Art Week 2019

Susan Askew
Susan Askew

Art Week 2019:

What's happening on Miami Beach

It’s that time of year when Miami Beach becomes the center of the art world. If you don’t want to leave the Beach, there’s plenty to see and do right here.

Order of Importance

Monumental temporary installation on the beach at the end of Lincoln Road by Argentinian conceptual artist Leandro Erlich.
Open December 1 – 15, Free to the public
Walk amidst a surreal traffic jam… without having to sit in one! This exhibit (rendering above) will “recast the 21st century traffic jam” through 66 life-sized sand sculptures of cars and trucks which will be left to naturally degrade over the 15-day exhibition period.
According to the City’s announcement, it will be the largest work produced by the artist to date. It was commissioned by the City of Miami Beach and marks the City’s first-ever temporary public art project.
Rendering: Leandro Erlich Studio

Art Basel Miami Beach

Featuring over 200 of the world’s leading international modern and contemporary art galleries and work by more than 4,000 artists. New this year, Meridians with monumental works including large-scale sculptures and paintings, installations, video projections, and live performances made possible by the opening of the Convention Center’s new Grand Ballroom.
Miami Beach Convention Center
December 5 – 8 Public Days
Tickets: $45 - $500

​​​​​​​Remember to visit Joe's Stone Crab which is making its Art Basel debut in the Grand Ballroom!

Design Miami 

Museum-quality exhibitions of twentieth and twenty-first century furniture, lighting and objets d’art.
Pride Park across from the Convention Center
December 4 – 8 Public Days
Tickets: $27 - $225

​​​​​​​Faena Festival

The Last Supper is an exploration of spirituality and food, abundance and sacrifice, and archetypal symbolism and contemporary aesthetics. Located on the Beach, docked and moving boat, and in the Faena Hotel and Faena Forum, between 32 and 34 Streets on Collins Avenue
December 2 – 8 
Free and open to the public


Contemporary art and this year featuring an experiential multidisciplinary program of large scale installations, music performances, and panel discussions.
On the beach, 8th and Ocean
December 3 – 8 
Tickets $40 - $200 


International, curated art fair focusing on all disciplines of contemporary art
On the beach at 12th and Ocean
December 4 – 8 
Single-day admission $40

Aqua Art Miami

Art by young, emerging and mid-career artists
Aqua Hotel, 1530 Collins Avenue
Tickets include access to Aqua Art Miami, Art Miami, and CONTEXT Art Miami
VIP Previews, December 4 ($275)
General Admission December 5 – 8 ($20 - $100)


Billing itself as the “calm in the palms” in the “overwhelming environment that is Miami Art Week”…
Indian Beach Park, 4601 Collins Avenue
December 5 – 8 
Tickets: $35 - $500 

Ink Miami

Modern and contemporary works on paper
Presented by the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA)
Suites of Dorchester, 1850 Collins Avenue
December 4 – 8 
Free registration

And there's more…

A "best of" list ... details here.

Botero on Lincoln Road

Monumental Botero Sculptures on Lincoln Road (through March 31)

Raleigh Gardens

Les Lalanne at The Raleigh Gardens through end of February

The Betsy

Exhibition Tours for Art Basel, four dates through December 9
Free but RSVP required


Sidewalk Café Hawking Violations and Appeals mounting

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Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road, Española Way cafés under new Code of Conduct

Miami Beach Resident Beth Dunlop’s latest book, Addison Mizner: Architect of Fantasy and Romance

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Author will present at Miami Book Fair

Miami Beach purchases works of art by two emerging artists at Art Basel fair

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Public votes for acquisitions through Inaugural Legacy Purchase Program

Miami Beach Bus Shelter Won Design Award, But Can it Be Built?

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City say no bidders to construct, operate, and maintain