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The best Art Basel Miami Beach 2023 events, parties and experiences

Immersive tech experiences, music festivals, culture talks and more Art Basel 2023 events to put on your calendar

Ashley Brozic
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Clear those early December calendars STAT, because Basel is almost here, baby! You know all about the satellite fairs, and you’ve got a list of public installations and exhibits you’d love to check out at leisure throughout the week. But let's be real: what you're probably most psyched about are the events.

There are art events, music events, foodie events and, oh yeah, dinner plans. We’ve got wellness pop-ups and tech-infused immersive experiences galore. Organizing your calendar is kind of like playing whac-a-mole; right when you think you’ve heard about all the happenings of the week, another one just pops up and WHAM! Now you’ve gotta rejigger the whole thing. 

Though there are a lot of frou-frou VIP only happenings, there are even more really good open-to-the-public events, concerts, parties and pop-ups that are for the people. We’ve scoured our inboxes and dug through the internet to find the very best brand events and pop-ups of Miami Art Week, so you can get your Basel on. 

P.S. We’ll be updating this list as events roll through, so keep checking back for more. 

RECOMMENDED: Art Basel Miami Beach 2023 Guide

Art Basel Miami Beach events and parties

Tribeca Festival at Art Basel Miami Beach

One of the world's premier film festivals makes it way to Miami. This year marks the first ever Tribeca Festival at Art Basel Miami Beach, which is produced in partnership with Art Basel. Expect four nights of live performances and exclusive conversations with iconic artists at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. The entire event is filled with highlights, particularly Tribeca's Storytellers Series where you can catch John Stamos on December 8 and Robert De Niro in conversation with French photographer and street artist JR on December 9.

The Music Lounge will feature live performances and DJ sets from rising multi-instrumentalist composer and vocalist Eartheater and DJ Dangerous Rose (Dec 6), who most recently opened for Beyoncé’s Renaissance tour. DJ Natasha Diggs presents “Soul in the Horn” with Yussef Dayes, a dance party featuring horn-infused sounds from around the globe (Dec 7). Artists from the soundtrack of the MAX Original series “Rap Sh!t” are set to perform following a panel on the discovery of artists and new music through TV and film (Dec 8) and British electronic musician Actress closes out the Lounge on Dec 9. Pop by on Friday and Saturday afternoon for DJ sets by Miami Community Radio. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr; Dec 6–9; $0–$50

The Gateway is a digital, web3-focused art experience that amplifies digital artists. Now in its fourth year, this year's theme is "Blossoming," and celebrates the creativity and resilience of artists in full bloom through immersive galleries, inspiring talks, and live performances. The event is produced in partnership with big brands like Christie’sLG Art Lab, Lens, Mercedes-Benz NXT and SHISEIDO. NFTNow pass holders get exclusive access to pre-opening and VIP events. Faena Forum, 3400 Collins Ave; Dec 6–8; Free

 

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LVMH Culture House

Culture House is a five-day gallery pop-up where art, culture and luxury converge to highlight artists of color, women and those with disabilities. As a salon for dialogue, Culture House will host a series of panel discussions that cover a range of topics that focus on diversity and inclusion, from art and tech (Web3, blockchains, etc.) to modern entrepreneurship. Two events of note include “Diversity as a Business Driver" (Dec 8, 2-3pm) with LVMH Maison Presidents Valerie Leon from Givenchy, Natacha Lamour from Hublot, and Herve Perrot from Bulgari, and a conversation with Lenny S. from Roc Nation on how hip hop, diversity and culture impact the world and drive engagement in entertainment and business (Dec 9, 1-2pm). 56 NE 40th St. Miami Design District; Dec 6-10, 10am-6pm; Free

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The Standard has partnered with 4B Advisory and Nomade people to bring art enthusiasts a much needed holistic retreat mind, body and sou. The Wellness Oasis at The Standard will feature a diverse range of activities, including yoga, meditation and breathwork sessions, expert-led mindfulness workshops, and enlightening fireside chats with wellness luminaries like Dan Buettner (Blue Zones), Dr. Deepak Chopra and Melissa Wood-Tepperberg (of Melissa Wood Health). Dr. Chopra and Devi Brown The Standard Spa, 40 Island Ave; Dec 7 4pm–7pm, Dec 8 9:30am–1:30pm; $175

