If you can only choose one fair, make it Miami Project. The fair may not be as expansive as others nearby but its gallery roster has the right mix of those showcasing accessible and challenging artworks -- perfect for the casual fairgoer.
Dec. 3 - 7, Miami Project Pavilion, Northeast First Avenue and 34th Street by the Shops at Midtown Miami. Admission price varies. miami-project.com
Art Basel Miami Beach
Even with all of Miami Art Week's options, if you’re serious about art and you're in town the first week of December, you wouldn’t be caught dead missing Art Basel. The fair still brings the upper echelon of galleries throughout the world to the Miami Beach’s convention center.
Dec. 4 - 7, Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. Admission price varies. artbasel.com
Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the design-minded sister fair of Art Basel has been a hidden gem despite its proximity to its older relative. Here you’ll find furnishings and design objects that range from historically significant to the latest, most cutting-edge finds.
Dec. 3 - 7, across from the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. Admission price varies. designmiami.com
This was the first fair to park on top of the sands of Miami Beach. Only in its third year, it has wowed visitors with a unique assortment of established and emerging galleries. Not only will you find excellent art but you can also see an exciting slate of programming that includes site-specific performances and installations.
Dec. 3 - 7, 12th Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. Admission prices vary.art-untitled.com