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Art Basel Week 2012 To Do List by Art of Miami

art basel 2012 to do listA lot of events coming to the city of Miami this Art Basel Weekend. This is the official Art of Miami To Do List for Art Basel Weekend 2012. Notice that Art Basel is not on the top 5.

1. See World Famous Street Artist Banksy @ Context Art Fair

banksy in miamiMust see show during Art Basel Weekend Miami is the works of the infamous Banksy. Two of his murals Stop and Search and Wet Dog, originally site specific in Bethlehem will be on view at Context Art Fair. Context Art Fair debuts this year in the same vicinity as Miami’s original art fair, Art Miami.


Midtown | Wynwood Arts District

3201 NE 1st Avenue

Miami, FL 33137


2. Admire the Amazing Holographic Paper Sculptures by Jen Stark @ The Miami Project Art Fair

jen starkMust See During Art Basel Weekend: Jen Stark @ The Miami Project 12/4-12/9/2012

We are not just saying this because we are fans of Jen Stark. Well, actually yes. Jen Stark work has captivated our attention and has inspired many posts in our site. Since her departure from her native Miami to L.A, we and many others have craved the opportunity to view her colorful cosmic paper sculptures in person, once again. Don’t miss that chance during Art Basel Weekend at The Miami Art Project Art Fair, where Jen Stark will debut 3 pieces at Cooper Cole’s Gallery (Toronto) exhibition space. Jen Stark will be featuring 3 pedestal pieces with holographic paper as her medium. The Miami Art Project is a brand new fair but by reviewing the exhibitors list, it promises to be a hit. Looking forward to that and so should you. The Miami Project Art Fair will be located right next to Art Miami Art Fair (another of one of our favorite fairs) on NE 1st Ave & NE 30th Street, Miami, FL 33137. This is in Miami’s trendy Mid-town district.

Miami Project Art Fairholographic paper sculpture by jen stark at art basel 2012
NE 1st Ave & NE 30th Street

Miami, FL 33137


VIP Preview:

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 – 5:30pm to 10pm


Regular Fair Hours:

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 – 11am to 5pm

Thursday, December 6, 2012 – 11am to 7pm

Friday, December 7, 2012 – 11am to 8:30pm

Saturday, December 8, 2012 – 11am to 7pm

Sunday, December 9, 2012 – 11am to 6pm



$20 General admission

$10 Seniors / Students


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3. Check out the New Murals That Have Popped Up in Wynwood

wynwood walls logo

167 Northwest 25th Street
Miami, FL 33127

A new mural by acclaimed street artist Shepard Fairey will be unveiled – including iconic imagery of powerful men in history, with Tony Goldman at its centerpiece. And the GO! Shop, a new permanent retail store featuring limited art editions,”Go-Kits”, inspired and created by the artists of Wynwood Walls. Go-Kits will encourage people to make, enjoy and take part in creative life and encompass activities ranging from dreaming, going to the beach, celebrating, listening to music and making art. The new Wynwood Walls book will be available for sale, and a book signing by the artists will take place at 8:30 p.m. Additionally, there will be tours of the Walls via the new Augmented Reality Application, an app that will allow visitors to see an “augmented reality of the murals” created in coordination with the artists.

Wynwood Walls will be open to the public during Art Basel Week with extended hours beginning Tuesday December 4 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.; and will open daily from noon to 11 p.m. from Wednesday, December 5 through Sunday, December 9.

Tuesday, December 4
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.: VIP Opening for Come Dream! Time Evaporates, Emotion Elevates
8:30 p.m. – Wynwood Walls Book Signing featuring artists from the book
9 p.m. – 11 p.m.: Public Opening

Thursday, December 6
9 a.m.: Launch of Neils Meulman X United Nude Collaboration
Yogart: Session from 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Doors open at 5 p.m.
6-8 p.m.: Special book signing by Neils Meulman

Friday, December 7
3 p.m. Artist tour of the Wynwood Walls
Yogart: Session from 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Doors open at 5 p.m.

Saturday, December 8
Yogart: Session from 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Doors open at 9 a.m.
4 p.m. Announcement of Go! Shop/Go! Kit “Your Mural Here” Contest
Nightime musical performance by Zoel

Sunday, December 9
Yogart: Session from 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Doors open at 9 a.m.

