Lamenting not getting your “art fix” from Art Basel 2020 and Design Miami? Never fear, this year to the rescue is Miami Art Week, a series of art and design events from November 27 through the first week in December. Want to continue the art party? Enter the tourism promotion body, The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) with the return of Miami Arts, Culture and Heritage Months, a program that celebrates the vibrancy and history of Greater Miami’s diverse neighborhoods and people. The two-month long initiative begins December 1 and runs through January 31. Check out what’s happening on all fronts and new places to grab a stylish bite.
The AFFM (Art, Food, Fashion, Music) Experience opens the 2020 Miami Art Week at The Sagamore Supper Club on Dec.2 at 6 p.m.
Experience Art Week Like Never Before: (Outdoor event)
Start the night off with cocktails and fine art and enjoy the rest of the evening with a seated four course concept dinner under the stars curated by Celebrity Chefs, Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth, along star mixologists and a runway show followed with musicians creating the perfect ambiance.Make your reservation now for the Sagamore Supper Club . It can be a Romantic Dinner for two or you can come with friends/family and set aside a table for your group of 4, 6 or 8. A portion of proceeds will go towards supporting Miami Artists!! For further information, contact Gabrielle Neuman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets, $250 each, are available for purchase on Eventbrite.
Art Drive Progressive Art Experience
Join in Art Drive with your own car, bike, walking or with a guided tour. The progressive art experience, is hosted by sbe, a leading international hospitality group that develops, manages and operates award-winning brands. It features six exhibits by a variety of artists and mediums. From murals to sculptures, the installations are situated within South Beach’s most well-known hotels and institutions including SLS South Beach, Shore Club, Delano South Beach, The Redbury, The Bass, a local museum, and the Miami Beach Convention Center.
To celebrate 2020 Miami Art Week, sbe has programmed the daily art drives with drivers and guides who will join guests through the exhibits and describe each piece. Beginning at SLS South Beach, attendees are greeted with an impressive entrance wrap created by Los Angeles-based artist PunkMeTender. Riding in style, guests are then transported to Shore Club, featuring sculptures by Colombian artist Federico Uribe; The Bass, showcasing the Art Outside exhibition; Miami Beach Convention Center, displaying custom fabricated porcelain tiles by abstract artist Sarah Morris; and The Redbury where contemporary urban artist Bisco Smith has fashioned a wall mural on 18th Street. The tour comes to an end at Delano South Beach’s 17th street facade with a mural by Go Suga known for his use of vibrant colors and shapes.
To book a timeslot for the Art Drive, click here. Reservations can also be made through sbe hotels’ front desks and concierge teams. The Art Drive is a complimentary event to sbe guests and the local community. Guests can experience sbe’s Art Drive from Nov. 30th through Dec. 6th, starting daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours last for approximately 45 minutes. Starting point is the SLS South Beach, 1701 Collins Ave. Miami Beach
Faena Art’s Beachfront Art Initiative
You can always count on Faena Art for a cutting edge initiative for Miami Art Week that begs for a visit. This year from Nov.29 to Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. it’s Dreaming with Lions by Alexandre Arrechea.It’s the product of a year-long reflection by Alexandre Arrechea inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s seminal literary work, The Old Man and the Sea. Erected directly on the beach in front of Faena Hotel, the work will serve as a living monument to the sheer force of the human spirit.
The Bass Museum, MOCA and the Perez Art Museum Miami are offering a series of guided art tours and lectures so check out their sites. And how could I not mention the Bass’ Ruinart champagne picnic?
Miami Beach Botanical Garden and Gustavo Prado
Like your art in a lush garden setting? Head on over to the Miami Beach Botanical Garden to see the exhibit The Undercurrent by Brazilian artist Gustavo Prado which will be enjoyed by families too. The artist uses industrial materials and convex safety mirrors typically used in garages, cars or stores to expand the viewers’ field of vision.This installation is a corridor is formed with angled convex mirrors attached to cinder blocks. You stand in front of the mirrors and each one distorts and changes the image in different ways. The idea is when the viewer’s image is caught in the reflective surface, the sense of self and notion of existence are activated by the work. The exhibit runs until January 17.
The 19th Iconic Sagamore Brunch for Miami Art Week
Dec 5, 2020
9:00 – 11 AM
Fine Art, Crepes, Mimosas, Live Art Experiences & More (Outdoor Experience) After an 18 year tradition, the Sagamore Brunch is back. This year is dedicated to Miami Artists and will include three curated exhibits, “Everyone has a story to tell…” “The Gaze” and “The Sagamore Walls.” Galleries will be set in bungalows, and live art will be experienced! Tickets are $90 via Event Brite.
Shelborne South Beach + Museum of Graffiti + Gustavo Oviedo
The Shelborne South Beach is proud to present Symbiosis by Gustavo Oviedo in partnership with The Museum Of Graffiti, on exhibition in the hotel lobby during the exhibition’s opening night. Cocktails will be served by Q Mixers, including Jose Cuervo margaritas.
- Dec. 2 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Tickets HERE
Guests will have the opportunity to meet the artist, discuss the exhibition and view a video installation on a big screen in the hotel’s Oasis Garden Oviedo will also sign copies of his Symbiosis book during the event. Due to current regulations and limited availability, reservations are required via Eventbrite. The activation will be up all month long.
Copper Door B&B (near Downtown) + Jacqueline Gopie
Local Miami artist Jacqueline Gopie, introduces her latest collection, “Freedom to Play” at the Copper Door B&B. The Copper Door B&B will be hosting a reservation only, Meet & Greet with artist, Jacqueline Gopie along with refreshments.
- 18-20, 12pm to 2pm
- Tickets HERE.
Painter Jacqueline Gopie was born in Kingston, Jamaica and now lives and works in Coral Gables, Florida. After a 22-year career in the United States Army, she began painting in 2002 when she attended the University of Miami where she earned her BFA in 2005 and MFA in 2012. Focusing on idyllic scenes of black and brown children enjoying seaside leisure and playtime she subversively challenges negative media stereotypes of people of color. Her intent is to rewire the viewer’s learned negative physiological response to racial differences by introducing and insisting upon alternative positive contexts, narratives and visual imagery.
Design Miami 2020
Design Miami 2020 will be held Nov.28 to December 6 in the Zaha Hadid Elastika Moore Building, 191 N.E. 40th Street. For more information, click here.
Want to grab a bite while you’re in the area, something new? Dior just opened an outdoor garden cafe with a menu of coffee, teas, juices and assorted fruits and pastries. And there’s always the dazzling Baccarat cafe that serves light meals and beverages and the Middle Eastern food is delish and well priced at Jaffa in Mia Market (formerly St.Roch market food hall). Sorry to say, note that Ember and Kaido recently closed permanently.
Miami Arts, Culture and Heritage Months offers locals and visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in cultural gems through special experiences and offers. From virtual and in-person art exhibitions to special hotel offerings and experiences, there are endless fun and safe activities and events in which everyone can participate. A complete list of offerings and program details are available at MiamiTemptations.com.