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Weekend Guide to Art Basel in Midtown

December 6, 2012

Art Basel 2012, will be opened to the public from Thursday, December 6 to Sunday, December 9. With nearly 300 leading galleries and more than 2,500 artists from around the world, this “Olympics of the art world” – which will include satellite showcases in Midtown, Wynwood, and elsewhere – can seem daunting to navigate.

Metro 1 Properties, one of the leading providers of Midtown Real Estate, is happy to provide visitors and residents with a guide to Art Basel in Midtown and its adjacent areas. Long a major hub of art, fashion, and culture in South Florida, the dynamic community will offer a wide selection of fun and entertainment that may rival even Miami Beach.

This Friday at 10pm, Bardot, located on 3456 N. Miami Ave, will be offering a diverse range of sounds from musical acts such as Chris Taylor of Grizzy Bear, Corin Roddick of Purity Ring, Solange Knowles, Jaques Renault, Justin Miller, and Neon Indian. The event will be hosted by Chris Taylor, Ethan Silverman and David Jacobs of Terrible Living. Entrance is $22 to $30.

During this weekend’s Second Saturday Art Walk in Wynwood District, photographer Henry Hargreaves will unveil “Objectified,” his tribute to renowned artist Damien Hirst, at the Lunch Box Gallery at 310 NW 24th St., Miami. The group showing will include a number of other international and local artists, and will be free to visit.

Until December 9, Miami-based nonprofit “Art of Cultural Evolution” will display its artistically designed sustainable living site at 82 to 84 NW 34th St Miami. Done in collaboration with art workshop Transit Antenna and local online publication artlurker.com, this unique project is opening specifically for Basel but will serve as a model for future projects planned in Miami-Dade County. It is free to the public.

If you’re feeling stressed from the crowds and limited parking space, consider trying YogArt, which will be occurring daily from Friday to Sunday, at Wynwood Wall (2550 NW 2nd Ave). Attendees can perform yoga in an artistic environment to the tune of contemporary DJs – and the mats will be provided for free. Visitors can show up on Friday at 5:30 pm to enjoy the kickoff event, which will include cocktails and food afterward. The opening event will cost $30 and be at 167 NW 25 St, Miami.

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