About the Fair: Art Miami 2016
Known as Miami's premier anchor fair, Art Miami kicks off the opening day of Art Week — when thousands of collectors, dealers, curators and artists descend upon Miami. World-famous for its stylish gallery-like decor, its outstanding quality and extraordinary variety, Art Miami showcases the best in modern and contemporary art from 125 international art galleries.
Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America's contemporary art fair market. With a rich history, it is the original and longest-running contemporary art fair in Miami and continues to receive praise for the variety of unparalleled art that it offers. It is the "can't miss" event for all serious collectors, curators, museum directors and interior designers, providing an intimate look at some of the most important work at the forefront of the international contemporary art movement.
CONTEXT is the sister fair to Art Miami. CONTEXT is committed to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists. The fair's open atmosphere creates a meaningful dialogue between artists, galleries and collectors while providing the ultimate platform for established and emerging galleries to present cutting-edge and emergent talent. The 90+ international galleries vetted by the CONTEXT Selection Committee will exhibit highlights from their gallery programs, solo artist exhibitions and/or curated projects. The fair will take place in a standalone 45,000-square-foot pavilion one block north of the Art Miami Pavilion at NE 1st Ave and NE 34th St.
Convenient parking is available for both fairs through the use of a four-story parking garage with 2,000 spots, located directly across the street from Art Miami, as well an additional garage across from CONTEXT. A network of complimentary shuttle buses will run round-trip service between Art Miami, CONTEXT, Aqua Art Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach.
Aqua Art Miami
One of the best fairs for emerging art during Miami’s Art Week, Aqua has consistently earned critical recognition for presenting vibrant and noteworthy international art programs with a particular interest in supporting young and established galleries with strong emerging and mid-career artists.
Aqua Art Miami continues this tradition established in 2005, attracting increasingly diverse and distinguished exhibitors while retaining the fair’s signature relaxed vibe and lively energy. Aqua’s unique environment – in a classic South Beach hotel with spacious exhibition rooms that open onto a breezy, intimate courtyard – has become a favorite gathering spot for collectors, curators and art-lovers to discover fresh talent and acquire new works while exchanging cultural ideas and forming meaningful connections.