The City Miami of Miami Beach is pleased to present Adora Vanessa Athena Fantasia, a newly-commissioned art installation by Brazilian collective Assume Vivid Astro Focus (AVAF). The work is the third installment of Elevate Española, a public art program launched by the city in 2022. With “Adora Vanessa Athene Fantasia,” AVAF draws inspiration from the Miami Beach drag scene, drawing details from local drag personas and honoring the existence and work of these artists. Above Española Way, “Adora Vanessa Athene Fantasia” will feature five suspended large-scale aluminum portraits, printed on both sides in AVAF’s distinctively vibrant style paying tribute to Miami Beach area drag icons. Some of the drag artists who inspired the project include Adora, Athena Dion, Carla Croqueta, Fantasia Royale, Juice Love Dion, Lady Paraiso, Persephone Von Lips, Power Infiniti, The Regina Black, Tiffany Fantasia and TP Lords. Elevate Española is located along Española Way between Washington and Collins avenues.

One of the highlights of Art Week Miami Beach is the City-produced and curated No Vacancy, Miami Beach, a juried art competition that supports and celebrates mainly local artists, provokes critical discourse, and encourages the public to experience Miami Beach’s famed hotels as temporary art destinations in their own right. This year will feature 12 artists, creating site-specific work, at 12 iconic Miami Beach hotels. The installations will open Thursday, November 16 and be available to view through Thursday, December 14, 2023.

The fifth edition of the Miami Beach Legacy Purchase Program will continue with Art Basel Miami Beach galleries participating in the 2023 Nova and Positions sectors. The Miami Beach Legacy Purchase Program seeks to strategically expand Miami Beach’s public art collection by purchasing an artwork that is reflective of our community spirit, aligns with the curatorial direction of our existing collection, reflects international artistic excellence, and is a valuable investment to our Art in Public Places collection.

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Finally, The City of Miami Beach will present a temporary installation along the 41st Street corridor during Art Week on Monday, December 4 at 1 PM. Run run run like the wind by Miami-based artist Edison Peñafiel is a selection of fantastically-colored banners that use lyrics from Latin American protest songs from the 1960s and 70s including Victor Jara’s “El Aparecido” and “Run run se fue pa’l norte” by Violeta Parra. This installation tells a story of migration, and the push and pull of leaving behind what’s known for a new, uncertain future. The figures on the banners are carrying luggage or are on the move, running to a new destination. And at their ankles are wings, invoking the ancient Greek god Hermes, who is known as a protector of travelers. The banners feature different phrases that reference songs, idioms, and the experiences of refugees. And as a way to connect with and represent the demographics of immigrants in Miami and South Florida, the artist has expanded the language on these flags to include Haitian Creole. As these flags move through the wind, they tell a story of people’s movements from one home to a new one and the experiences of that motion including hope, fear and all that is in between.

Below is a full list of programming. We encourage all to visit the individual websites for general and ticket information and hours of operation.

Thursday, November 16 – Thursday, December 14, 2023

    No Vacancy, Miami Beach | Multiple locations throughout Miami Beach |
    Daily, Self-Guided Tours | 12 PM - 9 PM
    The City of Miami Beach presents the third edition of No Vacancy, a juried contemporary public art competition that celebrates twelve artists in twelve of Miami Beach’s famed hotels. The program will run through December 14, 2023.

    Art Outside | Multiple locations throughout Miami Beach |
    Daily, Self-Guided Tours
    Art Outside is a public art exhibition presented by The Bass, in collaboration with City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places, that offers residents and visitors the opportunity to see and experience a network of public artworks throughout Miami Beach.

    The Bass Museum | 2100 Collins Avenue |
    Sunday, Dec. 3 - Tuesday, Dec. 5 | 10 AM - 6 PM
    Wednesday, Dec. 6 | 10 AM - 5 PM
    Thursday, Dec. 7 - Sunday, Dec. 10 | 10 AM - 6 PM

    The Bass Museum will be exhibiting Hernan Bas - The Conceptualists, Anne Duk Hee Jordan - I Will Always Weather You, Etel Adnan- Painting Into Space, Nam June Paik - The Miami Years, Social Assembly - Welcome to the Museum, and We Are in this Together - Selections from the Collection.
    For specific times and other exhibit details, please visit The Bass Museum website.

    • Special Programing
      • Wednesday, Dec. 6 | 10 AM
        Coinciding with the launch of The Bass’s exploration of the concept of “networks,” this conversation offers an opportunity for audiences to look back—and forward—with leading voices in contemporary art at milestone moments in art and technology, and the impact the contemporary exhibition has on writing art history through the production, presentation and distribution of the moving image—video, digital, Internet, augmented and virtual reality.

