About Art Wynwood 2018
Since its inception in 2012, Art Wynwood has become the a prominent winter destination contemporary and modern art fair in South Florida, and offers the most diverse, affluent and culturally savvy international audience in the United States. Produced in Miami by Art Miami, the Art Wynwood fair will debut its seventh edition during Presidents Day Weekend, February 15 - 19, 2018, at the former Miami Herald site, which also is the new home of Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami, and welcomed 80,000 visitors during Miami Art Week 2017. Art Wynwood will open on Thursday, February 15, with an invitation only VIP Private Preview benefiting the new Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA, Miami). This year, artist Logan Hicks will be the fourth recipient of the Art Wynwood Tony Goldman Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award.
Art Wynwood reflects the dynamic environment of Miami’s burgeoning Wynwood Arts District, which over the last decade has gained international renown as the hub of South Florida’s contemporary art scene. Graffiti artists from all over the world grace the walls of this edgy neighborhood with vibrant, provocative murals that set an energetic tone for the increasingly diverse galleries, restaurants and shops lining the sidewalks.
This openness to new ideas and images is represented at Art Wynwood, which highlights street art, murals, pop surrealism and other genres from the current underground movement. Art Wynwood offers the art enthusiast and seasoned cultural traveler alike a unique opportunity to discover, explore and collect one of the most significant art forms of our time. By presenting these cutting-edge works in a refined atmosphere among a broad range of mediums and styles, Art Wynwood is perfectly positioned to advance the growing worldwide recognition of this movement. While Art Wynwood has its own distinct identity and design, it shares the commitment to presenting the highest level of art from the 20th and 21st centuries in an elegant yet accessible environment that is a hallmark of all the fairs in the expanding Art Miami family.
Nestled between the Venetian Causeway and MacArthur Causeway, and just east of Biscayne Boulevard, Art Wynwood will offer an unprecedented level of convenience to and from Miami Beach while being located in the heart of the cultural epicenter of Miami. The new location will offer a renewed connectivity to the 29th annual show where the “World’s Most Expensive Yachts are on display for acquisition”, with complimentary shuttle service between the two daily. The waterfront setting will also add to the fairs’ exceptional ambience as collectors browse through more than 70 international galleries.