olalekan-jeyifous-web.jpgWith a pavilion themed around the art and culture of the African Diaspora, and housed in a grand 8,000-square-foot exhibition tent adjacent to the Lyric Theatre at 919 N.W. Second Ave., the Miami Arts Fair, the first of its kind to feature the art of the African Diaspora exclusively, is promising fare like no other Art Basel event.

Organizers say Art Africa Miami is set to serve as the cultural arts epicenter of Art Basel, and that the exhibition will host more than 50 contemporary artists and an unparalleled body of work selected by a jury of art professionals.

Panel discussions on the state of contemporary visual arts in the Global African Diaspora will round out the exhibition.

“South Florida temporarily transforms into an art mecca during Art Basel and we wanted to give people the opportunity to learn and experience the unique culture of our local Diaspora artists,” said Miami-Dade Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones.  

For more information visit artafricamiami.com and follow on Twitter @ArtAfricaMiami

Evening First Look
(By invitation), 6 – 10 p.m.
Hosted by Commissioner Spence-Jones

Black Art in America
and Non Radio Music
Mobile Media Lounge,
7 – 9 p.m.

Art Africa 2012 After Hours
Speakeasy at Avenue D,
10 p.m. – until


Art Africa Miami ArtsFair Exhibition
General admission,
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Art Africa Miami Exhibition
11 a.m – 7 p.m.

Diaspora Dialogue
1 – 3 p.m.


Art Africa Miami Arts Fair Exhibition
11 a.m – 6 p.m.

Closing Mixer at Soyka

7 p.m. – 10 p.m.