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Basel on a Budget: Free Art Basel Miami Events for 2016

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Want to participate in the festivities of Miami Art Week but entry fees are holding you back? Here are some FREE and exciting events for during this years Miami Art Week 2016. Unlike last years rained out week of events this year is looking to set to be an exciting line up of events full of South Florida sunny skies. Press on the blue links for event locations and map links.

IN WESTCHESTER

Sunday, December 4th

BaselMeet photowalk and meetup. On its 3rd year hosted by ArtofMiami.com and LifestyleMiami.com, BaselMeet is the Art Basel event for Instagrammers, photographers and like minded people in the local arts scene. Come meet and greet in person those Instagram accounts you have been following since the beginning. FREE Breakfast hosted by the Frost Museum at FIU as part of their Breakfast in the Park event. (<—must RSVP by Pressing link) Meet up is at 930 am at the Frost Museum of Art at Florida International University. 10975 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199

 

IN SOUTH BEACH

Thursday, December 1st

The National Hotel will showcase nearly 100 photographs and playful scenography of adored French designer and photographer, Maurice Renoma. The artist will also decorate the hotel’s Cabana Suite and lobby with Renoma’s Parisian furniture, and launch a pop-up retail shop with some of his signature pieces in the hotel’s Martini Room. Presented in collaboration with Markowicz Fine Art, the exhibition by the European icon will be on display at the hotel from December 1st, 2016, through April 30th, 2017.  The National Hotel will host a Cocktail Reception and meet-and-greet party with Maurice Renoma on Thursday, December 1st, from 7-10 p.m. To RSVP, email rcastro@thedanaagency.com or call 305.758.1109.

Thursday, December 1st

Los Angeles urban artist, KAI, rose to fame through his depiction of social criticisms and phenomena in the immediately recognizable cement fixtures he’s placed around some of the world’s largest cities including Paris, New York, Amsterdam and London. He most recently collaborated with Chris Brown and created iconic pieces that were sold within 24 hours of exhibition. In addition to his exhibit at Markowicz Fine Art gallery, KAI will showcase new art pieces from his latest collection, “Modern Relic,” at the Gale Hotel in Miami Beach during Basel. In collaboration with Markowicz Fine Art and LDV Hospitality, The Gale Hotel will host a Cocktail Reception at 10 p.m. with artist KAI at the Regent Cocktail Club. Those who RSVP to info@markowiczfineart.com will receive a complimentary welcome drink.

Friday, December 2nd

In celebration of Art Basel, world renowned sculptor Carole Feuerman returns to The National Hotel in Miami Beach, to showcase her stunning, hyperrealistic bronze sculptures, primarily of swimmers and divers, prominently displayed in the front of the hotel. The exhibit will be celebrated with a cocktail reception on Friday, December 2nd, 2016, from 6-8 p.m., featuring curated cocktails inspired after the artist’s 1920s sculptures, created by NYC mixologist and founder of “Punch & Pie,” Logan Ronkainen. Tapas will also be served by the hotel’s French restaurant, Tamara’s Bistro.  Carole Feuerman will also be exhibiting her sculptures at Markowicz Fine Art in the Miami Design District during Basel and at Art Miami in Wynwood from Wednesday, November 30th, 2016, through Sunday, December 4th, 2016.  To RSVP, email rcastro@thedanaagency.com or call 305.758.1109.

Thursday – Sunday, December 1-4th

An immersive art experience with creative cocktails, renowned NYC mixologist, Chilled magazine columnist and founder of “Punch & Pie,” Logan Ronkainen, will take over The National Hotel’s Blues Bar from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. daily from December 1-4th to create artfully delicious concoctions inspired by some of the world’s biggest artists, including Maurice Renoma and Carole Feuerman. Guests will also enjoy free entertainment from Live! at the National, the hotel’s cast of singers and piano players, and the latest hits from a live DJ.

Thursday – Sunday, December 1-4th

In advance of Innergy Meditation’s new studio opening in Miami Beach late December, the company will host a pop-up studio at Mondrian South Beach during Art Basel, featuring various teachers and techniques of guided meditation that are more fun than dogma. Locals and visitors alike can start their day submerged in mindfulness for 30 minutes with group classes held every morning at 9 a.m. from Thursday, Dec. 1st through Sunday, Dec. 4th.  These 30-minute meditation sit-ins are free and open to the public.  To RSVP, email rsvp@innergymeditation.com.


