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Your Weekend Guide to Art Basel

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It’s that time of year again Miami! Art Basel is back and we’ve narrowed down the top events that you don’t want to miss!

Local and international artists are taking things to another level this year. You can also use #ArtBasel to track down all the hottest events on the UNATION app.

Art Basel Miami Beach is like the main attraction in a theme park. Over 200 of the world’s leading art galleries come together under one roof to showcase artwork from over 4,000 artists. Expect to see everything from Insta-worthy sculptures, paintings, cool installations, digital art, and more!

This is a four-day event, so you’ll have plenty of chances to make it or even go multiple days. 

Having trouble finding a babysitter for the kids? No worries! There will be a playroom for children ages 4-12, where they can let their creative side can run wild with storytelling, arts and crafts activities, and art history. 

Event Details
🗓 DEC 5 | 3PM–8PM
🗓 DEC 6 & 7 | 12PM–8PM 
🗓 DEC 8 | 12PM–6PM
📍 Miami Beach Convention Center

📷 Basel House

Basel House is a huge mural festival happening in the Wynwood Arts District. It’s THE place to be to enjoy live painting, unique art installations, vert ramp, live music, late-night DJs, mural tours, Saturday Night Art Battle, workshops, art & lifestyle vendor marketplace, cocktails, food trucks, and more. Wow that was a mouthful!

The walls will be coming to life in a digital lights playground. This is going to be an insane block party and one that you won’t want to miss.

Did we mention that this event is FREE? That’s right, if you’re on a budget, you can still experience all that is Art Basel in the best way. 

Event Details
🗓 DEC 6–8 | 3PM–9PM
📍RC Cola Plant

📷 HIVE Wynwood

Mixology, Technology, and the Culinary Arts join together for HIVE Wynwood 2019! This is Miami’s gateway to the ultimate Art Week experience.

The Veuve Clicquot’s champagne garden is where you can enjoy the finer things in life. You can also indulge in the works of edible art at the HIVE Culinary Pavilion–how cool–and relax at Tito’s Stillhouse Lounge.

Dance the night away in Wynwood’s first-ever Heineken House! You can party it up with some of Miami’s best DJ’s with a mega-club experience, laser shows, and immersive video displays. 

Event Details
🗓 DEC 5 & 6 | 3PM–5AM
🗓 DEC 7 | 12PM–5AM
🗓 DEC 8 | 12PM-8PM
📍 The Wynwood Marketplace 

📷 SCOPE Art Show

SCOPE Miami Beach is prepared to lead the charge for the rising contemporary art market. For five whole days, you can experience all that is SCOPE.

There will be over 140 International Exhibitors from 25 different countries and 60 cities. They are known for featuring large works of art that are over the top and perfect for photos to show off to your friends who may have missed out on the fun! 

Event Details
🗓 DEC 4–8 | 11AM–8PM
📍 SCOPE Miami Beach Pavilion 

Not interested in Art Basel? Check out these events happening this weekend:

More Things to Do in Miami

The fun doesn’t have to stop there! All this art can make a person hungry. Make it a date night and visit the following restaurants nearby:  

Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company

Yard House

Joe’s Stone Crab

Matador Room


Plant Food + Wine

Prime 112


The Surf Club


Keep up with us and everything Art Basel-related on the UNATION app by searching #ArtBasel! 

Oh, and tag us on our Instagram for a chance to be featured on our page! We hope you have a blast.


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Emily Blanco

Emily Blanco

Emily is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do in Miami blog. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinMiami on Instagram and Facebook.

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