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Come to Miami to Bring out your Inner Artist

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Miami is known internationally for Art Basel Miami Beach, one of the world's three premier Art Basel shows. The other acclaimed art events take place in Basel Switzerland and Hong Kong. Visitors come from throughout the globe to display and view art, along with taking part in the many social and community events.

Visitors should be aware, however, that Miami and South Florida has a vibrant art scene that is active throughout the year. If you want to bring out your inner artist here are some of the gems worth exploring the next time you or your family visit Miami the city.

Arsht Center

Officially known as the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, the Arsht Center is one of the largest performing arts centers in the United States. Not only can you catch a variety of world-class performances but you will be stunned by the amazing architecture and spectacular views. It is well worth a visit to take in one of two free tours that are offered weekly, Mondays and Saturdays at noon. You'll get insider information about the center's architecture and enjoy dramatic views of the Miami skyline and Biscayne Bay. Be sure to check the center's calendar while visiting to take in a concert, play or other performance.

Miami City Ballet

Enjoy the classics as well as contemporary favorites brilliantly performed by the Miami City Ballet, a troupe of over 50 professionals. Started in 1985, the Miami City Ballet is a relative newcomer to the Miami art scene but it has quickly earned its reputation throughout the community. There is even a school for young aspiring dancers.

Museums

MuseumsMiami's commitment to the arts is evident in its wide selection of art museums. Start with a visit to the Perez Art Museum of Miami or PAMM. This was the first museum in Miami to embrace modern and contemporary art. The building itself is a work of art, reflecting the diverse culture of the city.

The Bass Museum of Art features a portion of the original Bass collection along with traveling exhibits from around the world. The Bass Museum of Art has a strong focus on art education and the impact art has on personal growth.

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in North Miami combines the works of maters with those of recently discovered artists to offer a striking blend of contemporary art. MOCA has about 600 pieces on permanent display along with about ten temporary exhibits throughout the year.

The Lowe Art Museum is a centerpiece of the University of Miami. Started in 1950, the museum has amassed a huge collection of over 17,000 pieces including paintings by Claude Monet, Medieval manuscripts, African sculptures from 500 BC, and more.

At about 55,000 square feet, the Gary Nader Art Centre is the biggest private gallery in the world. It includes Nader's private collection along with Sculpture Park and an exhibition gallery.

When visiting Miami be sure to visit the city's largest outdoor “gallery”, Wynwood Walls featuring the works of some of Miami's most talented street artists.

Wynwood Art Walk

Miami's vibrant art scene is fueled by a host of recurring events including the Wynwood Art Walk. The walk takes place in the revitalized warehouse district and includes some 60 galleries. Second Saturdays include food trucks and live music.

Staying in Miami

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