On Tuesday, November 30th, Art Miami (www.art-miami.com), Miami's longest running contemporary art fair and anchor fair to the city of Miami, will host its Opening Night VIP Preview to unveil an incredible showcase of works from internationally renowned modern and contemporary artists. The Opening Night VIP Preview will benefit The Lotus House Women's Shelter, a local and vitally important Miami charity. This high-profile evening is a must for museum curators, collectors, artists, connoisseurs, and interior designers the world over. Distinguished for its depth, diversity and quality, Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America's contemporary art fair market.
Art Miami is world-famous for its stylish gallery-like décor, its extraordinary variety and outstanding quality. The VIP Preview provides the first opportunity for collectors to purchase before Art Miami opens to the public the following day. The VIP Preview is also the first night of Art Week in Miami, the first week in December when the City captures the attention of the international contemporary art market.
This year, guests will enjoy an exclusive first view of sensational modern and contemporary works, featuring numerous renowned and cutting-edge artists. Situated in a newly designed pavilion, one-third larger than last year, Art Miami has grown to include over 100 galleries from 16 countries, and will showcase 700 artists from 70 countries around the world. From the United States, 300 artists will be shown from nearly 30 cities.
Art Miami's VIP Preview has become a "can't miss" for serious collectors and artists. Last year, over 6,000 guests attended the prestigious evening including Steve Wynn, Naomi Campbell, Frank Stella, Wendell Castle, James Rosenquist, and leaders from Miami society. The VIP Preview is presented by Bootlegger 21 NY Vodka, Mandarin Oriental, Miami, Florida International Magazine, Grolsch, and Segafredo Zanetti Espresso.
Proceeds from the VIP Preview benefit The Lotus House Women's Shelter, a quiet enclave in downtown Miami that offers a sanctuary for homeless women and infants in need. As a unique resource center and residential facility, The Lotus House seeks to empower women to improve the quality of their lives, achieve greater self-sufficiency and to transition them to permanent homes off the streets. This year marks the third consecutive year of the partnership between The Lotus House and Art Miami, which has already raised more than 50,000 USD. Art Miami will also employ a number of women from The Lotus House to work at the fair. The important partnership with The Lotus House is an integral part of Art Miami's larger commitment to the city of Miami.
Now in its 21st year, Art Miami will run from December 1 – December 5, 2010, in a state-of-the-art 100,000 square foot pavilion in Midtown Miami's burgeoning Wynwood Arts District. As the anchor art fair to the city of Miami, the fair offers a compelling array of artwork from over 100 prestigious international galleries and prominent art institutions. Exhibitions at the fair will include modern and contemporary paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and prints from Europe, Asia, Latin America, India, the Middle East and the United States. For more information, visit www.art-miami.com.
What: Art Miami Opening Night VIP Preview
Tuesday, November 30th
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM, Lotus House Benefit Cocktail Reception, 25 USD donation upon entry
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM Preview for Art Miami VIP cardholders and press