The Art Basel Guide for Kids

Art Basel is all swank and party and ephemeral experiences through art, music and all exposing cultures. Sometimes there isn’t room for the little ones and many parents (myself included) opt-out of the fun that our town offers. I’ve been attending Art Basel since 2004 and I’d hate to miss anything this year, like I did last year. So in order to take advantage of this wonderful fair in our backyard and include my kid, his baby friends, mommy friends and all the family I found all these events to avoid #fomo.

Additionally, The City of Miami Beach, in conjunction with the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County Transit,  will be providing trolley services between Midtown Miami and the Miami Beach Convention Center for the 2016 Miami Beach Art Week and Art Basel event. SEE Art Basel BUS ROUTES.

ONGOING KID-FRIENDLY ARTSY SITES

➕ Wynwood Walls: Fear Less- 12 New Walls

➕ Art Basel week @ Play-In: Indoor Open-Play showcasing a selection of artists

➕ Miami Beach Botanical Garden with furniture setups by Kannoa

➕ PAMM outdoor installations

➕ Art Kids at Art Basel Fair during show hours 

➕ New World Symphony: Art Base Film & Sound on the Wall

WEDNESDAY, NOV 30

The Bass Museum Miami Mountain Unveiling Celebration @ 6pm: Join us for the official unveiling celebration of Ugo Rondinone’s Miami Mountain at Collins Park, on the corner of Collins Avenue & 21st Street, just in front of the museum.

THURSDAY, DEC 1

PAMM Free First Thursdays: Enjoy free admission to the museum. Visit the outdoor installations and interactive exhibitions inside the museum!

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FRIDAY, DEC 2

‘Tis the Sculpting Season | Art Studio: Use your hands to bring to life creative art perfect for the holiday season. Explore different materials to sculpt tropical snowmen, create 3D holiday cards and more!

FREE fairs to visit: HIVE in Wynwood, INK Art Fair in Miami Beach

SATURDAY, DEC 3

Season of the Arts | Art Basel Special @ Miami Children’s Museum: It’s Art Basel weekend, so we are kicking off our Season of the Arts with all things visual.  Create a collaborative eco-art project inspired by Florida’s wildflowers with Miami artist Xavier Cortada. Channel your creative side to make Seminole art and patchwork clothing with the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum.

Introducing The New parents Collection by CYBEX at Genius Jones: Leading this exciting collection is the internationally celebrated product and interior designer, Moooi owner, and industry rebel Marcel Wanders.

Extreme Toddler Art @ Palmetto Bay Branch: Calling all toddler and preschool-aged artists! Flex your creative muscles with a unique hands-on art experience. Best for ages 2 – 5.

Creativity in the Community @ Main Library 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

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SUNDAY, DEC 4

Community Day @ Wynwood Yard: 1 to 4 p.m. Ricky D and Kids’ Art Workshop by Kulcha Shok

if you have a kid-friendly event please comment below to add!!