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What’s Happening at Art Basel Miami? Here’s nft now’s Events Roundup

BY Langston Thomas β€’

November 30, 2021

It’s difficult to understate the importance of this year’s Art Basel Miami. As one of the premier art shows in the U.S., Basel has been home to some of the most important contemporary artists and creators of culture. And in 2021, it’s no surprise that many of the leading names featured in Miami come from the NFT community.

At this year’s Art Basel Miami, we have the opportunity to look into the future, in which the worlds of traditional art and NFTs coexist in creative harmony. From nft now’s “The Gateway” to numerous major crypto and NFT activations, here’s a list of some of Basel’s most exciting and influential happenings.

Dec. 1: Pre-Events

DCentral Miami Conference

Where: Miami Airport Convention Center – 711 NW 72nd Ave

When: Dec. 1 @ 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

DCentralCon, founded by influential entrepreneur Justin Wu, will be holding its first annual conference concurrent with Art Basel Miami. Featuring discussions with some of the crypto industry’s top leaders and builders, the event will be held on both Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, prior to Basel’s opening on Dec. 2.

OneOf World

Where: Miami Supercar Rooms – 2022 NW 1st Court

When: Dec. 1 – 2 @ 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

OneOf World will be two days of immersive art, music experiences and panels from OneOf, the eco-friendly NFT platform built on the Tezos blockchain. The event is invitation only, but RSVP is still open on the OneOf site.

Blast Off: Miami

Where: Briza on the Bay – 1717 North Bayshore Drive

When: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

J1mmy.eth and Coin Artist help kick off Art Basel with a discussion about their NFT journey, the basics of NFTs, and why artists should care about this exploding scene. The event will feature art and appearances from numerous different project teams including Doodles, Fly Frogs and more.

FWB & Foundation Art Basel

Where: Space Park – 298 NE 61st St.

When: 7 p.m. – 12 a.m.

DAO cornerstone Friends With Benefits is teaming up with NFT marketplace Foundation for a one-night event featuring an eclectic and truly mind-blowing lineup of artists. Attendees need to own 5 $FWB tokens to RSVP.

Wynwood Studios

Where: Wynwood Studios – 150 NW 21st St

When: Dec. 1 – 4 @ 7 p.m. – TBD

Wynwood Studios is hosting four days of NFT afterparty exhibitions. Powered by FTX, the parties will start around 7 p.m. each night and feature live music from BLOND:ISH, Seth Troxler, Diplo and more.

Proof of Party Degenerates

Where: 3930 NE 2nd Ave

When: Dec. 1 @ 8 p.m. – TBD

Following up on their NFT.NYC event, the Seedphrase x Party Degenerates led Proof of Party returns. Attendees can expect sets from Dillon Francis, Jauz, nft now’s own Matt Medved, seedphrase himself and more.

0N1 Force Art Basel

Where: Moxy South Beach – 915 Washington Ave, Miami Beach

When: Dec. 1 @ 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

The team behind the influential 0N1 Force project will be in attendance for a one-night meetup at Art Basel. The event is open to the public for the first 300 attendees, and will feature an NFT panel discussion, live music and more.

Dec. 2: Day One

Art Basel Public Day One

Where: Miami Beach Convention Center – 1901 Convention Center Drive

When: Dec. 2 @ 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The first day kicks off with guided and self tours of Art Basel’s American show. Each day will see leading galleries from five continents showing significant works by masters of modern and contemporary art, as well as the new generation of emerging stars.

Aku World

Where: Wynwood Arts 29 – 95 NW 29th St

When: Dec. 2-4 @ 12 p.m.

Micah Johnson is bringing his beloved Aku character to life for two days full of immersive art and entertainment during Art Basel. The event will feature live NFT minting, merch, interactive displays and even performances from Kehlani, Pusha T and more.

Black NFT Art Coffee Meetup

Where: Panther Coffee (Wynwood) – 2390 NW 2nd Ave

When: Dec. 2 @ 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Community staple Umba Daima and Black NFT Art will be hosting a range of events starting with a midday cafe meetup. Black NFT leaders will speak about empowering established and rising artists within the NFT marketplace.

Miami Heart Basel

Where: Location TBA

When: Dec. 2 @ 1 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Two prominent NFT collections β€” The Heart Project and Doodles β€” will be joining forces for a one-night event during Art Basel Miami. Featuring pieces from a laundry list of incredible artists, live NFT minting, as well as performances from AminΓ©, D33J and more, it’s sure to be a truly unique experience.

The Gateway

Where: Location TBA

When: Dec. 2 @ 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Dec 3. @ 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

nft now and Christie’s joined forces for an immersive art experience that aims to bridge the gap between the NFT and fine art worlds. Dec. 2 will be an invite-only VIP event, while on Dec. 3, the gallery opens to the registered public. Register at nftnow.com.

Dec. 3: Day Two

Art Basel Public Day Two

Where: Miami Beach Convention Center – 1901 Convention Center Drive

When: Dec. 3 @ 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Day two of Art Basel’s American show. Each day will see leading galleries from five continents showing significant works by masters of modern and contemporary art, as well as the new generation of emerging stars.

BAYC Basel

Where: Location TBA

When: Dec. 3-4 @ 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

This Ape event is an unofficial BAYC and MAYC showcase hosted by Florida Bored Ape owners. Held over two days, the meetup will feature exclusive BAYC beer, guest performers and more.

A-TRAK & Friends

Where: Oasis Wynwood – 2335 N Miami Ave

When: Dec. 3 @ 9 p.m. – TBD

Legendary DJ A-TRAK and his record label Fool’s Gold will be putting on a one-night event during Basel. The party will be free and feature sets from some serious heavyweight DJs.

Dec. 4: Day Three

Art Basel Public Day Three

Where: Miami Beach Convention Center – 1901 Convention Center Drive

When: Dec. 4 @ 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Day three of Art Basel’s American show. Each day will see leading galleries from five continents showing significant works by masters of modern and contemporary art, as well as the new generation of emerging stars.

Gutter Cat Gang: The Outpost

Where: The Outpost – 398 NE 78 Street

When: Dec. 2 – 4 @ 4 p.m. – 12 a.m.

The Gutter Cat Gang is bringing the metaverse to IRL with an immersive, multi-day exhibit. The event will feature collaborations with Coinbase, Sandbox, Nicky Diamonds of Diamond Supply Co., Gxng Yxng and many more!

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Photos courtesy of Art Basel.

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