Miami Art Fairs 2013

Art Basel in Miami Beach

Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive
Thursday, December 5 — Sunday, December 8

Expect the usual crowds at the Miami Art Week headliner, whose lineup for 2013 counts at 258 galleries from 31 countries. Newcomers from the U.S. including Elizabeth Dee, Corbett vs. Dempsey, 47 Canal, Bureau, and Real Fine Arts; from the Asian market, Tang Contemporary Art, One and J. Gallery, and Singapore Tyler Print Institute, from the Asian market. This year, it’s expanded its Public sector and also added a new one: Edition, a section devoted to editioned works, prints, and multiples.

Design Miami/

Corner of Meridian Avenue & 19th Street
Wednesday, December 4 — Sunday, December 8

Art Basel’s sister fair will likely draw its well-heeled collectors and flock of style mavens to the works by top international designers, which are de rigeur at booths like those of Carpenters Workshop Gallery and Galerie BSL, among others. But the fair’s historical material is what lends it gravitas, courtesy of secondary market dealers like Demisch Danant, Moderne Gallery, and Magen H. Gallery.

NADA Art Fair

The Deauville Beach Resort, 6701 Collins Avenue
Thursday, December 5 — Sunday, December 8

New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA), a must-see venue for work by emerging artists, will be featuring 80 art spaces this year, dominated by a contingent from its home base in New York. Participants also include several nonprofit spaces, including SculptureCenter, White Columns, and Independent Curators International. NADA fans can expect newcomers; director Heather Hubbs has said that due to economic recovery, she has seen “a surprising number of quality galleries open in places you wouldn’t necessarily expect” over the past couple of years.


3101 NE First Avenue
Tuesday December 3 – Sunday December 8

The self-touting “premier anchor fair” of Miami Art Week is now in its 24th year, with Modern and contemporary works from 125 international galleries. A highlight from this year’s edition is a December 5 symposium hosted by advocacy group Art W and the Rutgers Institute for Women and Art on collecting women artists, with Elizabeth Sackler as its keynote speaker.


The Art Miami Pavilion, 3201 NE First Avenue
Wednesday, December 4 – Sunday, December 8

Art Miami’s edgier sister fair of emerging and mid-career artists returns for its second year, located in a freestanding, 45,000-square-foot pavilion adjacent to its larger sibling. With 70 international galleries included in its lineup, the fair again arrives with a geographically focused section on Berlin.


59 NW 14th Street
Thursday, December 5 — Sunday, December 8

Returning to the Ice Palace Studios downtown, contemporary fair Pulse brings an international focus, with half of its galleries hailing from outside the United States.


Corner of Ocean Drive & 12th Street
Wednesday, December 4 — Sunday, December 8

Last year’s indie newcomer delivered a welcome beachside oasis in its airy, K/R-designed tent. It returns this year with more than twice the number of exhibitors, at 97 in total. Not a “come here and hang your wares” type of fair, as founder Jeff Lawson describes it, the selection undergoes consideration on what work should be shown, which this year includes more Latin-America artists and an overall focus on historical context between older and mid-career artists and the younger generation. Marina Abramovic hosts its December 2 preview, benefiting the forthcoming Marina Abramovic Institute and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Miami Project

Corner of NE First Avenue & NE 30th Street
Tuesday, December 3 — Sunday, December 8

Miami Project, created by the teams behind Texas Contemporary and the artMRKTs of San Francisco and the Hamptons, returns to Miami’s Wynwood District for its second year. The 2013 edition will host 56 galleries including second-timers DC Moore Gallery and ZieherSmith, and newbies Yossi Milo and Western Project.

Brazil ArtFair

3501 NE Midtown Boulevard, Old NE 1st Ave and 36th Street
Wednesday December 4 – Sunday December 8

Joining Miami’s packed lineup this year is its first fair dedicated specifically to Brazilian contemporary art and design, bringing 40 exhibitors.