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LOUD WEEK by Love of Urban Design

LOUD Week spotlights Black artists and fashion designers through exhibits, activations, industry panels, brunch parties, networking events, pop-up shops, runway shows and art initiatives between December 2 and 9. Many of these events span all of Miami, like a panel conversation about culture, art, beauty, fashion and entertainment in Miami Gardens and the main event, the LOUD™ Week Fashion Show, Art Activation and Pop-Up Marketplace at Bay 13 in the Gables on December 6. The grand finale is a block party at COOL® Creative Wynwood on December 9. Various locations; Dec 2-9; $20–$50

 

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The Art in Earth is an AR display within the lobby of the Eden Roc that uses Art House technology to teleport you to the oceans of the world. The installation, which is located in the Eden Roc's lobby, will focus on the importance of ocean conservation. You can even purchase prints of what you experience to be sent to your home. The Eden Roc; Dec 6-10; Free

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Every few Art Weeks, Disclosure descends upon our town and this year, one half of the sibling duo will be playing at The Terrace. Guy from Disclosure is spinning back to back with Cajmere (a DJ of many pen names including Green Velvet, Geo Vogt, Half Pint, Curan Stone, and Gino Vittori – and his real name, Curtise Alan Jones) followed by a B2B set by DJ Tennis and Chloé Callete, and then TSHA and HAAI spinning into Wednesday morning. Club Space Miami, 34 NE 11th St; Dec 5 11pm; From $50

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From Design Miami to Scope, and Nada to a few new ones on the scene, don't let another Miami Art Week go by without visiting the city's best satellite art fairs. Click through to see our full and comprehensive guide. 

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The Kimpton invites you to explore the boutique property through Art Walk, a series of experiences, gallery pop-ups and "artful tastings" by Stella Artois. Also taking place at the boutique hotel is the Muse art fair, which will feature an eclectic mix of paintings, photographs, and sculptures from Black, Hispanic, Caribbean and African artists. All of the events expand upon their Art in Residence program which is designed to connect guests to the worlds of art, food, fashion, and culture through approachable and intimate experiences. Kimpton Angler's South Beach, 660 Washington Ave; Dec 5–10; Free
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Art Week Programming at Glass2Grass

Art always gets you a little high, especially at Glass2Grass a tobacco-free glass art gallery and smoke shop in Little River that carries amazingly intricate blown glass pipes, bowls, bongs and more. They've lined up a lot of activity between December 5 and 8, including one of the week's hottest food tickets. On Dec 5, Contemporary glass artist Elissa Newmeyer, known as ElNew Glass, releases a whole body of work. On Dec 6, Legendary Japanese Glass Artist Kengtaro releases his first body of work at the shop and on Dec 7 glass Sculptor and artist Sibelle Yüksek returns to Glass2Grass to show off her sleek work. Complimentary wine, cold brew, and hors d’oeurves will be served while supplies last. Glass2Grass, 7255 NE 4th Ave; Dec 5-7 12-7pm; Free

Basic.Space Pop-Up featuring Period Correct X Aloisa Ruf

Curated marketplace Basic.Space is hosting a pop-up in the Design District with a special drop. Nostalgic motorsport brand Period Correct is collaborating with renowned car photographer and artist Aloisa Ruf on a limited edition six-piece collection that'll only be available at the pop-up and through Basic.Space. There are tees, a chore jacket, a hoodie, a dad hat and ear plugs because... race tracks. 4141 NE 2nd Ave; Dec 8–9 11am-7pm; Free

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Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey presents Art, Beats & Lyrics, a traveling urban art and music exhibition that aims to support up and coming artists and musicians. Now in its 20th year, the program features creators who reflect values like authenticity, creativity and individuality. Some of those featured have worked with big timers like Kendrick Lamar, Rapsody, Mannie Fresh and Scarface. Loandepot Park, 501 Marlins Way; Dec 9 7pm–12am; 21+, Free with RSVP

In a city where a majority of parents are probably immigrants, this brand activating here feels close to home. Kids of Immigrants will be bringing Mexican-American artist Cuco to an event at Soho Pool House with Amazon Music, and while that may be a members-only ticket, their limited-edition Art Basel collab is not. The Kids of Immigrants X Cuco "Support Your Friends" tee has dropped on Amazon, which makes for a good keepsake of this wild week. 

