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.

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Miami Beach Upcoming Season Events

As we approach the High Traffic Winter Season in Miami Beach, pre-Thanksgiving celebrations, Art & Design Showscases, as well as Live Music concerts are just around the corner.Miami Beach Real Estate owners, visitors, and residents will be granted all access to the city's long schedule of performances and shows from local, national and international artists and musicians.

This global city with its international media, arts, entertainment, commerce, Miami Beach Real Estate and business offerings, will see an influx of tourists, holiday vacationers and visitors from all over the world. Miami Beach condos and South Beach hotels will accomodate these travelers as they arrive to enjoy the beautiful beaches, tropical climate, exciting nightlife and Holiday events. South Florida during Winter season is the ideal destination for many foreign buyers and second-home owners who want to buy or invest in Miami Beach.

South of Fifth Neighborhood Highlights in Miami Beach

The 1st Annual SoFi Dog Party. The dogs of Miami Beach's Murano Grande condominium invite the dogs of all the buildings South of Fifth to join them on Saturday, November 5 from 9am - 1pm at the Washington Avenue Bark Park. Free event with numerous pet friendly vendors scheduled.

Vic & Angelo's is hosting a special "Housewarming Party" for ICON and other South of Fifth residents on Thursday, November 10th from 7pm - 9pm. Enjoy complimentary signature cocktails and a selection of passed hors d'oeuvres. RSVP to

Zuma has launched a prix-fixe menu in addition to their current á la carte offerings during lunch hours. The option will cost $24, and includes two starters and a choice of one entree from a selection of three regular items.

Kane is extending a 15% OFF the total bill (alcohol included) to all ICON residents.

Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar will take over the old Nemo space.

Amnesia (136 Collins Avenue) officially re-opened on South Beach. The nightlife venue has 26,000 square feet of multi-leveled internal space, and offers 70 VIP tables, 2 private VIP sections, and a 2nd floor mezzanine.

Philippe re-opens in SoFi on November 23rd at 36-40 Ocean Drive, in the former Taverna Opa space.

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The international contemporary design èlite arrive for the Winter edition of Art Basel Miami Beach. The art shows focus on a several types of artwork, like photography, paints, prints, or contemporary art, and other broader ranges. The premier art event, Art Basel, returns to Miami Beach on December 1-4, 2011. The below list is compiled of upcoming Art Basel satellite events throughout Miami Beach.

Art Miami
This premier fair celebrates its 22nd anniversary as it kicks off the opening day of Art Week. KNown for its extraordinary variety, quality and its stylish gallery-like decor, Art Miami showcases the best in modern and contemporary art from more than 100 international art galleries and prominent art institutions.

Design Miami
Design Miami presents the best international design galleries exhibiting extraordinary historic and contemporary design. Designers, collectors, dealers and curators from around the world participate in lectures, exhibits and design installations.

Red Dot Art Fair
This art show features more than 50 international, modern contemporary art dealers from around the world. It includes painting, photography, sculpture and more.

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

Arts for a Better World
The second edition of Arts for a Better World takes place in a tent around the pool at the Surfcomber Hotel. It features International Galleries, Better World Museum, Van Gogh's Dream presented by Maison Van Gogh, Tous Ensemble Holocaust Remembrance & Tolerance Project, and live artistic happenings.

Scope Miami 2011
The art show that has established its name by curating cutting-edge contemporary art from around the world proudly returns to Miami for its 10th year. Taking place in a 80,000 square foot pavilion across the street from Art Miami, SCOPE Miami's high-profile venue will bring together the finest talent in the art world.

Special Events & Dining Updates on Miami Beach

Live Music Month
Live Music month features many performances, concerts, festival and a variety music events, from local and international Deejays, acts and talented musicians. The events will take place at live music venues in Greater Miami and Miami Beach throughout the month of November.

Miami Beach International Bridal Week
The Eden Roc is transformed into a fantasy fairytale wedding scene in white and crystal with thousands of exotic flowers from around the world for this two-day luxury consumer wedding event.

Miami Short Film Festival
MSFF's goal year after year is focused on motivating directors, screenwriters, actors, and producers to make their films and share them with fellow film makers and industry professionals. The ultimate goal is to bring exposure to independent up-and-coming filmmakers.

23rd Annual Festival of Chefs
Great music, fine wine, and samples of signature dishes from South Florida's most acclaimed chefs along with Easter Seals’ Culinary Art Students is the essence of the Annual Festival of the Chefs. This event brings fine dining in a rousing display of creations to stimulate every taste.

Sleepless Night Miami Beach
Tens of thousands of cultural enthusiasts will gather on the vibrant streets and sands of Miami Beach for this unique all-night experience during Sleepless Night. The festival features 150 free performances, exhibitions and other cultural offerings at 80 locations spread throughout the city and the 13-hour night that marks the end of Daylight Savings Time. Free shuttle buses connect the four zones of activity and remote parking locations.

