The best fair for interior design junkies is back. Now in its 19th year, Design Miami returns to the Art Basel-adjacent Pride Park for its 2023 program. This year's theme "Where We Stand," focuses on human connection and community, using incredibly beautiful objects as storytelling catalysts. It is among the smallest fairs to stroll; Depending on how much time you spend listening to the world's most influential designers of the moment speak, or ogling at the object and furniture pieces that the 40 best design studios in the world have created, you could probably comb every inch of the fair and its luxury brand activations in about an hour. But stroll slowly; good design deserves time. Convention Center Drive and 19th St, Miami Beach. Dec 6–Dec 10; $35–$225.
The most visually stimulating time of the year is here, folks! While we may sum up all of our artful meanderings to "Art Basel," that is but one of the many fairs that pops up during the week. Sure, it may have been the art fair to put Miami on the map, but in the 23 years since Art Basel appeared on our sandy shores, it's inspired an unravelling of satellite art fairs throughout town to satisfy all aesthetic inclinations. (Fun fact: Art Miami came first.)
Let’s be clear on something: the art fairs are the best part. Sure, there are amazing once-in-a-lifetime events and parties throughout the week, and we’d definitely encourage you to go off the beaten path to marvel at the best public art pop-ups and installations. But if you truly want to get into the spirit of the week, up your arts and culture savvy, and leave feeling inspired then make it a point to go to at least one fair between December 6th and December 10th.
Ah, but there are so many. “Which one should I go to? How many can I visit in one day? Which one has the art I like?” We love Basel season so much we did the leg work for you. Here’s a comprehensive guide to the best art fairs to check out during Miami Art Week 2023.
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