2015 Art Basel Miami Bashes You Don’t Want to Miss

Art Basel Miami Beach is back in the Magic City, and with it, a slew of hot Basel bashes that you don’t want to miss. For an Art Week 2015 you won’t forget, check out our list of art parties, lounges and see-and-be-seen soirées (all open to the public) that are sure to impress:

H+ Creative + IRIDESCENCE Kickoff Party


In Miami, there’s no bad time for a pool party – and no one knows that better than The Shore Club South Beach. Head there this Friday and dance the night away with hot DJs, inflatable pool installations, printed takeaways and art pieces from international contemporary showcase, IRIDESCENCE. While you’re there, checkout The Shore Club Galleries; it will become the semi-permanent home of an art exhibition featuring IRIDESCENCE’S 15 international contemporary artists for the five days of Art Basel Miami Beach. The Shore Club South Beach is located at 1901 Collins Avenue. This event is open to the public, with no cover. (Friday, December 4th, 9 PM – Midnight)

DJs & “Dawn of Man” at The Mondrian South Beach


This week at The Mondrian South Beach will be one for the books. Head there each night for haute lounge vibes, good DJs and strong drinks at its daily “Sunset Lounge” parties, or walk out to the enchanting pool over the weekend for DJs and a live, interactive “Dawn of Man” exhibit by GEN ART. Whatever you do, the party won’t end until Sunday, when the hotel will host an Art Basel edition of its Sunshine Vibes BBQ, featuring a rotating set of DJs all afternoon long. The Mondrian South Beach is located at 1100 West Avenue. All events are free and open to the public. (“Sunset Lounge” open from Wednesday, December 2nd to Saturday, December 5th, Nightly. “Dawn of Man” exhibit open to the public from Friday, December 4th to Saturday, December 5th, Nightly. “Sunshine Vibes BBQ” open on Sunday, December 6th, 1 PM to 7PM)

Book Signing Party: Hyperrealist Sculptor Carole A. Feuerman

Survival of Serena Pink Cap

This week, National Hotel will transform into an art lover’s paradise. In collaboration with the Design District’s Markowicz Fine Art, this art deco staple will become a temporary art gallery for Carole A. Feuerman – a hyperrealist sculptor and the originator of the “painting with fire” technique, where she pours, splatters and splashes six or more different molten metals to create unique art. Not to be missed? “The Golden Mean,” a 16-foot male diver statue representing the struggles to achieve perfect balance; and “Survival of Serena,” Feuerman’s first sculpture in a series of painted bronze pieces. And to really celebrate her arrival (and of course, Art Basel), National Hotel will host an exclusive celebration and book signing party with Feuerman on Wednesday, where attendees will get signed copies of her new book, Swimmers, and enjoy one-of-a-kind art displays throughout the hotel, live entertainment, and cocktails and bites from Tamara Bistro. National Hotel is located at 1677 Collins Avenue. Feuerman’s designs will be up at the hotel from December 2nd to December 6th. During the book signing party, lithographs will be available for sale from 10 PM to 11 PM. (Wednesday, December 2nd, 9 PM – Midnight) 

“INTERSECTIONS: Trans-cultural Expressions” Opening Reception

Ironside Carlos Salas

This week, Swerdlow Art Group will celebrate Art Basel Miami Beach with INTERSECTIONS: Trans-cultural Expressions, an exclusive exhibition and fusion of global artists, at Miami Ironside. Curated by Nick Swerdlow, director of Swerdlow Art Group and Vice Chairman of the board at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA), this showcase will bring together five artists from around the world – like Carlos Salas from Colombia, Sergio Payares from Cuba and Maximo Caminero from Dominican Republic, the latter of which is known for his artistic statement at Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s exhibition at Perez Art Museum Miami in 2014 – all of whom will present abstract paintings that find “beauty” in a world of chaos. And to welcome the exhibit to the 2015 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach in style, Swerdlow Art Group invites all to attend an opening reception at Miami Ironside’s main event space. Miami Ironside is located at 7610 NE 4th Court. This event is free to the public.  (Friday, December 4th, 7 PM – 11 PM)

Drinks and Live Music at Regent Cocktail Club

From Tuesday through Saturday, end your long day of art fairs, talks, artist events, celebrity spotting and more by winding down with a cocktail (or two) at Regent Cocktail Club. Located at Gale Hotel South Beach, this trendy lounge has a lineup of hot bands – like Arlin’s Trio, Cleaveland Jones, Wrestlers, and Canvas and Canere – and even UK-based artist, Aerosyn Lex, who promise to celebrate with you in style. Regent Cocktail Club is located at 1690 Collins Avenue. These events are open to the public. Drinks available for purchase. (Tuesday, December 1st through Thursday, December 3rd, 7 PM – 2 AM; Friday, December 4th through Saturday, December 5th, 7 PM – 3 AM)

Nightly “Le Baron” Parties at FDR Lounge


When it comes to exclusivity, there’s nowhere more elite than Paris-born nightclub, Le Baron. Now a major global brand – with permanent outposts in Paris, Tokyo, New York and Shanghai, and even a pop-up at the Cannes Film Festival – this distinguished, see-and-be-seen club is back again in the Magic City for its much-anticipated, 11th-annual Art Basel Miami Beach pop-up. Taking place at its Miami homestay, the FDR at Delano, this will be one week of pop-up parties that Miami’s finest will be clamoring (and hoping) to get into again and again. FDR at Delano is located at 1685 Collins Avenue. Entry based on doorman’s discretion. (Wednesday, December 2nd through Saturday, December 5th, 11 PM – Late)

Never Never


Ready to party? So is Never Never. Coming straight from NYC to Nautilus, A SIXTY Hotel, this A-list-only speakeasy and lounge will be hosting nightly pop-up parties all week long. Known for its laid back vibe and juke box sounds, this modern-day speakeasy has become the premiere destination for exclusive parties, haute nights out, and New York City’s hottest nightlife – and this week only, it’s here in Miami to show us how it’s done.This Never Never pop-up will be located at the Nautilus Cabana Club Beach Tent. Entry based on doorman’s discretion. (Thursday, December 3rd through Saturday, December 5th, 11 PM – 4 AM)