Hype CityMiami Art Week2017 Edition

Your Guide to Miami Art Week


Tropicult’s guide to South Florida – for locals, by locals! 

Hola Miami! The sun shines bright, the skies are clear, and the weather is finally bearable. We want to go outside and soak up all of the art and culture our Magic City has to offer. Once, cultural enthusiasts lived for Miami Art Week which brings artists and popups from around the world, along with the great weather, endless excitement, and a whole lotta of fun. 

Nowadays, we’re grateful to have a few cultural institutions providing the cultural satisfaction we seek year round. Nonetheless, there’s tons to look forward to for Miami Art Week 2017 and with so much happening, it’s never too early to start planning.

We’ve gathered loads of events and organized them into four categories – fairs, exhibits, special projects, and parties. There’s a ton of dope art being showcased, and we get new projects sent to us every day. That being said, we’ll be updating this list! Don’t forget to check back.

Navigate the guide by category, click around, bookmark it for later, and tell your friends about our sweet guide! They will thank you.


What started it all. It’s been over a decade since Art Basel came to Miami Beach and changed forever how Miamians and visitors alike spend the first week of December. Now, there are so many fairs we’ve lost count. Here are the ones on our radar.


Beyond the fairs. Soak in as much art, music, and food as humanly possible. Miami’s favorite art museums bring exhibitions and speakers making them to worthy to add to the week’s rounds.  Pro Tip: So many things to do and only so much time. Most of these exhibits will run through sometime next year. Consider saving some of these for the coming months.  


PAMM 1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL, 33132

Pro Tip: Perez Art Museum will be open free to the public on Thursday, December 7 for Free PAMM Thursdays. 



December 7 2017 - April 30 2018

Mika Rottenberg’s self-titled solo exhibit is a selection of work created within the past two years. Her work often focuses on elucidating the mechanics of late-stage, global capitalism by way of absurd and poetic comparisons.

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THE WOLF 1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL, 33139

Pro Tip: Every Friday, The Wolfsonian offers free admission and programming from 6–9pm, plus a free guided tour of the permanent collection or temporary exhibitions from 6:00–6:45pm.  



Saturday, July 22 2023

ICA Miami opens in its new permanent home with a major group exhibition exploring the significance of the artist’s studio, from the post-war period to the present day. Encompassing some 100 works in painting, sculpture, video, and installation, “The Everywhere Studio” brings together over 50 artists from the past five decades to reveal the artist’s studio as a charged site that has both predicted and responded to broader social and economic changes of our time.

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December 7 - December 10 2017

Miami Street Photography Festival returns to HistoryMiami Museum for its 6th anniversary, amidst tremendous recognition from press, photographers, and photography lovers from around the world.

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December 13 2017 - January 22 2018

Attention Ice Cream Lovers! The Museum of Ice Cream has officially announced that it will open a pop-up during Art Basel 2017.  Did you ever dream of being part of the Willy Wonka world as a kid? The Museum of Ice Cream is the place where these dreams are transformed into real life experiences. 

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Around town. Here are the projects and exhibits happening at art galleries and event spaces throughout the city during Miami Art Week. 


We love to party. Party like Tropicult and follow us to the dancefloor with this ultimate party guide!

Wednesday, December 6 2017

After the release of a killer album earlier this year, Cut Copy makes their triumphant return alongside Palmbomen II at the North Beach Bandshell.

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Saturday, December 9 2017

Beach, techno, and friends. Let's dance! The line-up includes DJ Tennis, Mano Le Tough, Octo Octa (live), and more to be announced.

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Friday, December 8 2017

Poplife Presents Boys Noize & Friends at our new favorite Wynwood spot, 1-800-Lucky.

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Friday, December 8 2017

For the 4th year in a running, Crew Love is True Love during Art Basel in Miami with Soul Clap, PillowTalk, David Marston, and The Fitness & Pony for their Miami debut. </span.

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Tuesday, December 12 2017

Cheap Miami Records and Kill Your Idol present Acid Tongue, a psychedelic slacker rock vibes from New York. Plus, The Mammoths, blues/psych rock from Texas, and locals to be announced. Free party!!

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Friday, December 8 2017

Catwalk Miami returns in a big way for Basel 2017 with a live performance from CupcakKe.

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Sunday, December 10 2017

Finish out Art Basel at everyone’s favorite Lazy Sunday BBQ with Brooklyn-based, TIKI DISCO (Eli Escobar, Lloydski, & Andy Pry).

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Thanks for checking out Hype City: Miami Art Week 2017 Edition. Don’t miss our other guides – Basel Bites and Getting Around GuideYou can also check out Tropicult’s full calendar of events, here. Tell your friends about our dope guide and check back soon for more awesome guides and events!

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