Every year Art Basel comes into town and the design district and beach become intolerably busy and everyone clamors for tickets to the hottest shows. There are a few more low key art shows connected to Art Basel for the early bird who wants to avoid the crowds…
1. Seven Miami- A minifair that was Inspired by the prevailing need for a more intimate, personal way to engage visitors during the Miami fair week, the members of SEVEN come together to create an environment where artworks may be experienced in a curated context and interested parties can have a substantial, quality interaction with the dealers. The emphasis on cooperation rather than competition relates to the founding days of these established, long-running galleries, which despite over 120 years of combined experience, remain true to the non-conformist, adventurous nature of their beginnings in the New York and London art worlds.
2. Scope Miami- The art show that has established its name by curating cutting-edge contemporary art from around the world proudly returns to Miami for its eleventh year. thEY also show in New York and Basel, Switzerland. Cementing its future with an 80,000 square foot pavilion across the street from Art Miami, SCOPE Miami’s high-profile venue is centrally located in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District. Scope will open at 11 am on Wednesday November 30, 2011 and admission will be $20.
3. Art Miami- Known as Miami’s premiere anchor fair, Art Miami kicks off the opening day of Art Week — the first week of December when thousands of collectors, dealers, curators, and artists descend upon Miami. World-famous for its stylish gallery-like decor, its extraordinary variety and outstanding quality, Art Miami showcases the best in modern and contemporary art from 100 international art galleries and prominent art institutions. Admission is $15 per person.