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This Art Basel party at a police impound lot sounds insane—in the best way

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Ryan Pfeffer

Traditionally, police impound lots have not been a place of joy and revelry. Quite the opposite, in fact. But this Art Basel, at least one in Miami will be a thousand percent less depressing than normal.

Enter the Art Plug Power House, an oh-so-Basel pop-up taking over a police impound lot in Allapattah and turning it into one seriously crazy “experiential adult playground.” It is a concept that sounds snatched from a Plantain headline, but we are very pleased to verify its authenticity.

You’re probably still slightly confused (don’t worry, so were we) so let’s unpack this a bit.

The Art Plug Power House comes from art curator, Marcel Katz, who has filled the show with work from 27 different artists, including Miami’s own Aholsniffsglue. The on-site installations shall allegedly include a mechanical unicorn, a monster truck and motocross show, scent bubbles and a lot more. Music on the High Hemp-sponsored stage comes courtesy of Miami fruit god Otto Von Schirach, Cocodrills, the Stafford Brothers and Nano the DJ. There’s also going to be a VIP lounge and pop-ups shops from clothing brands Strata and Hip and Bone. And it is all actually—yes, actually—happening inside a police impound lot in Allapattah, at 1440 NW 21st Street.

Excited? Terrified? Gassy? All of the above are acceptable reactions to such a party and the good news is that this event will be open to the public on Friday, December 7, and the following Saturday. All you need to do is go grab a ticket ($15–$20) over at and prepare for one very confused Lyft driver. 

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