Guide to enjoy Art Basel Miami Beach 2017

 Guide to enjoy Art Basel Miami Beach 2017

Indulge yourself with taking part in Art Basel Miami Beach 2017 , The renowned worldwide fair of art that this year presents, from December 7 to December 10, over 250 galleries from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, which turns Miami Beach into an exclusive display of what embodies the visual arts trend worldwide.

At Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC), host of the 16th Art Basel gathers the cream of the crop and most novel and current contemporary and modern art worldwide, so if you are an art enthusiast, here you’ll have the chance to connect with the creativity of four thousand artists, in a merry setting of a city that has a lot to offer to you and the 80,000 thousand people that are estimated to visit the festival this year.

What Art Basel Miami Beach offers this 2017

This gigantic exhibition, which takes place on the 500,000 square feet of the MBCC, boasts an exhibit layout divided in sectors, each of these with their own unique artistic scope, therefore it is important to plan your visit ahead for the sectors of your choosing.  

  • GALERÍAS: It’s the main display sector of Art Basel featuring 250 stands of participating galleries representing 4,000 thousand artists.
  • NOVA: Focused on the most current trends in contemporary art, it includes artworks of emerging artists.
  • KABINETT: A sector for individual exhibit projects and thematic collective installations.
  • SURVEY: This venue showcases the evolution of art through historical exhibits.
  • PUBLIC: The grand-scale installations of Art Basel Miami Beach are set up on the open-air gardens of Bass Museum. There, performances and conferences ideal for the whole family take place.
  • FILM: This sector is located in the New World Symphony at Soundscape Park which features a 7,000-square-foot projection wall for a diversity of movies and documentaries.
  • POSITION: In this sector, gallerists and collectors devote themselves to contemplating and discovering new creators whom they support and guide throughout their creative careers.
  • EDITION: Art editorials present books and printouts recording the history of great artists and their work.

The exhibition will be open to the public at the following hours:

  • Thursday, December 7 2017, from 3 to 8 pm.
  • Friday, December 8 2017, from 12 to 8 pm.
  • Saturday, December 9 2017, from 12 to 8 pm.
  • Sunday, December 10 2017, from 12 to 18 pm.

To keep up to date with the latest news about Art Basel we invite you to check its social media.

Art | Basel Website


How to get around in the city to enjoy Art Basel Miami Beach

The organizers of the show make available valuable information to ease your planning for the trip to this 16th Art Basel Miami Beach.

Airline tickets

Turon Travel, which is centered on organizing cultural trips, is the official travel agency and has interesting flight, lodging and transportation packages for you.

Two important airports, Miami International Airport (MIA), and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, provide transportation to more than 150 destinations around the world with over 100 airlines. Both airports are relatively close to the Miami Beach Convention Center.

They both feature a wide range of options to rent vehicles. Taxi and shuttle services like Blue Super Shuttle are available, as well as mass transit systems and, of course,  Uber and Lyft.


 Public transportation

If you are fond of public transportation, Miami Airport has the MIA Mover system linking you with the suburban commuter train Tri Rail that connects the counties of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach, thus facilitating linkage with urban mass transit.

From this airport you can also reach Metrorail an affordable means of transportation from and to the terminal, interlinked with the airport and Downtown Miami.

If you prefer to travel by metrobus, we recommend taking the route 150 express bus at Miami International Airport which will take you directly to Miami Beach.

Hotel booking at festive prices

It is important to accommodate people who, like you, are packing their bags to attend Art Basel Miami Beach 2017. Art Basel, in association with hotels in Miami Beach, offers attractive lodging rates for you, so try to book in as soon as possible.

These hotels are in the vicinity of Miami Beach Convention Center and in close proximity to all of the fairs and parties taking place in the city as part of what comes with Miami Art Week.

