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Art Basel Miami Beach canceled for 2020

The most important annual arts event in South Florida will not happen this year.

Organizers of Art Basel have announced that the 2020 edition has been canceled.

According to a Facebook post: “We regret to announce that the 2020 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach has been canceled. As the artworld continues to face momentous challenges, we remain firmly committed to supporting the global gallery community and look forward to when we can meet again. #artbasel

This mammoth global cultural event typically takes place in December, helping to support galleries, as well as the greater Miami arts community and economy. 

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Cocktail & Culinary Experience

Four-day event with handcrafted cocktails in the Mixology area, live performances and DJ’s, live street art and pop up installations by local artists and food hall with exclusive bites. Food and drinks are for purchase.
When: Dec. 5-8 – Thursday and Friday 3 p.m. to 5 a.m.; Saturday noon to 5 a.m., Sunday noon to 10 p.m.

Where: Wynwood Marketplace, 2250 NW 2 Ave.
Tickets: Free
More Info: Hive


Street art, eclectic music and innovative, unique vendors come together along with new-age art installations.
When: Dec. 6-8; Friday 3 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday 1 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday 1-9 p.m.
Where: RC Cola Plant, 2308 NW 5 Ave.
Tickets: Free
More Info: Basel House Mural Festival


Mingle around original works of art by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Roy Lichtenstein and other legends of contemporary art.
When: Dec. 5 & 6, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Acqualina Resort & Spa, 17875 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach
Tickets: Free
More Info: Art Basel & Miami Art Week at Acqualina


Art Basel activation in the hotel’s backyard pool area with live painting, entertainment, drinks, and bites.
When: Dec. 6, 8-11 p.m.
Where: National Hotel Miami Beach, 1677 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Tickets: Free
More Info: PunkMeTender Art Installation


The art hotel is featuring a solo show “I’m Not an Artist” by artist, photographer and wildlife activist Arno Elias.
When: Opening reception Dec. 4 at 9 p.m.
Where: Sagamore Hotel, 1671 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Tickets: Free
More Info: Sagamore Is Art


Internationally known Haitian Band Tvice performs alongside DJ Bullet at this gathering space where a variety of art installations are on display.
When: Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: 286 NE 61 St.
Tickets: Free
More Info: BaseCamp at Magic City Innovation


Showcasing “The Last Supper,” the show features seminal works new commissions, installations, videos and performances by various artists throughout the entire Faena complex.
When: Dec. 2-8, various times
Where: Faena, 32-36 Streets and Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Tickets: Free
More Info: Faena Festival


This annual event welcomes guests to enjoy a complimentary breakfast and listen to contemporary sculptor and photographer Petah Coyne. Coyne’s elaborately detailed assemblages hang from ceilings and erupt from the floor. She uses molten wax, silk flowers, fabric and taxidermy to create works that evoke gothic narratives and the excess of the Rococo.

When: Dec. 8, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Where: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17 St., Miami
Tickets: Free but RSVP is required, click on link below
More Info: Breakfast in the Park


The artists of Mana Contemporary open their studios plus, there will be daily performances and activations including a live podcast with Orchid.FM, DJ sets at the Dale Zine window and several after-parties.

When: Dec. 4-8, various times
Where: Mana Contemporary Miami/777 Mall, 145 E. Flagler St., Miami
Tickets: Free
More Info: Mana Contemporary Miami


Stroll up and down Lincoln Road taking in the 14 recently-installed Fernando Botero sculptures that adorn the pedestrian mall. The monumental sculpture series is presented by Nader Art Museum and Lincoln Road Business Improvement District (BID).

When: Throughout Art Miami Week and through Feb. 20, 2020
Where: Lincoln Road Mall
Tickets: Free
More Info: Botero on Lincoln Road


See the work of new emerging artists whose work will be showcased at ITG Miami (formerly the Macy’s store in Downtown Miami). There will be DJ’s and a cash bar at the opening night party.

When: Dec. 4 from 6-11 p.m., Dec. 5-9 from 3-10 p.m.
Where: 8 South Miami Ave., Miami
Tickets: Free
More Info: Miami Art Mob


See the latest exhibition by Norman Reedus featuring celebrity portraits, live music by Uncle Scotchy and Shira Lee, food for purchase from Ms. Cheezious and King of Racks and drinks by Mac’s Pubs.

When: Dec. 7 from 6-11 p.m.
Where: 3408 NW 7 Ave., Miami
Tickets: Free
More Info: The Collective Art Basel Block Party


Ink Miami Art Fair
When: Dec. 4-8
Where: Suites of Dorchester, 1850 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach
Tickets: Free
More info:

Art Beat Miami Art Fair
When: Dec. 4-8
Where: Caribbean Marketplace, 5925 NE 2nd Avenue in Little Haiti
Tickets: Free
More info:

Miami River Art Fair
When: Dec. 2-4
Where: James L. Knight International Center, 400 SE 2nd Avenue in Downtown
Tickets: Free
More info:

MUSE Art Fair
When: Dec. 3-8
Where: The Gates Hotel South Beach, 2360 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Tickets: Free
More info:

Prizm Art Fair
When: Opening Day, Dec. 4 from 5-10 p.m.
Where: Alfred I. DuPont Building, 169 E. Flagler St., Miami
Tickets: Free
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