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Preparing for Art Basel Miami 2022: An Art Fair Survival Guide

September 15th, 2022 Art & Culture
Preparing for Art Basel Miami 2022: An Art Fair Survival Guide

Fall is fast approaching, which means it’s time to start prepping for Art Basel Miami. An event of this caliber may be difficult for even the most seasoned attendees to navigate, but we’ve created a helpful guide on all you need to know to make the most of the show, while not missing a thing. Here are some things you can start doing ahead of time to ensure smooth sailing at this year’s Art Basel Miami 2022.

What is Art Basel?

The world’s premier contemporary art show returns to Miami Beach in 2022 for an exciting three days packed with significant works, films, exhibitions, panels, parties, and more.

When is Art Basel Miami 2022?

The 2022 edition of Art Basel begins November 29 (for VIP guests) before opening up to the public December 1 - 3 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. See their website for full dates and times.

Where is Art Basel Miami?

Art Basel Miami 2022 location:

Miami Beach Convention Center

1901 Convention Center Dr.

Miami Beach, FL 33139

How do you get to Art Basel Miami?

Getting to Art Basel is a breeze when you book your South Beach stay with The Sagamore Hotel. The 0.4-mile walk to the Convention Center takes less than 10 minutes! From the hotel, head north on Collins, take a left on 17th, and a right on Washington Avenue. Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft are available in Miami Beach, and would typically cost around $5, but expect price surging given the magnitude of Art Basel.


What to Pack for Art Basel Miami Beach

Art Basel’s bag policies are strict, so make sure you keep your items confined to a bag no larger than 16" x 8" x 16" (no backpacks allowed!). Comfortable clothes and shoes are a must for all-day browsing. Outside on-the-go snacks and drinks are prohibited (there will be food and beverage offerings on-site), and they’re stringent on camera sizes (only personal / non-professional and non-commercial use photography permitted also).

Read the 2022 guidelines and code of conduct so you know all the rules and regulations enforced during the art fest.

Book a Hotel Near Art Basel Miami

Art Basel typically draws over 80,000 visitors to the 6.8-square mile neighborhood of South Beach and hotel rooms fill up quickly. Book ahead at The Sagamore Hotel, which offers walking distance to the Miami Beach Convention Center, on-site drink and dining options like Water Lion wine and alchemy bar, a full pool bar, deluxe accommodations and an array of amenities, pool and beach access, and a unique glimpse into the art culture that embodies the very essence of the property. Check out our rooms here.

What to Expect at Art Basel 2022 - Galleries, Events, and Exhibitions

Over 200 of the world’s leading modern and contemporary art galleries set up shop in the Convention Center’s 500,000 sq. ft. of event space. Paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, film, video, and digital art from over 4,000 artists blanket the floor, from editioned pieces by young artists to museum-caliber masterpieces. Discover the leading galleries participating in this year’s fair, here.

Art Basel doesn’t end in the galleries. From special exhibitions to panel discussions and highlighted works, the art show is packed with programming. Special sectors include Conversations (a series of panels featuring artists, gallerists, curators, collectors, architects, art lawyers, critics, and the like), Survey (art historical projects), Kabinett (galleries present a curated exhibit featuring a single artist), Edition (significant and rare publications), Positions (a major project by a single artist), Nova (galleries present works created within the last three years), and Meridians (galleries present ambitious, monumental works in a designated space).

Art Basel Miami 2022 Tickets

Ticket info will be available beginning in October. Stay tuned to the Art Basel website to see when tickets go on sale.


The Sagamore Hotel, Miami’s Original “Art Hotel”

The Sagamore Hotel is located beachside in South Beach, just steps from the Miami Beach Convention Center and the historic Lincoln Road Mall. Read why The Sagamore is the ultimate Miami Beach Club experience.

Keep up with The Sagamore Hotel Blog for everything Art Basel. See A Look at Art Basel Miami and Miami Art Week at The Sagamore for more. 2022 editions coming soon.

Make sure to share a pic of what you get up to with #ArtBasel2022 and if you don’t already, keep up with us by following the Sagamore Instagram for vacation inspiration, our latest exhibitions, exclusive savings, and SoBe happenings. Stay longer and save! Explore all that sunny South Beach has to offer with up to 20% in savings with our Stay Longer, Save More package. Check out our exclusive offers, including one just for Florida residents.

Visiting during Art Basel? See what our guests are saying about us:

“Art Basel 2021 was dope, the NFT, the staff, the party!!! Busta Rhymes…I will be back! Such an amazing team, they took great care of my team. The art was something special. What a way to bring in Basel 2021.” - Jackie L, TripAdvisor

“We were lucky enough to snag a room for Art Basel, and this…boutique hotel was indeed part of the show. The rooms are very large, the location couldn’t be better, and the price was unbeatable!...Fabulous pool bar, easy access to the beach, and a great staff.” - Starchgirl, TripAdvisor

“Perfect location, walking distance from all the best restaurants, bars, clubs, and main shopping street Lincoln Road. Amazing bakery across the street called Rosetta Bakery!...I went during Art Basel, therefore they had added a ton of artwork which was really cool ! The pool was nice…the food, the beach, and pool…The service was great, everyone was so nice and friendly…the room was beautiful and spacious. thank you Sagamore for the nice stay..!!!" - Denisaantonescu, TripAdvisor

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