French Week Miami Beach
French Week Miami is a unique event designed to emphasize and to promote the French presence in South Florida and Miami Beach. Numerous events showcase the best of French culture: the screening of great French movies, an international book fair, a “Beaujolais nouveau” wine tasting, and various artistic performances and educational activities. This year features the second edition of a new dimension, with French Spice offering maximum exposure of French restaurants in the Greater Miami area.

French Spice
Experience a taste of France in November from Bistro to Gourmet restaurants to celebrate the diversity of Miami. French Spice, a fine dining promotion, offers specially priced three-course lunches and dinners.

SoundScape Cinema Series
The SoundScape Cinema Series, an Arts in the Parks program presented by the City of Miami Beach, presents free, weekly outdoor screenings on the huge wall of the New World Center, 500 17th Street (near Washington Avenue) in Miami Beach on Wednesday nights. Bring blankets, beach chairs and picnics (but no glass please). No tickets required. Schedule subject to change.
Moulin Rouge - (11/9/2011)
The Maltese Falcon - (11/16/2011)
Raiders of the Lost Ark - (11/23/2011)

Greater Miami and Miami Beach Concert Performances

Jazz Meets Gershwin November 4 @ 8pm, Adrienne Arsht Center

Boyz II Men with Keith Sweat and Faith Evans Nov. 5th @ 8:00 pm, at James L. Knight Center

Taylor Swift November 13 @ 7pm, American Airlines Arena

Jay Z & Kanye West November 25 @ 7:30pm, American Airlines Arena

Idina Menzel December 3 @ 8pm, Knight Concert Hall @ The Arsht Center

Janet Jackson December 5 @ 9pm, The Fillmore @ The Jackie Gleason Theater

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Miami Beach Real Estate owners, visitors, and residents are getting ready for peak season tourism- which is right around the corner, commencing in mid-November! Miami Live Music Month runs through the entire month of November, and also marks the prelude to the Miami Beach Art season. This month’s Miami Beach events set the stage for upcoming concert performances, art fairs and the highly anticipated Art Basel Miami Beach week in December. Visitors to Miami Beach will appreciate the upcoming music festivals and events from bands and artists from all over the country.

Miami Beach Real Estate

This is the time of year that Internationally-focused Real Estate Agents / Brokers, such as TheKleerTeam & Fortune International, take advantage to promote Miami Beach real estate. The wealthy national & international visitors come to our tropical oasis to enjoy the variety of concerts, festivals, family events, and nightlife activity and that's what makes living in Miami Beach (and most especially South Beach) so special!


Music lovers on Miami Beach can enjoy the hottest live bands playing rock, jazz, blues, R&B, hip-hop, Caribbean reggae, Latin grooves, bossa nova and more. Miami Beach's multicultural and latin american vibe makes the city a perfect destination for the popular live music scene. The Miami Music Featival will feature performances from a wide variety of genres with artists and bands from Florida, across the U.S. and all over the world.

Autumn Music Festival 2011
A three day camping event and free electronic festival in downtown Miami. Featuring a line-up of city and nationwide bands and DeeJays.

Sleepless Nights Miami Beach
Thousands of cultural enthusiasts will take over the vibrant streets and sands of Miami Beach for this unique all-night experience during Sleepless Night. The festival features 150 free performances, exhibitions and other cultural offerings at 80 locations spread throughout Miami Beach and the city and the 13-hour night that marks the end of Daylight Savings Time.

NASCAR Live Music Event
The Lummus Park, Miami Beach event will feature a live musical showcase and entertainment presented by NASCAR to thank fans as the racing season comes to a close.

Bayside Rocks Festival
Greater Miami will welcome Miami Beach residents and visitors to the downtown area for a special tribute to the life of Honorable Nesta Robert'Bob' Marley and 50 years of Wailers music. Also includes world music headliners from the Caribbean such as Bunny Wailer, Luciano, Tabou Combo, Cultura Profetica, Gondwana, Warrior King, Pato Banton, Connis Vanterpool and The Original Wailers, as well as other rising talent.

BLEAU LIVE Presents: Ricky Martin
Miami Beach Fountainbleau Hotel welcomes Ricky Martin performing live at one of Miami Beach's most exlcusive and popular nightlife venue.

Sun Life Stadium Music Festival Presents
For Greater Miami and Miami Beach resident, Sun Life Stadium presents the final Black Eyed Peas show for 2011 which features Marc Anthony, Cee Lo Green, Flo Rida, Jason Derulo, Sean Kingston and more.

Live Music Venues on Miami Beach: The Clevelander

The Setai Residences & Hotel:

The Betsy Hotel:


The Florida Room at the Delano Hotel :

Dining & Event Updates on Miami Beach

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar (16th Street & Lenox Ave) A Southern Table & Bar restaurant on Miami Beach that serves classic Southern cooking, culture and hospitality, officially opened on October

The South Beach Wine & Food Festival (February 23-26th, 2012) schedule of events have been published. Tickets go on sale October 24th.

