Art Basel is under way for its 10th season in Miami Beach and combines a selection of top international, regional and local galleries with an exciting showcase of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture and design. Over 250 leading art galleries and more than 2,000 artists from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa are exhibiting their contemporary artwork. This acclaimed international art show (and sister event of Art Basel in Switzerland) is one of most important annual art show of its kind in America. Please note that various satellite art fairs and special events are taking place throughout Greater Miami and Miami Beach during the entire month of December.

Most art festival events are held in galleries in Miami Beach and the Greater Miami neighborhoods of Wynwood, Miami Design District in Downtown Miami. The most popular and largest showcases are held all over Miami Beach with many free, public exhibits held along the beach and in various parks throughout South Beach. Exclusive and private events are held at the Miami Beach Convention Center with expositions of artists from all over the world. The Lincoln Theatre, Colony Theatre, and local bookstores also are hosts to many Art Basel movie showings and expositions, including the new SoundScape Park. Many local galleries and artists also have special events and showcases before and after the official festival lasting the entire month of December.

Miami Beach Art Basel Weekend Guide

List & Links of Art Fairs, Galleries and Presentations throughout Greater Miami and Miami Beach to plan your Art Basel schedule this coming weekend:

Miami Beach and Miami Art Fair Guide 2011

Aqua Art Miami
Features galleries from throughout North America and Europe, with an emphasis on West Coast galleries and emerging artists.

Art Miami
Art Miami serves as platform for the state of modern and contemporary art of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Art Now Fair
Art Now Fair is a hotel art fair in Miami Beach at the Catalina Hotel, exhibiting painting, photography, sculpture and works on paper.

Art Asia Miami
Brings more than 60 galleries together to showcase works from established and emerging Asian artists.

Arts for a Better World
Features International Galleries, Better World Museum, and live artistic happenings.

Burst Project Art Fair
Burst Project Art Fair is an innovative presentation of contemporary art stretching from Miami Beach to Miami's Wynwood Arts District.

Design Miami
Presenting the best international design galleries exhibiting extraordinary historic and contemporary design.

Fountain Miami
Fountain is an exhibition of avant garde artwork in New York during Armory week and Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach.

Graffiti Gone Global
Conveys the dexterity of traditional and experimental street art around the world.

INK Miami
Showcases notable publishers and dealers who exhibit new publications, projects and acquisitions by leading contemporary artists.

NADA Art Fair Miami
The New Art Dealers Alliance features emerging art galleries from many countries.

Photo Miami
Galleries exhibit photo-based art including conceptual, video, digital and mixed media artwork.

Pool Art Fair
A meeting ground for outstanding artists, primarily those who do not have yet gallery representation.

Pulse Miami
Presents leading international galleries and artists showcasing the latest movements in contemporary art in powerful architectural environments.

Red Dot Fair
Featuring more than 50 international, modern contemporary art dealers from around the world.

SCOPE International Contemporary Art Fair
Miami's original emerging contemporary art fair.

Sculpt Miami
Combining an international selection of over 30 top sculptors with other exciting cultural events.

Verge Art Fair
An international platform for the most exciting and interesting in new and emerging art.

Zones Art Fair Miami
Multi-faceted event focuses on up-and-coming local artists.