For one week each December, Miami becomes the center of the contemporary art universe, thanks to the phenomenal growth of Art Basel Miami Beach, an exclusive annual show for collectors, Dec. 1 – 4 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Art Week Miami, featuring dozens of satellite fairs and special events from Coral Gables to Miami Beach, Midtown, Wynwood and the Design District draws even more art lovers. This year, Art Week Miami is being celebrated Nov. 30 – Dec. 4.

When the doors close at the convention center and exhibition tents, the action is just getting started as galleries, hotels and studio spaces across the city host receptions, parties and late night exhibits. DJs spin tunes well into the wee hours of the night at the most popular venues.

Here’s your quick guide to Art Basel Miami Beach and major Art Week Miami shows:


Art Basel Miami Beach

Miami Beach Convention Center

$50 one day/$105 multiple days with advance online purchase

Art Basel Miami Beach is among the most important art shows in the U.S., drawing exhibitors from North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and specializing in contemporary and modern art, as well as works by emerging artists.


Art Week Miami Satellite Art Fairs


AQUA Miami

AQUA, held at one of SoBe’s toniest Art Deco hotels, is one of the most popular fairs for emerging art during Miami Art Week.


Art Miami

Known as Miami’s premier anchor fair, Art Miami kicks off the opening day of Art Week - the first week of December when thousands of collectors, dealers, curators, and artists descend upon Miami.


ArtSpot Miami International Art Fair

ArtSpot International is a stand-alone art fair that showcases innovative and alternative contemporary and modern art.



CONTEXT is dedicated to the development and reinforcement of emerging and midcareer artists and serves as a platform for the presentation of cutting-edge talent by emerging and established galleries.


Design Miami

DesignMiami is dedicated to a global forum for design and, in its second decade, celebrates growing interest in the work of the ‘70s and ‘80s.


Fridge Art Fair (“Mini-Fridge”)

Eric Ginsburg’s famed Ney York Fridge Art Fair moves to Miami Beach this year to the Betsy Hotel on Ocean Dr. “Mini-Fridge” offers a curated show and sale, open 24/7 from Nov. 27 – Dec. 4.


INK Miami Art Fair

INK is unique among Miami’s fairs for its focus on contemporary works on paper by internationally renowned artists and sponsored by the International Fine Print Dealers Association.


Miami Project

Miami Project will again present a selection of historically important and cuttingedge contemporary work side by side in Wynwood, with a unique emphasis on the strength of individual exhibitors’ programs, irrespective of their primary focus.


Miami River Art Fair

Miami River Art Fair is providing a unique experience, featuring both an indoor booth setting at the Riverfront Hall of the Miami Convention Center and the one-of-a-kind Riverwalk Sculpture Mall, featuring works from around the world.


NADA Art Fair

Founded in 2002, the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is a not-for-profit collective of professionals working with contemporary art and is recognized as a much needed alternative assembly of the world’s youngest and strongest art galleries.



This fair is divided into two sections and is comprised of a mix of established and emerging galleries vetted by a committee of prominent international dealers.


RedDot Miami

Building upon its reputation as a diverse fair, Red Dot will once again offer a unique selection of approximately 60 galleries exhibiting painting, sculpture, photography and fine-art objects.


Scope Miami Beach

Over 100 exhibitors and 20 selected breeder program galleries will present groundbreaking work, alongside SCOPE’s special programming, encompassing music, design and fashion.



SPECTRUM, a juried show, is where contemporary meets extraordinary in the heart of Miami’s Performing Arts District, featuring live music and plenty of parties. 


Superfine! House of Art & Design

One of the newer satellite fairs, Superfine! is the first to set up in Miami’s emerging Little Haiti neighborhood.



This fair presents a selection of international galleries and not-for-profit spaces, positioned side by side to create a less segregated fair installation.


For more information about Art Basel and Art Week Miami events, go to Beach and Locations are announced and tickets for individual Art Week events generally go on sale after Oct. 1 or later.