Art Basel in Miami Beach, Florida was December 1st - 6th this year and I was happy to be invited to attend with the Vanity Fair Social Club through SheKnows Media. Art Basel is a huge art show that occurs annually in Miami Beach, Hong Kong and Basel where it originated in 1970. I was able to bring my family with me; we left on Friday and stayed until Sunday. I attended the event with Vanity Fair Social Club on Saturday at the Wolfsonian Museum and then attended the actual Art Basel showing at the Miami Convention Center on Sunday.
About Art Basel
Art Basel stages the world's premier Modern and contemporary art fairs, staged annually in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong. A driving force in supporting the role that galleries play in nurturing the careers of their artists, Art Basel frequently expands its platforms to include the newest developments in the visual arts.
Vanity Fair Social Club's Art Basel's events were hosted in Wolfsonian Museum which was a great experience since we were able to explore the exhibits and art of the museum while we were there.
It was a beautiful and memorable experience. I was also able to bring home about $300 worth of complimentary gifts that were provided by sponsors of the event.
This is the bar area where they were serving complimentary hot and cold beverages:
I did not plan to bring my kids with me to the Vanity Fair's events. I made a mistake and thought the Wolfsonian Museum is where the kids' programs were for them to attend but it was inside the actual Art Basel show in the Miami Convention Center...oopsie!
We were able to take them there the following Sunday and the kids enjoyed it, creating various art work with the Children's Museum and playing with the other children in the play area.
I wasn't able to attend the Designing an Empire with the set decorator of Empire, Caroline Perzan but I did attend the Periscope discussion with Periscope star, Amanda Oleandar and Lizza Morales. The discussion was inspiring and motivating as they discussed their tips and journey to becoming successes on Periscope. Amanda spoke about her passion for art and to stay true to your heart's passions and goals.
Here is a short clip:
I received a make up touch up with Sisley Paris. I loved the eye liner and lip stick! We also received some awesome complimentary beauty products as gifts.
We enjoyed the Lincoln Luxury Sound Experience where we were able to sit inside this beautiful car, the Lincoln MKX.
The goal was to create an immersive experience to highlight Revel Audio’s gorgeous depth of field in the new Lincoln MKX, the only vehicle where the audio system is currently available. Attendees were treated to four beautiful scores, composed by Paola Prestini, to evoke four different feelings: relaxation, revitalization, confidence and inspiration. The songs were accompanied by specially created visuals, which correlated with the feelings evoked by each sound.
Here are some images from the screen that we took during the sound experience:
LAFCO New York Products:
LAFCO NY also gave away complimentary gifts including a bar of soap that smells so good, I believe they said it retails for $40 (which I gave to my mom) and a sample of hand cream.
Trying on beautiful and fun hats at the Vanity Fair Social Club events...
She knows how to rock that pose!
Exploring the art work and exhibits inside the Wolfsonian Museum...
My son admiring art work inside the Wolfsonian Museum.
Inside the Vanity Fair room...
Inside the Wolfsonian Museum's Cafe:
Photos from Sunday when we attended Art Basel in Miami Convention Center.
Look who I ran into...Justin Timberlake ;)
It was raining most of the weekend while we were visiting Miami so we did get a bit wet but it was still an enjoyable experience.
Art Basel Miami 2015 was definitely one of the highlights of my year! It was a great experience and I hope to attend again next year in 2016. We also visited GameTime while in Miami, a family fun entertainment center with delicious food and fun games.
Did you attend Art Basel this year? What are some of the events this year in 2015 that you consider highlights of your year? Share and let me know, I'd love to hear about it!