On the heels of a highly successful Miami International Art Fair (MIA), International Fine Art Expositions has announced a series of MIA Encore shows. They will take place at Bayfront Park in the heart of Miami’s Downtown Arts & Entertainment District aboard the $40 million exhibition megayacht April 4-7 and May 2-5, 2013.
Each MIA Encore show will gather a carefully selected array of 28 international dealers who will present both established contemporary and emerging artists. Works will be composed of contemporary, cutting-edge art of all media including photography, painting, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry, installation and video.
In addition to the bevy of contemporary art works onboard, the fair will feature an exciting schedule of events including “ArtAfterHours Cocktail Cruises” Friday and Saturday night from 10 p.m.-12 a.m. and an “Art on the Bay” brunch cruise on Sunday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. All SeaFair cruise events are by separate ticket which can be purchased on IFAE’s website.
A highlight of the program will be “Appraisal Saturday,” on April 6th, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Miller Gaffney from the PBS Series Market Warriors will be offering complimentary art appraisals. The event will be followed by “Contemporary Passions for Art,” a lecture presented by Ms. Gaffney from 3-4 p.m.
For further details on “Appraisal Saturday” and a full schedule of events, please visit www.expoships.com.
In addition, MIA Encore will launch the inaugural Downtown Miami “First Friday” on April 5th from 6-10 p.m. in collaboration with the arts and culture community of Downtown Miami. This new cultural initiative shines a light on the growing art market in Downtown Miami, bringing together non-profit arts organizations and local galleries for special exhibitions, artists open studios, tours, exclusive openings and artist performances.
Admission to MIA Encore will be complimentary for the duration of First Friday hours from 6-10pm. Among the participating organizations are Bas Fisher Invitational, Dimensions Variable, TM Sisters, Turn-Based Press, Artisan Lounge, Etra Fine Art/Wine Bar, Nina Torres Gallery, Eleazar Delgado Studio, Giants in the City, Intercontinental Hotel Art Project Space and Art in Public Places.
MIA Encore will be located aboard SeaFair, docked next to the InterContinental Hotel at Bayfront Park, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL. Fair hours are Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6, 1–10 p.m., and Sunday, April 7, 1 – 7 p.m.
MIA Encore offers convenient valet parking and optional priority boarding. Tickets can be purchased at the door, $15 for a one-day ticket, $20 for a multi-day ticket and $30 for a Priority Boarding ticket. Advance ticketing is available on the fair website. As per United States Coast Guard regulations, all attendees are required to show a photo ID upon entry.
For more information on MIA Encore and First Friday, please visit www.expoships.com or call 239.949.5411.