While the art world would like to think that things have gone back to “normal”, it is clear from this year’s harvest of art fairs that things have changed. In addition to implementing strict COVID protocols – some fairs require proof of a negative COVID test or vaccination to gain access – they have moved the days they will be open to the public. The grand lady herself, Art Basel, will be one day shorter this year and closes on Saturday instead of its usual Sunday.
There is also the absence of fairs like Aqua, which says it will return in 2022, while Prizm has opted for a mostly virtual presence along with a few personal events at Red Rooster in Overtown. Volta (formerly Pulse) was due to make his big debut in Miami this year, but scrapped those plans after pandemic-borne obstacles proved to be too much.
Still, there is still plenty to catch up on during Miami Art Week, with long-standing trade shows NADA, Scope, Art Miami, Satellite and Untitled all returning for personal presentations. The week will also see its first NFT art fair, Cube, which will take over 50 billboards across the city, and bill itself as a public art fair that anyone can interact with.
Here is a guide in alphabetical order of all art fairs that take place during Miami Art Week.
Art Basel. Thursday, December 2 through Saturday, December 4 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach; 786-276-2600; miamibeachconvention.com. Tickets cost $ 50 to $ 500 through artbasel.com.
Art Beat Miami. Wednesday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Dec. 5 at Caribbean Marketplace, 5925 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-492-7868; artbeatmiami.com. There is free admission.
Miami Art. Tuesday, Nov. 30 through Sunday, Dec. 5 at 1 Miami Herald Plaza (at NE 14th Street), Miami; 305-517-7977; artmiami.com. Tickets cost $ 35 to $ 275.
Contextual art Miami. Tuesday, Nov. 30 through Sunday, Dec. 5 at 1 Miami Herald Plaza (at NE 14th Street), Miami; 305-517-7977; contextartmiami.com. Tickets cost $ 35 to $ 275.
Cube Art Fair. Wednesday, December 1st through Sunday, December 5th in various locations; cubeartfair.com. There is free admission.
Design Miami. Wednesday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Dec. 5 at Convention Center Drive and 19th Street, Miami Beach; designmiami.com. Tickets cost $ 30 to $ 112.50.
Refrigerator art fair. Monday, November 29 through Saturday, December 4, at Esquina de Abuela, 2705 NW 22nd Ave., Miami; 305-762-2192; fridgeartfair.com. Tickets cost $ 20.
Ink Miami. Wednesday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Dec. 5 at Suites at the Dorchester, 1849 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; inkartfair.com. Admission is free with RSVP via eventbrite.com.
NOTHING Miami. Wednesday, Dec. 1 through Saturday, Dec. 4 at Ice Palace Studios, 1400 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-347-7400; newartdealers.org. Tickets cost $ 35 to $ 55.
Mal Miami. Wednesday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Dec. 5 at 225 NE 34th St., Miami; pintamiami.com. Tickets cost $ 25 to $ 60.
Prizm Art Fair. Tuesday, November 30 through Sunday, December 19 online; prizmartfair.com. Tickets cost $ 10 to $ 500.
Red Dot Miami and Spectrum Miami. Wednesday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Dec. 5 at Mana Wynwood, 2217 NW Fifth Ave., Miami; redwoodartgroup.com. Tickets cost $ 20 to $ 75.
Satellite art exhibition. Tuesday, Nov. 30 through Saturday, Dec. 4, at 1655 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach; satellite-show.com. Tickets cost $ 32 to $ 76.80.
Scope of Miami Beach. Tuesday, Nov. 30 through Sunday, Dec. 5 at Ocean Drive and Eighth Street, Miami Beach; scope-art.com. Tickets cost $ 40 to $ 200.
Untitled Miami Beach. Monday, Nov. 29 through Saturday, Dec. 4 at Ocean Drive and 12th Street, Miami Beach; 646-405-6942; untitledartfairs.com. Tickets cost $ 40.