What Is the Art Basel Miami Beach?

If you’re unfamiliar with the Art Basel shows, you’re missing out on a prime opportunity to take in the works of some of the art world’s hottest names. As a fine art gallery in Palm Beach, FL, Gallerie Y is delighted to present our artists’ works at the Art Basel Miami Beach from December 5 to 8, 2019. We hope you’ll stop by and find out why Palm Beach art enthusiasts considers Gallerie Y a premier source for modern and contemporary art, and to see thousands of works from over 200 of the world’s best galleries.

History of the Art Basel

The Art Basel was founded in Basel, Switzerland, in 1970. Several gallerists made it their goal to create a show that would draw artists, collectors, curators, critics and enthusiasts from all over the globe. It was such a success that the fair has continued each year, spawning offshoots and satellite fairs around the world. There are three main fairs in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong, as well as a “Cities” initiative that brings Art Basel to other international locations each year.

Miami Beach Art Basel

This year, the Art Basel Miami Beach events expect to draw over 83,000 art enthusiasts. With 268 galleries showcasing the work of over 4,000 artists, it is the top destination to see both up-and-coming new artists as well as modern masters.

Miami was chosen for a permanent fair location due to its vibrant art scene, as well as its proximity to South America. Since the fair came to Miami in 2002, Art Basel has turned the city into an art destination. With hundreds of galleries, a thriving street art scene, cultural variety and a selection of fine museums, it’s the perfect showcase.

This year, the show opens to the public on Thursday, December 5 and runs through Sunday, December 8. One-day passes are $65, but the public can also view an installation at nearby Collins Park for free.

The fair is divided into eight different “sectors,” designed around a theme or concept. One sector only showcases new artists, whereas another might feature art history projects, lectures or performance art. The Galleries sector is not to be missed, as that will be where gallerists like the team at Gallerie Y will be showcasing their artists’ unique works.

Tickets are available at https://www.artbasel.com/. The show takes place during Miami Art Week, making it a perfect time to enjoy even more fine art in a colorful city.

Visit Gallerie Y in Palm Beach, FL

Gallerie Y is located on historic Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. Since 2018, we have offered modern artists and their collections, providing consultation services that help you select a piece of art that will bring you joy for years to come. If you’re interested in seeing the finest the Palm Beach art scene can offer, call us today to schedule an appointment. We’d love to show you the gallery and tell you the stories behind the artists and their works. We also hope to see you at Art Basel Miami Beach!

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