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Where to Eat near Art Basel Miami Beach

Miami is world-famous for its vibrant artistic scene, and one of the most vibrant expressions of that scene is coming up shortly: the 2017 iteration of Art Basel Miami, the biggest festival of contemporary art in all of North America!

And for anyone attending this outstanding art fair, you’ve got easy-to-reach gourmet excellence awaiting you right here at Mercato Della Pescheria: Our Italian inspirations and fresh seafood provide the perfect culinary complement to all of that stimulating artwork you’ll be swimming in during the proceedings!

Art Basel Miami 2017

Art Basel Miami kicked off in 2002 as a “sister fair” to the original Art Basel, which launched in Switzerland in 1970. (In recent years a third Art Basel fair has joined the family, this one in Hong Kong.)

Miami’s version—the crowning event of Miami Art Week—spotlights the work of better than 4,000 artists from all over the world and attracts nearly 80,000 visitors, including professional art collectors and dealers.

Art Basel Miami Venues: The Miami Beach Convention Center & Beyond

The action is centered on the Miami Beach Convention Center. A whopping 500,000 square feet of exhibition space is divided into nine themed sections that together encompass a dazzling spectrum of media, styles, and subject matter. The artwork on display isn’t restricted to indoor galleries by any means: Swing by Collins Park, the “Public” sector of the fair, to admire sculptures and all sorts of performance art, and head for SoundScape Park for video exhibitions on the 7,000-square-foot projection wall.

From concurrent exhibitions at local art institutions such as the Bass and the Perez Art Museum Miami and a host of satellite fairs to a steady stream of associated parties and shindigs, Art Basel Miami turns the whole city into an arts-and-culture soiree. It’s an amazing time to visit Greater Miami and a defining manifestation of the area’s long-standing focus on art and art appreciation.

Dine at Mercato Della Pescheria During Art Basel Miami 2017

Set as we are on delightful Espanola Way in South Beach, we offer Italian fine dining at its best within easy walking distance of Art Basel Miami’s varied venues. Make a reservation today for the December 7-to-10 window so you’ve got a masterpiece of a meal to look forward to while soaking up all the contemporary-art wonderments of Art Basel Miami 2017!