Discover Your Inner Artist at Art Week Miami Beach 2023

Art collectors, artists and celebrities from around the world will again descend on Miami Beach as the city welcomes Art Week Miami Beach from Monday, Dec. 4 to Sunday, Dec. 10. The week features dozens of glamorous events, public art pieces and one-of-a kind exhibitions amid the city’s seven miles of pristine beaches, chic hotels and award-winning culinary offerings.

“Miami Beach will once again become the center of the arts universe, and we couldn’t be prouder,” shared Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber. “Hosting this incredible gathering of top contemporary artists, galleries and collectors every year has helped transform our city into one of the true arts and culture destinations in the world.”

Art Basel Miami Beach will feature 277 leading international galleries, starting with Preview Days on December 6 and 7, followed by Public Days on December 8 to 10, 2023 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Nearly two-thirds of this year’s galleries hail from North and South America, joined by an array of exhibitors from Europe, Asia and Africa. Free to the public, Art Basel’s Conversations program will return with a series of live debates among thought leaders on the key topics shaping the world of art and culture, with a focus on celebrating Latin America.

The City of Miami Beach will also curate its own public exhibitions during Art Week Miami Beach, including along the 41 Street corridor, Española Way and in 12 hotel lobbies across the city.

The temporary installation along the 41 Street corridor, “Run run run like the wind” by Miami-based artist Edison Peñafiel, will be presented on Monday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. at Harry Liebman Square at the corner of Pine Tree Drive and 41 Street. The work is a selection of brightly colored banners that use lyrics from Latin American protest songs from the 1960s and 70s, including Victor Jara’s “El Aparecido” and “Run run se fue pa’l norte” by Violeta Parra. The installation tells a story of migration, and the push and pull of leaving behind what’s known for a new, uncertain future.

Elevate Española will present “Adora Vanessa Athena Fantasia,” a newly-commissioned art installation by Brazilian artist Eli Sudbrack of collective assume vivid astro focus (avaf) on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Española Way. The work features five suspended large-scale portraits printed on both sides in avaf’s distinctively vibrant style paying tribute to Miami Beach area drag artist icons.

The piece is the third installment of Elevate Española, a temporary public art program launched by the city in 2022, which aims to enhance the corridor and encourage pedestrian connectivity to Ocean Drive.

Other highlights of Art Week Miami Beach include the fourth edition of the city-produced and curated No Vacancy, Miami Beach, which matches 12 artists with 12 iconic Miami Beach hotels. Funded in partnership with the Miami Beach Visitors and Convention Authority, this year’s art competition features $35,000 in prize money, including a $10,000 public prize by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau and a $25,000 juried prize to be decided by nationally-recognized art experts. Each artist will also receive a $10,000 stipend. The installations are available for viewing now through Dec. 14.

The popular Art Basel Legacy Purchase Program will return for its fifth year with previously acquired works by artists Sanford Biggers, Amoako Boafo, Ebony G. Patterson, Farah Al Qasimi and Juana Valdes on behalf of the residents of Miami Beach.

The City of Miami Beach has also commissioned a sand sculpture to mark 2023 Art Week Miami Beach at Lincoln Road beachfront for resident and visitor photo ops.


With large numbers of visitors expected to attend Art Week Miami Beach 2023, the city encourages eventgoers to take advantage of the free citywide Miami Beach Trolley, public transit, ride-sharing options, and the recently completed Beachwalk that spans the entire 7-mile length of the city’s oceanfront for those that prefer to bike or walk.

Biking and micro-mobility enthusiasts will also find miles of green bike lanes and convenient bicycle parking throughout Miami Beach. View the city’s bicycle parking maps for more information. Additionally, Citi Bike offers more than a thousand bicycles, including electric-assisted bikes, at conveniently located bicycle sharing stations throughout the city.

Miami-Dade Transit offers Metrobus service to and from the mainland while the closest ride-sharing location to the Miami Beach Convention Center will be on the east side of Convention Center Drive north of 18 Street.

The citywide trolley service will place additional vehicles into service on all trolley routes from Wednesday, Dec. 6 through Sunday, Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. to reduce average passenger wait times to approximately every 10 minutes during the enhanced service times. Trolleys will continue to operate at regular service levels outside of enhanced service times from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day. Download the city’s free app to track specific trolleys in real-time.


The heaviest periods of traffic congestion during Art Week Miami Beach are typically on weekday afternoons with congestion increasing closer to the weekend. Traffic congestion leaving Miami Beach can be exacerbated by traffic or incidents on major thoroughfares outside of the city, including I-395, I-195 and I-95. The Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) ongoing road work and lane reductions near the Biscayne Boulevard off-ramp in Downtown Miami is expected to impede westbound traffic leaving Miami Beach along the MacArthur Causeway. A citywide construction moratorium will suspend all construction-related activities within the public right of way throughout the week — prohibiting road, sidewalk and lane closures.

