Art Basel is known for culminating a world of collectors, savants, and design innovators. A global exhibition showcasing the world’s most noted artists, whether emerging or existing. Among this culturally essential event is the plethora of art centric parties, private shows, and elite gathering of tastemakers.
1 HOTEL SOUTH BEACH
A prestigious locale of Miami took the cake at this year’s Art Basel for innovative daily activations, VVIP crowds, Celebrities, Tastemakers and Art Aficionados
Events at the eco-chic 1 Hotel ranged from daily wellness-centric activations dubbed as “RETREAT,” to the “Ethikal” fashion pop up shop, whichfeatured the best ethical and eco-conscious brands; its killer “Basel Castle” nightlife performances from world renowned DJs including GuyGerber, ‘90s House legend Armond Van Heldon; and the Electro-funk duo Chromeo. The hotel was the first Miami location to feature the famed Daybreaker party – a huge NYC event that incorporates music, dancing and yoga — all before 1 p.m. Described as an hour long yoga session followed by a two-hour dance party without any alcohol, Daybreaker was a massive hit. Two of the hotel’s exclusive art and design events – one in partnership with Architectural Digest, and another for contemporary artist Daniel Mazzone, who is being dubbed as the “the next Andy Warhol” — were on everyone’s radar and attended by VIPs in the art world, international tastemakers and celebrities alike.
ABOUT ART BASEL
Since 1970, Art Basel’s goal has been to connect the world’s premier galleries and their patrons, serving as a meeting point for the international art world. Now, over forty years later, its three fairs – in Basel, Hong Kong and Miami Beach – rank as the premier shows of their kind, presenting 20th and 21st century art with a strong curatorial perspective. Enjoy some of the highest quality artwork that has attracted the leading international gallerists and collectors, offering the show’s visitors the most important art that the world’s best galleries can offer along with curated offerings and exclusive events.
Returning for it’s 14th edition, Art Basel’s show in Miami Beach ranks the premier art show of the America’s. December 3rd – December 6th.
Dawn Garcia is an LA born and bred Hispanic Latina. Growing up in a mixed race family that assimilated, and another that didn’t really allow for curiosity, the culmination of both became the driving force for pushing boundaries, challenging the status quo, and devoting her life to the fight for equality and social justice. In a quest to go against the grain, she started writing at a very young age to process trauma and better understand her innate desire to live out her free-spirited nature. She is a journalist and screenwriter who has developed original TV series’ and films. Her genres of choice are drama, dark comedy, and comedy. Her strengths lie in empathetic story lines, descriptors and dialogue — both natural and raw — and while diffused with humor, inevitably she hopes to show the thread that connects us all.
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