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Preparing for the Perfect Storm… Which Avatar are You?

 Previewing the Anticipated Highlights of Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 and the Week of Art and Culture

Monday, December 3 – Sunday, December 9, 2012


Preparing for the Perfect Storm… Which Avatar are You?


Previewing the Anticipated Highlights of Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 and the Week of Art and Culture

Monday, December 3 – Sunday, December 9, 2012


There are many different ways to enjoy the ever-expanding art week in Miami.  Depending on your appetite for art, preferences for parties and entertainment, as well as the somewhat restrictive budget quotient, you may want to consider these four different “dream week” styles from Art Concierge Miami- before you make your plan!  

“All about Art”

“Parties and People”

“I Want it All”

“Basel on a Budget”

Every participant will enjoy an unforgettable experience during the week of Art Basel Miami Beach 2012.  … a high-octane blend of art, performance, design, fashion, music and fun to be balanced with culinary pleasures.  VIPs receive invitations to the most sought-after vernissages and private events throughout the week, and there is so much art to see (and buy!). 

It takes serious planning and organization to execute “the perfect storm.” Even the best plan is likely to go awry, so just remember to have fun, and try to get some sleep!

There are some exciting new fairs this year, and new installations and cultural programs.  Each of the fairs operates independently, and represents a particular style of art, era or theme.  Based on the most current information we could find, there are now twenty-four fairs to explore this year- including six that are new.

In addition to the fairs, most of the local museums, private collections, collaborative projects and galleries plan programs and new exhibitions. 

“Art week” is infinitely more than art.  The showrooms in the Design District, and many fashion houses, get involved with events and a cultural blend of artistically-infused installations and events.  “Pop-ups” prevail all over the cities of Miami and Miami Beach and capture the attention and interest of the attendees.  Bling! This year, there is a new medium “floating installation” with the International Contemporary Jewelry Fair (a girl’s best friend… just saying…) aboard the SeaFair Yacht hosted by diplomats from Italy, Spain, Brazil, Philippines, Australia, and Lebanon.  And the curious, highly-anticipated enormous manmade alligator weaving through Biscayne Bay – perhaps like a gigantic float during a Chinese New-Year Parade.  Music is making a big statement this year as well, with VH1 partnering with Scope.

Don’t forget to check out the amazing public art – opening with short performances on Wednesday, December 5.  Collins Park, directly in front of the Bass Museum, is home to “Art Public” – an installation organized by Art Basel and the Bass, with approximately twenty major works from amazing artists, including Jaume Plensa.  (details: Best of all, it’s free!  

One of the best ways to manage the logistics is to create a plan according to the respective vernissages as well as geography.  It is critical to navigate the area with a good understanding of distance and travel time.  Even the most organized schedule can be difficult to keep due to traffic!

The event circuit is complex and evolving – for those who plan the week around the parties and people-watching (a true form of art!), it is true marathon.

But really…where to go.. what to do and when??? We look forward to sharing the details – and hope to see you swirling around town!



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