Miami Soul: Part 3 – Ultimate Miami Art Week Exhibit, Party, and Event Guide

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Get ready for crazy traffic, a week-long event-hopping itinerary, tons of celebrity sightings, millions in valuable art, and more reasons why we live in the hottest city. Why? Because Miami Art Week keeps getting bigger and this year’s lineup is bananas! As if Basel can’t get any bigger, this year’s Miami Art Week includes more than a dozen art fairs, a bigger Art of Black Soul Basel series of events, and plenty of parties, receptions, and events suitable from the art aficionado and collector to the casual observer.

There’s too many fairs and events to name, including: Art Basel Miami, Design Miami, Art Miami, Aqua Art Miami, Untitled Miami, Spectrum Miami, Scope Miami, Prizm Art Fair, Art Africa Miami, Pinta Miami, Concept Art Fair, CONTEXT Art Miami Fair, Red Dot Miami, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, NADA Miami Beach, Art Beat, Miami River Art Fair, Ink Miami Art Fair, Miami Project, X Contemporary, KROMA Spectra, and Borderless Caribbean, among others.

Check out Parts 1 & 2 in Miami Soul’s Basel coverage.

Part 1: Miami Soul’s 4th Annual Ultimate Soul Basel Guide – Black exhibits to check out

Part 2: The Ultimate Soul Basel Party & Event Guide



Tuesday, November 29

Art of the Party hosted by Heidi Klum
7PM – 10PM – Roche Bobois Wynwood Warehouse, 282 NW 25th St, Wynwood

Ocean Drive Magazine hosts an issue release party for the December issue featuring Heidi Klum on the cover. The party is also an auction with proceeds going to Lotus House, and bidding is open through December 5 at Private party.

Art Miami & CONTEXT Art Miami VIP Reception
5:30PM – 10PM – 3101 NE 1st Ave, Miami

The 27th edition of Art Miami and 5th edition of CONTEXT Art Miami opens up with a VIP reception to kick off Miami Art Week. As the city’s longest running contemporary and modern art fair, Art Miami attracts more than 85,000 attendees and features a massive lineup of 130 galleries from more than 20 countries with modern and contemporary artists including Frank Stella,Adrien Brody, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Willem de Kooning, and Ed Ruscha. Now in its fifth year, CONTEXT Art Miami features emerging and mid-career artists from 100 international galleries and more than 20 countries. The reception will benefit the Perez Art Museum Miami.

Rum & Bass Block Party
7PM – 2AM – Coyo Taco, 2300 NW 2nd Ave

Como Taco hosts a block party with Walshy Fire and friends. Tickets $30 at



Wednesday, November 30

Aqua Art Miami VIP Preview
3PM – 10PM

Aqua kicks off its five-day art show with an opening preview reception for pass holders for Aqua, Art Miami, and CONTEXT.

INK Miami Art Fair Preview Breakfast
9AM – 11AM – Suites of Dorchester, 1850 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Now in its 10 year, INK Miami Art Fair hosts a preview breakfast showcasing its exhibition of works on paper by international artists.

Basel House Hip Hop & Live Art
4PM – 5AM and December 1-4, 12PM – 5AM – Bitter Truth at the Shops of Midtown, 3252 NE 1st

Basel House is back at Midtown’s newest bar with a five-day free concert series and a four-day block party of live art installation showcasing local and international artists. The music lineup features Hip Hop, R&B, and Bluesy vibes with live art performances including a cake decorating battle and live painting. Free RSVP at

Art Loves Fashion Basel Soiree
6PM – 10PM – Spectrum, 1700 NE 2nd Ave, Miami

Planet Fashion TV hosts a night of fashion, performance art, and live musical acts during the Spectrum Art Fair opening night. Tickets are $65 general admission and available at

MOCA Museum Art Reception
7PM – 10PM – Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), 770 NE 125th St, North Miami

MOCA museum kicks off Art Basel with a reception for its latest exhibition, The Other Dimension, by Miami artist Antuan Rodriguez. Admission is free for MOCA members, North Miami residents, and Art Basel VIP cardholders and $30 for all others.

TAG Heuer Pop-up Gallery
5PM – 12AM – Mondrian South Beach, 1100 West Ave, Miami Beach

LVMH and TAG Heuer CEO, Jean-Claude Biver, hosts a pop-up shop and gallery with the new TAG Heuer art creator with an after party to follow. Private event.

