marathon
Watch for The Wolfsonian’s Smart Cars zooming around the streets of Miami
1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

PARTY – Mandarin Sandro Chia 12/1/08
December 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Mandarin Oriental Miami
500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami

PARTY – Sunset Art Culture at D&G Art Gallery 12/5/08
540 N.W. 28th Street.

PARTY – VIP Opening: Temple Steps at Hamburg Kennedy Photography & Art 12/2/08
December 2 from 8 to 11 p.m.
Hamburg Kennedy Photography & Art
120 N.E. 27th Street, Bay 100
Wynwood Arts District
305-534-0008 or

PARTY – Grand Opening of East Village Gallery 12/2/08
December 2 at 7 p.m.
East Village Gallery
3450 N. Miami Avenue, Wynwood Art Distrct

PARTY – Galerie Adler Bertin Toublanc Reception 12/2/08
December 2 from 7 to 10 p.m.
2534 North Miami Avenue, Wynwood Art District

The Station Midblock East
December 2 – 7
3250 N.E. 1st Avenue, Midtown Miami

Masters Mystery Art Show 12/4/08
{This looks pretty cool!}
December 4 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton
One Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

New World School of the Arts Alumni Art Auction & Exhibition 12/4/08
December 4 from 8 to 10 p.m.
New World Gallery
Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, Building 5
25 N.E. 2nd Street, Downtown Miami

PARTY – Russian Dreams Opens at Bass Museum 12/4/08
Opening December 4
Bass Museum of Art
2121 Park Avenue, Miami Beach

PARTY – Opening Reception for Paraphernalia at Bakehouse Art Complex 12/4/08
{Bakehouse is a very cool place. Low-cost co-op artist studios. Another one I would recommend.}
December 4 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Bakehouse Art Complex
561 N.W. 32nd Street, Wynwood Art District

PARTY – Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Kick-off at Jackie Abraham Jewelers 12/6/08
December 6 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Jackie Abraham Jewelers
1027 Kane Concourse, Bay Harbor Islands

PARTY – Miami Art in Action at The News 12/6/08
{Great place to party, if you are on the mainland! Nothing heavy-duty, just a nice relaxing courtyard lounge. Good food right next door.}
December 6 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The News at 55th Street
N.E. 55th Street and 4th Court
Miami’s Upper East Side

Mark di Suvero Sculpture Exhibition at Fairchild 12/6/08
{Fairchild Garden is a beautiful tropical botanical garden. Really lovely place to visit if you have in time.}
Opens December 6
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables

Basel on the Beach 12/7/08

December 7 from 4 to 7 p.m.
The Michael Graves building 1500 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach
786-493-3333 (Craig Badinger)

Tastemaker’s Showcase 12/1/08
December 1 7:30-10 PM
Ornare Showroom, 3930 NE 2nd Ave.

In Between Time Opening Reception 12/1/08
December 1 – January 6
Opening Reception: December 1 6 PM
Diaspora Vibe Gallery, 3938 N. Miami Ave.

Open House at Adriana Hoyos
December 2 – 6
Adriana Hoyos, 3930 NE 2nd Ave., Suite 105

e-DNA Opening Reception 12/2/0
December 2 – 7
Opening Reception: Dec. 2 5– 10 PM
Shulman + Associates, 100 NE 38th St.

PARTY – Home Philosophy Visionnaire 12/4/08, 12/6/08
December 4, 6
Cocktail Reception: December 4, 6 6-11 PM
Laure de Mazieres, 3817 NE 2nd Ave.

The Great Grove Paint Out by GroveHouse Artists 12/6-7/08
{A little off the beaten path, but a nice place.}
Saturday, December 6th, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Sunday, December 7thth, 10 am – 1.00 pm
in the Courtyard of The Heart of the Grove Gallery and Gift Shop located at 3439 Main Highway

Empire Fine Art Unveils New Group Exhibition
Preview on Monday, December 1 and Tuesday, December 2 (please call 212-777-3730) and open to the public on Wednesday, December 3 through Sunday, December 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily
Empire Fine Art’s 5,000 square-foot gallery, 2320 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL.

