Getting a Grip on the ABMB Happenings


The image above is from the VIP room at Art Basel last year. See those people looking intently at those catalogs? No doubt they are trying to decide what to do, when to do it, and how to fit it all in. Mark my words, you will be in the same position this year too! As the events draw nearer, I’ll post some “what to do today” items but, to better prepare you for the art mania (as I like to call it), here is a run down of the main events occuring during ABMB this December 1-4th:

Art Basel Miami Beach
Hours: December 1 – December 3 from 12-8pm/December 4 from 12-6pm
(Hall A)
One Day Ticket $22 / Two Day Ticket $34 / Reduced One Day Ticket (children, students, seniors, groups of 10 and more) $12 / School Class One Day Ticket $5 / Evening Ticket (after 5 p.m.) $12 / Permanent Pass $50 / Admission is free for children under 16 when accompanied by an adult.
@ Miami Beach Convention Center :: Entrances :: Convention Center Drive (Hall D) and Washington Avenue

The international art show in Miami Beach (Florida) is the American sister event of Art Basel in Switzerland, the most important annual art show worldwide for the past 36 years. Art Basel Miami Beach is a new type of cultural event, combining an international art show with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events including music, film, architecture and design. Exhibition sites are located in the city’s beautiful Art Deco District, within walking distance of the beach and most hotels and restaurants.

An exclusive selection of 195 leading art galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia will exhibit 20th and 21st century art works by over 2000 artists.

To read about the rest (other ABMB sections, Aqua, Frisbee, Pulse, Nada, and Scope) click continue reading…

ABMB – Art Positions
December 1 – December 3 from 2-10pm/December 4 from 2-10pm/Happy hour daily 7-9pm. FREE
-20 young galleries in shipping containers converted to public art spaces by avant-garde architects, in Collins Park at the Beach (Art Deco District)

ABMB – Art Video Lounge
Art Video Lounge
December 1 – December from 11am-8pm/December 4 from 11am-6pm. FREE
-Lounge with comprehensive program of contemporary video art. Botanical Garden, Miami Beach, 2000 Convention Center Drive (projections and videotheque).

Aqua Art Miami
December 1-3 from 11am-8pm (free Aqua Shuttle between Art Basel from 12-8pm)/December 4 fromo 12-5pm (free Aqua Shuttle between Art Basel from 12-8pm). FREE
@ Aqua Hotel :: 1530 Collins Avenue (15th and Collins)

Aqua Art Miami is a new art fair which will take place during Art Basel Miami Beach, December 1 – 4, 2005. Organized by Seattle dealers and artists, this intimate fair will focus on 35 young & established galleries from North America and Europe. The fair will take place at the Aqua Hotel, located on Collins Avenue just a few blocks south of Lincoln Road and within walking distance of the convention center.

Frisbee (Not an art fair!!)
December 1 – 4 from 1-7pm. FREE
@ Cavalier Hotel :: 1320 Ocean Drive (between 13th & 14th)

FRISBEE is super psyched to announce it

6 Comments so far

  1. kyle (unregistered) on November 26th, 2005 @ 7:10 pm

    Very nice post. Alot of this I’m sure most locals don’t even know.

  2. Edward_ (unregistered) on November 27th, 2005 @ 10:24 pm

    Very helpful post…thank you.

    Please note, however, that Aqua runs from Dec 1 to Dec 4, as well.

  3. caryn (unregistered) on November 27th, 2005 @ 10:34 pm

    Hey Ed – don’t worry, all the Aqua info is on this post. See you soon! :)

  4. Edward_ (unregistered) on November 28th, 2005 @ 10:36 am

    uh…if only I could read…thanks Caryn.

  5. matthew langley (unregistered) on November 29th, 2005 @ 8:37 am

    this is just great – thanks so much for the posting.

  6. BringCash (unregistered) on November 29th, 2005 @ 4:54 pm

    You have lots of shady characters around Wynwood telling you to give them money in exchange for them watching out for your parked car, so bring plenty of singles.

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