Miami Beach is the proud winter host of the world-famous Art Basel show, taking place this year from December 4-7. This major event features work from hundreds of galleries around the world for a few days every year. The 2014 installment is set to take place this coming December and the art world could not be more excited. With only two other Art Basel shows each year—one in Basel, Switzerland and the other in Hong Kong— Miami Beach is part of an extremely exclusive list of host cities.
More than 250 galleries participate in this massive event, which takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center and the surrounding area. The festival focuses on historical pieces of modern and contemporary art, as well as new pieces from emerging artists. The exhibition hall at Art Basel features paintings, sculptures, drawings, photos, installations, and film exhibits. Large scale works and performance are featured on the nearby beaches of Collins Park and SoundScape Park.
This one of a kind art show expects over 70,000 attendees, and Miami Beach is always booked out during Art Basel, so be sure to plan and book early if you want to secure your spot.