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Art Season Local Events

November 14th, 2013

From Left to Right: Miami Artist Troy Simmons, Constance Jones: Anchor at Local10 News and Miami REALTOR Sydney Server

Miami Art Basel season begins!  It’s only fair to highlight some of the local organizations laying the groundwork for Miami becoming an international art destination over the last decade.


This NEW MIAMI Lifestyle guide features local events and organizations where prolific collections of art can be viewed and purchased – right here in Miami – year-round:

BAC – The Bakehouse Art Complex recently hosted LUCKY YOU 6! – one of the biggest annual fundraisers for the organization. Other upcoming events include the Blue Stage Concert Series at BAC on November 16, 2013, between 2-4PM. Pianist Sarah Cahill will be featured.

Locust Projects – will be hosting several artists exhibitions between November and December including Art On The Move by Angel Otero, Frances Trumbly’s Over and Under, or Nicholas Hlobo’s A Sketch For An Opera for example.

Art Center South Florida – having spent 30 years as a significant cultural institution in Miami, this November 20th, the Art Center will be hosting a Give Miami Day event, where participants donate in support of local artists. All donations are tax deductible according to the official site.

BASS Museum – The Bass Museum of Art was voted as one of America’s top art places for 2013. There will be several art classes throughout the season for different niche groups including art classes for babies and adults. Fridays @the BASS will feature art of drawing classes, open houses and more.

MOMA – otherwise known as the Museum of Modern Art will have new exhibitions of photography for 2013 now through January 6th. Tickets can be ordered online.

MAM becomes PAMM – The Miami Museum of Art will now be known as the Perez Art Museum Miami. On December 3rd, members are invited to screen introductory exhibitions. Miami-Dade residents can view the museum free of charge between December 4-6.

Miami REALTOR Sydney Server attended fundraisers for BAC’’s BAC’s Lucky You 6 Nov 8th, Locust Projects, Supper Club and more. Sydney also met and mingled with BAC resident Artist Troy Simmons and his wife, News Anchor Constance Jones (in the featured image).

Sydney Server Real Estate invites Miami residents to come out and support local artists through this season and beyond.

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MiMo District Revival In The Works

November 13th, 2013

The MiMo district along Biscayne Bay is set to undergo renovations, as developer Avra Jain reveals her plans to make the location buzz worthy for style vs. decay. The Vagabond Motel for example, will reopen after much time spent in limbo. The 1953 hotel will debut on December 5, 2013, at 7301 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Fl, 33138, according to Miami Herald. Architect Dean Lewis is overseeing the redesign of the project.

Examples of its spotlighted restorations include reviving the fountain and iconic neon signs that many Miamians are familiar with. The developer will additionally install French-imported mosaic tiles to the pool area, featuring an open-air Cabana bar.

How are these projects being funded? According to Jain, this was only feasible through the City of Miami’s newly minted TBR program, otherwise known as Transfer of Development Rights. The program allows owners of historic properties to sell air rights to other developers, where some revenue made from new pre-constructions in the locale are pumped back into the renovation of historical landmarks. More information regarding historic preservation can be found here. The air rights of the Vagabond Motel were sold to The Related Group and Terra Group according to Miami Herald. The property was previously purchased by Jain for $1.9M in 2012.

In addition to this restoration project, four historic motels are slated to be transformed into boutique stays and places to eat and entertain. The developer’s vision is to set the MiMo district apart as a less expensive substitute to the ritzy and pricey hotels of South Beach. MiMo district is located at the Northeast end of Biscayne Bay.(Check out Sydney Server Real Estate’s South Beach post on other hotels debuting for Art Basel.)

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Sources: The Real Deal, Miami Herald
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It’s Show Time! Art Basel Miami 2013

November 12th, 2013

The most prestigious art event in North America will commence this December 3-8, 2013, and along with it comes numerous satellite fairs and VIP parties to attend.

This Art Basel Miami 2013 Guide will highlight a few of the top events. The major art fairs will take place in Miami Beach, Wynwood Art District and Downtown Miami.

Miami Beach Art Fairs

Miami Art Fairs

Private art collections or centers will be hosted by the following:

  • Bakehouse Art Complex
  • Bass Museum of Art
  • CIFO Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation
  • de la Cruz Collection / Contemporary Art Space
  • Lowe Art Museum
  • Margulies Collection at the Warehouse
  • MDC Museum of Art + Design
  • The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
  • Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
  • Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
  • Rubell Family Collection / Contemporary Arts Foundation
  • Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
  • The Wolfsonian

All 250 + Collector Galleries can be found on this list from Miami Herald.

Music events during Art Basel Miami 2013 will include:

  • VH1 + Scope + Beach – Miami Beach
  • Fridge ART FAIR – Little Havana
  • Select Fair – Miami Beach
  • Ink Art Fair – Miami Beach

There will also be a series of video and film events such as PULSE Miami as well as sculpture events. Some art fairs will offer shuttle services, VIP passes, Collectors sections, valet parking, food and wine, lectures and more.

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Sources: Art Collecting, Miami New Times, Miami Herald
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Redbury South Beach Hotel Debuts for Art Basel

November 11th, 2013

Redbury South Beach has announced that its scheduled opening will be just in time for Art Basel this December 2013. The 69 room hotel will debut just days before the art event, where thousands travel from across the world to participate. Redbury South Beach is slated to open at 1776 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, an active corner in South Beach where boutique stores and countless retailers are within walking distance.

Its décor pays homage to the mid-century era, where vinyl albums and record players are included in most rooms. It’ll also feature a rooftop pool for accommodating event spaces, as well as an Italian Restaurant. Bob Heyet who also owns the Redbury Hollywood, along with Levy Restaurant’s owner Larry Levy, will be managing. The boutique hotel will furthermore operate under the SBE umbrella, which gives guests the option to utilize the SLS’ amenities.

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About Art Basel

Art Basel will take place between December 5-8th. It’s one of the biggest events in Miami every year, where roughly 250 world-class artists, collectors, curators and galleries showcase their work to an estimated 50,000 visitors, in addition to locals. The economic impact in business sectors including real estate is profound. For more information, click here.

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Sources: The Real Deal, Miami Herald
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