IN WYNWOOD

Friday, December 2nd

Artist Elisabetta Fantone, a multifaceted Canadian artist, will be exhibiting her new collection titled “Imaginibus” in the Wynwood Arts District during Art Basel. Celebrities such as Muhammad Ali, Celine Dion and the Kardashians have commissioned Fantone’s artwork. In collaboration with high-end, European luxury watch manufacturer CORUM, the artist will design a limited edition watch with a distinctively beautiful design as part of their “Bubble” watch collection. In keeping with Fantone’s singular style, her watch design will reference and reimagine a face that is recognizable to all: the Mona Lisa. In collaboration with Michele Fontaniere pop-up gallery, Fantone will reveal her new art collection and CORUM “Bubble” watch at a cocktail reception in Wynwood (277 NW 26 St.) on December 2nd at 8 p.m. Live music by Guys on the Couch. To RSVP, please email rcastro@thedanaagency.com or call 305.758.1109.

 

IN THE MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT

Saturday, December 3rd

A handful of the international art world’s biggest names will come together at Markowicz Fine Art, a leading art hub in the Design District, for this year’s Art Basel. Beginning on December 1st through December 4th, the gallery will present a compilation of artworks by KAIRichard OrlinskiFormento & FormentoArnaud and Carole Feuerman throughout its three-story gallery space. The exhibit will be an eclectic blend of each artist’s experience and evoke global perspectives on art and design. In celebration of their exhibit, Markowicz Fine Art will host a VIP cocktail reception with the artists on December 3rd from 7-10 p.m. at the gallery, where each artist will have the opportunity to introduce their work and deliberate on their sources of inspiration. To RSVP, email rcastro@thedanaagency.com or call 305.758.1109.


IN DOWNTOWN MIAMI

Thursday, December 1st, and Saturday, December 3rd

HistoryMiami Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate located in the heart of downtown Miami, will capture photography lover’s hearts during Art Basel Week by hosting one of the most popular art events in recent years: the Miami Street Photography Festival.  Now celebrating its 5th anniversary, the Miami Street Photography Festival features world-class photographers, exhibitions, lectures, workshops, photo walks, and portfolio reviews. The festival’s mission is to give exposure to up-and-coming photographers from around the globe and highlight the best in international street photography. Legendary photographers Martin Parr, Jill Freedman, Richard Kalvar, Alex Webb, and Rebecca Norris-Webb will be this year’s featured speakers.

Admission is FREE during the festival, from December 1 – 4, 2016. Hours: 10 am -10 pm Thursday-Saturday. 12 pm – 5 pm on Sunday. A closing party will be held on Saturday night from 7-10 pm featuring a beer garden, live DJ and more. To RSVP, emailrcastro@thedanaagency.com or call 305.758.1109.
IN BRICKELL

Friday, December 2nd

Toscana Divino, Brickell’s authentic Italian eatery, is hosting an Art Basel Soirée in conjunction with their weekly Oysters & Bubbles night featuring the work of Italian artist Bajo on Friday, December 2nd, 2016, from 6 –10 p.m. Guests will receive a welcome glass of Prosecco, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and $1 oysters, as well as happy hour specials from 6 – 8 p.m. Live entertainment provided by DJ Corrado Rizza. RSVP with subject #ARTBASEL to events@ToscanaDivino.com. 900 S Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33130.

 

ART BASEL EVENTS
Thursday 12/1 Friday 12/2 Saturday 12/3 Sunday 12/4
9 a.m.

Innergy Meditation classes at Mondrian South Beach

9 a.m. 

Innergy Meditation classes at Mondrian South Beach

9 a.m. 

Innergy Meditation classes at Mondrian South Beach

9 a.m. 

Innergy Meditation classes at Mondrian South Beach

5-7 p.m.

Miami Street Photography Festival Opening Reception at HistoryMiami Museum

6-8 p.m.

Carole Feuerman

Cocktail Reception at

The National Hotel

7-10 p.m. 

Cocktail Reception at Markowicz Fine Art with KAI, Richard Orlinski, Carole Feuerman, Formento and Arnaud

7-10 p.m.

Maurice Renoma Cocktail Reception at

The National Hotel

6-10 p.m.

Art Basel Soirée and Oysters & Bubbles night at Toscana Divino

7-10 p.m. 

Miami Street Photography Festival at HistoryMiami Museum

7 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

“Punch & Pie” Bar Pop-Up at the National Hotel with NYC MixologistLogan Ronkainen

8 p.m.

Imaginibus by Elisabetta Fantone. Celebration with CORUM in Wynwood

7 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

“Punch & Pie” Bar Pop-Up at the National Hotel with NYC Mixologist Logan Ronkainen

7 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

“Punch & Pie” Bar Pop-Up at the National Hotel with NYC Mixologist Logan Ronkainen

10 p.m. 

KAI Cocktail Reception at Regent Cocktail Club inside Gale Hotel

7 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

“Punch & Pie” Bar Pop-Up at the National Hotel with NYC Mixologist  Logan Ronkainen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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