The sister exhibition to Switzerland’s important contemporary art fair, Art Basel, begins today in Miami Beach. Buzzy Art Basel Miami Beach is back for its eighth year, with a new, 20-percent larger exhibition space featuring bigger booths and additional restaurants and lounges. Also new this year is the Oceanfront area at Collins Park—populated by a collection of Pae White-designed neon huts, the sandy space is set aside for film and video programming as well as a variety of art performances and talks.

Over 2,000 artists from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa are installed in 260 galleries throughout the sprawling exhibition space for the four-day fair. Strap on some comfortable shoes, grab a floor plan, and take your time seeing as much art as possible. For an abbreviated but equally exciting visit, evening tickets are just $20 and give you free reign to the art after dark (those oceanfront huts we mentioned? The neon lighting shuts off at night to reveal distinctive drawings on the walls).

  • Info:
  • Miami Beach Convention Center
  • 1901 Convention Center Dr.
  • Miami Beach, FL
  • 305/673-7311
  • One day ticket: $35
  • Evening ticket (from 4pm on): $20

Sarah Storms is an editorial intern at Travel + Leisure.