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Miami Art Week 2023 Highlights | Top Events, Parties, and Exhibitions at Art Basel

Miami Art Week 2023 Highlights | Top Events, Parties, and Exhibitions at Art Basel

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Experience the Unforgettable: Miami Art Week 2023’s Top Events, Exclusive Parties, Must-See Exhibitions, Renowned Artists, and Exquisite Dinners at Art Basel

Miami Art Week, from December 4th to 10th, turns the Magic City into a vibrant hub for the art elite and their A-list clientele, offering a mix of exclusive parties, exhibitions, and high-profile events, mostly by invite or ticket-only. This sensory extravaganza, often mislabeled as just “Art Basel Miami Beach,” promises a rich tapestry of art, socializing, and unparalleled experiences, with new events constantly being added to the already bustling lineup.

Stay in the loop with Best Kept MTL for the ultimate guide to navigating this dope-ass week!

|| The Art Fairs ||

Design Miami

Where: Next to the Miami Beach Convention Center, Convention Center Drive and 10th Street.

When: Preview Days: December 5th and 6th. Open to Public: December 6th – 10th.

What: Design Miami, in its 19th year, showcases over 50 international brands and designers. This edition, curated by Anna Carnick, explores the theme ‘Where We Stand’, blending art with collectible design.

Tickets: Variable prices, available here

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NADA Miami

Where: Ice Palace Studios, 1400 North Miami Ave.

When: December 5-9, 2023.

What: NADA Miami 2023 showcases over 150 galleries and nonprofits, with a special section curated by Jenée-Daria Strand in partnership with TD Bank.

Tickets: Available at NADA Miami 2023



Where: One Herald Plaza at NE 14th St, a stunning waterfront location.

When: December 5–10, a week dedicated to contemporary art.

What: CONTEXT Art Miami showcases fresh, significant works with exhibitors like Art Angels, Band of Vices, and AC Latin Art.

Tickets: One Day passes start at $60 plus fees. Purchase here


SCOPE Art Show

Where: Miami Beach, where art meets the ocean.

When: December 5-10, at the 21st edition of SCOPE Art Show.

What: A vibrant showcase of over 110 international galleries with a mix of sculptures, digital art, and daily cultural programming.

Tickets: General Admission at $60 plus sales tax here

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Art Basel Miami Beach

Where: At the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr.

When: Private viewings on Dec. 6–7 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.); open to the public Dec. 8–10 (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

What: Art Basel Miami Beach features leading global galleries showcasing everything from modern masters to emerging stars, with special sections like Meridians, Nova, Positions, Survey, and Kabinett.

Tickets: Secure your spot here for this unparalleled blend of art and culture


Aqua Art Miami

Where: Aqua Hotel, 1530 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach – a cozy and dynamic art hub.

When: From December 6–10, join the artistic celebration.

What: Aqua Art Miami showcases emerging and mid-career artists in an intimate, energetic setting, perfect for art enthusiasts.

Tickets: Passes from $30 plus fees. Get yours here


Untitled Art

Where: Miami Beach, 12th Street and Ocean Drive, inside a custom-built structure.

When: December 6–10, during Miami Art Week.

What: Untitled Art brings an inclusive art platform with new projects, performances like Erick Antonio Benitez’s “House in Motion,” and expert-led panels.

Tickets: Get your single or multi-day pass here

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Pinta Miami

Where: The Hangar in Coconut Grove, 3385 Pan American Dr., Coconut Grove.

When: December 7–10, a convergence of art and culture.

What: Pinta Miami showcases over 50 galleries with Latin American art, featuring RADAR’s exhibitions and Giuliana Vidarte’s NEXT project for collaborative art.

Tickets: $20 and $60 plus fees here



Where: O Cinema, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach – a hub for visual arts.

When: A one-day pop-up event on December 9th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What: photoMiami, the only photo-focused exhibition during Miami Art Week, showcases international contemporary photography, video, and new media art.

