Warm up your sneakers download the app  and plan your attack to have fun at Art Basel Miami Beach.  Marking it’s 10th year in Miami, ABMB received a record breaking 700 + applications with more than 200 galleries being accepted to the main sector.  Hundreds more galleries also found homes in numerous satellite fairs throughout the Miami Beach and Wynwood neighborhoods.

With so much to see and do, you really must have a plan of attack. Paddy Johnson at Art Fag City  blog posted this link to a real jewel for Miami visitors and locals alike:  The Boyd Level Art Miami Guide   download it and keep it close.  Also check out the official ABMB website for continued updates and information as well as  facebook and twitter 

Fair viewing doesn’t come cheap. The main event costs $40.00 a day ($28.00 after 4:00) or $85.00 for a permanent pass and many of the satellite fairs range from $10 – $25.00.  After viewing the main event at the convention center you make want to pick a few other choice fairs like  Aqua , Art Miami ,Pulse or Scope  and then take advantage of the many free exhibitions and events offered throughout the city.

 FREE EVENTS ! include:

Art Public | Collins Park @ 21st St.  In collaboration with the Bass Museum, Collins Park will transform into an outdoor sculpture garden and performance space featuring renowned artists and emerging talents.  Art public opens on Wednesday, November 30, with an Opening night program featuring evocative performances by various artists and collectives including Theaster Gates and the Black Monks of Mississippi, who will respond to works on view through song and verse and the Alalaô Collective which will transport the Carioca spirit of Rio de Janeiro into Miami with it’s presentation of “Nimbo Oxalà”  by Brazilian artist Ronald Duarte.

Art Video nights | Soundscape Park | 500 17th St. @ Washington Ave.  New this year and in association with London’s Artprojx, Art Video nights will present six screenings over three nights on the 7,000-square foot outdoor projection wall of the New World Center.  Showings will be Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 and 9:00 PM admission is free so bring blankets or deck-chairs and enjoy.

Art Basel Conversations  | Convention Center Auditorium next to Info Zone D   Art Basel Conversations is an engaging series of conversations and panels featuring leading art world figures including artists, collectors, curators, and academics these conversations both challenge the mind and entertain.

More information on these events can be found at the ABMB website

Also Free!

Wynwood Arts District   |  Dozens of contemporary art galleries and art spaces are nestled in this ware house district flanked by the Wynwood Walls   a virtual outdoor museum of Street Art featuring international street artists including Shepard Fairey, Futura, Kenny Scharf, Sego and Saner, Nunca, avaf, Intersni Kazki, Neuzz, Gaia and more.

And ……  also free …….

 Rubell Family Collection   free to the public during Art Basel Miami Beach 2011

Seven, NADA,  Art Now , Ink Miami,

Zones,  Bakehouse Art Complex , Fountain       

&  The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood  will be free and open to the public 10am-5pm, Mon, Nov. 28th through Fril, Dec. 2nd and 12-4pm Sat. Dec. 3rd and Sun. Dec. 4th

So put down your knitting and warm up your shoes at Art Basel Miami Beach!