To reduce congestion along the Venetian Causeway connecting Downtown Miami and Miami Beach, the east Venetian Causeway drawbridge will be on lock-down and will not open to vessels from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec. 6-8 and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 9-10, except emergency vessels and tug/tows.

The city plans to implement special event signal timing changes and other traffic management measures along all major thoroughfares with an enhanced level of traffic monitoring for Art Week Miami Beach. This will include 14 hours of traffic monitoring each day and coordination with the Miami Beach Police Department to enforce traffic regulations at intersections while keeping motorists informed of delays through digital message signs. The city will proactively communicate with Waze, Google and Inrix to accurately reflect all street closures on their respective mobile platforms in real-time.

In addition, the city will issue traffic text alerts as warranted to notify the public of major roadway incidents. Subscribe to receive traffic text message alerts by texting MBAlert to 888777. City staff will work closely with the FDOT SunGuide Traffic Management Center to program traffic messages on overhead digital message signs along I-95, SR 112/I-195 and SR 836/I-395 regarding any major incidents on Miami Beach causeways.

Here is a list of cultural anchor events for Art Week Miami Beach 2023:

No Vacancy, Miami Beach | Multiple locations throughout Miami Beach | Noon – 9 PM | Daily, self-guided tours

The City of Miami Beach presents the fourth edition of No Vacancy, a juried contemporary public art competition that celebrates 12 artists in 12 of Miami Beach’s famed hotels. Funded in partnership with the Miami Beach Visitors and Convention Authority, the program will run through Dec. 14.

Art Outside | Multiple locations throughout Miami Beach | Daily, self-guided tours

Art Outside is a public art exhibition presented by The Bass, in collaboration with City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places, that offers residents and visitors the opportunity to see and experience a network of public artworks throughout Miami Beach.

The Bass | 2100 Collins Avenue |

Visitors are welcome daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (on Wednesday, Dec. 6 the museum will close at 5 p.m.). The Bass will be exhibiting Hernan Bas – The Conceptualists, Anne Duk Hee Jordan – I Will Always Weather You, Etel Adnan- Painting Into Space, Nam June Paik – The Miami Years, Social Assembly – Welcome to the Museum, and We Are in this Together – Selections from the Collection.

Special programing at The Bass includes:

  • Curator Culture – A Conversation with Stuart Comer, Barbara London and Legacy Russell

Wednesday, Dec. 6 | 10 AM
Coinciding with the launch of The Bass’s exploration of the concept of “networks,” this conversation offers an opportunity for audiences to look back—and forward—with leading voices in contemporary art at milestone moments in art and technology, and the impact the contemporary exhibition has on writing art history through the production, presentation and distribution of the moving image—video, digital, Internet, augmented and virtual reality.

  • The Bass Highlights Tours

Sunday, Dec. 3 – Sunday, Dec. 10 | 2 PM
Enjoy free daily guided tours during Art Week Miami Beach and explore the museum’s exhibitions, public art projects and architecture. Tours are included with the cost of admission and last about 45 minutes.

  • Free Community Day

Sunday, Dec. 10 | 10 AM – 6 PM
Celebrate Art Week Miami Beach and the launch of The Bass’s 60th Anniversary Season with FREE museum admission all day.

Miami Beach Bandshell | 7275 Collins Avenue |

On Friday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m., watch a special performance from Action Bronson and his full live band. On Saturday, Dec. 9 at 5 p.m., Blockparty & MetaMask Present: INTERTWINE – An Interactive Digital Art Pop-Up on the Beach. Visit the Miami Beach Bandshell website for tickets.

Miami Beach Botanical Garden — Collins Canal Walking Tour | 2000 Convention Center Drive | | Daily, self-guided tours

This free self-guided audio tour takes you along the Collins Canal from the botanical garden to the beach. Pick up a guide card at the facility entrance on Convention Center Drive.

Miami Design Preservation League | 1001 Ocean Drive |
Daily | 9 AM – 5 PM
Explore featured exhibit Radio Waves: Miami Beach and the Golden Age of Radio and on Dec. 10 from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m., join the free 14th Annual Panel Discussion on Contemporary African Diaspora Art.

Holocaust Memorial |1933 Meridian Avenue |
Daily | 9 AM – 9 PM

Guests are invited to explore the moving artistry of the Holocaust Memorial for reflection and contemplation.

Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU | 301 Washington Avenue |

Wednesday, Dec. 6 – Sunday, Dec. 10 | 10 AM – 4 PM

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU presents two colorful exhibitions on view during Art Week Miami Beach 2023. Seeing Torah by Anita Rabinoff-Goldman is a colorful collection of 54 handmade quilt designs based on the artist’s interpretation of weekly Torah readings. Raymond Elman: The Portraits features 25 large-scale, mixed-media portraits documenting Elman’s life and relationships with interesting and influential people. The exhibit includes portraits of Richard Blanco, Lourdes Lopez, Campbell McGrath, Robert Zuckerman, Winston Scott, Gary Burton, Michele Oka Donor and others.

Special programing at the Jewish Museum of Florida- FIU includes:

  • Annual Art Basel Open House
    Sunday, Dec. 10 | 10 AM – 12 PM

    Visitors can enjoy complimentary refreshments, view the exhibitions and meet artist Ray Elman.

Oolite Arts | 924 & 928 Lincoln Road |

Daily | 12 PM – 5 PM

Special programing at Oolite Arts includes:

  • Saturday, Dec. 9 | 10:30 AM – 12 PM

The Open Studios, Brunch and Tour event will present a tour of the exhibition “Bounce,” a group show curated by Storm Ascher. Enjoy a brunch in the company of the resident artists and explore their studios.

Miami Beach Urban Studios — FIU |1618 Washington Ave. |

Monday, Dec. 4 – Friday, Dec. 8 | 9 AM – 5 PM

Special programing at the Miami Beach Urban Studio- FIU includes:

  • Washington Gallery

Opening Reception, Nov. 30 | 5:30 PM – 7 PM

Work Table(au) is an architectural exhibition presenting the recent work of Associate Professor Jason R. Chandler, FAIA. 10 projects, six of which have been built and four of which are in progress or unbuilt are displayed on a single “work” table 3-foot-wide by 33 feet long. Each project is represented with design and working drawings, photographs, renderings and models. Seen in its totality, this display is a calculated but picturesque arrangement of the production of architecture.

  • Lincoln Gallery (4th Floor)

Opening Reception, Nov. 30 | 5:30 PM – 7 PM

Presenting a collection of recent works by Pip Brant. The paintings reference gestural elements, focusing on figures and rabbits as central motifs. The artist’s use of expressive strokes and imagery unveils a captivating narrative, inviting viewers to delve into the dynamic interplay of form and subject matter.

  • Design Gallery (4th Floor)

Opening Reception, Nov. 30 | 5:30 PM – 7 PM

Student Exhibition Fiber Art Class organized by Professor Kerry Phillips

The WolfsonianFIU |1001 Washington Avenue |

Daily, Free Art Week Miami Beach Admission

Monday, Dec. 4 – Thursday, Dec. 7 | 10 AM – 6 PM

Friday, Dec. 8 | 10 AM – 5 PM

Saturday, Dec. 9 – Sunday, Dec. 10 | 10 AM – 6 PM

Exhibitions include:

  • The Big World: Alternative Landscapes in the Modern Era
  • Harry Clarke and the Geneva Window
  • Silhouettes: Image and Word in the Harlem Renaissance
  • All the World’s a Stage: The Sketchbooks and Theatrical Designs of Albert Wainwright
  • Bridge Deconstruction Site
  • The Breath Eaters

Here’s a list of fairs and partners for Art Week Miami Beach 2023:

Art Basel Miami Beach | Miami Beach Convention Center |

Friday-Sunday, Dec. 8-10 (Public Days) | 11 AM – 6 PM

Design Miami | Pride Park |

Wednesday, Dec. 6 | 1 PM – 7 PM

Thursday, Dec. 7 | 11 AM – 7 PM

Friday-Sunday, Dec. 9-10 | Noon – 8 PM

Untitled Art | Ocean Drive and 12 Street |

Wednesday-Saturday, Dec. 6-9 | 11 AM – 7 PM

Saturday, Dec. 10 | 11 AM – 5 PM

SCOPE Art Show | Ocean Drive between 8 – 9 streets |

Wednesday-Sunday, Dec. 6-10 | 11 AM – 8 PM

Aqua Art Miami | 1530 Collins Avenue |  
Wednesday, Dec. 6 | 11 AM – 6 PM

Thursday, Dec. 7 | Noon – 9 PM
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8-9 | 11 AM – 9 PM
Sunday, Dec. 10 | 11 AM – 6 PM

Satellite Art Show | 700 Lincoln Road |

Tuesday-Saturday, Dec. 5- 9 | Noon – 10 PM

Sunday, Dec. 10 | Noon – 5 PM

Ink Miami Art Fair | 1850 Collins Avenue |

Wednesday, Dec. 6 | 9 AM – 7 PM
Thursday, Dec. 7 | 10 AM – 7 PM
Friday, Dec. 8 | 10 AM – 9 PM
Saturday, Dec. 9 | 10 AM – 7 PM
Sunday, Dec. 10 | 10 AM – 3 PM

