Though it may look just a bit different this year, Miami Art Week is back! Continuing in our tradition to help locals and travelers navigate the real side of Miami, we’re unveiling a brand new map just in time for the occasion. This year, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Perrier to help you make your way around The Magic City during all the festivities. Solidify your itinerary with satellite fairs, galleries, activations, and of course some pretty solid eats and drinks.
As the official sparkling water partner for Art Basel Miami Beach this year, Perrier has been sparking quite a bit of originality throughout the fair and has also teamed up with some of the city’s favorite restaurants and bars in serving up some collaboration beverages to keep you refreshed. This Miami Art Week Guide is here to help you check out the shows, museums and more that are close to each other, as well as the beloved hangs nearby to get you through it.
Art Basel Miami Beach – This year, Art Basel will run December 2nd to 4th at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Perrier Vivarium at Miami Beach Botanical Garden – Head to Miami Beach Botanical Garden to experience Perrier Vivarium, a greenhouse-inspired installation designed by local artist and architect Laura de la Vega. Guests of the abstract, floral accented space will be able to enjoy an herbal mixology experience pairing the premium sparkling water with an array of unique garnishes. Also, each day at 3PM there will be a Perrier® Energize Hour, where attendees will receive a Perrier® Energize gift bag designed by local Miami artist, Caro Blaha. Follow along at @PerrierUSA
Design Miami/ – Curated by incoming Curatorial Director, Wava Carpenter. This year’s programming will explore the theme of Human•Kind, spotlighting design-led visions for a more equitable and interconnected future. Experience and shop the fair in person and online.
INK Miami – Presented in the historic Suites of Dorchester adjacent to Art Basel Miami Beach. INK focusses on fine art print publishers and contemporary and modern prints and works on paper.
SCOPE Art Show – Celebrating its 20th year in Miami, SCOPE boasts an extraordinary selection of contemporary art from 140 international exhibitors alongside museum-quality installations, panel discussions, and nightlife events.
Untitled Art Miami Beach – With a focus on contemporary art, Untitled balances intellectual integrity with cutting-edge experimentation, refreshing the standard fair model by embracing a unique curatorial approach.
Art Miami – In its 31st edition, Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America’s modern and contemporary art fair market and is globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries.
Art Beat Miami – Presented by Little Haiti Optimist Club and Welcome to Little Haiti, showcasing emerging and renowned artists from Haiti and around the world.
CONTEXT Art Miami – In its ninth edition, CONTEXT continues to develop and push boundaries on the conversation about contemporary art.
Miami River Art Fair – The 10th edition of the Miami River Art Fair, an international, boutique contemporary art fair, will feature crypto art and more this year.
NADA Miami – NADA Miami features over 170 exhibitors across three sections: Galleries; NADA Projects, an open, exhibition-like presentation of new art from emerging voices; and the latest addition, Artists’ Book Publishers, presented by Printed Matter and Exile Books.
Prizm Art Fair – Fully virtual this year, their program ‘Points of Contact’ envisages black existentialism’s meaning in this contemporary moment through the various material praxes of Prizm 2021’s exhibiting artists, painting, sculpture, drawing, mixed media, and photography.
HIVE Wynwood – HIVE Wynwood is where mixology, technology and the culinary arts converge for Miami Art Week.
Pinta Miami – In its 15th anniversary, venture into a new concept, new format, new location and many other exciting facets for Pinta 2021. Reunite for the best of what Latin American and Spanish creators have been working on.
Red Dot Miami – Red Dot offers the unique opportunity to connect with blue-chip galleries and emerging artists—all under one roof.
Spectrum Miami – Spectrum Miami is a curated art fair presenting 150+ independent career artists, studios, and younger galleries that are pushing the boundaries in surprising and significant ways.
Fridge Art Fair – Fridge Art Fair was born in 2013 on New York’s Lower East Side. Fridge Art Fair is the boutique, soft sell, dog-friendly satellite fair dubbed by Artinfo as “the baby who has refused to obey orders to stand outside the door while the adults confabulate inside.”
NFT BZL – Where art meets technology, learn from the trailblazers in the NFT (Non-Fungible Token) and Metaverse community.
Museum of Graffiti – Museum of Graffiti’s exhibitions including Fuzi:Defaced, featuring new and historic works on canvas, a 360 degree fully painted immersive room and new neighborhood murals. Other events include book signings and art talks.
Superblue Miami – A new way to experience art. Superblue Miami features works by Es Devlin, teamLab, and James Turrell.
Miami Design District – Miami Design District will host an exciting array of forward-thinking projects for Art Week 2021.
Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum –The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum’s mission is to provide transformative experiences through art; collect, exhibit, and interpret art across cultures.
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami – MOCA North Miami presents contemporary art and its historical influences through exhibitions, educational programs, and collections.
PRIMARY. – A context and research driven arts collective with a focus on public art.
Locust Projects – Miami’s longest-running alternative art space, Locust Projects is an incubator of new art and ideas commissioning ambitious new work from many emerging artists.
Wynwood Walls – Since its inception, The Wynwood Walls program has seen hundreds of artists representing many countries and has covered over 80,000 square feet of walls.
Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami – Dedicated to promoting continuous experimentation in contemporary art, advancing new scholarship, and fostering the exchange of art and ideas throughout the Miami region and internationally.
Spinello Projects – Spinello Projects is a Miami-based contemporary art program founded in 2005. It is a gallery, and an innovative platform for nomadic site-specific and curatorial projects.
The Bass – The Bass, Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum, creates connections between international contemporary art and the museum’s diverse audiences. The Bass shares the power of contemporary art through experiences that excite, challenge and educate.
Pérez Art Museum Miami – The Pérez Art Museum Miami —officially known as the Jorge M. Pérez Art Museum of Miami-Dade County—is a contemporary art museum that relocated in 2013 to the Museum Park in Downtown Miami, Florida.
Bakehouse Art Complex – Founded in 1985 by artists and for artists in a former industrial Art Deco-era bakery, Bakehouse Art Complex provides studio residencies, infrastructure, and community to enable the highest level of artistic creativity, development, and collaboration for the most promising talent.
Rubell Museum – The Rubell Museum houses 53,000-square-feet of galleries, with 65% dedicated to long-term installations and 35% to special exhibitions, all drawn from the Rubell Family Collection, the biggest private contemporary art collection in North America.
Faena Art District – A new neighborhood rooted in the arts, Faena District is catalyzing a cultural renaissance in Miami, creating vibrant community connections between North and South Beach.
Wilzig Erotic Art Museum – Founded in 2005 by Naomi Wilzig, WEAM is the only museum in the US dedicated to the showcasing and preservation of erotic art from all over the world.
David Castillo Gallery – The David Castillo Gallery is an art gallery in Miami Beach, Florida. The gallery was opened by David Castillo in 2005 to show mid-career and emerging artists.
Bill Brady Gallery – Bill Brady Gallery showcases a diverse list of US based and internationally emerging and established artists.
de la Cruz Collection – The de la Cruz Collection is an art museum owned by the Cuban-born American businessman Carlos de la Cruz and his wife Rosa. It houses their art collection and is open to the public free of charge
ARTECHOUSE Miami – At the crossroads of art, science and technology, ARTECHOUSE brings true 21st century art experience as the first innovative platform for experiential, genre-bending, one-of-a-kind multimedia art exhibitions and explorations.
Nina Johnson – Nina Johnson is a contemporary art space in Miami, Florida. Since 2007, the gallery has produced exhibitions by emerging and established artists from around the world.
Mindy Solomon Gallery – Mindy Solomon Gallery specializes in contemporary emerging and mid-career artists and art advisory services. The gallery represents artists working in painting, sculpture, photography, and video in both narrative and non-objective styles.
WYN 317 – WYN 317 is a gallery designed to spotlight Miami’s unique urban landscape by providing a local’s touch. It’s an authentic space where fresh, up-and-coming, mid-career, and established native and international artists intersect with local legends.
Emerson Dorsch – Emerson Dorsch is a contemporary art gallery with two complementary roles: to represent a core group of select South Florida-based artists, to host and represent excellent emerging and mid-career visiting artists.
Oolite Arts – A community and a resource, providing artists with the free studio space, exhibition opportunities, direct support and programming they need to advance their careers.
New World Center – Maris Raffa ART BASEL Experience takes place at New World Center where you’ll be able to hear a select group of speakers talk of their entrepreneurial experiences.
Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College – Get an in depth view into work and practices of three of the most compelling local and international artists today: Icelandic artist Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Cuban American Jorge Pardo, and Miami-based Venezuelan American Loriel Beltrán.
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts – Co-presented by the Adrienne Arsht Center, Frost School of Music and Lowe Art Museum, experience an immersive evening of music and art at Pictures at an Exhibition.
These are just some of the spots where you can sip on Perrier collaborative drinks and sparkling water.
Cafe La Trova – A retro Cuba atmosphere with artisanal, handcrafted cocktails and a contemporary take on Cuban-styled dishes. Immerse yourself in Miami Cuban culture with live music played by real Trova musicians.