Design Escape at Miami Ironside    
6PM – 10PM – Miami Ironside, 7500 – 7800 NE 4th Ct, Miami

Miami’s newest creative design destination, Miami Ironside, hosts Design Escape for an evening of artistic inspiration, cocktails, and fresh bites. Miami Ironside, a hidden urban oasis along the historic railroad line, is a collection of uniquely appointed showrooms, studios and event halls occupied by galleries, retail spaces, a restaurant and cafe.



Thursday, December 1

PULSE Contemporary Art Fair Preview Brunch & Young Collectors Cocktails
10AM – 1PM & 5PM – 7PM – Indian Beach Park, 4601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

PULSE opens with a preview brunch showcasing its exhibition of large-scale installations and performances featuring the work of over 75 local and international exhibitors. Later in the evening is the Young Collectors Cocktails. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased at

Bakehouse Art Complex Baker’s Brunch
11AM – 1PM – Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW 32nd St, Miami

Bakehouse hosts its annual signature breakfast as an opportunity to break bread with 60 resident artists at the Art Deco bakery building where the studios are housed. Free RSVP

Russell Simmons hosts 7th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Finale Party
8:30PM – 11:30PM – 1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach

Russell Simmons and Danny Simmons hosts the annual Bombay Sapphire Basel event with a mix of celebrities, socials, and art industry leaders to celebrate the 16 finalists of the Artisan Series before announcing the program’s grand finale winner. Jermaine Dupri is the featured guest DJ set alongside  Bacardi’s newest “Chief Creative for Culture,” Swizz Beatz. Launched in 2010 as a collaboration between Russell & Danny Simmons’ RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation and Bombay Sapphire gin, The Artisan Series program was created to foster the talents of emerging multicultural artists through a nationwide search for the best up-and-coming names in visual arts. By invitation only.

Eddy Bogaert at Rec Room
5PM – 11PM – Rec Room at the Gale Hotel, 1690 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

NYC artist Eddy Bogaert performs a 3D art show from 5pm – 11pm.

Flo Rida Party at Rec Room
11PM – 3AM
– Rec Room at the Gale Hotel, 1690 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
Rec Room continues with a party series hosted by Flo Rida with live beats by rapper Goldlink and a “surprise snack ” (pizza) served at 2am. Free until capacity. RSVP at

Hennessy V.S.’s Project Wild Rabbit Gallery
8PM – The Market Gallery, 1420 Alton Rd, Miami Beach

Hennessy teams up with NYC’s Pratt Institute, Project Wild Gallery, for an art affair featuring guest judge Hip Hop icon Nas, Ryan McGinness, Futura and Kadir Nelson. Private event.

III Points presents…Young Thug, Shlohmo, Nick Leon and INDIGOCHILDRICK
7PM – Magic City Studios, 6301 NE 4th Ave, Miami

III Points presents a Basel Hip Hop show featuring Young Thug, Shlohmo, Nick Leon, and INDIGOCHILDRICK. Tickets are $35 and available at

PAMM Presents Cashmere Cat, Jillionaire & Uncle Luke
9PM – 12AM – Perez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd

PAMM presents a performance by electronic musician and producer Cashmere Cat, DJ sets by Trinidadian DJ Jillionaire of Major Lazer and a performance by Miami’s own Uncle Luke. By invitation only for PAMM Sustaining and above members along with Art Basel cardholders.

Red Bull Music Academy Presents: 12 Hours of NAAFI
5PM – 5AM – Coyo Taco, 2300 NW 2nd Ave, Wynwood

Red Bull Music Academy presents 12 Hours of NAAFI, a merging of art and music. Curated by Mexico City-based groundbreaking dance music label NAAFI, the event features ten DJs and 12 hours of music. Free with RSVP at



Friday, December 2

Billboard Magazine party
9PM – 11PM – Nautilus Cabana Club Beach Tent, Miami Beach

Billboard Magazine presents a special performance by a surprise artist, and judging by past Billboard Basel events, this should be pretty good. Private.