PARTY – miArte Gallery – Invitation for Opening of 85 @ 85 12/5/08
7:00 – 10:00 pm, Friday, December 5, 2008
85 Merrick Way
Coral Gables, FL

PARTY – Join Us for Breakfast in the Park with Joel Shapiro 12/7/08
December 7, 9am-12n
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
Florida International University
10975 SW 17th Street
Miami, Florida 33199

PARTY – Kick Off Art Basel with Italy’s Finest Female/Male Fashion Retailer, MARNI Grand Opening 12/2/08
Dec. 2nd from 5PM – 8PM
3930 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 100

Alex Grey at 7th Circuit Studios for Art Basel 2008
Dec 4-7
7th Circuit Studios
228 NE 59 St.
Miami, Fl, 33137

PARTY – Art Loves Music: Yelle 10/3/0
Wednesday December 3, 2008, 10 p.m.
On the beach, between 21st and 22nd Street
Free public access

PARTY – Art Loves Film: Herb and Dorothy 12/4/08
The Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Limited seating. Door opens 8 p.m.

PARTY – Art Loves Architecture: David Adjaye 12/6/08
The Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Limited seating. Door opens 8.30 p.m.

The Surface Magazine Lounge: Art Basel 2008
December 4-6 from 11AM to 5PM

UPDATE 12/1/08

Locust Projects and Whitehot magazine party 12/6/08
{ZOMG! How could I forget our favorite gallery!? Well, this one is most definitely highly recommended.}

December 6, 7-11pm
Locust Projects, Inc, 105 NW 23rd Street Miami, Fl 33127

Nobe 67 Art At The Deauville Beach Resort Hotel for Artists, Curators and Galleries 2008
Deauville Beach Resort Hotel at Collins Ave. and 67th Street
6701 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, Fl. 33141 Direct Phone: (305) 865-7373
opens to the public DEC.3 – DEC. 9, 2008 from 12pm-9pm daily.
On December 02, there is a Press Preview (2-5pm), a Collector’s Preview (5-8pm), and VIP Cocktail Reception (8-11pm).
There are free shuttles every 30 minutes from Art Basel (Miami Beach Convention Center) and from Wynwood art fairs to NOBE 67 ART on Miami Beach.

UPDATE 12/2/08

Artformz Projects special exhibition Just A One Night Stand 12/6/08
171 NW 23rd Street Annex
Saturday, December 6th, 7pm – 10pm

artformz alternative Miami Art Fair Week Openings Dec.3-7
artformz alternative
Wynwood Art District
171 NW 23rd Street
Miami, FL 33127

PARTY – Naomi Campbell’s Retrospective, Markus Klinko & Indrani this Tuesday 12/2/08
SET Miami 320 Lincoln Road
December 2, 11p-5a

The Artist Fair, Miami Beach 2008
1801 Collins Avenue, Oceanfront in the heart of the Deco District in South Beach
Dates: December 4 – 7, 2008
Thursday, December 4, noon – 8 pm
Friday, December 5, noon – 8 pm
Saturday, December 6, noon – 8 pm
Sunday, December 7, noon – 6 pm

Most Wanted Art Show New Paintings and instalation by Carla Fache 12/5/08
Dec 5, 8pm-midnight
Fache Arts + Amy Alonso Gallery New location!!!
750 NE 124 Street suite 2 North Miami-Moca Plaza
Miami FL 33161

Nude Sketch Event at Art Basel 12/5-6/08
South Miami Beach, Florida
December 5 – 6, 2008
Friday and Saturday: 7pm – 11pm
252 Jefferson Avenue, Apt 2

ilovemiami365 art basel events & more : dec 2 thru 11
december 2-7:
nightly : i love miami projection on building (street view – look up)
grass lounge : 28 ne 40th st, miami fl 33137 : 305-573-3355

Preview the FriendsWithYou Fun House installation at SCOPE Art Fair FREE for Metro 1 Guests 12/2/08
Wednesday Dec.3 from 10am-6pm
2951 NE 1st Avenue

Frederic Snitzer Gallery Death By Basel Curated by Agatha Wara and Antonin Gaultier Opening 12/5/08
2248 NW 1st PL
Miami, FL 33127
t. 305.448.8976
f. 305.573.5810
Opening Reception December 5th , 7 – 9 PM


Kelly Klein and Andre Balazs invite you to celebrate Horse 12/3/08
Wed., Dec. 3 at 6 PM
Raliegh Hotel

Pablo Contrisciani Open Studio for Art Basel Week
MIAMI FL 33127
December 3rd-7th, noon to 8pm

Kayce Armstrong’s Art of Shade Trunk Show at South Seas Hotel 12/6/08
{Okay, well, I already recommended the South Seas, so while you are there, stop by the show!}
South Seas Hotel is at 1751 Collins Ave right on the ocean.
Event is on Saturday December 6, from 5 – 11 pm.