There are many hotels featuring great deal rates, read on to see those Art Basel suggests:


  • Vida Verde
  • Prices ranging from $ 190  -  8 minutes on foot from MBCC
  • Bay Charm
  • Prices ranging from $ 235  -  14 minutes by car from MBCC

The best restaurants in miami at festive prices

When you find yourself wondering what to do in Miami, don’t forget that this city is a undisputable culinary destination, in Miami Beach and its vicinity you find a broad range of delightful venues to either grab some lunch or arrange a memorable dinner.
Here we list some gastronomical suggestions:

  • Fratelli La BufalaThe cream of the crop in traditional Italian cuisine in a low-key, pleasant and laid-back atmosphere.
  • Tatel MiamiTotally in vogue, this Spanish restaurant of tapas is a must. It is open only for dinners.
  • Scarpetta:  Situated in the iconic Fontainebleau, Scarpetta is all about setting off on a journey of flavors through the traditional and new Italian cuisine.
  • Quality MeatsAn ideal restaurant for burger and meat lovers.
  • Bazaar Mar: José Andrés reinvents the most popular street food dishes of the Asian, Latin American, Caribbean and, of course, Spanish cuisine.
  • Plant FoodAn Elysium where the organic cuisine, beautifully plated, reigns supreme; Plant Food is an ideal venue for vegans and those who like eating healthy.
  • La Gourmandise: Delightful Parisian café where you can indulge in French “nouvelle cuisine“ dishes.
  • Novecento Midtown: This modern Argentinian Bistro stands out for its meats, wines and atmosphere.
  • A Fish Called AvalonIdeal to relax in South Beach, the delicious food and its terrace overviewing the mythical Ocean Drive Avenue make it perfect to revel in the night.
  • Naked Taco: This place is super popular; its buzzy and cheerful ambience meshes perfectly with appetizing and revamped tacos.
  • Rosetta BakeryRosetta Bakery is a treasure. It is worth visiting and sampling its delicious desserts. Simply exquisite for breakfast or supper.
  • Bakehouse BrasserieBeautiful plating and luscious dishes make of this place real contender for breakfast, lunch or simply having a swig of coffee.
  • Doa Miami Beach: If you are fond of fusions, here you may find creative food proposals of Asian and Latin American cuisine.
  • Cala Café: A very frequented venue, in Cala Café there’s a variety of culinary choices. It’s ideal for idling away on its terrace near the bustling South Beach.
  • Joe´s Stone Crab: Founded in 1913, Joe’s it’s the restaurant par excellence for snacking on crab claws. This food establishment is a must during your visit to Art Basel Miami Beach.
  • Mandolin Aegean BistroRanked among the top restaurants of Greek food in Miami, those who eat there always go back, don’t miss it!
  • Barceloneta: Inventive and delicious Spanish tapas in a laid-back and friendly setting.
  • Le Zoo: A voyage across the best French cuisine has to offer in a beautiful and refined spot.


Safety guidelines for Art Basel attendees

The Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) sets a series of guidelines intended to safeguard visitors and ensure the correct operation of Art Basel Miami Beach 2017


All visitors and their belongings are subject to a thorough inspection before entering the show premises.

  • Backpacks, suitcases and trolleys of any size are not allowed.
  • Only one bag per person is allowed.
  • Personal/- non-professional use photography is permitted, however it must be conducted without disruption to the galleries or visitors, and with the safety of the artworks in mind.
  • Dogs and other pets are not permitted in the exhibition halls, with the exception of certified service animals for visitors with disabilities.
  • Smoking or vaping is not permitted on the show premises.
  • MBCC is wheelchair friendly. Visitors with disabilities will have access to  wheelchairs and scooters free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Purchase your tickets ahead of time

In view of the scale of Art Basel Miami Beach event-wise, it is advisable to visit the website to purchase the tickets online by selecting your ticket and paying the price accordingly. Prices listed below include sale taxes. Tickets come in PDF format and may be redeemed printed or by smartphone. Tickets bought online are more economical than those acquired at the event’s ticket office.

                                                                           Online Prices            Ticket Office Prices
Day Ticket                                                                                
Per person, valid for one day                                   $ 50.00                       $ 60.00
Permanent Ticket
It admits one person. Valid for all public days          $120.00                      $ 130.00
Combo-Day Ticket
Admits one person, valid one public day;                $ 65.00                       $ 75.00

It includes entrance for  Art Basel and Design Miami
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Students and senior citizens benefit from tickets at low prices
It admits one person, valid for one public day             $ 36.00
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For Tourism enterprises such as those geared toward the organization of guided tours some rules and regulations are worth bearing in mind
It admits one person, valid for one public day              $ 36.00
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