For four days in December, the artistic energy that thrives in Miami Beach attracts artists, collectors and gallery owners, the chic and the artistically enlightened to the international fair, Art Basel Miami Beach at the nexus of North and South America. Now in its 17th year, this extravaganza enjoys a popularity that extends beyond the mere buying and selling of art with events across Miami. Distinguished as the premier art show of the Americas, Art Basel Miami Beach — which runs concurrently with Design Miami/ — hits the heart of the “Magic City” as a celebratory force compelling the international elite of art, fashion and business to stage elaborate parties and a myriad of events from tours through private collections to impromptu street performances. artbasel.com.
Text: Kim Mosley