Guide to Art Basel Miami Beach 2018

Heading to Art Basel Miami Beach 2018? We have everything you need to know, from the top galleries to satellite fairs.

Photograph: Courtesy Art Basel Miami Beach

Some 268 of America’s top galleries and art museums will be showing us what they’ve got at annual contemporary art bonanza, Art Basel Miami Beach 2018. Since launching in 2002, Art Basel has become North America’s premier art fair, so expect amazing contemporary paintings, films and videos, sculptures, drawings, photography, digital art and installations from more than 4,000 artists—you might even see them if you can tear yourself away from the parties and buzzing rooftop bars. Take a road trip or book your flight and use our guide for all your art, event, party, eating, drinking and hotel needs.

What is Art Basel Miami Beach?

Art Basel Miami Beach is an annual art show held at Miami Beach, first staged in 2002. Art Basel, which stages three major fairs each year—in Hong Kong, Basel and Miami Beach—focuses on modern and contemporary art and puts more than 250 galleries and 4,000 artists from across the globe in front of the art world’s top curators, museums and collectors. The weekend of Art Basel has become a major draw for Miami, with parties, satellite fairs and major events being held in conjunction with the show—have fun celebrity-spotting.

When is Art Basel Miami Beach?

Art Basel Miami Beach is held December 5, 2018, through December 9, 2018.

Where is Art Basel Miami Beach held?

Art Basel Miami Beach 2018 is at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Drive, at Miami Beach. Check out a floorplan of the Convention Center to see who’s showing and where. Several large-scale works, film screenings and performances take place close by at Collins Park and SoundScape Park.

Art Basel Miami Beach 2017

The best Art Basel Miami 2017 satellite art fairs
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The best Art Basel Miami 2017 satellite art fairs

The scoop on Scope, Pulse and the other top satellite fairs popping up during Miami Art Week

The best Art Basel Miami 2017 events
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The best Art Basel Miami 2017 events

Your guide to exclusive parties, stunning public art and so much more to see and do

The best Art Basel Miami 2017 parties
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The best Art Basel Miami 2017 parties

Find your way into the hottest parties and VIP happenings during Art Basel Miami Beach

The must-see Art Basel Miami 2017 galleries
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The must-see Art Basel Miami 2017 galleries

The galleries and first-time exhibitors you can't afford to miss

Björk is making her Miami debut during Art Basel
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Björk is making her Miami debut during Art Basel

The Icelandic icon has never performed in Miami before

This artist created an airline that will only fly to art events
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This artist created an airline that will only fly to art events

First stop: Art Basel

This giant neon orgasming vagina is coming to Art Basel
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This giant neon orgasming vagina is coming to Art Basel

It’s big. It’s colorful. And it’s having the most glorious orgasm in history.

III Points is bringing Wu-Tang Clan to Miami for Art Basel 2017
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III Points is bringing Wu-Tang Clan to Miami for Art Basel 2017

The groups performs as part of the III Points Basel series

Things to do during Art Basel

The 25 best bars in Miami
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The 25 best bars in Miami

The best bars in Miami run the gamut from rooftop bars with stunning views to top-notch cocktail dens helmed by award-winning mixologists

The 25 best free things to do in Miami
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The 25 best free things to do in Miami

The ultimate guide to free things to do in Miami, from free museums and attractions to free tours, classes and more

The best rooftop bars in Miami
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The best rooftop bars in Miami

Kick things off at one of the best rooftop bars in Miami, where you can watch the sky transform into a pink- and orange-streaked work of art

The best clubs in Miami
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The best clubs in Miami

From South Beach to Wynwood, Little Havana to Downtown, every corner of Miami’s cultural hub keeps the fire burning till sunrise—and sometimes even later

The best new restaurants in Miami
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The best new restaurants in Miami

Stay ahead of the pack with our guide to the hottest new eateries

The best Miami hotels
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The best Miami hotels

Find a place to stay from South Beach to Downtown with our guide to Miami hotels and luxury resorts for any budget

The best gay clubs in Miami
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The best gay clubs in Miami

 From South Beach to Downtown Miami and beyond (hi, Fort Lauderdale), here are the best gay clubs in Miami

The 30 best restaurants in Miami
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The 30 best restaurants in Miami

For the new breed of best restaurants in Miami, you've come to the right place

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Explore Miami during Art Basel

South Beach guide
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South Beach guide

Miami Beach’s long southern stretch commands your attention

Miami Design District and Wynwood guide
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Miami Design District and Wynwood guide

Get to know the area’s best blocks and attractions

Little Havana guide
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Little Havana guide

The Cuban neighborhood's best restaurant, bars, shops and sightseeing

Downtown Miami guide
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Downtown Miami guide

The formerly faded city center is on the up

Coconut Grove guide
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Coconut Grove guide

A look at the area’s best restaurants and bars, arts, entertainment and things to do

The best Miami beaches
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The best Miami beaches

An insider’s guide to the best Miami beaches, whether you want to swim, sunbathe, socialize or soak up the local vibe

A guide to Art Deco Miami
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A guide to Art Deco Miami

The city has the highest concentration of Art Deco buildings in the world

The best swimming pools in Miami
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The best swimming pools in Miami

Dying to escape the beach crowds? Dive into—or just lounge by these pools instead.  

Art Basel Miami Beach archive

The best Art Basel Miami 2016 parties
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The best Art Basel Miami 2016 parties

Follow our guide for all things fun to do after dark

The 15 must-see galleries at Art Basel Miami 2016
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The 15 must-see galleries at Art Basel Miami 2016

Our favorites from the 269 exhibitors showing at this year's fair 

The Basel Beast: Art Basel Miami Beach's impact on the local art scene
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The Basel Beast: Art Basel Miami Beach's impact on the local art scene

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The best Art Basel Miami 2016 events
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The best Art Basel Miami 2016 events

Make sure you carve out time in your schedule to check out this year's top events 

The best films to watch at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2016
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The best films to watch at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2016

For all the flicks you do not want to miss, follow our guide to the festival's best showings

Art Basel Miami 2015 street style
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Art Basel Miami 2015 street style

Flip through our slideshow for the most fashionable gallery hoppers and Miami nightlife trendsetters

The best Art Basel Miami 2015 events
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The best Art Basel Miami 2015 events

Catch a wealth of unforgettable exhibitions, live music and other performances

15 Art Basel Miami 2015 galleries you must see
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15 Art Basel Miami 2015 galleries you must see

Our top picks of galleries to watch for at this year's fair 

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Comments

1 comments
Hillary F

I found the best parking for art Basel. It was $20 to park all day and night at the high school across the street. I talked with them and found out that the PTA Moms and Teachers volunteer their time to help raise money for their school. This was the 1st year they did this. Their lot is closest to the the convention center with it being across the street. They were very helpful with directions to the venues, places to eat, cool exhibits that either they went to or others told them about and even directions back to the highway. I also felt good that my money was going to a school. I was able to park my own car and have easy in and out and avoid some of the traffic. Great experience. Highly recommend.

Art Basel was amazing and I look forward to next year and my secret parking lot.