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Complete guide to Miami Art Week 2023

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    Art is a unifying form of expression that draws people together from all over the world. When artists, galleries, museums, designers and other organizations come together, it can be a truly magical experience. That’s why you won’t want to miss this year’s Miami Art Week, an art expo event that takes place from December 6th – December 10th, 2023 at 1 Herald Plaza, Miami. In this guide, you’ll get the information you need to plan your trip, including:

    • What Miami Art Week is
    • How long Miami Art Week is
    • The Miami Art Week event schedule
    • Miami Art Week satellite fairs
    • Taking photos at Miami Art Week
    • Getting into Miami Art Week
    • Dress code

    What is Miami Art Week?

    Located in bustling Miami, FL, Miami Art Week is an experience for anyone with a passion for emerging artists. You can attend as an individual artist, curator, art organization, museum, gallery, buyer or tourist.

    According to the organization’s website, the mission of this event is to “promote and support emerging and established artists” as well as overall appreciation of the arts on local and global scales. This multi–day exhibition event hosts art lovers from around the world and draws in collectors and buyers. It allows talented, up–and–coming artists to promote their work, sell it and network with other artists.

    How long is Miami Art Week?

    The event takes place over the course of four days, from December 6th – December 10th, 2023. Keep in mind that different events, exhibitions and fairs occur on different days.

    2023 Miami Art Week event schedule

    This event is packed with various events, exhibitions and fairs. To make the most of your visit, we’ve listed out the events and their details below. Some of the dates below are exclusive to certain guests and others are available to the public. Keep in mind that the dates and locations are subject to change.

    Note that as a Chase Sapphire Reserve® cardmember, you may also want to consider attending musical performances, dining experiences and more events at the Sapphire Lounge at Lowes Miami Beach Hotel, which takes place December 8th – 9th.

    Art Basel Miami Beach

    This art show features modern and contemporary art and work by new artists.

    • Invite only days: December 6th – 7th
    • Open to public: December 8th – 10th
    • Location: 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

    Design Miami

    Art takes the form of collectible designs, including furniture and lighting, at this eclectic exhibition.

    • Open to public: December 6th – 10th
    • Location: Convention Center Drive and 10th Street, alongside Art Basel at the Miami Beach Convention Center

    Art Miami

    This globally known event features art from the 20th and 21st centuries and works in conjunction with reputable galleries.

    • Platinum/VIP preview: December 5th
    • Open to public: December 6th – 10th
    • Location: The Art Miami Pavilion, One Herald Plaza, NE 14th Street and Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL 33132

    CONTEXT Art Miami

    CONTEXT allows artists and collectors to network and elevate their platform at this special exhibit. Check out some of the amazing, cutting edge works by contemporary and modern artists.

    • Platinum/VIP preview: December 5th
    • Open to public/general admission: December 6th – 10th
    • Location: The CONTEXT Pavilion, One Herald Plaza, NE 14th Street and Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL 33132

    Aqua Art Miami

    To view work by young, middle-of-career artists, swing by Aqua Art Miami. This exhibit expands into a quaint courtyard as part of the South Beach hotel.

    • VIP preview: December 6th
    • Open to public/general admission: December 7th – 10th
    • Location: Aqua Art Miami at the Aqua Hotel, 1530 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

    Pinta Miami

    This year’s main exhibit at Pinta Miami features Ibero American culture.

    • Open to public: December 7th – December 10th
    • Location: The Hangar in Coconut Grove, 3385 Pan American Drive, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 33133

    Art fairs in addition to Miami Art Week

    If you’re hungry for more art events outside these larger showcases, be sure to check out some of the art fairs happening around the area at the same time.

    Miami River Art Fair

    This boutique art fair is the only rooftop exhibit in Miami with stunning views. This year’s art features an artificial intelligence edition as well.

    • VIP preview: December 6th
    • Fair hours for public: December 7th – 8th
    • Location: The Penthouse Riverside Wharf, 125 SW North River Drive, Miami, FL 33130

    NADA Art Fair

    The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) emphasizes emerging, new voices in the realm of contemporary art.

    • Open to public: December 5th – 9th
    • Location: Ice Palace Studios, 1400 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33136

    Other art fairs to consider

    • Red Dot Miami
    • Scope Miami Beach
    • Spectrum Miami
    • Fridge Art Fair
    • INK MIAMI Art Fair

    Can you take photos at Miami Art Week?

    Yes, as long as you are not disrupting visitors or the exhibit. Be sure to check with each exhibit to get specifics on what you’re allowed to take pictures of, as well as restrictions on the size of the photography equipment. For example, Art Basel allows cameras no larger than 6” x 5” x 3”.

    Is it hard to get into Miami Art Week?

    No. If you're looking to attend Miami Art Week as a guest, there are public and general admission dates and times available.

    Is there a dress code for Miami Art Week?

    While there is no specific dress code for this event, it’s encouraged to dress comfortably with a fashionable edge.

    In summary

    Whether you’re attending as an artist, collector or tourist/art enthusiast, Miami Art Week will be a thrilling showcase of some of the world’s most talented artists. As a Chase credit cardmember, you can book your travels through the Chase Travel portal in Ultimate Rewards® to get the most of your card’s rewards points.

    You can also make the most of your experience when using your Chase Sapphire Reserve card for accessing events like culinary explorations and A-list acts.

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