Art Basel Guide 2017

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Art Basel Miami Beach began in 2002. 15 years later, it’s a 2 week-long holiday. Art exhibitions slowly diffused out of the Miami Convention Center to Wynwood, Little Haiti, Liberty City, Overtown, and Hialeah. The South Beach art scene is exclusive. Local creatives made their own platforms outside of SoBe to display what they define as art. Of course, art week comes with a lot of parties but that’s beside the point. If you’re bored or like art as much as I do, read my mini Art Basel Week guide below:

Events are in chronological order

Dec 5

Red Bull Sound Select presents performances by A.Chal, Kilo Kish, Twelve’len, and Nick Leon. Miami’s own Twelve’len joined Red Bull Sound Select to curate this music and art event at The Ground Miami. 34 NE 11th Street, Miami, FL 33132. 

RSVP Here and pay $3 at the door.

Tickets are $6 without RSVP. 

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Dec 6

Join THE BLACK PARTY. An event that combines art with Caribbean Carnival mas visuals. Reggae & Soca beats will be provided by DJ Dorenzo in the Black Lounge. Enjoy Steel Pan Vibes outdoors. Black attire is required.

Tickets: $20. Proceeds support #CaribbeanStrong Hurricane Relief Fund 

Dec 6

Sus Zine Official Release Party featuring live performances by Denzel Curry, Dj Khaled, Poorgrrrl, Lil B and exhibitions by Aholsniffsglue and Atomik.

Doors open at 8pm. 2898 NW 7th Ave, Miami, FL. 

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Dec 7

View a Lookbook Release, Live Style Exhibit and editorial Installation by Marcia Tucker. 6-9pm

The Wired Heart. 46 NW 36TH STREET Miami, FL, 33127.

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Dec 8

Come party with Chad Hugo, Daniel Biltmore, and Miguel Milliones. Sounds by DJ Osh Kosh.  Text 411WSUP to 33222. 

Event begins at 9pm. 6820 NE 2nd Ave. Miami, FL 33138.

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Dec 8

Enjoy food cooked by celebrity chef, Chef Dee and watch live interactive art at The Empty Plates Restaurant.

Event begins at 12pm. 6820 NE 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33138. 

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Dec  9

x  presents The Flea Market featuring vendors, photo exhibits and performances by Sam Stan, Prez P, Chief Pound, DJ Lucky C and more.

2-8pm. Rico’s Hotdogs and Burgers. 2400 NW 7th Avenue Miami, FL 33127. 

Buy tickets here.

Dec 9

Watch free performances by local artists with a pop up by

9pm. 4220 NW 7th Ave Miami,FL. RSVP here

Dec 10

Check out The Melting Pot II powered by at The Electric Pickle. Headlined by Gaby Duran and hosted by

2-8pm. 2826 N Miami Ave, Miami FL 33127. Buy tickets here.

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Dec 10

Smoke Signals Studio introduces “Our Basel” featuring performances by Jesse Boykins III, Samora, Eryn Allen Kane and more.

8pm-12am. RSVP at 

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Dec 10

The Art Of Bae Gallery will display art by women. Music performances, photo booth fun, food, and drinks included.

2-8pm. 8325 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL, 33138. RSVP here.

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Dec 10

Attend a Denim Bandit Workshop taught by Tasheema C. Felder.

The Wired Heart. 46 NW 36TH STREET Miami, FL, 33127. RSVP here

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Dec 10

The Black Market presents an Art Basel Edition Fashion Show featuring music and vendors.

All Ages. 3-9pm. Churchill’s Pub. 5501 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami,FL, 33127.


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