Augmented Reality Tours of the Wynwood Walls
Mystery happenings daily at 2:30 p.m.
First 15 people at the Go! Shop to receive Martha Cooper Monoprint with purchase
Wynwood Radio live from Wynwood Walls
Heniken has launched the a mural project during the 2 weeks leading up to Art Basel Weekend.

The Mural Project by Heineken, has been carefully curated to include some of the most talented veterans in street art. Celebrity-status street artists CP1, Chor Boogie, Estria, Prime and Don Rimx will leave their mark on Miami adding great value to the city’s thriving outdoor gallery including Miami-based prolific artist with the street cred to match, Trek6. The Heineken Artists feature a conglomeration of bi-cultural visionaries known to employ distinctive skills and vision on the murals they coat with their muse. Tasked with the mission and creative freedom to interpret Heineken’s Open Your World message, the murals will take a life of their own and inspire all who bear witness.

Below is a link to a map of the murals sites. You can be sure that will be there to document the process.

Launch Party Nov.29th @ Cafeina click for info.

Mural 1 – Artist -CP1
36 St. & NE 2 Ave 33137 Midtown

Mural 2 – Artist – Don Rimx
2994 N Miami Ave 33127 Midtown

Mural 3 – Artist -Trek 6
The Workshop
Artist Hub and Gallery
171 NW 23 St. 33127 Wynwood

Mural 4 – Artist – Estria, Prime & Trek 6
313 NW 25 St 33127 Wynwood

Mural 5 – Artist – Chor Boogie
560 NW 23 st 33127 Wynwood

info:The Mural Project


4. Watch in Person the New Miami Skyline Courtesy of the Intercontinetal Hotel’s 19 Story LED Canvas

Intercontinental Miami lights up the skyline with giant LED digital canvas.

Intercontinental Miami lights up the skyline of Miami with giant LED digital canvas. 11/12/2012

As you drive over the MacAurthur Causeway this “Miami Art Week” glance over to your right and you’ll be amazed. The Intercontinental Hotels new 19 story digital canvas debut’s to the public for Art Basel weekend. You will see Miami’s skyline gets a colorful and animated upgrade. We first posted about the newly renovated Intercontinental Hotel back on November 12. It brings pride to see entities of our city making moves and strides to raise the status of Miami as a viable world class destination. The newly LED Digital canvas will change our skyline forever. Perhaps trumping the Miami Tower (with LED upgrade of its own) for the title of “Most Recognizable Building in Miami.” I know we are far from the impressive LED repertoire of cities such Shanghai, Hong Kong and NYC, however this newly $30 million dollar renovation to the Intercontinental Hotel is an upgrade to Miami’s skyline.

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5. Be the First in Line for Art Miami Art Fair

art miami 2012

Known as Miami’s premier anchor fair, Art Miami kicks off the opening day of Art Week — the first week of December when thousands of collectors, dealers, curators, and artists descend upon Miami. World-famous for its stylish gallery-like decor, its outstanding quality and extraordinary variety, Art Miami showcases the best in modern and contemporary art from more than 125 international art galleries.

The Art Miami Pavilion
Midtown | Wynwood Arts District
3101 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33137

6. Get My Walking Shoes Prepared for Art Basel 2012

The big boy of all the art fairs with museum quality art and the highest percentage of a celebratie encourcourtour of all the art fairs taking place this Art Week.  Take a look at Miami own Hernan Bas in Booth B16

Public Show Days
Thursday, Dec 6 to Saturday, Dec 8, 12noon to 8pm
Sunday, Dec 9, 2012, 12noon to 6pm

VIP Preview | by invitation only
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Venue and Exhibitions
Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami Beach, Florida, USA


7. RSVP for Instagram Sensation Santlov Debut Show @ Gale South Beach

the joker and toys at Art Basel miami 2012 santlov

8. Meet Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh @ The Art of Basketball Exhibit

art basel 2012 event celebs

Art of Basketball (Heat Wave)
A Celebration of the Miami Heat and their NBA Championship year

During Art Basel Miami Beach 2012
December 5 – 9, 2012
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
2048 NW Miami Court
Miami, FL 33127

Art of Basketball is a collection of original artworks under license from the NBA. The collection currently features unique works on official NBA backboards and sections of the 2011 NBA All-Star Game floor boards. This collection taps a select group of leading graffiti and street artists to re-imagine the most iconic symbols of this beloved game.