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Nostalgia is one heck of a draw, and American Express Platinum Card and Centurion members will soon know it best. PLAY by Platinum is an interacive gallery on the beach with immersive installations you're encouraged to play with and iconic toys reimagined as collectible works of art. There will be fun cocktails and bites, daily DJ sets, a candy bar and a line of shoppable art by Mattel Creations, all displayed in a cool space designed by creative studio PlayLab, Inc. Miami Beach Edition, 2901 Collins Ave; Dec 7–9 11am-5pm

 

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"Future Sketches / Code Poems" is a new exhibition at Artechouse by coding artist and interactive media pioneer Zach Lieberman and his MIT Media Lab students, exploring coding and animation as well as new forms of human expression. Through a series of installations, Lieberman, who is listed as one of Fast Company's "Most Creative People," and his students reveal the poetry in computation, and encourage visitors to let their boundless imaginations take the lead when it comes to modern technology. Artechouse, 736 Collins Ave; Opens Dec 6; $30

 

 

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"Lost at Sea" by Gustavo Oveido

Gustavo Oveido is known for his organic forms inspired by the ocean and this year he'll be unveiling a thought-provoking exhibition at The Balfour Hotel. “Lost at Sea” delve into underwater discovery, coastal documentation and debris analysis – but the forms themselves have a playful vibe. The opening party takes place on December 6 with passed bites and complimentary bevs, responsibly-made oceanic leather accessories by handbag brand Piper & Skye and live entertainment. The Balfour Hotel, 350 Ocean Drive; Dec 6 7pm; Free with registration

 

Let Me Know When You Land by Samsung

Branded Art Week events inch out to Little Haiti with Let Me Know When You Land, an exhibit of art by Eri Wakiyama merging art and technology. The New York-based artist’s showcase, being held at HUB Miami in Little Haiti, features original artworks and hand-painted Samsung Galaxy devices exploring themes of Galaxy, Existentialism, and A Bright Future. Future of Cities Hub, 224 NE 59th St; Dec 9 12-5pm; Free

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From Dec. 6-10, The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science will partner with Nautilus Magazine and UNESCO to unveil a dynamic program of ocean-themed exhibitions, installations, and experiences during Miami Art Week, giving you an opportunity to witness the beauty of the oceans through artistic expressions, while simultaneously gaining insights into the latest marine scientific research and conservation efforts. Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, 1101 Biscayne Blvd; Dec 6 – 10

Embark on a hilarious journey through the golden age of flying as Pam Ann, the world's most experienced airline hostess, presents an exclusive opportunity to experience the Pam Ann Clipper Club MIAMI at Hotel Greystone. This is a special stop on her global voyage, an intimate night of comedy that offers a much welcome dose of laughter during a quite overwhelming week. If you're done with the art fairs and all the buzz, book your ticket for this comedy show on December 5th. Hotel Greystone, 1920 Collins Ave; Dec 5 9pm; $35–$125

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Heat fans, this one's for you. As the official scent of The Miami Heat, Aroma360 is celebrating the partnership with a big blowout Basel bash presented by French & Famous. There will be an art installation by Allison Eden Studios, interactive art, fire performances, and a complimentary welcome cocktail for the first 100 people to arrive. And as it's on a gamenight, this makes for an epic after party. SLS Hotel, 1701 Collins Av; Dec 2 8:30pm; $35–$185

Speed, Adrenaline, Movement by Adonis Alicici

Attn gear heads: Brazilian automotive artist Adonis Alicici will be painting a Porsche 996 GT2 at Hagerty Garage + Social, a luxury car storage facility and clubhouse for car enthusiasts. There will be live music, light bites and specialty cocktails to enjoy. Hagerty Garage + Social, 355 NE 71st St; Dec 9th 6-10pm; $45

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