Miami Art Week Gears up for 2019 Edition

By Paul Joseph

Miami Art Week, a major event on the global arts calendar, returns this December, with two of its flagship fairs – Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami – once again set to take centre stage, but this time under one roof.

With both fairs now located inside the Convention Center, they will cover more than 100,000 square feet of indoor exhibition space, all within walking distance from Wynwood’s upscale restaurants, bars and retail boutiques. 

“Last year, we returned to Wynwood Arts District for the first time since 2015, which proved to be an overwhelming success and marked a new chapter in the evolution of Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami,” says Eric Smith, president of Redwood Media Group.

“With both shows now completely indoors, forming a new and improved layout, aesthetic and functionality, both exhibitors and attendees alike can look forward to an unprecedented level of luxury over the five days. We’re very excited to unveil our new look and elevated art fair experience."

Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami form the acclaimed contemporary and fine art experience that collectively presents some of today’s most coveted national and international galleries and artists from the U.S and around the world.

Spectrum Miami, an urban curated contemporary art fair, now in its 9th year, will present special programs and site-specific exhibitions that showcase the thriving art landscape of the city, and will feature the works of more than 200 exhibiting galleries and artists from the Florida region.

Red Dot Miami, meanwhile, is a curated gallery-only contemporary art fair, now in its 14th year, that will offer a presentation of more than 75 leading galleries and their artists.  

The Red Dot fair will this year include the Spotlight Program, a focused look at several cutting-edge galleries; Art Labs, a series of projects by leading galleries, art institutions, and art collectives; and Art Talks, an inside look at the artistic experience by way of panel discussions, conversations, and provocative artistic discourse.

Miami Art Week will take place from 3-8 December.

The video above shows a full round-up of Red Dot Miami 2018.

By Paul Joseph