#BehindBaselTyler Kelley

First Time "Baseler" Perspective



The world has two types of people. Those that have experienced Art Basel, and those that haven’t. For this edition of #behindbasel were getting the perspective from the latter as he approaches making his Art Basel debut. Tyler Kelley is the Co-Founder & Chief Strategist at SLAM!, a digital storytelling agency that helps brands realize and reach their highest potential. He is also the Co-Host for the #InnovationCity podcast, a speaker, and a conscious business advocate who splits his time between St. Louis and Miami. 2018 will be his first-time “baseling.”

“If you see me out, make sure to say hello.

I want to meet you Miami!”


What have you heard about Art Basel? 

When I think of Art Basel, I imagine all of the world’s greatest living artists descending upon Miami for one week to share their passion and their work. My first trip to Miami was shortly after last year’s Art Basel. All of my friends said I should have planned to get here earlier, but it didn’t work out. I actually think that was for the best because now I can say that my love for this city and its people is rooted in my experience with the everyday Miami, a city full of passion, potential, and creativity. Events like Art Basel are icing on the cake.

“My friends tell me to stock up on sleep… They say to do Basel right is to be out all day and night. There’s not much time for sleep. I’ve never quite experienced something like that, but I’m ready for it. I think.”

How would you describe the Miami art scene?

1: Diverse

2: Inclusive

3: Community-driven

4: Creative

5: Passionate

Got tips for first time “baseler” Tyler Kelley? Connect with him on social:

at @iamtylerkelley on almost every network. To connect with his agency, SLAM! Agency, find them at @weareslam and on the web at https://slamagency.com/.