Miami Art Basel 2015 Guide: Parties, Exhibitions And More You Can't Miss

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An attendee views 'Meat Locker, 2015' by Mathew from Villa Design Group Art Basel Miami Beach - VIP Preview at the Miami Beach Convention Center on December 2, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Art Basel Miami Beach 2015 is here and we wanted to share some of the hottest events that you can't miss. According to Papermag, "last year the fair attracted 73,000 visitors to the Miami Beach Convention Center and this year's 14th edition looks to be even bigger and better," so don't get overwhelm with all the amazing art exhibitions and check out the most important events and places you must see and parties you need to attend for this year's celebration.

The Basel House & Bushwick Collective Block Party in the heart of wynwood. This is a 4-day arts and entertainment fair during Miami Art Week focusing strictly on street art to celebrate graffiti artists from NYC, Miami and across the globe. Throughout the fair, artists will be painting live on canvases, brick wall, cars – anything they can get their hands on. Artists performing daily including stars like DJ Khaled and Fat Joe, plus local favorites Problem Kids, ArtOfficial, Pages and Out of the Hand Band, Omniscient, Orange Flight ,and Serum.

"Carla Cid De Diego," will be making their official launch during Art Basel Miami on December 3rd at Soho Bay Restaurant on South Beach, a high end venue with one of the most spectacular views of the Bay, which will offer a Special Menu inspired by Carla Cid de Diego’s Art. This VIP event will include a Fashion Show mixed with Art, Music and Flamenco Dance choreographed by the talented "bailadora" Rosa Mercedes.

The Special Film Screening | James Crump: Troublemakers– The Story of Land Art (2015). A panel discussion with director James Crump and Film curator Marian Masone will follow. This film will be shown at the Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach on Friday December 4 at 8:30 pm and is free but seating is limited – bring a blanket or lawn chair.

ART BASEL Lea Yassina is seen wearing All Things Mochi, Golden Goose shoes, and Goorin Bros hat during Art Basel Miami Beach - Vernissage at the Miami Beach Convention Center on December 3, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)

The Rubell Family Collection  will present a big exhibition called "No Man's Land" featuring women artists. You can see their extensive collection at 95 NW 29th Street, Miami.

Cuban artist Gustavo Pérez Monzón exhibition, curated by Elsa Vega and René Francisco Rodríguez, traces Monzón’s career through one of his most prolific periods and brings together more than 70 works created between 1979 and the late 1980s. The location for the exhibition is 1018 North Miami Avenue, Miami FL 33136.

Lenny Kravitz "Flash" exhibition is showing black and white photographs that he’s taken while traveling around the world over the last few years. Some of the photos originally appeared in his book of the same name (Flash).You can see the images at 160 N.E. 40th St., Miami during December. 2–6, 2015.

Motocinema's picture start photo exhibit of iconic rock 'n' roll images from the 60's and 70's featuring photographs of Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, the Ramones, KISS and many others, curated by Loretta Harms in partnership with Morrison Hotel Gallery, will be on display through Sunday, December 6th at the Kimpton Epic Hotel, 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Downtown Miami, FL 33131.

Don't forget to check out the traditional Art Basel Miami Beach at the  Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach. Tickets start at $47. Visit artbasel.com. 

lenny Designer Barbara Becker, curator Reiner Opoku and musician Lenny Kravitz attend the Art Basel Miami Beach - VIP Preview at the Miami Beach Convention Center on December 2, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

Hotels we recommend

The Hyatt Centric Hotel is in the middle of all the action in Miami Beach with access to fine art by Mexican artist Rodolfo Choperena and delicious Spaniard food from Executive Chef William Milian. 

Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel, the official Hotel Partner for the Art Basel Miami Beach show. It offers a salt-water pool and bar surrounded by cabanas; and a playful lawn setting with Bohemian hammocks that overlooks the beach. This gem is located in the heart of Miami's Art Deco district.  Don't forget to check out the Artsy, the online resource for art collecting and education, on a series of projects all week featuring artists including Dan Colen, Katherine Bernhardt, Mira Dancy, Nicolas Lobo,  and more.

The Hotel Croydon is also an exceptional choice for those who are attending this year’s celebration as one it is close to all the action, but far enough to catch one’s breath and settle back after a day browsing enthralling galleries, boutiques, murals, and restaurants.

 

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Juliana Barrera

Juliana Barrera started her mass communications career in the entertainment business at Estefan Enterprises, where she successfully participated in a variety of projects related to production, marketing and public relations for the company. She worked for three years as a writer and editor at La Vox Media group, the platform for an independent voice for Hispanic America. Additionally, she completed an internship at VIACOM  engaging audiences through pro-social initiatives. 

Juliana is a graduate student from Florida International University, her major is mass communications  and she has a minor in psychology. Her work has been published by HuffPost LatinoVoices, Latin Times, VOXXI, politic 365, La Opinión and others.