So you’re on a budget or just plain cheap, but you still want to enjoy Miami Art Week.
Relax. This is possible, if you know where to go.
Here are a few of the free and inexpensive events (under $20) around town, from the offbeat joys of small shows like Fridge Art Fair or Ink and local community centers and museums — and even the Homestead-Miami Speedway.
The Art of Transformation: Opa-Locka Community Development Center has a series of Art Week events including exhibits of Haitian art masters and Mali’s Abdoulaye Konaté, a culinary event, a panel discussion addressing techniques and aesthetics informed by West African traditional practices and how the arts have played a transformative role in local communities. Dec. 1-4; 675 Ali Baba Blvd., Opa-locka.
Vizcaya: The palatial house and gardens are works of art any time of the year. But during Art Week, the home-turned-museum returns to its pre-COVID practice of art commissions with Wish Towers, by artists Jaime and Javier Suárez Berrocal. On Dec. 3, Vizcaya, hosts a 10 a.m. artist talk and brunch for just $5. Tickets at vizcaya.org/cap2022. 3251 South Miami Ave., Miami.
ARTZ 305: Many consider cars to be art, so perhaps it makes sense to use the Homestead-Miami Speedway as the site for ARTZ 305, a contemporary gallery featuring local artists. The effort led by County Commissioner Kionne McGhee opens at 6 p.m. Dec. 2 and runs from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 3-4. Information at artz305.com; 1 Ralph Sanchez Speedway Blvd., Homestead.
Passages: Presented by AIRIE, this site-specific, immersive installation brings the Everglades to Miami Art Week. Using projection mapping, video and audio that envelops an entire room, “Passages” will take viewers on a journey through the River of Grass at sunset, as the landscape transforms in the twilight. Open noon-4 p.m. Dec. 3-4. Carter Project, 3333 NW Sixth Ave., Miami.
HIVE: This annual event offers a spot for art lovers to eat, drink, enjoy work by mural artists and live music by DJs and other acts. Open Dec. 1-4 at Wynwood Marketplace, 2250 NW Second Ave., Miami.
Rock | Roll: Germane Barnes’ installation throughout the Design District features a series of whimsical seating capsules that rock back-and-forth when activated by users.
Typoe Sculpture Garden: Airbnb and Nasdaq have teamed up with local Miami artist Typoe to create a new public sculpture garden on The Underline to serve as a living, breathing space for connection and belonging. SW 1st Avenue (Across from 80 SW 8th Street)
Miami MoCAAD mural: Miami MoCAAD commissioned Overtown native and muralist/artist Reginald O’Neal to create a mural on the side of the union hall building owned by the predominantly Black International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1416 in Historic Overtown. Residents and visitors can scan QR codes and view interviews that tell the history and key contributions ILA Local 1416 has made throughout the community since its founding in 1936. 816 NW Second Ave., Miami.
▪ Fridge Art Fair: Fun and funky fair showcasing artists of all sorts. Through Dec. 3. 2705 NW Second Ave., Miami; 202-590-1357; Fridgeartfair.com; Free.
▪ Ink Miami Art Fair: Top-quality prints and multiples from major artists. Through Dec. 4. Suites of Dorchester, 1850 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; inkartfair.com; Free.
▪ MUCE Modern & Contemporary Art Fair: Showcase of work by 20 female and artists of color. Through Dec. 4. Kimpton Angler’s Hotel South Beach, 660 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305- 534-9600; anglershotelmiami.com; free.
▪ SATELLITE Art Show:, Exhibitions in shipping containers, performance and interactive experiences. Through Dec. 4. Indian Beach Park at 4601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; satellite-show.com; $20 for one day.
▪ Point Comfort Art Fair + Show presented by Hampton Art Lovers. One of the highlights of Soul Basel, with conversations, historic exhibitions and works by contemporary Black artists. Through Dec. 4. Historic Ward Rooming House and Gardens, 249 NW Ninth St., Miami; hamptonartlovers.com/gallery; Free.
