The City of Miami Beach Hosts 2018 Art Week

(Miami Beach, FL) Nov 28, 2018 -

Sixteen years ago, Art Basel — a global show for modern and contemporary art — made its way to the shores of Miami Beach for its prominent debut. Today, the success of the dynamic art fair has sparked a cultural movement throughout the urban island, activating art in an array of public spaces, museums and hotels.

“Every year Art Basel attracts thousands of international visitors to Miami Beach and a growing number of leading art fairs with it,” shared Mayor Dan Gelber. “I’m proud to say that this year art enthusiasts will experience a heightened sense of vibrant energy in the newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Center that is reflective of Miami Beach’s leading status as a year-round destination for arts and culture.”

In order to accommodate the high number of visitors, the City of Miami Beach encourages all to move around town using Miami Beach’s free citywide trolleys and/or the Art Week shuttle service powered by PULSE Miami Beach. The City’s trolleys will run on their regular schedule, Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to midnight and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to midnight. The free Art Week shuttle service will operate from Thursday, December 6 to Saturday, December 8 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday, December 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., running at a frequency of approximately 20 minutes.”

The scheduled routes and stops for the art fairs are as follows:
Art Week Shuttle Powered by PULSE Miami Beach

  • Art Basel Miami Beach at the Miami Beach Convention Center
    • Washington Avenue just south of 18 Street (southbound)
    • Washington Avenue just north of 18 Street (northbound)
  • PULSE Miami Beach
    • 4525 Collins Avenue
  • Scope Art Fair, Superfine and Untitled Art Fair
    • Ocean Drive between 9 and 10 streets

Miami Beach Trolley

  • Art Basel Miami Beach at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive
    • 17 Street and Convention Center Drive (South Beach Loop and Middle Beach Loop)
    • Southbound: Washington Avenue and 19 Street (South Beach Loop B)
    • Northbound: Washington Avenue and 18 Street (South Beach Loop B)
  • Aqua Art Miami, 1530 Collins Avenue
    • 15 Street and Washington Avenue (South Beach Loops A and B)
  • Audemars Piguet, Sandlot between 21 and 22 streets
    • Collins Avenue between 21 and 22 streets (Middle Beach Loop and Collins Express)
  • The Bass, 2100 Collins Avenue
    • 21 Street and Collins Avenue (Middle Beach Loop and Collins Express)
  • Design Miami, Northwest Corner of Meridian Avenue and 19 Street
    • 19 Street and Meridian Avenue (Middle Beach Loop)
  • Faena Festival, 3201 Collins Avenue – Beachfront between 32 and 36 streets
    • 31, 33 and 35 streets and Collins Avenue (Middle Beach Loop and Collins Express)
  • Ink Miami Art Fair, 1850 Collins Avenue
    • 18 Street and Collins Avenue (Middle Beach Loop)
  • PULSE Miami Beach, Indian Beach Park – 46 Street and Collins Avenue
    • 4525 Collins Avenue (Collins Express)
  • Scope Art Fair, Ocean Drive – Beachfront between 8 and 10 streets
    • 9 Street and Washington Avenue (South Beach Loops A and B)
  • Superfine! Miami Beach at the Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive
    • 9 Street and Washington Avenue (South Beach Loops A and B)
  • Untitled Art Fair, Ocean Drive – Beachfront between 11 and 12 streets
    • 9 Street and Washington Avenue (South Beach Loops A and B)
  • Urban Art Fair, 1510 Alton Road
    • 15 Street and Alton Road (South Beach Loops A and B)

For a full list of routes, visit www.miamibeachtrolley.com or download the free Miami Beach eGov app to track the trolley and Art Week shuttle in real-time.

Additionally, to further improve the traffic exiting the city during Art Week, the closed lane on the westbound I-195 ramp to southbound I-95 as part of an ongoing FDOT construction project will be temporarily re-opened from December 3 to December 10.

By November 30, FDOT will also be concluding their work on the westbound outside lane of the MacArthur Causeway and it will be re-opened. After Art Week, FDOT will resume their work on the westbound inside lane.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to sign up for the City’s traffic text messages by texting MBTraffic to 888777 to be advised of major traffic events the moment they happen and seek alternate routes, if necessary.