Danny Simmons Reception
6PM – 10PM – Macaya Gallery, 145 NW 36th St, Midtown Miami

Philanthropist and art collector Danny Simmons hosts a reception for the American Banned exhibition and following the finale of the RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation and Bombay Sapphire Artisan series. RSVP at

Vibes 305
9PM – 4AM – Toe Jam Backlot, 150 NW 21st St, Wynwood

Gil Green and 305 Films presents their annual Basel dancehall party known for being one of the biggest Basel dance parties with music by LS One, Dutty Dee, Felisha Monet, and Tom La Roc and featuring Kardinal Offishall, Cipha Sounds, Scratch, and Dready. Early bird tickets are $20 and can be purchased at

REVOLT Debuts #ArtofDaring featuring Jhene Aiko
8PM – Maps Backlot, 432 NW 24th St, Wynwood

REVOLT returns to Art Basel for the 3rd consecutive year with an upscale gallery experience featuring give upcoming multicultural visual artists in a Cadillac gallery-style showcase and a live mural on two Cadillac vehicles. Jhene Aiko is also confirmed to perform. RSVP at

Up & Down Hip-Hop Photography Exhibit & After Party
8PM – 10PM; Afterparty 12AM – Nautilus Sixty Hotel, 1825 Collins Ave

Billboard x 1800 Tequila hosts an after party for the pop-up “In Focus” VIP Hip-Hop photography exhibition showcasing photography from renowned hip-hop photographers, Cam Kirk, Gunner Stahl and Places + Faces. Hip-Hop artist Rae Sremmurd will perform at the after party. Cam Kirk has produced work behind the scenes for Young Jeez, T.I. Bun B, 2 Chainz, Future, and more. Atlanta-based rap photographer Gunner Stahl has worked with Chance the Rapper and Young Thug, among others.

Superfine! Young Collectors’ Ice Cream Social
8PM – 11PM – 56 NE 29th St

Superfine Art Fair hosts a cocktail and ice cream social for young collectors with an exclusive DJ set by Millionyoung. Tickets $11.11 and can be purchased at

Open Studio Brunch
9AM – 12PM – ArtCenter South Florida, 1035 N Miami Ave, Miami

ArtCenter hosts an Open Studio Brunch at its new Downtown location for an opportunity to meet and engage with the artists, art collectors, patrons and curators.


Saturday, December 3

YogArt Basel
10AM – The Sacred Space, 105 NE 24th St

Take a Basel breath with a morning yoga session and musical performances on Saturday and Sunday for yoga, art, music, healthy food, and drink. Sessions are $35 and open to the public with tickets available at

Parental Advisory: A Hip-Hop Photography Exhibit
7PM – 10PM – EAST Miami, 788 Brickell Plaza, Brickell

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels from Run-DMC and photographer Timothy White co-host an exhibition featuring images of Hip-Hop legends; a showing of iconic and never before seen Hip-Hop footage from films, videos, and photo shoots; and a special performance by DMC.

NSU Art Museum Art Basel VIP Brunch
10AM – 1PM – NSU Art Museum, One East Las Olas Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale

The museum highlights its current exhibitions with a brunch open to Art Basel VIP cardholders and NSU Art Museum members at the Patron and above level.


AMEX party with A Tribe Called Quest’ Ali Shaheed Muhammad and CRASH
6PM – 9PM – W South Beach. WET Bar & Grille, 2201 Collins Ave

Card members of Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express are invited to an exclusive event a live mural painting experience with renowned graffiti artist John “CRASH” Matos with a DJ set by Ali Shaheed Muhammad, a member of A Tribe Called Quest. AMEX is serving up cocktails, small bites, and a limited edition print and bag designed by CRASH.


Sunday, December 4

Breakfast in the Park
9:30AM – 12PM – Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th St, Miami

The Frost Museum hosts its annual complimentary breakfast in the sculpture park will feature guest lecturer, artist Judy Pfaff and attended by hundreds of collectors, patrons, gallerists, and artists. Free with RSVP at  

The Standard & Jeremyville’s Lazy Sunday BBQ Basel Edition:
12PM –  6PM -The Standard Spa, 40 Island Ave, Miami Beach

The Standard hosts its annual Basel wind down BBQ after a week of party hopping. RSVP

Basel, Lox and Cream Cheese Annual Brunch
10AM – 12PM – Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU, 301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

The Jewish Museum of Florida hosts its annual brunch featuring the latest exhibition, Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean. Admission $18 for museum members; $25 for non-members, and free for Art Basel VIP cardholders. RSVP at

The Shrine
Sunday, December 4, 10PM – Coyo Taco, 2300 NW 2nd Ave

Coyo Taco winds down with its Basel finale with a spin session with Afro Beat, Kompa, Soca, Reggae, Soul, and Bali Funk featuring DJ Moma from Everyday People NYC, Haitian DJ Bullet, Cool Blaze, and Silent Addy. Tickets $10 and can be purchased at



Other Events


Adidas Orginals EQT
Adidas Originals is celebrating the launch of their retro style EQT design with an evening of art, culture, and music with a new immersive video art installation by Ben Jones and a special performance by Pusha T. The event includes a video art installation by Ben Jones, the #TLKS session with Pusha T and Ben Jones and moderated by Surface Magazine, and a public throughout the streets of Miami on November 30 giving away 1000 pairs of a limited edition reflective EQT style. Private event.

