And what about the other 358 days?
Art never disappears, and the best example is Wynwood Arts District. Galleries, museums, collections, and of course, urban art murals, attract designers, graffiti artists, musicians and creative people in general. On the second Saturday of every month the neighbourhood comes alive on Wynwood Art Walk.
Miami holds its Art Week in the first week of December. This is the 23rd Art Miami fair and the 13th Art Basel fair, which has established itself as the most important exhibition of contemporary art in the United States. And that’s without counting a dozen other small satellite fairs that orbit around the main two exhibitions. Every year, collectors, curators, critics and representatives from most major museums meet in the city. And artists, of course. This year, 267 galleries from all over the world will be exhibiting their works at Art Basel (half of them from the United States or with exhibition galleries there), which will be exhibiting works by established international artists and also emerging talent, especially in the Nova section for works created in the last three years.
During this week Miami itself is converted into a gallery, because it takes its works outside, such as the 20 sculptures that will be exhibited again in Collins Park. In 2014 the star of the show was The Truth Booth, an enormous inflatable photo booth that was open to anyone who wished to leave their messages on video or in photo and that since then has travelled the world, as its slogan says, “in search of the truth”. You can also take advantage of the city’s climate with the open-air film screenings among the palm trees in SoundScape Park, and even, between exhibitions, to visit the beach, because the Miami Beach Convention Center of Art Basel is just a few metres away, although Keller may not recommend wearing your swimsuit under your Versace!