82,000 Attended 2017 Edition Of Art Basel Miami Beach

Attendance at Art Basel Miami Beach this year may have broken a record.

The fair organizers announced that 82,000 visited the fair this year, compared to about 77,000 in the past two years. In 2015, the announced attendance of 77,000 was said to be the record.

Fair space was also expanded by about ten percent this year, thanks to an ongoing renovation at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The renovation is expected to be complete before next year’s fair.

At the Resorts World Miami site, Art Miami and Context were expected to exceed 85,000 attendees, but haven’t announced final figures. The fairs inaugurated their new home this year on a freshly poured 250,000-square-foot concrete slab.

Both are among the highest attended art fairs in the world.

 

 

 

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Anonymous
3 years ago

The hotel & hospitality, Uber drivers send their thanks.. Miami Design District and ICA museum was a wonderful success opening up Phase II in time for last weeks activities.

Yohan Perez
3 years ago

Of course. 2 years ago during Art Basel, it rained like the end of the world is upon us. Also this year Art Miami moved to a A1+ space and location unlike the inconvenient midtown area with no parking. The current location had about 4000 parking spaces within a 5 block radius. Once the Miami Beach Convention center fully opens next year, it will be even bigger.

Afi Keita James
3 years ago

I will be going to art basel next year

Anonymous
3 years ago

It really showed in the traffic. It felt like 82,000 cars were on the roads. Really wish there was light rail or something in Miami Beach. Maybe they should create some sort of car exclusion zone around the convention center during Basel.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Looks like Kenny boy is bought and paid for by yours truly Mr. Perez. HAHA!

Anonymous
3 years ago

What you except from a Democrat who uses tax dollars to change Miami21 code to be gender neutral? As if he’d address the real issues with it, which Perez is always granted waivers for.

Anonymous
3 years ago

It also brought the city to a grinding halt all the way up to Fort Lauderdale airport. There are actual people here trying to live and these city takeover events like basel, ultra, and urban weekend make life hell.

Anonymous
3 years ago

When will the tent-city be gone?

Anonymous
3 years ago

it wont be taken down…will probably be used for other events during the years until genting builds or sells land….i live in venetia across the street…attended the art context tent and thought it was great….really dont mind the tents staying….but thats just my feeling

Anonymous
3 years ago

Can’t believe the city would approve those tents being up year round. They should be brought down after the event just as the tents on the beach are.