Photograph by JUTTA SUGDEN

Art Basel, an international art fair which features more than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa & showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, will take place from December 1-4 at the Miami Beach Convention Center (1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach).

Prices for advanced tickets, which can be purchased through Ticketmaster or in person at the Colony Theater, are as followed:  $40 for one day,  $85 for the duration, $28 for daily evening admission, or $23 (daily) for students with ID, Senior Citizens (62+) and Groups (10+).

You may also consider getting a taste of the event through the Art Video program, which will screen for free at SoundScape Park as well as the Art Public program in Collins Park, where more than 24 artists will display their creations.

Hundreds of volunteers are needed ato act as guides, provide help during installation and other tasks as needed on November 27-December 4, 2011 to such artists as Los Angeles-based artist Glenn Kaino, Andrea Bowers and Olga Koumoundouros & Gentil Carioca + Marcus Wagner.  More information can be found here.


  • Seven Miami: This minifair got started by galleries who felt frustrated by the larger fair’s ten-page contracts about how they could exhibit their art. Open Wednesday at 11 a.m. at 2637 N. Miami Ave., Wynwood. Admission is free.
  • Scope Miami: Last year, Polish artist Olek featured a yarn-bombed convertible with passengers parked outside and a completely knitted room inside the fair. Opens Wednesday at 11 a.m. at NE First Avenue and 30th Street. Admission costs $20.
  • Art Miami: “ZOOOM! Decoding Common Practice,” a video exhibit curated by curator Julia Draganovic at one of the longest-running art fairs.  Opens Wednesday at 11 a.m. at NE First Avenue and 31st Street.  Admission costs $15.
  • Design Miami: This applied-design fair shows off the world’s most eye-catching furniture, lighting, and other art objects. Opens Wednesday at Noon at Meridian Avenue and 19th Street, just outside the Miami Beach Convention Center.  Admission costs $15 to $25.

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