Art Week Miami Beach 2023 will offer internationally renowned programming and exhibitions including two new temporary public art installations on Española Way and along 41 Street in addition to the latest No Vacancy exhibit. Returning for its fifth year is the increasingly popular Miami Beach Legacy Purchase Program, which has acquired works by artists Sanford Biggers, Amoako Boafo, Ebony G. Patterson, and Farah Al Qasimi.

Exhibit Opening Event
December 5 from 1PM – 2PM
Española Way Between Washington & Collins Avenue

On View
Through February 2024
Española Way & Washington Avenue

Elevate Española will present “adora vanessa athena fantasia,” a newly-commissioned art installation by Brazilian artist Eli Sudbrack of collective assume vivid astro focus (avaf) on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Española Way. The work features five suspended large-scale portraits printed on both sides in avaf’s distinctively vibrant style paying tribute to Miami Beach area drag artist icons.

The piece is the third installment of Elevate Española, a temporary public art program launched by the city in 2022, which aims to enhance the corridor and encourage pedestrian connectivity to Ocean Drive.

No Vacancy Miami Beach

Exhibits On View
November 16 – December 14
12 Miami Beach Hotels

One of the other highlights of Art Week Miami Beach includes the fourth edition of the city-produced and curated No Vacancy, Miami Beach, which matches 12 artists with 12 iconic Miami Beach hotels. Funded in partnership with the Miami Beach Visitors and Convention Authority, this year’s art competition features $35,000 in prize money, including a $10,000 public prize by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau and a $25,000 juried prize to be decided by nationally-recognized art experts. Each artist will also receive a $10,000 stipend. The installations will be available for viewing between Nov. 16 and Dec. 14.

1. Avalon Hotel Miami: Gonzalo Fuenmayor, The Happy Hour

2. The Betsy South Beach: Carlos Betancourt, The Future Eternal

3. Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club: Christina Pettersson, The Garden of Evil

4. The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club: Samantha Modder, Source of All Hair, Wearer of All Socks

5. Hotel Croydon Miami Beach: Marco Inzerillo, SOBEautiful

6. Esmé Miami Beach Hotel: Leo Castañeda, Machine Mangrove Lobby

7. Faena Miami Beach: Liene Bosquê, Before Miami Design Preservation League

8. International Inn on the Bay: Alette Simmons-Jimenez, The Rain Room

9. Riviera Suites South Beach: Carola Bravo, Yield to Immigrant

10. Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel: Haiiileen (aka Aileen Quintana), Get Haiii All the Tiiime

11. Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach: Federico Uribe, Extravagant

12. Royal Palm South Beach: Laura Paresky Gould, Miami Color Theory

Exhibit Opening Event
Monday, December 4 at 1 PM
41 Street and Pine Tree Drive

On View
Through February 2024

The temporary installation along the 41 Street corridor, “Run run run like the wind” by Miami-based artist Edison Peñafiel, will be presented on Monday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. at Harry Liebman Square at the corner of Pine Tree Drive and 41 Street. The work is a selection of brightly colored banners that use lyrics from Latin American protest songs from the 1960s and 70s, including Victor Jara’s “El Aparecido” and “Run run se fue pa’l norte” by Violeta Parra. The installation tells a story of migration, and the push and pull of leaving behind what’s known for a new, uncertain future.

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