Culture, Events

AO! Guide to Miami Beach Art Basel Week 2012

It’s December in Miami (well, almost) which means yes, it’s time for Art Basel! As one of my favorite times of the year, I look forward to this week of art & music filled fun months ahead. There’s only a few things I don’t look forward too which is 1: the amount of gas money I’ll be spending, and 2: the craziness as things can get a bit overwhelming. Seeing the success of my Basel guide last year, it was only right that I follow through for 2012 and let you guys know some events I’ll be attending as well as some others I’ve come across I feel would be dope to check out. Being that there is so much to do during the week, I recommend you form some type of itinerary for what you’d like to attend or you’ll probably end up all over the place like I did my first year attending back in 2009. From art galleries to pop-up shops to live music and parties, I’ve listed quite a few options to help you map out your days. Enjoy!

This guide will be updated as the days near so keep checking back for more!


MOCA Shakers presents Young Guru vs. Just Blaze Tickets at Visit for more info
10 PM at Bardot Miami | 3456 N Miami Ave., Miami.

Banksy Out Of Context at Art Miami Tent
All Day | 3201 NE 1st Ave., Miami

SCOPE Miami x VH1 Outdoor Lounge The premier destination to discover new talent in music, art and beyond. Admission is $20
December 4 – 9 at SCOPE Miami | 110 N.E. 36 St. at Midtown Blvd., Miami.

Art Miami
December 4 – 9 at Tent on Midtown Blvd (NE 1st Ave) Between NE 32nd and NE 31st

Miami Project More Info/Tix Visit
December 4 – 9 at NE First Ave. and NE 30th St., Miami.

SEVEN. Free admission, visit for more info.
December 4 – 9, 2012. 2200 NW Second Ave., Miami.

Raneytown and On View More Info Visit
December 3 – 9 at Primary Projects | 4141 NE Second Ave. Ste. 104, Miami


Gentleman Jack’s Art, Beats + Lyrics Tour with Scarface, Shock-G, Manions on the Moon, Clyde Stubblefield, and others. Text “MIAMIABL” to 68405 for invite and alerts
9 PM at LMNT | 55 NW 36th St., Miami.

Del Toro Shoes presents #DTArtBasel celebrating the grand opening of their boutique and an exclusive installation of custom created Del Toro shoes from international and local artists – RSVP:
5 – 11 PM at The Wynwood Building | 2750 NW 3rd Ave. Suite 22 – Miami.

BlackBook and VIBE present Danny Brown with Shepard Fairey Tickets at Visit for more info
9 PM at Bardot Miami | 3456 N Miami Ave., Miami.

Pop-Up Piano Miami Fundraiser at The Perry with Live Performance by Yuna Purchase Tix here.
8:30 PM – 11:30 PM at The Perry South Beach Hotel | 2377 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.

Rick Ross’s Maybach Music Tour with Meek Mill, Wale and Machine Gun Kelly Tickets available at
8 PM at Fillmore Miami Beach | 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach.

Art of Basketball (Heat Wave) A Celebration of the Miami Heat and their NBA Championship year
10 AM – 6 PM, December 5 – 9 at 2048 NW Miami Ct., Miami.

Tumblr presents Moving the Still: Gif Festival More info at –
12 to 7 PM Daily, December 5th – 8th at 318 NW 23rd St. (Enter on NW 2nd Ave, Wynwood Miami)

HI-NOTE with Live Performances by Steven A. Clark & Phresh James No Cover – 21+
8 PM at The Garage (at Cooper Avenue) | 1661 Pennsylvania Ave., Miami Beach.


Crooks and Castles x Primary Projects Present Asif’s Guns Pop-Up Shop & Gallery Show More Info via
10 AM – 7PM, December 6 – 9 at PRIMARY PROJECTS Pop-Up Space | 167 NW 25th St., Miami [Wynwood Arts District]

Heineken Mural Project: Pop-up Beer Garden and Deco Bike station Visit here for more info.
December 6 – 9 at Wood Tavern | 2531 NW 2nd Ave., Miami.

Adidas x HVW8 presents FORTUNE Hosted by ASAP Rocky
8 PM – 12 AM at The Garrett | 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami

The Fountain Art Fair Miami Tickets/More Info available here.
December 6 – 9 at 2505 N. Miami Ave., Wynwood Arts District, FL

Andy Warhol Exhibit
8 – 11 PM at Fendi Casa Luxury Living Showroom | 90 NE 39th St., Miami.

OH WOW Presents IT AIN’T FAIR 2012 It Ain’t Fair celebrates the history and tradition of its renowned multimedia production, and closes the chapter on what came to define OHWOW’s identity as a community platform for progressive art in all media.
December 6 – 9, 11am to 7pm, at 743 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. (Opening Reception 6 – 9 PM)

The Factory Art Show
December 6 – 9 at Wynwood Cigar Factory | 101 NW 24th St., Miami.

8&9 Clothing Presents “The Man Behind The Mask” With FreeHandProfit
December 6 – 9 at 345 NW 24th St., Miami.

The Unveiling Of The Chromeposite x Cam T Allen & Jonathan R. Sawyer
7 – 10 PM at ATC Miami | 1601 Washington Ave., Miami Beach.

Trinidad James Mixtape In-Store Signing and T-Shirt Release
5 PM at ATC Miami | 1601 Washington Ave., Miami Beach.

POP X URNY Present Think Big, Believe Bigger More Info/RSVP here.
11 AM, Opening Reception at 9 PM at Gallery 212 | 2407 NW 2nd Ave., Miami.

SantLov Toys R Like Us & and featuring 13th Witness
7:30 PM at 1685 James Ave., Miami Beach.


Terry Richardson x OHWOW “Terrywood” Book Signing and Party
at The Standard | 40 Island Ave., Miami Beach.

R.A.P. Presents PEACHFUZZ in collaboration with Fools Gold & UNKNWN – Hosted by Ashley Outrageous
11 PM at The Garrett (Upstairs in Grand Central) | 697 N. Miami Ave

2DopeBitches Presents TRAP PARADISE Hosted by 40ozVan with DJ Sets by #BEEN #TRILL, Heroes x Villains, and Miami Marci Visit for tix
11 PM at Villa 221 | 221 NE 17th St., Miami.

Rakim with Live Band Purchase Tix here.
9 PM at The Stage | 170 NE 38th St., Miami.

An Evening with Solange Knowles, Neon Indian and more Tickets/More info here.
10 PM at Bardot | 3456 North Miami Ave, Miami.

Vintage Frames & 40ozVan Present The Rich Event – Art Exhibit by Travie McCoy plus launch of Rich hat by 40ozVan x Vintage Frames
7 PM at ATC | 1601 Washington Ave., Miami Beach.


The Overthrow Presents Basel Castle with Purity Ring, Trindad Jame$ and more RSVP here.
at The Castle | 41 NW 21st St., Miami.

The Windish Agency presents Flying Lotus with Zola Jesus and Dan Deacon Tickets cost $20 plus fees via Visit for more info.
11 PM at Grand Central | 697 N Miami Ave., Miami.


Le Swag Dos Art Gallery Hosted by NewYork temptress Danii Phae & East Oakland Goddess GitaSpeax -Sounds by Power 96’s DJ Springer & Fergie x Atl’s DJ Genesis – RSVP
9 PM at Q Lounge | 841 Washington Ave., Miami Beach.

This guide will be updated as the days near so keep checking back for more!

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