Aqua Art Miami

1530 Collins Avenue
Wednesday, December 4 – Sunday, December 8

Aqua Art Fair may now be in its ninth year, but this is the first year it’s being run under the umbrella of Art Miami, which acquired it during last year’s fair extravaganza. A total of 45 exhibitors will showcase emerging art at the Art Deco-style Aqua Hotel in South Beach, where its 47 rooms have been transformed into mini-galleries, with beds removed and replaced by hardwall exhibition space.

SCOPE Miami Beach

1000 Ocean Drive
Tuesday December 3 – Sunday December 8

Scope Miami Scope is moving over the causeway from midtown Miami to a series of tents near the ocean in South Beach. The new location is in its own dedicated 70,000-square foot pavilion, boasting an outdoor beach lounge and views of the ocean. The official “VH1 + SCOPE” party on December 6 features a performance by twin (former Indie) duo Tegan and Sara and music by DJ Cassidy.

Fridge Art Fair

337 SW 8th Street
Thursday, December 5 —Sunday, December 8

Fridge Art Fair, which debuted earlier this year in New York during Frieze week, is now hitting Miami with a guaranteed following of ice-related puns. Two dozen exhibitors will be bringing works to Miami’s Performing Arts Exchange (PAX), with an opening preview that benefits Visual AIDS and PAX Miami.

New Material Art Fair

The Chesterfield, 855 Collins Avenue
Thursday, December 5 — Sunday, December 8

A new arrival to Miami Art Week, New Material Art Fair is slated to take over the entire 30-room boutique Eva Hotel Miami Beach, alongside the Aqua Hotel’s Aqua Art Miami fair, just down Washington Avenue from ABMB. Founded and directed by the Canadian conceptual artist Christine Kirouac, the fair aims to be an artist-driven affair privileging non-commercial, experimental work.

SPECTRUM Miami and ArtSpot International

Corner of NE First Avenue & NE 30th Street
Wednesday, December 4 —Sunday, December 8

Two new fairs in Wynwood this year, SPECTRUM Miami and ArtSpot International, will take place in the tent that housed Artexpo + [SOLO] last year. Exhibitor highlights include Gordon Huether from Napa, CA, 33 Contemporary from Chicago, Selby Fleetwood Gallery from Santa Fe, and Palais Royal Gallery from Moscow.

INK Miami Art Fair

Suites of Dorchester, 1850 Collins Avenue
Wednesday, December 4 — Sunday, December 8

Founded in 2006, INK Miami Art Fair provides a distinctive face amongst its plethora of contemporary-focused neighbors for its unique focus of works on paper. Sponsored by the International Fine Print Dealers Association, this year’s edition will include work from the Old Print Shop and Marlborough Graphics from New York, Leslie Sacks Fine Art from Los Angeles, and many more. 

Select Fair

1732 Collins Avenue
Wednesday, December 4 — Sunday, December 8

Now in its second year, Select promises a robust and quirky lineup of exhibitors and projects this year, including public installations by Swoon, Greg Mike, Meow Wolf, Melissa Maddonni Haims, and Urban Studio/FIT. The fair will be held at the Catalina Hotel, and the first 300 people who buy works will receive a complimentary print from contemporary artist Young and Sick.

Red Dot Miami

3011 NE First Avenue at NE 31st Stre
Tuesday, December 3 — Sunday, December 8

There’s sure to be some anticipation for Red Dot fans for this one, coming off the heels of May 2012’s controversy when the fair abruptly cancelled its New York Frieze Week edition and withheld refunds to participating galleries. Despite the proverbial storm, a full roster of dealers are Florida-bound this December.

Miami River Art Fair

400 SE Second Avenue
Thursday, December 5 — Sunday, December 8

This small satellite, which showcases international contemporary art, also serves in an effort to revitalize the Lower Miami River District. It is the first and only fair to be located in the Downtown Miami-Brickell area, with indoor and outdoor booths in the Riverfront Hall and along the Riverwalk Sculpture Mall, and has been described by Mayor Tomas Regaldo as “a pioneer”

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