2008 Art Basel: for the cool kids only

Prefuse 73.

For those who like their art with a side of fun.

OMNI Board of Tourism
2014 NW Miami Ct., Wynwood Arts District; 305-576-9020; www.theomnibot.com

This new website, which promotes the Omni neighborhood with an up-to-date tourist map, do’s and don’ts section and online retail shop, will host Studio Visit, an exhibit to celebrate the launch of the Omni Outside destination guide. The first issue will be The City of Detroit!, and so Detroit artists featured will include Kristin Beaver, Samuel Consiglio and Nicola Kuperus. Miami artists include Hernan Bas, Jiae Hwang, Natalya Laskis. A gift shop will also offer tourist-themed items, including some designed by the artists. Opening party Thurs, Dec. 4, 6-11 p.m. Closing reception Friday, Dec. 5, 5-10 p.m. followed by an afterparty at the White Room with musical performance by Adult.

Miami Art in Action
The News Lounge, 55th Street and NE 4th Court, Upper East Side; 305-758-9932

Fashionable, sustainable clothing company Noble Truth will host a live art exhibition featuring Miami artist Lebo and muralists CP1 and Krave. The event will aslo feature NT’s new collection and DJs, including DJ Lady Miss Kier (formerly of Deee-lite). Sat, Dec. 6, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.

Paradise Lost
Buck 15, 707 Lincoln Lane (above Miss Yip Cafe), Miami Beach; 305-538-3815

12 artists were invited to create visual interpretations of John Milton’s Paradise Lost. Music selected by Shredded Beats, performance by Jose el Rey at midnight. 9 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3.

UnScene Miami
Set, 320 Lincoln Rd.; 305-581-2800

Sponsored by Axe body spray (why does that “chocolate man” commerical make us laugh and creep us out at the same time?), this event will feature works by emerging Miami photographers. Proceeds of photos sold will go to a local charity. Event is free but guests must RSVP at www.944.com/unscene. Thurs, Dec. 4, 9 p.m.-midnight.

Surface Lounge
Gansevoort rooftop, 2377 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-604-1000

Sponsored by Surface Magazine, a 5,000 square-foot illuminated VIP area for Basel participants, featuring a cocktail bar menu courtesy of STK restaurant and Stolichnaya vodka. The space will also feature works by artists chosen by the Guggenheim Museum Young Collectors Council. Dec.4-6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Compimentary Stoli cocktails 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Art Basel Finale Party
Heathrow Lounge, 681 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-534-7614

Performances by Prefuse 73 and Eliot Lipp, as well as DJs and live painters. Sun, Dec. 7. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Published: 11/08


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