      • Sunday, Dec. 3 - Sunday, Dec. 10 | 2 PM
        Enjoy a free daily guided tours during Miami Art Week and explore the museum’s exhibitions, public art projects and architecture. Tours are included with the cost of admission and last about 45 minutes.

      • Sunday, Dec. 10 | 10 AM - 6 PM
        Celebrate Miami Art Week at The Bass and the launch of our 60th Anniversary Season with FREE museum admission all day from 10 AM to 6 PM.

    Holocaust Memorial | 1933 Meridian Avenue |
    Daily | 9 AM - 9 PM
    Guests are invited to explore the artistry of the Holocaust Memorial for moment of reflection and contemplation.

    Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU | 301 Washington Avenue |
    Wednesday, Dec. 6 - Sunday, Dec. 10 | 10 AM - 4 PM
    The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU presents two colorful exhibitions on view during Art Week 2023.

    • Seeing Torah by Anita Rabinoff-Goldman is a colorful collection of 54 handmade quilt designs based on the artist’s interpretation of weekly Torah readings.
    • Raymond Elman: The Portraits features twenty-five large-scale, mixed-media portraits documenting Elman's life and relationships with interesting and influential people. The exhibit includes portraits of Richard Blanco, Lourdes Lopez, Campbell McGrath, Robert Zuckerman, Winston Scott, Gary Burton, Michele Oka Donor, and others.
    • Special Programing
      • Sunday, December 10 | 10AM - 12PM
        Annual Art Basel Open House, where visitors can enjoy complimentary refreshments, view the exhibitions and meet the artist.

    Miami Beach Bandshell | 7275 Collins Avenue |
    A digital art exhibition of great independent artists during Miami Art Week, it will be free to the public.

    • Friday, December 8 | 8 PM
      ACTION BRONSON PRESENTS: DR. BACHLAVA AND HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE - Presented by Murmrr x LPR Catch a special performance from Action Bronson and his full live band.

    • Saturday, December 9 | 5 PM
      Blockparty & MetaMask Present: INTERTWINE at The Miami Beach Bandshell - An Interactive Digital Art Pop-Up on the Beach.

    Miami Beach Botanical Garden - Collins Canal Walking Tour | 2000 Convention Center Drive |
    Daily, Self - Guided Tours
    The Collins Canal walking audio tour takes you along the Collins Canal from the Garden to the Beach. Pick up the guide card at the Garden entrance on Convention Center Drive.

    Miami Beach Regional Library | 227 22nd Street |
    Monday, Dec. 4 - Friday, Dec. 8 | 9:30 AM - 8 PM
    Saturday, Dec. 9 - Sunday, Dec. 10 | 9:30 AM - 6 PM
    The Miami Beach Regional Library presents Woman’s Voices: New Perspectives in the Archives. This exhibition unites the distinct voices and artistic visions of artists who have participated in Woman Artist Archives Miami (WAAM). The exhibition features a range of artistic mediums, including photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, fiber practice, and mixed media, that offer viewers an understanding of their innovative approaches and thematic connections. It features a survey of contemporary Miami-based artists: Rosemarie Chiarlone, Cara Despain, Sophia LaCroix, Mary Larsen, Susan Lee-Chun, Kerry Phillips, Johanne Rahaman, Claire Jeanine Satin, Carol Todaro, VantaBlack, and Zonia Zena. Sponsors: Knight Foundation, Department of Cultural Affairs.

    Miami Beach Urban Studios – FIU | 1618 Washington Avenue |

    • Washington Gallery | 1618 Washington Avenue
    • Monday, Dec. 4 - Friday, Dec. 8 | 9 AM - 5 PM

      • Opening Reception, November 30 | 5 PM - 7 PM
      • Work Table(au) by Jason R. Chandler, FAIA
        Buildings and Projects 2009-2023
        Work Table(au) is an architectural exhibition presenting the recent work of Associate Professor Jason R. Chandler, FAIA. 10 projects, 6 of which have been built and 4 which are in process or unbuilt are displayed on a single “work” table 3-foot-wide by 33 feet long. Each project is represented with design and working drawings, photographs, renderings, and models. Seen in its totality, this display is a calculated but picturesque arrangement of the production of architecture.

    • Lincoln Gallery (4th Floor Gallery) | 1618 Washington Avenue
    • Monday, Dec. 4 - Friday, Dec. 8 | 9 AM - 5 PM

      • Opening Reception, November 30 | 5:30 PM - 7 PM
      • Responses: Paintings by Pip Brant
        Presenting a collection of recent works by Pip Brant. The paintings reference gestural elements, focusing on figures and rabbits as central motifs. The artist’s use of expressive strokes and imagery unveils a captivating narrative, inviting viewers to delve into the dynamic interplay of form and subject matter.

