Insider Guide to Miami Art Week 2022

Miami Art Week is upon us once again, uniting art lovers, culture junkies and partygoers at exhibitions and activations all over the city. From the fairs at the foundation of Art Week to countless public and private events, there’s something for everyone to enjoy and plenty of art to appreciate. With so much on, check out our city guide for intel on the hospitality highlights and most-anticipated art events this December, before you see them on your social feed.

Hotels to hang out at

The Sagamore

A South Beach mainstay, the historic Sagamore Hotel actually has art programming year-round, so you can expect the very best during Art Week. The hotel is hosting five days of interactive activations, events, poolside dance parties and more – including the 21st annual Sagamore Brunch (a favorite among global leaders in the art space).

The Sagamore

Hotel Greystone

A five-minute walk from Art Basel Miami Beach, consider Hotel Greystone a chic escape from the chaos. The newly refurbished Art Deco hotel is also playing host to Pamm Ann’s Clipper Club Miami on November 29 if you’re looking for an entertaining experience at the venue’s jazz club.

The Miami Beach EDITION

There’s no shortage of programming planned at the EDITION, including happenings hosted by Gagosian, Kehinde Whiley, Parley for the Oceans and more. Toast to book signings and more with a glass of Ruinart at The Lobby Bar.

The Miami Beach EDITION

Pelican Hotel

If you can get in, Pelican Hotel owner Renzo Rosso is hosting a private opening preview of this South Beach hotel, back after a two-year hiatus. Good luck.

Where to dine & drink


From the team at Major Food Group comes Contessa, a new favorite in the Miami Design District. Come for the elegant ambiance and stay for the Northern Italian fare and extensive gelato program.


Fabel Miami

If you don’t get an invite to the VIP grand opening party, don’t worry, Fabel Miami opens to the public on Friday, December 2nd. This Wynwood rooftop restaurant and lounge promises a uniquely immersive experience.

Villa Azur Miami Beach

Experience Miami like a local partygoer at Villa Azur, the Miami Beach supper club known as much for its Mediterranean fare as its festivities. For Miami Art Week, Villa Azur will host a signature 'Thursday Night Dinner Party' complete with a DJ, sax player, performers and sparkling bottle service until 3am.

Villa Azur

The Drexel

If you’re a fan of the Mandolin restaurants (who isn't?), don’t miss The Drexel, the founders’ latest outpost on Miami Beach. Expect elevated-yet-uncomplicated European-inspired eats in a chic environment.

Pop-ups not to be missed

Our Lady of Rocco at ZZ's Club

Our Lady of Rocco, the collab between fashion brand La Ligne and restaurateur Mario Carbone, returns for its second year. The limited-edition collection is inspired by 1980s NYC and uniform dressing, so expect iconic styles like satin bomber jackets and statement t-shirts.  

Our Lady of Rocco

The Secret Garden with La Grande Dame by Veuve Clicquot at Le Jardinier

Michelin-starred Le Jardinier welcomes guests to its Secret Garden for a pop-up with La Grande Dame's Garden Gastronomy epicurean experience. The Design District restaurant will serve locally sourced vegetables in a lush setting inspired by the French countryside.

Most anticipated art happenings

Saatchi Yates Solo Exhibition by Ethiopian Artist Tesfaye Urgessa

Contemporary Ethiopian artist Tesfaye Urgessa brings 15 new large-scale paintings to the Saatchi Yates gallery in the Miami Design District. This show coincides with the artist’s presentation at the Rubell Museum, which opens on November 28.

Tesfaye Urgessa, Love Doesn’t Grow on Trees 2, 2022, Oil On Canvas, 250x200cm 

Ippodo Gallery Extreme Surfaces Exhibit at Design Miami/

Tokyo and New York-based Ippodo Gallery presents Extreme Surfaces at Design Miami/. An exhibition of contemporary Japanese kogei (art and craft), the installation will feature works by 22 artists with a focus on the juxtaposition of the surfaces of three distinct object types. A highlight: Shigeru Uchida’s stunning life-sized tea house will play host to a traditional Japanese tea service each day at 3pm. 

Art Basel Miami Beach Conversations Program

In addition to the myriad exhibitions within Art Basel, make sure to catch this year’s Conversations program, focused on ‘hybridity, diaspora and futurity.’ Hear from 35 speakers from around the world over nine panels from November 30 through December 2.

Gagosian & Jeffery Deitch 100 Years

Don’t miss 100 Years, the seventh group exhibition organized by Gagosian in collaboration with Jeffrey Deitch, on view at the historic Buick Building. Contributors include Refik Anadol, Theaster Gates, Douglas Gordon, Urs Fischer, Tom Friedman, Austin Lee, Jamian Juliano Villani, Rick Lowe, Keiichi Tanaami and Taryn Simon, among others.

100 Years

Surface x Polygon: Art Meets Web3 Bungalow

Surface Magazine and Web3 platform Polygon invite guests to enter the 'phygital' world at W South Beach. The multi-day beachside bungalow, which is open to the public from 11-4pm daily, will offer an immersive experience with installations by MokiBaby, OffLimits, Spatial Labs, LNQ and Prism Collective.

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