ART MIAMI fills the streets of MidTown December 2 – 7, 2014 with a VIP Preview on December 2, 2014. Thousands of eager contemporary art fans, and those who like to be seen on the scene, are ready to kick off our giddy December social season. Collectors, dealers, patrons and artists meet and mingle inside giant tents which are outfitted with state-of-the-art viewing galleries filled with paintings, sculpture, photography and mixed media compilations that are all for sale.
Unlike a tour through a modern art museum, the name of the game during Art Week in Miami is millions of dollars in sales! Art Miami showcases over 100 international galleries all trying to attract affluent collectors to new works by famous or undiscovered talent. Recent exhibits included huge installations meticulously crafted out of colorful aluminum drink cans re-purposed as art, taxidermy sheep heads engineered to weep softly as fans passed by and brightly colored canvasses of every shape and size.
The fair kicks off this year on December 5th with an opening night charity preview that benefits Lotus House Women’s Shelter in Downtown Miami. Last year’s opening gala was reported to have attracted more than 7,000 guests to the 125,000 square foot pavilion at the heart of MidTown Mall. While the streets south of the tents are filled with indie galleries and the new frontier that is Wynwood Arts District, Art Miami guests can find ample secure parking at the mall garages and enjoy many fine and casual dining options nearby.
Art Miami, 3101 NE First Avenue, Wynwood.