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Dozen Other Art Fairs To Enliven Art Basel Miami

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As art enthusiasts and collectors gear up for Art Basel, Miami Art Week kicks off with its signature satellite art fairs.

Beginning Dec. 4, Miami Art Week is promising to showcase a week full of world-renowned and emerging artists who are set to exhibit a diverse array of immersive, contemporary and visual art masterpieces.

SCOPE returns to 801 Ocean Dr. in Miami Beach with over 150 new contemporary exhibitions. Now on its 21st anniversary, the art fair presents daily programming that blends genres. Throughout the years, SCOPE has been committed to making art and technology accessible. Details:

Design Miami at Convention Center Drive and 19th Street in Miami Beach spotlights museum-quality exhibitions of 20th and 21st century furniture, lighting and architecture. On its 19th edition, the art fair will feature collaborations with designers and design institutions, panels and lectures from the world of design, architecture, art and fashion. Details:

Untitled Art being held on Ocean Drive and 12th Street is planning to feature over 160 international galleries. Since its debut in 2012, the fair annually selects a curatorial team to identify and select international galleries, emerging artists and non-profit organizations. This year’s edition will focus more on gender inclusive through “Gender Equality in the Arts,” which is giving opportunities for artists of all genders to participate. Details:

Art Miami at One Herald Plaza in Downtown Miami is a leading international contemporary and modern art fair. Now in its 32nd year, the fair will showcase artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries along with a selection of the world’s most respected galleries. CONTEXT Art Miami, presented by Art Miami, will also return for its 11th edition. It will feature over 75 innovative galleries. The fair offers a platform for collectors to discover and acquire fresh works in today’s art market. Details:

Aqua Art Miami at 1530 Collins Ave. in Miami Beach has become a favorite must-see art fair where prominent collectors and curators procure works by emerging and mid-level artists. Over 60 art exhibitors are expected to be featured. Details:

NADA Miami at 1400 N Miami Ave. will feature a selection of over 145 galleries and art spaces. This year’s fair includes many first-time exhibitors. The art fair is dedicated to celebrating rising talents from around the world. NADA Miami’s main focus is to reinvent the experience and presentation of art while giving exposure to emerging artists. Details:

Fridge Art Fair at 2649 S Bayshore Dr. in Coconut Grove is celebrating 10 years and will honor the LGBTQ+ community. New projects include a community fridge from Buddy System MIA and a postcard creation project in support of the LGBTQ+ community by collaboARTive. Details:

Red Dot Miami at 2217 NW Fifth Ave. is set to showcase over 75 of the top artists from around the world. Every year, the art fair commissions and curates art installations specifically for Miami Art Week. Details:

INK Miami Art Fair at 1850 Collins Ave, in Miami Beach is a specialty fair featuring exhibitors who focus on art pieces that are on paper and prints. Since 2006, the independently run fair has attracted museum curators and collectors that seek on paper art pieces. Details:

This year, SATELLITE Art Fair at 700 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach is presenting over 30 free-standing art installations and workshops. The fair is expected to have live performances from artists, live music and tech-savvy programming. Highlights include a meat sweats installation, a fiber coliseum and immersive virtual reality projects. Details:

In its 17th anniversary, Pinta at 3385 Pan American Dr. in Coconut Grove is planning to blend the best of Latin American and Spanish exhibitors. Pinta is committed to an international platform of Ibero American modern and contemporary art, and Latin American. Details:

Spectrum Miami at 2217 NW Fifth Ave. will present over 150 artists, installations and galleries. Art lovers will be exposed to emerging and new artists who like to push boundaries and limitations. Details:

The Miami River Art Fair at 125 SW North River Dr. is an international art fair that will have a focus on NFT projects, virtual and individual artists booths. This year, the art fair will present its “Cosmos Edition.” Details:


Source: Miami Today


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Recertification Voting Continues For Miami’s Wynwood Business Improvement District

After approval by the City of Miami Commission, starting Apr. 14, the Wynwood Business Improvement District (BID) has been up for a recertification vote by all property owners within its boundaries.

The Wynwood BID, which began in July 2013, is the largest one of its kind in Florida, covering a 50-city-block neighborhood that has experienced an exciting transformation, taking it from an abandoned industrial zone to a bustling arts and nightlife destination.