Tickets: General admission tickets here

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|| Events ||

Starting Tuesday, Dec. 5

Where: The Resy Lounge at Untitled Art, Ocean Drive & 12th St., Miami Beach – a pop-up oasis right on the beachfront.

When: An exclusive trio of evenings – Dec. 5, 6, and 7, each starting at 7:30 p.m.

What: The Resy Lounge, in partnership with Delta SkyMiles and American Express, transforms into an evening culinary destination at Untitled Art. Enjoy exclusive dinners and cocktail parties hosted by renowned chefs Ayesha Nurdjaja, Gregory Gourdet, and Virgilio Martinez, blending art with exquisite gastronomy.

Tickets: Available exclusively to eligible Global Dining Access members, these tickets offer a passage to an unparalleled dining experience under the stars at Untitled Art.

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Starting Wednesday, Dec. 6

Casa Dragones’ “Art-Tender” Series

Where: At the Collector’s Lounge, Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr. – a hotspot for the art aficionados.

When: December 6–10, a time to indulge in artistic luxury.

What: Merging ultra-premium tequila with fine art. Experience world-class mixology with the “Art-arita” and guest “Art-Tenders” who are also artists. The series also features a preview of Petrit Halilaj’s new Artist Edition, showcasing the unique blend of tequila and contemporary art.


Sommsation “Liquid Art” Experience

Where: SCOPE, 801 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach—the heart of artistic and culinary fusion.

When: December 5–10, a week-long celebration of taste and artistry.

What: The show marries the worlds of art and wine. As the official Wine Experience sponsor, it showcases the artistry of winemaking, tasting, and buying, creating a symphony of flavors and visual delights.

Tickets: Embark on this exquisite journey of art and wine by securing your tickets here

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Starting Thursday, Dec. 7

PLAY by American Express Platinum

Where: On the beach of The Miami Beach Edition, a picturesque setting blending art and sea.

When: From December 7–9, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a special gallery unveil and cocktail hour featuring artists on December 7 at 4 p.m.

What: In collaboration with PlayLab, Inc. and Mattel Creations, American Express Platinum presents an interactive gallery that fuses art with nostalgia. This unique space features today’s notable artists reimagining iconic toys as exclusive collectibles and art pieces, creating a playful yet sophisticated art experience.

Friday, Dec. 8

Snow Beach Frozen Treats

Where: 1111 Lincoln Rd., a hotspot for culinary and artistic collaboration.

When: A cool afternoon treat on December 8, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

What: A unique blend of art and culinary excellence by Alex Israel, José Andrés, and Dominique Crenn. Enjoy inventive frozen yogurt after multi-course meals, followed by a DJ set at Sunset Social, exclusively for Capital One cardholders.

Tickets: For a taste of this exquisite blend of art and flavor, check out Capital One Dining for multi-course meal tickets and details.

Saturday, Dec. 9

Marriott Bonvoy American Express Seventh Annual Card Member Party & Pop-Up

Where: W South Beach Pool, a vibrant epicenter for art and entertainment.

When: December 9, from 8 to 11 p.m., an evening under the stars.

What: An exclusive evening hosted by Chef Kwame Onwuachi, featuring art by Kelly Dabbah and music by DJ D-Nice at the Marriott Bonvoy American Express Party. The event includes a pop-up with specialty mocktails and access to VIP experiences throughout Miami Art Week.

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Savor & Soul #TheAmexBrunch

Where: The Miami Beach EDITION, a venue synonymous with style and culture.

When: A midday feast on December 9, from 12 to 3:30 p.m.

What: Presented by American Express in partnership with Blacktag, is a celebration of Black art, culture, and community. Enjoy an immersive experience with a menu curated by Chef Akino West of Rosie’s Miami Beach, highlighting the richness of Black culinary artistry.

Tickets: Available exclusively from Resy as of Dec. 6


|| Exhibitions ||

Starting Sunday, Dec. 3


Where: RIMOWA Design District Store, 115 NE 40th St., Miami – a space where art and design converge.