Created by Public Works Department
Curated by Billi Kid
Presented by Premier Beverage
Supported by the NBA

Featuring artworks by Mr. Brainwash, URNY, Sofia Maldonado, The Dude Company, Skewville, Shiro, Cern, Rene Gagnon, Joe Iurato, Ewok One 5MH, Jack Aguire, David Cooper, Cope2, Chris Stain, Gaia, J. Robles, Sero, ECB, Veng, Peat Wollaeger, Junk, Blanco, Sand, Bill Fickett and Billi Kid

9. Enjoy Music and Art @ Pop Up Piano with Alex Mijares

art basel event
This year look forward to the return of musicians and artists coming together during Art Basel Miami weekend in the uniquely performing arts project called Pop-Up Piano. The project will be sporadically stationed across different high traffic areas in our city, promoting the beauty of the arts.

“Our mission is to create unique, cultural experiences with national and international artists, musicians and sponsors in order to enhance, revive and support communities around the world who are passionate about the arts.”

Pop-Up Piano Miami is inspired by the New York City organization Sing for Hope. Sing for Hope mobilizes professional artists in volunteer programs that benefit schools, hospitals and communities. Sing for Hope’s Pop-Up Pianos celebrate the vision of arts accessibility for all.

The inspirational project motivated the Co-Founders of The Black Key Group, Whitney Lykins and Isabella Acker, to bring Pop-Up Piano to Miami with the support of Steinway Piano Gallery of Miami.

Through a mutual love for public art, and a shared vision of the impact this would have on the city, an eight person committee of local professionals was soon formed to execute the project. Committee members include Jessica Wade Pfeffer, Meris Thomas, Daniel Rivero, Patricia Baro, Arnaud Pages, Gaudi Castro, Isabella Acker, and Whitney Lykins.

During the week of Art Basel Miami Beach (December 6 – 9, 2012), Steinway & Sons Miami will present Pop-Up Piano Miami 2012, a public arts project that premiered during Art Basel Miami Beach 2011. With the continued support of Steinway & Sons Miami and sponsors, this year the program is set to launch on a significantly larger scale by not only supporting local music and arts programs but also joining a global initiative.

Five to seven pianos from Steinway will be strategically placed across Wynwood, Midtown and Design District areas. Each piano will be customized by an artist and/or sculptor. Art Basel week spectators will have access to tickle the ivories between scheduled performances by talented musicians. PUPM will host an opening fundraiser event in collaboration with the Friends of the New World Symphony on Wednesday, December 5, that will feature a performance by a renowned Steinway-signed musician. The event will also host a silent auction of unique treats and donated gifts from partners. Funds that are raised from the auction and event tickets will be donated to Central Africa’s only symphony orchestra, Kimbangus Symphony Orchestra, located in Kinshasa, the heart of the Congo, to help them meet their goal of building a music school particularly for the street children, which is Kinshasa’s leading issue. After Art Basel Miami Beach week, the pianos will be donated to local charities with music programs. PUPM will also implement a specially designed music program for these charities where the pianos will reside.


The Pop-Up Piano Miami team is:

Executive DirectorIsabella Acker. Isabella is also Co-Founder of The Black Key Group

Chief Publicist Jessica Pfeffer. Jessica is also President of Jessica Wade Inc.

Online Director- Daniel Rivero. Daniel is also Social Media Editor at WLRN Public Television and Radio

Locations DirectorGaudi Castro. Gaudi is also Director at Heard.

Music DirectorWhitney Lykins. Whitney is also Co-Founder of The Black Key Group

Logistics ManagerMeris Thomas. Meris is also a freelance event and productions coordinator

Sponsorship Director– Patricia Baro. Patricia is also with the Mixed Media Collective

Videographer/ Graphic ArtistArnaud Pages. Arnaud is also Artistic Director at Macias Advertising

*note: Art of Miami’s Art Basel To Do List will be updated regularly. So check back periodically for more recommended events. 

All the Art Fairs for your choosing:

Art Miami


Art Africa

Art Asia Miami

Context at Art Miami

Design Miami

Fountain Miami

INK Miami Art Fair

Miami Project

NADA: Miami Art Fair

Pool Art Fair

Pulse Miami – Contemporary Art Fair

Red Dot Art Fair

Scope Art Fair

Sculpt Miami

Select Fair



Verge Art Fair Miami Beach

Zoom Art Fair

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