Every year, one of the largest art events in the world descends upon Miami. The internationally renowned Art Basel attracts the most notable galleries and art collectores around the globe to celebrate... Read More
Every year, one of the largest art events in the world descends upon Miami. The internationally renowned Art Basel attracts the most notable galleries and art collectores around the globe to celebrate the work of the best living artists today. While the main event takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, there are numerous satellite festivals all around the city, including the Contemporary Digital and Art Fair at Mana Wynwood. Additionally, Wynwood's plentiful galleries all open their doors to tourists and locals for dozens of special events. This year, for example, Wynwood Walls will be celebrating their 10th anniversary just before and during Basel. And of course, if street art is more your thing, you're in luck because some of the top talent in graffiti and street art also convene in Miami during this week. You'll find that Wynwood and surrounding areas often find themselves painted over during the week, and these works generally remain until the following Basel.
Miami Beach Convention Center and Wynwood Arts District
- Free Things to Do, Things to Do in December: "Plan your week wisely. There's no way you'll see everything but prioritize which events and fairs you'll want to attend and proceed. Also, find ways to utilize public transit and shared rides. Traffic and parking can be particularly nightmarish during Basel week!"
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: While the main attraction is ticketed, enjoy free galleries, live music, view world-famous artists creating street art during Basel Week in Wynwood, SoBe, and beyond.
- Best for Things to Do in December Because: December's Art Basel is one of Miami's largest cultural events, drawing in tens of thousands of visitors in just a few days time.