We all know Art Basel is, well… about art. But when the melting pot of art and fashion comes together into one giant fair-hopping party scene, the outfits are just as much the stars as the gallery paintings. For some style in your art-filled days, make sure to check out some of these FREE fashion + art related events throughout the city….
On Saturday, November 16thLab Miami presented Miami Mini Makers Faire in Wynwood. Makers of all ages and backgrounds, from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers, attended Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, and connect.
Lucky for us jewelry fanatics, this year’s Design/Miami will not disappoint. The fair that’s oriented towards everything design will host an unprecedented selection of galleries specializing in the best collectible pieces of art jewelry around.
Key names in the game include Iris Eichenberg and Margaret De Patta, as well as first time gallery exhibitors Louisa Guinness and Elisabetta Cipriani.
The last time I went to out during Art Week was in 2005. A Spanish rock band I was in played under a tent somewhere. There were lots of people and free wine, and everyone was trying to be very hip. We played an ok set with horrible sound by a washed up sound guy named Jon who smoked us out to a semi-decent regs joint. That was the evening’s highlight. None of the art really captured my attention, and there was a touch of snootiness in the air. I hated it.
However, I believe in second chances. This year I’m returning to change my perspective and really dig into the art for some substance.
Influenced by such rock acts like Aerosmith, Gram Parsons and Guns and Roses, Florida born model and artist Ashley Wynn shares a love of music that reflects in her edgy looks and style.
Currently signed with Click Models Atlanta, The Green Agency, Benz Models Tampa, and represented by Parts Models NYC, this dopedoll has a passion for writing, traveling and creating rock inspired collages.
In her recent Miami stop, I had the opportunity to shoot with Ashley for Dopedoll Vintage and got to know her a little more…
JESSY NITE, ARTIST & DESIGNER FROM NEW YORK WHO NOW CALLS MIAMI HOME. HER WORK TAKES YOU ON A CRAZY TRIP THROUGH COLOR FIELD INSTALLATIONS & HER SIGNATURE SYSTEMATIC PILL CALLIGRAPHY WILL MAKE EVEN THOSE SOBER O.D.
Art Basel is the favorite winter meeting place for the international art world. At the nexus of North America and Latin America, this show presents premier artwork from across the globe. Throughout the first week of December, on what has been referred to as Art Week, Miami embraces the art world with special exhibitions and dynamic cultural events at museums and galleries across the city.