    • Design Gallery (4th Floor)| 1618 Washington Avenue
    • Monday, Dec. 4 - Friday, Dec. 8 | 9 AM - 5 PM
      Student Exhibition Fiber Art Class organized by Professor Kerry Phillips

      • Opening Reception, November 30 | 5:30 PM - 7 PM
    • Miami Beach Visual Arts Gallery| 1602A Washington Avenue
    • Monday, Dec. 4 - Friday, Dec. 8 | 12 PM - 3 PM
      By a Thread Exhibition, by Student Curator: Angela Chaine

      • Opening Reception, November 30 | 5 PM - 7 PM

    Miami Design Preservation League | 1001 Ocean Drive |
    Daily | 9 AM - 5 PM
    Featuring Radio Waves: Miami Beach and the Golden Age of Radio

    • Special Programing
      • Sunday, Dec. 10 | 12 PM - 3 PM
        14th Annual Panel Discussion on Contemporary African Diaspora Art

    Oolite Arts | 924 & 928 Lincoln Road |
    Monday, Dec. 4 | 12 PM - 5 PM
    Tuesday, Dec. 5 - Saturday, Dec. 9 | 10 AM - 6 PM
    Sunday, Dec. 10 | 12 PM - 5 PM

    • Special Programing
      • Saturday, Dec. 9 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM
      • Join us for our signature Open Studios, Brunch and Tour, which will present a tour of our exhibition "Bounce" a group show curated by Storm Ascher. Enjoy a brunch in the company of our resident artists and explore their studios!

    The Wolfsonian - FIU | 1001 Washington Avenue |
    Free Miami Beach Art Week Admission
    Monday, Dec. 4 - Thursday, Dec. 7 | 10 AM - 6 PM
    Friday, Dec. 8 | 10 AM - 5 PM
    Saturday, Dec. 9 - Sunday, Dec. 10 | 10 AM - 6 PM

    • The Big World: Alternative Landscapes in the Modern Era
    • The Big World, focusing on depictions of the land in The Wolfsonian's collection, challenges expectations of landscape art as it goes beyond bucolic scenes to reveal changing vistas of the modern era rendered in paintings, the decorative arts, and even a grand piano. The exhibition charts a course through the end of the 19th century and into the first half of the 20th, presenting the story of global growth and shifting ideas about the world around us—from pristine nature, to its radical alteration in modern urban and industrial centers, to panoramas ruined by war and environmental disregard.

    • Harry Clarke and the Geneva Window
    • Widely regarded as his most important and controversial commission, Harry Clarke's stained-glass masterpiece, the Geneva Window, is again on view at The Wolfsonian–FIU. An internationally renowned Irish artist, Clarke was commissioned in 1926 by the newly independent Irish Free State to create a window as a gift to the League of Nations in Geneva. The completed window was, however, rejected—labeled too provocative and "unrepresentative" of the Irish people. This new installation sheds light on the life and times of Harry Clarke, the stories behind the window, and the consequences of cultural censorship.

    • Silhouettes: Image and Word in the Harlem Renaissance
    • The flourishing of literary, visual, and musical arts between the 1920s and '40s known as the Harlem Renaissance projected a new picture of Black life to the world. Silhouettes: Image and Word in the Harlem Renaissance considers the role of art in this movement, paying special attention to collaboration between artists and writers on illustrated books—works that reached a broad audience with stories and images that challenged demeaning stereotypes and asserted African Americans' capacity for self-determination.

    • All the World's a Stage: The Sketchbooks and Theatrical Designs of Albert Wainwright
    • Early 20th-century British artist Albert Wainwright fused modernist artistic influences with personal travel observations to produce striking costumes and sets for theaters in his native county of Yorkshire, England. All the World’s a Stage gathers a small selection of his sketches and drawings, and demonstrates Wainwright's interest in the regional fashions, local characters, city views, and landscapes that made his visits memorable and that offered creative fodder for his work.

    • Bridge Deconstruction Site
    • The Department of Reflection, a collaborative creative organization led by Miami-based artist misael soto, uses The Wolfsonian–FIU's Bridge Tender House as the foundation for a special public installation involving community and student-submitted work inspired by bridges. Originally located at Northwest 27th Avenue on the Miami River—and now part of the museum's collection—the streetside Art Deco architectural structure has played muse to the Department of Reflection and their phased, multi-person creative investigation into infrastructure, bridges, and related political, social, and ethnographic phenomena.

