Survival Guide: Art Basel Miami
We are almost one week away from one of Miami's biggest yearly event known as Art Basel. As you might know, Men's Fashion Post attended the 15th edition of Art Basel, which is the brother event to Art Basel held each June in Basel, Switzerland. So we have experience handling the many shows and events.
For those who don't know much about Art Basel Miami, they contain more than 200 galleries from different countries, including Asia, Africa, North America, Europe and Latin America. The art fair exhibits the work of more than 2,000 artists of the 20th-21st centuries. In conjunction with Art Basel Miami, Design Miami also happens right next door and their main focus is on interior design such as furniture and other interior pieces.
If you are planning to attend or if you are attending, we have put together a survival guide so you can move through the four days of art with ease.
Art Basel Miami: December 7th - December 10th
1. Where to stay
You must stay in South Beach or else you will find yourself spending a lot of time stuck in traffic. Most if not all of the main events that are not part of Art Basel and Design Miami are all based around the convention center which is in South Beach. We highly recommend The Confidante, The Plymouth, and the Fountainblue hotels since we have already stayed there, however, South Beach has so many options that you might just go based on your preferences.
2. What to visit
As mentioned earlier, the main event is Art Basel Miami with Design Miami being their conjunction event for interiors. These are the two main events to go and check out but there are also many other events that will be happening throughout the four days of art shows. We recommend you get the pass that includes both Art Basel Miami and Design Miami.
Buy your tickets here: https://www.artbasel.com/miami-beach/buy-tickets
3. Where to Eat
During your stay in South Beach you are bound to get hungry, so we highly suggest you visit the Soho Beach House as they have some amazing food options for anytime of the day. Their brunch is the best in our opinion. You must also dine at the new Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar and Grill - you can thank us later. Do not forget to visit Moreno's Cuba for some nice cuban dishes that is walking distance from the convention center. There are also many other restaurants to check out here.
4. Where to Party
Once you are done being inspired by the art pieces, you might want to enjoy some Miami night life. South Beach in general is always having amazing night life and you can learn about the main places to check out here, but you can also land some exclusive VIP parties by visiting this.
5. Where to Relax
You cannot visit South Beach and not take some time to enjoy their nice beaches. Be sure to visit the Art Deco History District as you make your way into the beach.
6. Where to Shoot
Technically speaking, you can create content in almost any area of South Beach. Their tropical vibes mixed with the art deco designs makes it perfect for a lot of photo opportunities. If you are looking for a unique place to shoot, be sure to visit the Lincoln Parking Garage. It has a very minimal look to it with amazing views of the city.
Photography by the Editor's of Men's Fashion Post