Artlog Hosts Annual Pre-Art Miami Party at SoHo’s Grey Area

Of course, the usual debate of where to stay pitted South Beach against the mainland hostelries closer to the action with the Kimpton Hotel's Epic Miami the Official Luxury Hotel of Art Miami being the hands down favorite for serious fair-goers, collectors and curators. Then again, quipped one guest, with Art Miami's Official Luxury Real Estate sponsor Christie's International Real Estate one could do a little high end real estate shopping for that perfect oceanside manse to hang those mammoth paintings.

Among the crowd were art consultant Jill Clark, curator Nick Cohn, Gene Bradley & Kelly Smith, Gary & Catherine Andreassen, Dawne Marie Grannum, Caroline Lieberman, Mia Baxter, Michael Vaughn, Harry Smail, Lauren Donnelly, Rebecca Brereton, Rubin Shafir & Katriona MacGiver, Stephanie Millar and scores more.

Art Miami kicks off the opening day of Art Week. The fair will commence on Dec. 4, 2012, with Art Miami's highly anticipated Opening Night VIP Preview, which benefits the Miami Art Museum. World-famous for its outstanding quality, extraordinary variety and stylish, gallery-like decor, Art Miami showcases the finest in modern and contemporary art from more than 125 of the most prestigious international art galleries. Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America's modern and contemporary art fair market. With its rich history, it is the original and longest-running contemporary art fair in Miami, and continues to receive praise for the variety of unparalleled art that it offers.

Art Miami is the must-see event for all serious collectors, curators, museum directors, and interior designers, providing an intimate look at some of the most important work at the forefront of the international contemporary art movement. (

Miami's newest international emerging and cutting-edge art fair will launch with a VIP Private Preview on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, coinciding with the 23rd edition of Art Miami. Trendsetting galleries from around the globe will exhibit in a state-of-the-art pavilion directly adjacent to Art Miami. CONTEXT Art Miami will feature a curated group of 65 galleries representing exceptional emerging and mid-career cutting edge artists, including solo artist installations, immersive environments, curated projects and multimedia exhibits. The CONTEXT Art Miami Pavilion will feature a VIP Lounge, Art Video New Media Lounge, performance stage, indoor and outdoor curated projects, and will be located just 50 feet north of the existing 125,000-square-foot Art Miami Pavilion.