When: From December 3rd to 10th, witness a fusion of creativity and craftsmanship.

What: A unique collaboration with local artist Typoe, featuring a permanent chandelier-inspired artwork in RIMOWA’s renovated Miami Design District boutique. This piece, blending RIMOWA’s iconic aluminum with Typoe’s vivid, abstract geometries, symbolizes the construction of our world through art and design.

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Tuesday, Dec. 5

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach—My Home

Where: Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, 1 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach – a landmark of architectural elegance.

When: A special showcase on December 5th.

What: Celebrate architectural genius at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach with ‘Morris Lapidus My Home,’ an exhibition featuring artwork and furniture from the famed architect. Discover unique pieces from The Bass Museum, highlighting Lapidus’ influence on Miami Beach’s iconic cityscape.

Tickets: Free entry

The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami: Our Legacy

Where: The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami, 10295 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour – a venue of artistic storytelling.

When: An evening of art and history on December 5, from 6 to 9 p.m.

What: ‘Our Legacy’ by Ronen Azulay at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour explores family history and cultural unity through art. Azulay uses recycled materials and fashion design principles to create a narrative on identity and consumerism.

Tickets: Free access

Starting, Tuesday, Dec. 5

The Art of Hip Hop

Where: 299 NW 25th St., Miami – a hub for the vibrant history of Hip Hop.

When: Opening December 5th, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

What: “The Art of Hip Hop,” in collaboration with StockX, features an exhibition titled “From the Bronx to the Beach,” celebrating Hip Hop’s visual pioneers with photography, album art, and a curated sneaker collection.

Tickets: General admission here


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“Topography of Memory” Art Installation

Where: Collins Park, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach – an oasis for contemplative art.

When: A unique art experience from December 5th to 17th.

What: “Topography of Memory” by Sallisa Rosa, a striking ceramic installation showcasing over 100 handmade pieces, including aerial spheres and stalagmite totems. This immersive and meditative exhibit, commissioned by Audemars Piguet Contemporary, celebrates the transformative power of heat in clay art.

Tickets: Free entry

At The Cusp of Midnight and Color, New Works by Melissa Herrington

Where: Scope, the heart of contemporary art exploration.

When: From December 5th to 10th, a showcase of abstract innovation.

What: Melissa Herrington returns to Scope Miami Beach 2023 with her abstract series “At the Cusp of Midnight and Color,” alongside works by artists Kristen Hart, Angela and Gabriel Collazo, Brett Loving, and Chrys Roboras, blending forms and concepts in a dynamic showcase.

Tickets: SCOPE visitors can experience this artistic amalgamation at booth D27

Starting, Wednesday, Dec. 6

The Art is Earth

Where: Eden Roc Miami Beach, 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach – a nexus of art and environmental awareness.

When: December 6–10, an immersive dive into ocean conservation.

What: “The Art is Earth” at Eden Roc Miami Beach, uses augmented reality to transform the lobby into a global oceanic experience. This innovative display, powered by Art House technology, brings still satellite images to life, emphasizing the urgency of ocean conservation. Art print sales support the PangeaSeed Foundation’s vital work.

Tickets: Free access

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Sean Kelly

Where: Art Basel Miami Beach, Booth D41; Meridians, Booth M10 for Hugo McCloud Solo Presentation.

When: December 6–10, a rendezvous with artistic innovation.

What: Sean Kelly at Art Basel Miami Beach presents a diverse array of artworks, including new paintings, sculptures, and photographs by international artists. Highlights include Anthony Akinbola, Jose Dávila, Awol Erizku, Janaina Tschäpe, Kehinde Wiley, and Wu Chi-Tsung. A portion of sales from Wu Chi-Tsung’s work will support charitable causes.

Tickets: Experience this diverse showcase of painting, sculpture, photography, and more at Sean Kelly’s thoughtfully curated booths.

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