The 2012 Miami Art Fairs: a Primer

Miami Beach. (Getty Images)

Miami Beach. (Getty Images)

“There are many kinds of art,” the late composer Elliott Carter once told an interviewer. And so it is that there are also many kinds of art fairs. Each year brings more of them to Miami in early December. There are ones with lots of exhibitors (Art Basel Miami Beach) and ones with just a few (Seven), old ones (Art Basel Miami Beach, now in its 11th edition) and new ones (Miami Project and Untitled, this year). You get the idea. Below, a brief overview of the fairs. It’s not entirely clear that your can actually attend all of these, even with four or five days at your disposal, but you can try.

Art Basel Miami Beach
Thursday through Sunday (Wednesday by invitation)
12–8 p.m.; 12–6 p.m. on Sunday
Miami Convention Center, at Convention Center Drive and 19th Street, Miami Beach
$42 tickets ($29 after 4 p.m.)

Thursday through Sunday
2–8 p.m. on Thursday (10 a.m.–2 p.m. by invitation); 11 a.m.–8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m.–5 p.m. on Sunday
Deauville Beach Resort, at Collins Avenue and 67th Street, Miami Beach

Wednesday through Sunday (VIP events on Monday and Tuesday)
11 a.m.–7 p.m. on Wednesday through Saturday; 11 a.m.–6 p.m. on Sunday
On the beach at 12 Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

Miami Project
Tuesday through Sunday (special $25 ticket for Tuesday)
5:30–10 p.m. on Tuesday; 11 a.m.–5 p.m. on Wednesday; 11 a.m.–7 p.m. on Thursday; 11 a.m.–8:30 p.m. on Friday; 11 a.m.–7 p.m. on Saturday; 11 a.m.–6 p.m. on Sunday
Miami Project Pavilion, NE 29th Street and NE First Avenue, Miami

Art Miami
Wednesday through Sunday (Tuesday by invitation)
11 a.m.–7 p.m. on Wedensday, Thursday, Saturday; 11 a.m.–9 p.m. on Friday; 11 a.m.–6 p.m. on Sunday
Art Miami Pavilion, 3101 NE First Avenue, Miami
$20 ($10 students aged 12–18 and seniors)

Wednesday through Sunday (Tuesday by invitation or $100 donation)
11 a.m.–7 p.m.; 11 a.m.–6 p.m. on Sunday
Scope Pavilion, NE 36th Street at Midtown Boulevard, Miami
$20 ($15 students)

Thursday through Sunday (Tuesday and Wednesday by invitation)
1–7 p.m. on Thursday; 11 a.m.–7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m.–5 p.m. on Sunday (10 a.m.–1 p.m. on Thursday by invitation)
The Ice Palace, 1400 North Miami Avenue, Miami
$20 ($15 students and seniors)

Tuesday through Sunday
1–8 p.m. on Tuesday; 11 a.m.–7 p.m. on Wednesday through Saturday; 11 a.m.–5 p.m. on Sunday
2200 NW Second Avenue, Miami

Red Dot
Wednesday through Sunday
11 a.m.–7 p.m. on Wednesday; 11 a.m.–8 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday; 11 a.m.–6 p.m. on Sunday
Red Dot Pavilion, 3011 NE First Avenue, Miami

Friday through Sunday (Thursday for VIP and press)
12–5 p.m. on Thursday; 12–7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; 12–5 p.m. on Sunday (receptions later on Friday and Saturday night)
Fountain Pavilion, 2505 North Miami Avenue, Miami
$8 ($10 at door; VIP pass is $45)

Thursday through Sunday (VIP on Wednesday)
12–9 p.m. on Thursday; 11 a.m.–9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m.–4 p.m. on Sunday
Aqua Hotel, 1530 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Wednesday through Sunday
12–5 p.m. on Wednesday; 10 a.m.–7 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday; 10 a.m.–3 p.m. on Sunday
Suites of Dorchester, 1850 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

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