The Tudor House is offering "Just Like Spice" until October 31st. A prix fixe 3-course lunch menu for $22 and a 3 course dinner menu for $35.00.

The River Oyster House in Miami (650 South Miami Avenue) is reviewed by Miami New Times:

The South Florida Auto Show returns on October 28 until October 31st at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Art Basel returns to Miami December 1-4, 2011. Check out the website and catalogue.


Euphoria Tour featuring Enrique Iglesias October 22nd @ 7:30pm, American Airlines Arena

The Addams Family MusicalOctober 25-30th @ 8pm, Ziff Ballet Opera House @ the Arsht Center.

David Sedaris November 1 @ 7:30pm, The Fillmore Miami Beach

Jazz Meets Gershwin November 4 @ 8pm, Adrienne Arsht Center

Taylor Swift November 13 @ 7pm, American Airlines Arena

Jay Z & Kanye West November 25 @ 7:30pm, American Airlines Arena

Idina Menzel December 3 @ 8pm, Knight Concert Hall @ The Arsht Center

Janet Jackson December 5 @ 9pm, The Fillmore @ The Jackie Gleason Theater

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Miami Beach Art Basel

We have several clients that are actively involved (as curators and purchasers) at the upcoming Art Basel in and around Miami and Miami Beach. Those that appreciate the true value and beauty of contemporary Art and are most active with Art Basel in Miami Beach, happen to enjoy and own in the premier contemporary South of Fifth condo buildings in Miami Beach:The Murano at Portofino, The Continuum on South Beach, The Portofino Tower, and at Apogee South Beach.

Starting on December 1 and officially closing on December 5, Art Basel in one of the premier Cotemporary Art Expositions and Sales Fairs that take place in the world. Art Basel in Greater Miami and Miami Beach is another example of the excitement, celebrities and money that comes to our Island Paradise every Winter Season. Also, every year new venues pop up during Art Basel, setting the bar even higher for a standard of excellence. Many are predicting that the Soho Beach House, the private club that opened at 43rd Street and the ocean, will be the center of the universe at this Art Basel. Members of the club include artsy types, publicists, socialites, artists, designers and actors: for example Zac Efron in Hollywood, Jude Law in London, and Zac Posen in New York. Here in Miami, the designer Niki Di Stagni signed on months before the club opened, and you can be sure that superstar basketball players and recording stars will be members.

Miami Beach Art Basel

Below are highlights of the major events that will be happening in Miami Beach. For a complete and official guide to all Art Basel Events, click HERE :

1-Dec Art Basel-Vernissage Miami Beach Convention Center 6PM-9PM Cost : None
Invitation Only-The convention center is open Dec 2nd-5th to the public for a admission fee

1-Dec Creative Caribbean Network at the Bass 2121 Park Ave. 8PM-11PM Cost : None
Opening reception 10,000 waves by Isaac Julien

Dec 3-Dec 5 Pool Art Fair at the Carlton Hotel 1433 Collins Ave.3PM-10PM Cost: $10
Pool's Purpose is to create a meeting ground for outstanding artists, primarily those that don't have gallery representation.

Dec 1-Dec 5 Aqua 10 Aqua Hotel-1530 Collins Ave. 8PM-11PM VIP Preview
Organized by Seattle artists & dealers, 40 galleries

Dec 1-Dec 5 Ink Miami Art Fair Dorchester Hotel Cost: None
1850 Collins Ave. 10AM-7PM
Organized by Seattle artists & dealers, 40 galleries

Dec 1-Dec 5 Design Miami at Design Miami Venue Meridian & 19th Ave. 12PM-8PM Cost: $25
The foremost design collectors & enthusiasts interact. with a diverse selection of exhibitions featuring rare works by pioneering modernists & one-off limited-edition pieces

Dec 1-Dec 3 The Vogue Lounge at the Raleigh Hotel 1775 Collins Ave. 12PM-9PM Cost: None
A temporary shopping lounge for Art Basel w beats by South Florida female DJ duo Ess & Emm

2-Dec 7th Annual Masters Mystery Art Show The Ritz-Carlton 2PM-7PM Cost: None
1500 artworks 6"x9" for $50

Dec 2-Dec 5 Zoom Art Fair at South Seas Hotel 1751 Collins Ave. 12PM-8PM Cost: $15
In its inaugural year, ZOOM will present a selective group of regional & international galleries representing artists from the Middle East & Diaspora. An Art Basel Satellite Event.

Dec 3-Dec 5 Verge Art Fair at The Catalina Hotel 1732 Collins Ave. 12PM-8PM Cost: $10
Verge exists to establish boundaries of the extraordinary as a counter to the natural compulsion towards stagnation.

Dec 2-Dec 5 NADA Art Fair at Deauville Resort 6701 Collins Ave. 11PM-8PM Cost: None
Presented by a not-for-profit collective of professionals working w contemporary art to create an open flow of information.

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