Art Miami 2009, the City's original and longest-running contemporary art fair, will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year December 2-6th. As the anchor of the Midtown Arts District and Miami Art Week, Art Miami's longevity and success position it as one of the years most prestigious art world happenings. The Fair will showcase a wide variety of art from 80 national and international contemporary art galleries and prominent institutions.
While Art Miami 2009 celebrates a milestone in longevity; it also conitnues to expand it's reputation, attracting an ever-broader collector base and media attention world wide. It is the "can't miss" event for all serious art collectors, art enthusiasts, curators and museum professionals - providing a closer look at some of the most important works at the forefront of the international contemporary art movement.
As part of the special programming for 2009, Art Miami will present "Mapping the Blank Spots" video art that focuses on "Local Realities" in countries such as Romania, Afghanistan, China, South Africa and Chile. Curators Julia Draganovic and Aher Remy-Toledo have invited artists, museums, art institutions and private collectors to contribute video work that defines "Local Realities" within the global art community.
Celebrating it's 20th edition, Art Miami continues to be held in the emerging Midtown Miami Arts District, adjacent to the Miami Design District and Wynwood Arts District. Art Miami's location offers direct access to Route 195 East (The Julia Tuttle Causeway) and is only 5.5 miles (10-minute drive) from the Miami Beach Convention Center and the City of Miami Beach.
The 80,000+ square foot state-of-the-art pavilion will feature a European style cafe offering delicious cuisine by Spuntino Catering as well the VIP Lounge - a second story loft offering an exclusive ambiance as well as a panoramic view of the Fair. Ample parking will be provided through the use of a new four-story parking garage with 2,000 spots, located directly across the street from the Art Miami Pavilion. Convenient Valet parking is also available.