    • The Breath Eaters
    • An animated contemporary work by new media artists Marina Zurkow and James Schmitz, The Breath Eaters visualizes CO2 pollutants and other greenhouse gasses produced by wildfire and fossil fuel plant emissions. A globe demonstrates how pollution is carried into the high atmosphere and across the earth on currents of air.


    Art Basel Miami Beach | Miami Beach Convention Center |
    Friday, Dec. 8 - Sunday, Dec. 10 | 11 AM – 6 PM

    Design Miami | Pride Park |
    Wednesday. Dec. 6 | 1 PM - 7 PM
    Thursday, Dec. 7 | 11 AM – 7 PM
    Friday, Dec. 8 - Saturday, Dec. 9 | 12 PM - 8PM
    Sunday, Dec. 10 | 12 PM – 6 PM

    Untitled Art | Ocean Drive and 12th Street |
    Wednesday, Dec. 6 - Saturday, Dec. 9 | 11 AM – 7 PM
    Sunday, Dec. 10 | 11 AM – 5 PM

    SCOPE Art Show | Ocean Drive between 8th- 9th Streets |
    Wednesday, Dec. 6 - Sunday, Dec. 10 | 11 AM - 8 PM

    Aqua Art Miami | 1530 Collins Avenue |
    Wednesday, Dec. 6 | 11 AM - 6 PM
    Thursday, Dec. 7 | 12 PM - 9 PM
    Friday, Dec. 8 - Saturday, Dec. 9 | 11 AM - 9 PM
    Sunday, Dec. 10 | 11 AM - 6 PM

    Satellite Art Show | 700 Lincoln Road |
    Tuesday, Dec. 5 (First View) - Saturday, Dec. 9 | 12 PM - 10 PM
    Sunday, Dec. 10 | 12 PM -5 PM

    Ink Miami Art Fair | 1850 Collins Avenue |
    Wednesday, Dec. 6 | 9 AM - 7 PM
    Thursday, Dec. 7 | 10 AM - 7 PM
    Friday, Dec. 8 | 10 AM - 9 PM
    Saturday, Dec. 9 | 10 AM - 7 PM
    Sunday, Dec. 10 | 10 AM - 3 PM

    Jada Art Fair | Miami Beach JCC, 4221 Pinetree Drive |
    December 6 - December 10 | 9 AM - 7 PM
    JADA Miami Art Week 2023 presents "[IRL] meets [URL]," an evolution of the Miami artist-founded movement. From December 6th to 10th, explore captivating works, including paintings, sculptures, installations, performance, and more, as the fair delves into the theme of hyper-sincerity in art galleries and meta spaces. Alongside this exhibit, JADA continues its commitment to education with JadaTalks, featuring local and national scholars, business leaders, influencers, and artists, both in-person and virtually on Don't miss this must-visit event during Miami Art Week.

    The Betsy Hotel | 1440 Ocean Drive |
    Daily | 10 AM - 10 PM
    The Betsy Hotel’s initiatives for Art Week Miami Beach include a large-scale exhibition celebrating Moroccan Culture Art and Fashion with Hicham Benohoud, Idriss Karnachi, Mahi Binebine - and additional Moroccan Fashion and Jewelry designers. Works by Paul Loughney, Gaia Adducchio, Sonia Hamza, and Akshita Gandhi's are curated by Sophie Lefevbre with Amanda Mullen curating iconic photographs by Bert Stern. Paul Dreq and Ed Cristin curate an Andy Sweet collection. The Betsy’s growing permanent collection and long-term artist partnerships are celebrated with Betsy Principal Curator Lesley Goldwasser highlighting work by Tamary Kudita, Charlie Spot, Nadia Huggins, Bunny Yeager, Carlos Andres Cruz, Robert Zuckerman, Val Kilmer, Robin Hill, and Ray Tenorio – on walls and in halls throughout the property. The Betsy Poetry Rail – a poetically-inspired installation, designed by architect Allan Shulman – is illuminated nightly, with artist Carlos Betancourt projecting film and images onto #thebetsyorb and environs in a project commissioned by the City of Miami Beach No Vacancy program. The Betsy’s Exhibitions will be open for self-guided tours starting on December 1, 2023. The Betsy’s Art Opening hosted by the Audace Initiative Morocco on Dec 7, 2023 from 5 to 8 PM is free and open to the public.

