I had the pleasure of attending the acclaimed Art Basel, art showcase in Miami, Florida. I was invited by Art Basel to do press coverage and experience this global phenomenon for the first time. The exceptionally curated art displays, star-studded performances, and overall environment inspired me as a creator and captivated my artistic spirit.
Art Basel takes place in Hong Kong, China and Basel, Switzerland every year. Due to its fame and high international demand, the Miami edition of the art showcase has become extremely popular and attracts art enthusiast from all over the globe. I enjoyed going to the official Art Basel art showcase at the Miami Convention Center.
See my video attending the Art Basel official art show. I partnered with FrontRow to film this experience.
What most people don't realize is that what we call "Art Basel" is really Miami Art week, which is a weeklong art festival in the sunny city of the 305. So while the official Art Basel art show happens at one location, most of the buzz is about other events and happenings that pop up all around it.
During this time, art galleries from around the world come to display masterpieces and build incredible installations for thousands of viewers to experience. The entertainment and fashion industry showed up and showed out at Art Basel this year. The festival featured performances and installations from celebrities like Cardi B and Jhené Aiko. Dior and Gucci hosted events throughout the week that were some of the highlight moments of the festival.
Overall, Art Basel has become a "see and be seen" event, similar to Coachella and New York Fashion Week. The great thing about Art Basel is that anyone can attend and have fun. Whether you are personally invited to the events or just want to browse the amazing pieces on display, there is something for everyone.
The city of Wynwood, where Art Basel is held, is an epicenter of the art festivities, including a music festival at HIVE, and lots bars and galleries in the neighborhood. If you love art or just want to enjoy a fun getaway, put Art Basel on your list of places to go. It is an amazing experience that you don’t want to miss out on.