The Catalina Hotel & The Chill Marketing Group Presents 12/5/08
Art Basel Miami – 1732 Collin Save.
December 5, 2008 7-10pm

Cafe Bustelo’s Merienda in Collins Park during Art Basel Miami Beach Free Bustelo Coffee and Wi-Fi
{So much awesomesauce! Free Bustelo! Free WiFi! A place to chill. You can’t beat that!}
2121 Park Avenue (in Collins Park), Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Open during Art Basel Miami Beach from 6-10 Wednesday December 3; 12 – 5PM Thursday December 4 through Saturday, December 6.

UPDATE 12/3/08

Rokbar Art Basel – Sweet Artsy Lineup
1905 collins avenue
miami beach, fl 33139
Dec 3-6, 10p-5a

South Beach Art Basel weekend Hotel De Soleil 12/4/08
Table 8, 1437 Collins
December 4, 8p-10p

SAFE in the District The Basel Weekend Special 12/7/08
28 NE 40th Street
Miami Design District
December 7th, 2008
Sunday Afternoon . From 1PM

UPDATE 12/5/08

Celebrate Democracy at The Wolfsonian-FIU this Saturday 12/6/08
December 6, 12n-6p

Art Basel comes to life during the International Luxe Lounge Experience 12/5/08
Friday, December 5th , 6pm to 10pm
25 NE 39th Street
Miami Design District

Art Basel 2008 Spirits of Haiti by Jude Papaloko at Jakmel Art Gallery 12/6/08
Jakmel Art Gallery
7646 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33138
December 6, 7p-11p

Scion’s National Art Tour Installation 5: Self Portraits continues to Miami for Art Basel 12/5/08
December 5,7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Raleigh Penthouse
1775 Collins Ave.
Miami, FL 33139

Curators Voice Art Projects Art Basel 2008 Opening 12/6/08
Art Basel Night Reception
Saturday December 6, 2008, 12pm-10pm
2032 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami Fl 33127
Wynwood art district

Ocean Drive Magazine Celebrates Art Basel Miami Beach with its Second Annual Paint the Town Green Event
December 5th, 9p-12m
Ocean Drive’s Photo Studio at 3250 NE 1st Ave, Suite 105 in Midtown Miami.

A Night at the Louvre at Louis 12/5/0
December 5, 10p-2a
Louis at Gansevoort South

No Art | Only Isla Spa 12/6/08
Saturday December 6th at 10pm
Townhouse Hotel’s Rooftop Lounge in Miami Beach. 150 20th st (near 20th and Collins)

Invitation To The Inaugural Show Of The Gallery At Teatroareastage 12/5/08

OPENING December 5th, 7 – 11 PM (through January 19th, 2009)
The Gallery at TEATROAREASTAGE, 1560 S. Dixie Hway, Suite 103, Coral Gables, FL 33146

Free Art party this Saturday with Lady Miss Kier of Dee-Lite 12/6/08
December 6, Party starts at 8pm
55th Street Station
5580 n.e. 4th Court

Join PooL Art Fair for the opening tonight 12/5/08
December 5th from 6 PM to 10 PM
Cavalier Hotel
1320 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

The Plush Art Basel After Party Tonight at Prive 12/5/08

December 5, 10p-5a
136 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Art Basel Reception at FlightStudio Gallery 12/5-6/08
Reception: Friday December 5 & Saturday December 6, 7-10 PM
The Wynwood Lofts
at 250 NW 23rd Street,
Loft 206
Miami, Florida 33127

UPDATE 12/6/08

Saturday Soiree: The Swan Song for Design Miami/Art Basel at Avant Gallery 12/6/08
Saturday, December 6th – 3pm to 8pm
3850 N. Miami Ave

Wrap Up Art Basel With Women Wine Art and Film 12/7/08
Sunday, December 7, 5:30p-9p
3280 South Miami Avenue
Miami Science Museum

Poplife Art Basel Closing Party with Prefuse 73 at Heathrow 12/7/08
Heathrow // 681 Washington Ave // Miami Beach
December 7, 8p

Surface Lounge Closing Event After Party 12/6/08
Saturday, December 6, 11pm
Louis at the Gansevoort South

{Okay, that looks like all I have for now. Please bookmark this page. I will update it as I have more information. If you want to send me information about your fair or a show that you know about, please send it to (replace the -AT- with @, it kills spambots) and I will add it to the list. Again, I encourage everyone to get out there and find the hidden gems. One last suggestion, make a spreadsheet. List out all the fairs and parties you want to go to. Sort them by location or art style, or whatever is most important to you. It will really help.}