Jada Art Fair | 4221 Pine Tree Drive |

Daily | 9 AM – 7 PM

Lincoln Road District | Lincoln Road |
The iconic outdoor shopping, dining and cultural destination situated in the heart of Miami Beach has a variety of activations, including:

  • R-Evolution by Marco Cochrane
    Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023  – Tuesday, April 30, 2024 | 420 Lincoln Road 
    Lincoln Road will display a monumental 45-foot-tall, 32,000-pound kinetic sculpture during Art Week Miami Beach named ‘R-Evolution’, that will glow in the sun and illuminate at night. The towering nude female sculpture, which will be showcased on the East Coast for the first time ever, first debuted at Burning Man and was designed by Marco Cochrane, the artist behind monumental sculptures seen at the Smithsonian Art Museum and the $4.3 billion Resorts World. The ‘R-Evolution’ sculpture symbolizes feminine strength and liberation, featuring 16 motors in her chest to simulate breathing and demonstrate how her energy radiates into the world by involuntary forces.
  • Living Art Festival
    November 2023 – April 2024 | Lincoln Road, between Meridian and Washington Avenue
    Lincoln Road presents “Living Art,” a botanical installation. Prepare to be enchanted by a unique celebration that seamlessly blends nature, creativity and imagination. This extraordinary festival is a captivating fusion of artistic expression and the natural world, where every corner holds a delightful surprise. Stroll and enjoy the reimagined landscape planters from Meridian Avenue to Washington Avenue on Lincoln Road. Five local landscape designers provide their creative touch to these lush areas. From orchids to art installations, you will be enchanted with the natural footprint along Lincoln Road’s pedestrian walkway.
  • Javier Garcia Band Live on Lincoln Road

Saturday, Dec. 9 | 7 PM – 9 PM | Euclid Oval, 690 Lincoln Road
Get ready for a musical journey like no other as the Javier Garcia Band takes over Lincoln Road. Born in Spain to a Cuban father and Irish mother, Javier’s music is a fusion of soulful sounds with elements of Funk, reggae, world and Cuban rhythms, creating a unique and unforgettable pop experience.

The Betsy Hotel | 1440 Ocean Drive |

Daily | 10 AM – 10 PM

The Betsy Hotel’s initiatives for Art Week Miami Beach include a large-scale exhibition celebrating Moroccan Culture, Art and Fashion with Hicham Benohoud, Idriss Karnachi, Mahi Binebine – and additional Moroccan fashion and jewelry designers. Works by Paul Loughney, Gaia Adducchio, Sonia Hamza and Akshita Gandhi’s are curated by Sophie Lefevbre with Amanda Mullen curating iconic photographs by Bert Stern. Paul Dreq and Ed Cristin curate an Andy Sweet collection.

The Betsy’s growing permanent collection and long-term artist partnerships are celebrated with Betsy Principal Curator Lesley Goldwasser highlighting work by Tamary Kudita, Charlie Spot, Nadia Huggins, Bunny Yeager, Carlos Andres Cruz, Robert Zuckerman, Val Kilmer, Robin Hill, and Ray Tenorio – on walls and in halls throughout the property. The Betsy Poetry Rail – a poetically-inspired installation, designed by architect Allan Shulman – is illuminated nightly, with artist Carlos Betancourt projecting film and images onto The Betsy Orband environs in a project commissioned by the City of Miami Beach No Vacancy program.

The Betsy’s exhibitions will be open for self-guided tours starting on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023. The Betsy’s art opening hosted by the Audace Initiative Morocco on Thursday, Dec. 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. is free and open to the public.

Faena | 3201 Collins Avenue |
Daily | 10 AM – 6 PM

This year, Faena Art features newly commissioned site-specific installations throughout the Faena District from Sunday, Dec. 5 – Friday, Dec. 10. Monumental works and exhibitions will set the stage at Faena Beach, Cathedral and Faena Art Project Room where internationally renowned artists create installations that serve as a testament to the belief that art has the incredible power to foster a sense of belonging, spark meaningful dialogues and forge connections that transcend boundaries engaging guests from all over the world who visit Miami Beach for this incredible time of year with art at the core.

Washington Avenue Business Improvement District | Saturday, Dec. 9 | 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. | Washington Avenue from 5-17 streets |
Go on the ultimate tasting adventure at the Washington Avenue Wine, Beer and Martini Taste. This event offers a tantalizing selection of wines, beers, and martinis across 12 venues. Tickets include access to the Washington Avenue Live Music Series so attendees can also enjoy a diverse lineup of live music along the way across different genres that include Latin, Rock, R&B, Jazz, Symphonic and Pop. General admission starts at $25, click here for tickets.

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