Miami is one of the country's most desirable travel destinations year round, but Miami Art Week is one of the city's busiest–besides spring break perhaps. Late November and into early December, the annual celebration of arts and culture begins, welcoming diverse individuals from all over the world as they gather throughout the “Magic City.” Though it is the main attraction, Art Basel is not the only fair in town. Opportunities to experience the best the international art community has to offer extend far beyond that, or even Design Miami at the Miami Beach Convention Center. In the upcoming weeks, an array of concurrent events prepare to share the beachside city.
The 2022 contemporary art fair, titled "Art Camp," offers a break from the chaos at bigger shows. Fridge has a distinct quirkiness, evident throughout its collection and website. As a non-profit organization that values inclusivity and originality, it takes pride in showcasing artists who shy away from the mainstream. Fridge welcomes everyone to come inside and “chill,” (rather than Frieze). The fair will be held at Esquina de Abuela, a community center in the neighborhood of Allapattah, and will showcase both local and international artists.
Fridge Art Fair runs from November 29 through December 3, 2022.
The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA), is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding, developing, and supporting emerging contemporary artists. In addition to the 146 attending galleries and 80 participating NADA members, the fair welcomes 37 first-time exhibitors. This year will mark NADA’s 20th anniversary as an organization and annual event, showcasing work from 40 global cities. The upcoming fair will be take place at the luxe Ice Palace Studios.
NADA Miami runs from November 30 through December 3, 2022.
Coming into the art fair’s 16th year running, Pinta Miami continues to innovate its own form and functionality. This year’s concept fair will embrace new formats, incorporating advances in technology to create a unique in-person experience. The fair exhibits works by Latinx and Spanish artists, directed by curators of the same descent. Pinta Miami will be held at The Hangar, a large historical site at the Pan Am Museum Foundation in Coconut Grove. Additionally, there will be an online element to the fair that will offer exclusive insights and virtual tours.
Pinta Miami runs from November 30 through December 4, 2022.
Since its first appearance over a decade ago, SCOPE has established itself as one of Miami’s foremost art fairs. The SCOPE Pavillion, situated on the sands of South Beach, is home to over 130 international galleries as well as The New Contemporary, an experiential, multidisciplinary program. Located in the pavilion’s expanded atrium, The New Contemporary events will include large-scale installations, music performances, and panel discussions. Guests are invited to attend morning healing sessions and guided meditation. At night, however, the space transforms into a nightlife venue hosting live music.
SCOPE runs from November 29 through December 4, 2022.
Located on the sands of Miami Beach, Untitled is an annual, large-scale art fair centered around discovery and collaboration in contemporary arts. The 2022 fair marks Untitled’s most internationally diverse collection to date, proudly presenting a varied array of projects, performances, and events. Its mission this year is to maintain its high level offerings, all while reducing environmental impact. Its "zero-impact presentation" will make sure the beach space used is left as it was found. Untitled has also taken a series of climate conscious steps, such as reusing its custom tent from previous years and donating furniture to nearby schools.
Untitled Art Fair runs from November 29 through December 3, 2022.