    Faena | 3201 Collins Avenue |
    Daily | 10 AM – 6 PM
    Another season, another incredible Miami Art Week at Faena! This year, join us as Faena Art features newly commissioned site-specific installations throughout the Faena District from December 5th to 10th! Monumental works and exhibitions will set the stage at Faena Beach, Cathedral and Faena Art Project Room where internationally renowned artists create installations that serve as a testament to the belief that art has the incredible power to foster a sense of belonging, spark meaningful dialogues and forge connections that transcend boundaries engaging guests from all over the world who visit Miami Beach for this incredible time of year with ART at the core.

    • Special Exhibits

    Washington Avenue Business Improvement District | Washington Avenue from 5th - 17th Street |
    Saturday night presents a delectable opportunity to indulge in the epitome of taste as the Washington Avenue Business Improvement District presents the Wine, Beer & Martini Taste event. This exclusive gathering will feature enchanting partnerships between A-list celebrities and distinguished wine vineyards, beer distilleries, and artisanal spirit creators at a dozen unique venues along Washington Avenue. Savor the harmonious symphony of tailor-made concoctions, each artfully crafted to embody the essence of the iconic artists they celebrate at 12 locations.

ARTECHOUSE | 736 Collins Avenue |
Thursday, Dec. 7 - Monday, Dec. 11 | 1 PM - 8 PM
Pioneer in innovative, experiential art and the leading contemporary art space dedicated exclusively to technology-based art, is proud to announce its upcoming collaboration and digital art exhibition in Miami Beach titled “Future Sketches / Code Poems” by renowned artist, researcher, and educator Zach Lieberman. The exhibition marks the next chapter in Lieberman's journey, exploring the poetry within computation and pushing the boundaries of creative coding as an expressive medium. The exhibition will open to the public during Miami Art Week on December 6, 2023, and remain on display through May 2024.

  • Special Exhibitions
    • Daily Sketches: Lieberman's daily sketches that provide a glimpse into the possibilities of creative coding, graphical form and animation.
    • Manual Input Sessions: Interactive installations that encourage visitors to engage with audio visual expression in a playful and hands-on manner.
    • Re-Coded: An exploration of how code informs visual expression.
    • Expression Mirror: An immersive experience where visitors can see their own emotions reflected through others.
    • Reflection Studies: An interactive exhibit that invites participants to explore principles of light such as reflection and refraction.

Lincoln Road District | Lincoln Road |
Daily | 10 AM - 8 PM

  • R-Evolution by Marco Cochrane 
  • November 15, 2023, through April 30, 2024 | 420 Lincoln Road    
    Artist Marco Cochrane Debuts Bliss Project’s “R-Evolution” for First Time in Florida on Lincoln Road.
    Lincoln Road, the iconic outdoor shopping, dining and cultural destination situated in the heart of Miami Beach, announces the arrival of a monumental 45-foot-tall, 32,000-pound kinetic sculpture during Miami Art Week named ‘R-Evolution’, that will glow in the sun and illuminate at night. The towering nude female sculpture, which will be showcased on the East Coast for the first time ever, first debuted at Burning Man and was designed by Marco Cochrane, the artist behind monumental sculptures seen at the Smithsonian Art Museum and the $4.3 billion Resorts World. The ‘R-Evolution’ sculpture symbolizes feminine strength and liberation, featuring 16 motors in her chest to simulate breathing and demonstrate how her energy radiates into the world by involuntary forces.
    See more details on our website here.

  • Living Art Festival
  • November 2023 - April 2024 | Lincoln Road, Between Meridian Avenue and Washington Avenue
    Lincoln Road presents “Living Art,” a botanical installation.
    Prepare to be enchanted by a unique celebration that seamlessly blends nature, creativity, and imagination. This extraordinary festival is a captivating fusion of artistic expression and the natural world, where every corner holds a delightful surprise. Stroll and enjoy the reimagined landscape planters from Meridian Avenue to Washington Avenue on Lincoln Road. Five, local landscape designers provide their creative touch to these lush areas. From orchids to art installations, you will be enchanted with the natural footprint along Lincoln Road’s pedestrian walkway.
    See more details on our website here.

  • Javier Garcia Band Live on Lincoln Road
  • Saturday, Dec. 9 | 7 PM - 9 PM | Euclid Oval, 690 Lincoln Rd.
    Get ready for a musical journey like no other as the Javier Garcia Band takes over Lincoln Road!
    Join us for an electrifying live performance by the internationally acclaimed artist, Javier Garcia. Born in Spain to a Cuban father and Irish mother, Javier's music is a fusion of soulful sounds with elements of Funk, reggae, world, and Cuban rhythms, creating a unique and unforgettable pop experience. See you on Lincoln Road for a night of musical brilliance with the Javier Garcia Band!

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