The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach – The spirit of South Beach’s classic cocktail bars of years past is alive and thriving at Lapidus Bar.
Esotico Miami – Exotic drinks with contemporary tropical cuisine and live music courtesy of local artists.
Broken Shaker – A backyard oasis in the heart of Miami Beach, Broken Shaker offers an eclectic bar menu of handcrafted cocktails and small bites.
Sweet Beach – A stunning beachfront playground, enjoy unparalleled views of the Atlantic in a relaxed setting.
Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club – The soulful charm and glamour of The Surf Club’s early years, enhanced by a modern collection of imaginative cocktails.
Soho Beach House – Set on South Beach in an Art Deco building, Soho Beach House is for creative thinkers in Miami to socialise, stay and relax.
Jaguar Sun – For Miami Art Week, head over to their pop-up Sunny’s Steakhouse starting November 30th.
Sweet Liberty – Sweet Liberty offers guests world-class cocktails and creative American food, located in the heart of Miami Beach.
Generator Miami – Jim & Neesie offers table-side cocktails alongside a classic Floridian aesthetic – blending iconic Cuban influences with contemporary American design.
Lost Boy – Old-school bar with a pool table & darts serving cocktails, draft beer, sandwiches & finger foods.
Tropezón – Tropezón is an Andalusian style gin and tapas bar hidden in the corridors of historic Española Way.
Shelter Restaurant – A menu influenced by the wide scope of agricultural products.
Freehold Miami – Sprawling, trendy space offering a pizza parlor, a cafe and three bars, plus a spacious courtyard.
Esmé Miami Beach – Once a colony for artists and outcasts, now re-imagined for a new cultural age. Esmé is a gem hidden in plain sight – a link to the past, and perhaps the key to your future.
Dante’s HiFi – Miami’s first listening bar and a special place for music lovers. Grab a drink and and enjoy a curated experience of sound.
La Cañita – La Cañita, which translates from Spanish to “little sugarcane,” celebrates the food and flavor of tropical, sun-drenched destinations like Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, and Puerto Rico, along with influences from Central and South America.
These are some of our favorite food stops that you can get refueled at all week long.
Le Chick Miami – Fried chicken, upscale pub grub & cocktails are showcased in a vibrant, modern setting with music.
Itamae – Sleek eatery for Peruvian- & Japanese-influenced sushi, fish bowls & ceviches.
La Mar by Gaston Acurio –Chic waterfront find offering Peruvian and fusion fare, plus bars for cocktails, ceviche and anticucho.
MILA Restaurant – Get transported to the shores of the Mediterranean and Japan. If you’re looking for dinner and a show, pair their thoughtful mixology and a bold food menu with a performance by a fire artist nightly.
Carbone – Sophisticated venue dishing up traditional Italian fare, plus wines and classic cocktails.
Toscana Divino – Contemporary Tuscan restaurant offering a variety of Italian eats.
Via Emilia 9 – An Italian eatery serving house-made pasta and wine in charming digs with an outdoor deck and food market.
27 Restaurant & Bar – Located in a historic house adjacent to the courtyard, 27 Restaurant focuses on welcoming communal dining.
Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann – A contemporary asado experience with an open-fire kitchen, local ingredients and a gaucho’s touch to transform traditional rustic recipes into sophisticated, savory dishes.
COTE Miami – A unique and convivial atmosphere infusing a fine dining experience with world-class ingredients and service complemented with a show-stopping beverage program.
Osteria Morini – Osteria Morini brings the soulful cuisine and convivial spirit of Italy – particularly Emilia-Romagna, known as the birthplace of prosciutto, mortadella, Parmigiano, and balsamic vinegar – to Miami Beach.
Tigre – Laid-back riverside operation offering seasonal Argentinian small plates, plus a terrace and a bar.
Lido Restaurant at The Surf Club – Stylized and sophisticated coastal Italian cuisine on Surfside’s oceanfront.
1-800-Lucky – Sprawling food hall featuring a range of Asian-inspired eateries in industrial digs.
The Citadel – Modern destination with a food court, cocktails, sustainable retailers, live music and a rooftop bar.
Time Out Market Miami – A destination for eating and drinking, featuring the city’s top chefs, most-talked-about restaurants and the buzziest bars—plus the latest in arts and culture all huddled together under one roof.
Mia Market – A chef-driven food hall featuring a thoughtfully-curated mix of local food and beverage talent.
Photos by FujiFilmGirl & Illustrations by Mixed Media Collective