More recently, Wynwood has become a desirable location for new office and residential developments, and now, major new hotels from the world-renowned Arlo brand and the soon-to-be-launched Moxy by Marriot.

For three weeks, all 400-plus property owners within the BID’s boundaries have been asked to sign affidavits supporting its renewal, which the BID will then collect and count. To proceed with the recertification process, more than 50 percent of the votes, plus one, must be in favor. Once the three-week voting period has concluded, all affidavits will be forwarded to the City of Miami Commission and Mayor Francis Suarez for review and final approval.

“We are excited to collect votes from our area property owners to recertify the BID,” said Manny Gonzalez, long-time executive director of the Wynwood Business Improvement District. “The district has entered a new phase, with the ongoing expansion of residential and office capacity that did not exist previously. Our goal is to have another successful decade of embracing change like urban planning and landscape design while also working to maintain Wynwood’s place as an appealing cultural destination and creative center.”

BIDs function as special tax districts that allow for an additional assessment to support initiatives and programs that governments cannot fully cover. In addition to Wynwood, they have been successful locally in places such as Miami Beach, Coconut Grove and Coral Gables, and other major cities like New York.

In partnership with area businesses, owners, developers and residents, working with the City of Miami, the Wynwood BID has been a significant catalyst in the neighborhood’s growth, improving quality of life, and in ongoing synergies between new investors, and existing businesses and cultural venues.

During the past decade, Wynwood has experienced an exponential increase in visitors, with the number rising from 240 thousand in 2013 to 15 million annually in 2023. Today, Wynwood supports 5,000 new jobs and generates more than 20 percent of the City of Miami’s parking transactions.

In partnership with the City of Miami Planning Department and Plusurbia, the Wynwood BID developed Miami’s first Neighborhood Revitalization District (NRD) plan to maintain the neighborhood’s distinctive street art and industrial feel, while encouraging a 24-hour community for live, work and play lifestyles.

The BID has accomplished significant successes through its partnership with the City of Miami Police Department, resulting in a 60 percent reduction in crime. Additionally, the BID has made a substantial contribution of $3.5 million towards Wynwood Works, a program aimed at developing 5,000 micro units of affordable housing and invested $1 million towards office development in the area.

The BID also has created a Clean Team to remove trash and debris daily to maintain a clean and attractive neighborhood. These notable achievements have garnered national recognition for the BID in the past decade, with awards such as being one of the greatest neighborhoods in America and being recognized for its Economic Development Planning by the American Planning Association (APA).

In the arts, Wynwood continues to thrive and be the home of the iconic Wynwood Walls, Museum of Graffiti, Margulies Collection, Mana Wynwood, Gary Nader Art Centre, the recently opened Paradox Museum, and many more.

The neighborhood remains a center for over 3,000 units of unique retail, restaurant and nightlife businesses, including Zak the Baker, Oasis Wynwood, 1-800-Lucky, Gramps and UNKNWN. Annual special events such as Miami Art Week, Miami Music Week and Wynwood Pride fill the community with pedestrian traffic and excitement.

Major developments in the area include the recently opened Arlo Wynwood hotel and The Dorsey, as well as upcoming projects such as The NoMad Residences, 29N Wynwood, 545 Wyn and The Wynwood Plaza.

Additionally, the neighborhood is experiencing growth in mixed-use residential and office spaces with developments including Strata Wynwood, WYND 27 & 28, Society WynwoodSentral Wynwood and The Gateway at Wynwood. Currently, there is 600,000 square feet of commercial retail space under construction as Wynwood continues to evolve.

Companies committing to office space in Wynwood include Founders Fund, Spotify, Technology SA and Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

The BID supports its City of Miami partners and surrounding communities by running numerous safety and cleanliness initiatives, including state-of-the-art interactive outdoor digital kiosks, neighborhood-wide security cameras and a dedicated Clean Street Team.

“Wynwood property owners and businesses believe in the wisdom of investing in infrastructure enhancements, safety initiatives, forward-thinking planning and destination branding that are key to the BID’s work,” Gonzalez concluded.

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Source:  Community News

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