Schedule of Events

VIP Preview

Tuesday, December 5 | 5:30 PM - 10 PM

Access for CONTEXT Art Miami, Art Miami + Aqua Art Miami VIP Cardholders, Art Basel Miami Beach, Untitled, NADA, Design Miami VIP Cardholders, and Members of the Press

Art Miami, CONTEXT Art Miami, Christie’s International Real Estate, and participating galleries and curators invite VIP collectors and accredited members of the press to experience an exclusive first view of the highly anticipated Art Miami + CONTEXT Fairs sponsored by Christie's International Real Estate and benefiting the Pérez Art Museum Miami.

These must-see events are the first opportunities to acquire the finest investment quality modern and contemporary works by emerging, cutting-edge and established artists prior to the fairs’ opening to the public the next day.

VIP Preview | Aqua Art Miami

Wednesday, December 6 | 3 pm – 10 pm
The opening of Aqua Art Miami has become the traditional Wednesday destination of influential collectors, connoisseurs and art professionals who migrate en masse from Art Basel Miami Beach’s Vernissage a short walk away. The fun and festive atmosphere encourages many to linger late in the Aqua Hotel’s inviting open spaces and seize the opportunity to purchase captivating works before the fair opens to the public.



Christie’s International Real Estate, the world’s leading luxury network will once again be a Main Sponsor of the Fair and will host an interactive booth at Art Miami showcasing top properties from around the world in conjunction with 15 of their top affiliates. 

JW Marriott Marquis Miami and Hotel Beaux Arts Miamithe Official Luxury Hotels of Art Miami will host a special exhibition in conjunction with the fair of emerging and mid-career international talents on display in the hotel lobby.

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) once again will be the philanthropic benefactor of the VIP Previews for Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami. Pérez Art Museum Miami promotes artistic expression and the exchange of ideas, advancing public knowledge and appreciation of art, architecture and design, and reflecting the diverse community of its pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas.
is the Official Online Partner of Art Miami | CONTEXT & AquaCollectors and art enthusiasts can use Artsy to browse exhibitor booths, make sales inquires on available art works, and access fair information online via and the Artsy app for iPhone & iPad. Artsy’s exclusive online previews will launch in advance of the fairs with a special first-look for press and VIPs on November 28th.

Young At Art Museum will exhibit a multisensory interactive art installation for fairgoers’ children ages 3-13 in the Art Miami pavilion. Children enrolled in the program will enjoy a unique opportunity to experience innovative workshops, performances and interactive artworks all led by cutting edge contemporary artists. For information and pre-registration contact Zack Spechler at

UNLEASHED is a pending 501(c)(3) non profit organization founded by Kara Ross that focuses on job creation platforms for talented female craft artisans in marginalized areas around the world. They shine a spotlight on their talents through media attention in an original content series “CONNECTING THREADS”. UNLEASHED brings more awareness to their skills and creates jobs, in turn breaking the poverty cycle.  Craft communities and artisans make up 3.5% of the global GDP. This is BIG BUSINESS done on a small scale throughout some of the most impoverished and underserved parts of the world. UNLEASHED will also provide a Microfinance loan to help capital intensive initiatives through KIVA. CONNECTING THREADS will be created by traveling globally and shining a spotlight on female craft artisan collectives to help them reach financial independence and self reliance, by building on their existing strengths and resiliences within their unique cultural contexts, alongside award winning directors and producers.

The paintings of Columbian Artist Douglas Mendoza will be the stunning backdrop for the launch of the highly-anticipated fashion brand - LiLY NOCHES COLLECTION; whose premier Spring/Summer 2018 line showcases trims based on his modern abstract paintings. This unique booth is a must-visit with 50% of Mendoza’s painting sales and 50% of LiLY NOCHES pre-orders donated to the fashion brand’s co-founder, Marc Buoniconti’s non-profit organization, The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis.