If you’ve read about exciting parties at Art Basel, the cultural powerhouse that garners more than 75,000 onlookers and 250 world-class art galleries, you’re more than accustomed to reading three painful words: by invitation only. While breaking into Basel’s exclusive artist meet-ups and celebrity performances might feel like an impossible feat, there are plenty of accessible places to be and be seen. From Fauvists to fashion followers, there’s an Art Basel event for everyone.
Harper’s Bazaar Pop-Up Shop: Thursday, Dec. 4 – Friday, Dec. 5
Ever wish you could shop the pages of your favorite magazine? Look no further, sartorialists. As Harper’s Bazaar cleverly states, it’s “redefining pop culture with a new shop culture.” The fashion magazine is setting up shop at Soho Beach House from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., giving guests a chance to have personal style consultations and shop chic styles from the pages of Harper’s Bazaar. To book a consultation, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make Waves at Sense Beach House: Saturday, Dec. 6
Toast to a great Basel week at Sense Beach House alongside the impressive Gretta Kruesi, international street artist and pro-kitesurfer, with Make Waves. The new Miami non-profit will be hosting a poolside bash from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to benefit Style Saves, a local charity that donates clothing to underprivileged children. RSVP to PatriziaTrias@gmail.com.
Swig n’ Swine at The Broken Shaker: Sunday, Dec. 7
Pass the pork? We thought you’d never ask. Head to The Broken Shaker for Swig n’ Swine, a soiree hosted by The Bon Vivants from San Francisco, Esquire and Imbibe from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Philanthropic duo, Josh Harris and Scott Baird, have raised more than $135,000 for various nonprofit organizations by hosting delectable cocktail events. It’s Miami’s turn and the team will host a charity barbecue with unlimited punch and pork prepared by chefs from Macchialina, Pubbelly, and more for just $30 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Overtown Youth Center.
Art Basel: Thursday, Dec. 4 – Sunday, Dec. 7
While food comas and shopping trips are superb, let’s not forget the reason for it all—Art Basel itself. In the midst of partying and performance art, don’t forget to stop by the expansive showcase at the Miami Beach Convention Center. With galleries from around the world, Art Basel promises to be a cultural phenomenon filled with tantalizing lectures and provocative displays. Tickets can be purchased at the venue or at artbasel.com.