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Unusual Ways to Experience the Miami Art Scene

September 30th, 2020 Art & Culture
Unusual Ways to Experience the Miami Art Scene

With nearly a century of storied art history, Miami has much more to offer than the usual big-ticket art fares and museums. Go forth and delve into the unconventional! Here are a few unusual ways to experience the Miami art scene.

View Great Art for Free

Sampling all of Miami’s art scene can add up quickly. Save in the city by visiting art galleries and the country's leading contemporary art museums at no cost. Even the best of museums offer hours or days where admission is complimentary. Visit Where to Find Free Art in Miami to find out how you can gain free entry into The Bass, Institute of Contemporary Art, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Art Deco Museum.

Witness art in the making at Sagamore Hotel

Miami’s original “art hotel” has long been an open canvas for world-acclaimed muralists. The Sagamore continues its long-time tradition with Street Art as visiting world-acclaimed artists paint murals on the Sagamore Walls. The paintings are inaugurated during the annual Art Week Brunch each December and remain on view until the following Art Basel.

Another point of interest at The Sagamore is the Staircase Project, a collaborative project among Artist Lorna Samara Ash and six Miami-based artists that began in 2008. Each artist created an elaborate mural along the staircase at The Sagamore using their own personal artistic expressions. The project was later expanded to include works from Miami’s New World School of the Arts alumni. The Staircase Project now extends from the basement to the sixth floor of the hotel. Visit The Sagamore to view the continuous, harmonious piece of art.

Eat at an Artsy Restaurant

Get your art fix while sampling the local fare at Miami’s artsy restaurants. Select bars and restaurants around the city are adorned with edgy street and contemporary art. Enjoy Miami-inspired contemporary cuisine while perusing works from local artists. From Wynwood Bar & Kitchen to R House, read all about our favorite artsy eateries on our Blog.

Get an Inside Look at Outside Art Installations

From colorful street art to larger-than-life sculptures, a bounty of sizable artworks overtake Miami’s open spaces. Visit our guide to Miami’s street art, where we direct you to some of the most notable works in Wynwood, Downtown Miami, Little Havana, and Brickell. Take a stroll to one of the city’s many outdoor sculptures. The Sagamore’s newly renovated Sculpture Garden is a great place to start. Discover contemporary masterpieces like the pink melted lollipop, Gillie and Marc’s Paparazzi Dogs and Rabbitwoman, Idan Zareski’s Babyfoot, and Rubem Robierb’s Dream Machine butterfly wings. Check out the 42-foot-tall fluorescent Miami Mountain sculpture on the grounds of The Bass before crossing the bay to the Design District. Miami’s Design District is known for its large scale public works dotting the streets. Visit the geodesic Fly’s Eye Dome by Buckminster Fuller, the 10-foot SOLO Cup that is Jokester 2 by Paula Crown, and French artist Xavier Veilhan’s sculpture of architect Le Corbusier.


Experience the best of Pérez Art Museum Miami in the comfort of your own home. Miami’s leading modern and contemporary art museum is dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries. What makes PAMM so special is their commitment to highlighting Miami’s diverse community and unique cultural heritage in the collection. Visitors can now experience art and community through PAMM wherever they are. Check out their digital museum to gain access to virtual tours, art-making workshops, art talks, current exhibitions, and more.

From insta-worthy art spaces to an in-depth look at Miami’s art history, stay up to date with the Sagamore Blog for everything ‘art’.

Enjoy 24-hour access to Sagamore’s Sculpture Garden and exhibition space during your stay. Guests also save 10% on tickets to the Museum of Graffiti using the code ‘SAGAMORE’. Tell them we sent you! Choose from our best rates and special offers when you book direct with The Sagamore Hotel South Beach, an iconic Miami Beach destination known for its unique collection of contemporary art, spacious suites, and prime location only steps from the Art Deco District, The Bass, and the white sands of SoBe.

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