Girl Talk: An Art Basel Lounge
December 2-4 – Wynwood Warehouse District, 450 NW 27th St

Girl Talk provides a space for women to interact with emerging and established brands while enjoying a break from the Basel madness. Over the course of three days are a series of women-led panels on entrepreneurship, wellness, and the intersection of art and fashion. On Saturday, December 3 from 6pm – 8pm is a reception benefiting Girl Up, the United Nations adolescent girl empowerment campaign. RSVP at

Gilt Lounge at Scope Miami Beach
November 29 – December 4 – 6PM – 8PM, Scope Miami Beach, 801 Ocean Drive

Gilt and Gilt City Miami is collaborating with Scope Art Fair to host a daily series of interactive fitness, beauty experiences, and panel discussions with brunch bites and hors d‘oeuvres as well as complimentary happy hours featuring notable DJs. Guest speakers include Sex & The City designer and White Dot Gallery exhibitor Patricia Field (See December 1 events below), bike entrepreneur Lorenzo Martone, artist Shantell Martin and Hermès VP Olivier Pechou. Tickets are available at at

HIVE Art Village & Pop-up Lounge
November 30 – December 4 – Mana Wynwood, 2250 NW 2nd Ave

Wynwoods largest Art Basel party presents a five-day series of events to include a sculpture Garden Lounge, live art installations, live music and DJ sets, mixologist cocktail competition, and a skate park. The Art of Craft mixology competition between local bartenders is Sunday, December 4. Open to the public. Visit for more info.

Orangutan Art for a Cause
December 1 – 4, 1PM – Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami

Jungle Island is going wild for Art Basel with art-loving red-haired twin orangutans painting and blowing bubbles in partnership seven students from the Miami International University of Art & Design who will also unveil their rendition of Jungle Island’s most inspiring inhabitants. Admission to the exhibition is free with the purchase of a one-day pass into Jungle Island, which is $39.95 per adult and $32.95 per child, plus tax and city fee. The preview for the exhibition opening is Tuesday at 11am for media and influencers.

Night Market at Pao by Paul Qui
November 29 – December 3, 5PM – 12AM – Faena Hotel, 3201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

The hottest and newest hotel, Faena Hotel, in conjunction with Bombay Sapphire debuts the Night Market at Pao by Paul Qui – an illuminated outdoor night market inspired by the electrifying nights in South-East Asia. The Night Market will be open to the public with nightly menus from featured top chefs, music, neon art by Tracey Emin, and cocktails by Bombay Sapphire. More info is at

The Fearless Artist Pop Up Gallery
November 29 – December 4, 10AM – 4AM – 255 NW 23rd St, Wynwood

The annual pop-up installation returns with more than 35 artists and designers from around the world feature a live art battle, fashion show, and art collector Cheech Marin.

Design Escape at Miami Ironside    
Wednesday, November 30, 6PM – 10PM – Miami Ironside, 7500 – 7800 NE 4th Ct, Miami

Miami’s newest creative design destination, Miami Ironside, hosts Design Escape for an evening of artistic inspiration, cocktails, and fresh bites. Miami Ironside, a hidden urban oasis along the historic railroad line, is a collection of uniquely appointed showrooms, studios and event halls occupied by galleries, retail spaces, a restaurant and cafe.


Gary Nader Art Centre
November 29 – December 15 – 62 NE 27th Street, Wynwood

The Gary Nadre Art Centre hosts a series of exhibitions and events for Miami Art Week to include: the photo series “The Crossing Point” by Rena Effendi, Latin American exhibit Wifredo Lam: Blurring Boundaries, and a Latin American modern and contemporary art auction. For full details, visit


The Global Rainbow
November 28 – December 3 – 8PM – 12AM – 4218 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Design District

Lionheart Capital, developer of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, is displaying a large-scale, laser light beam installation designed by visual artist Yvette Mattern. #RitzRainbow originates from the Design District and across the city and over Biscayne Bay to cast a spectacular array of light. When activated, the #RitzRainbow can be seen for as far as 25-mile – a gift to the city of Miami that spreads positivity and celebrates the beauty of light, art and the human spirit.