Free Art Basel Events You Should Know About

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FREE! At Brickell City Centre (Open to the Public)

December 6-9, 2018

Miami’s massive shopping and dining district, Brickell City Centre, is back for its second alternative, large-scale art fair, open to the public and once again completely free, where none of the art is for sale. Following the blowout success of last year’s FAIR., this year’s theme is entitled FREE! and will showcase artwork that addresses now, more than ever, is the time for healing – of the environment, of our nation, of our communities. Curated and produced by Anthony Spinello in partner with Swire Properties Inc, FREE! will activate and disrupt the public spaces within Brickell City Centre, acting as a non-commercial art fair where radical artists will create site-specific works in a non-traditional venue. Sponsored by Swire Properties, FREE! consists of three sectors: Free Public! Free Play! Free View! FREE! runs concurrently with Art Basel Miami Beach from December 6-9, 2018.

BAKEHOUSE ART COMPLEX OPENS “COLLECTIVITY” CURATED BY 17-YEAR-OLD QUINN HARRELSON (PUBLIC)

561 NW 32nd Street, Miami, FL

November 3 – March 2019

Bakehouse Art Complex launches its latest exhibition, COLLECTIVITY, curated by Quinn Harrelson, the art world’s emerging it boy in training. Free to the public and opening on November 3rd, “COLLECTIVITY” features site-specific works by Bakehouse’s resident artists. This “made in Miami” must-see exhibit focuses on the power of the individual and the collective and each installation interprets the theme in a different way. Works by Bakehouse Art Complex resident artists: Domingo Castillo, Robert Chambers, Cara Dodge, A.G., Christina Pettersson, Midnight Thrift, Michelle Lisa Polissaint, Midnight Thrift, Sterling Rook and Nicole Salcedo, and Troy Simmons. Bakehouse Art Complex is a representation of what is making Miami a hard city to beat for its arts and pop culture. It’s a one-stop shop with galleries, exhibition space and full of local artists working in their on-site studios.

ASSEMBLAGE: AN ORGANICALLY GROWN EXHIBITION (PUBLIC)

Just a quick ride from Miami on the new Brightline train, Downtown West Palm Beach’s burgeoning experiential retail and arts district is home to Culture Lab, a former Macy’s store turned public arts space that’s debuting the completion of a new transformational exhibit, ASSEMBLAGE: An Organically Grown Exhibition, on Dec 1. The exhibit has expanded each month with the addition of artists like Olek, Ivan Navarro, and Bruce High Quality Foundation whose works play off of each other to provoke social commentary on the function of public spaces. Visitors can also enjoy massive outdoor installations by international artists such as Steed Taylor, Michael Craig Martin, Franki Cihi and RETNA while shopping or dining at CityPlace’s various locales.

Zuma Miami will be offering a specialty Art Basel

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Zuma Miami will be offering a specialty Art Basel menu starting at $395 per person. Zuma will also offer a suggested beverage pairing menu at an additional cost.

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Zuma’s 5-course “Art Basel Truffle Omakase” will include modern Japanese signature items as well as authentic plates featuring suzuki no sashimi, seared wagyu tataki with white truffle ponzu, crispy pork belly with mustard miso, scallop tartar with wasabi ponzu, grilled Chilean seabass with green chili and ginger dressing, barley miso baby chicken with white truffle, rice hot pot with wild mushrooms, roasted lobster with shiso ponzu butter, US prime steak and ribeye and Zuma’s famous deluxe dessert platter.

Brightline’s Art Basel Pass

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It’s that time of the year again. The season us locals love to hate but still find ourselves drawn to and well informed about. Art Basel is here ushering in creativity and chaos. The one-of-kind pieces you will stumble upon will leave you in awe and the traffic will keep you stuck. The congested highways and intersections have to be the least enjoyable aspect of an otherwise inspiring experience. Some of us have gotten navigation down to a science (parking garage + Uber/Lyft= survival). However, a new factor has been introduced.

Brightline will be offering a 2018 Art Basel Pass, perfect for those who want to avoid the infamous Basel traffic coming from West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale area. The pass includes four round trip passes from any station between December 6 and 9 for $100 in Smart service and $250 for Select service. Passes can be purchased at https://offers.gobrightline.com/offer/art-basel-pass/