▪ The Bass: “Phraseology” explores meaning conveyed through the language of art. Artists include Vaughn Spann, Faith Ringgold, Jamilah Sabur, John Baldessari and Rafael Domenech. Just in time for Art Week, The Bass unveils a mew mural by Mexican artist Jorge Mendez-Blake using every word and punctuation symbol from 99 early 20th century poems from Jose Juan Tablada. 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. thebass.org; 305-673-7530.
▪ Coral Gables Museum: Haiti-born, Miami-based Edouard Duval Carrie’s exhibit presents mixed-media engravings that serve as poetic odes to Caribbean literature and culture, rife with mysticism. 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. coralgablesmuseum.org; $12. 305-603-8067.
▪ El Espacio 23: “You Know Who You Are” comprises works acquired since 2017 by developer/collector/philanthropist Jorge M. Pérez of works by contemporary masters including Wifredo Lam, Amelia Pélaez, Loló Soldevilla and Zilia Sánchez with younger practitioners, including Raúl Cordero, Elizabeth Cerviño and Juana Valdés. 2270 NW 23rd St., Miami. elespacio23.org; 786-460-4790.
▪ The Wolfsonian-FIU: “Turn the Beach Around” revisits the avant garde interchanges between the musicians of Cuba and the U.S. from the 1930s to 1960s. Also at the Wolf: the role of maps and globes in defining the here and now, and work by potter Roberto Lugo. 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. www.wolfsonian.org; 305-531-1001. Free during Art Week.
▪The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami: Check out works by locally based artists Chire “VantaBlack” Regans and Didier William plus, U.K. based Leah Gordon. A tour with the curators and artists is at 11 a.m. Dec. 3 at 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. mocanomi.org; $10. 305-893-6211.
▪ Institute of Contemporary Art – Miami: “Progressive Aesthetics” features more than 20 works from the early 1990s by Michel Majerus, many rarely before shown. Also on display are new large-scale paintings by Nina Chanel Abney in “Big Butch Energy” and an examination of early work by the late Hervé Télémaque. 61 NE 41st St., Miami Design District. icamiami.org; 305-901-5272.
▪ Wynwood Walls: This year Wynwood Walls presents new outdoor work by nine global artists around the theme “Future Starts Now.” Highlights will include a new depiction of Tony Goldman by Shepard Fairey and a solo show inside the Annex gallery by Hebru Brantley. Tickets $12, details on Art Week events at museum.thewynwoodwalls.com
▪ Museum of Graffiti: Olé, an indoor/outdoor show with paintings, sculptures, and site-specific murals by four Brazilian graffiti artists— Ise, Thiago Nevs, Finok and Skola from Sao Paolo’s VLOK crew — inspired by a soccer game between Brazil and Argentina. 276 NW 26th St.; museumofgraffiti.com.
▪ Jewish Museum of Florida -FIU: No need to ask New York/Palm Beach artist Bonnie Lautenberg what she thinks about current events. Her solo show at the Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU, “Lady Liberty: A Bonnie Lautenberg Retrospective,” visually applauds freedom and women of strength. 301 Washington Ave., Miami, through March 26. jmof.fiu.edu; $12. 305-672-5044.
Pérez Art Museum Miami: Leandro Erlich’s first North American survey show, “Liminal,” features 16 works that draw from a familiar setting — an elevator, subway, classroom, hair salon, sidewalk — presented in ways that challenge perception. Here, fantasy and reality collide and meld. 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; www.pamm.org; $16 305-375-3000.
▪ De la Cruz Collection: This year’s show, “Together, at the Same Time,” juxtaposes paintings, sculptures, and site-specific installations. They include new acquisitions by Christina Quarles, Shara Hughes, Vaughn Spann and Xaviera Simmons. De la Cruz Collection: 23 NE 41st St., Miami. www.delacruzcollection.org; 305-576-6112. Free.
▪ Rubell Museum: The Rubells continue their commitment to young artists with shows by artist-in-residence Alexandre Diop, along with solo exhibitions by Patricia Ayres, Doron Langberg, Jared McGriff, Jo Messer, Clayton Schiff, and Tesfaye Urgessa. 1100 NW 23 St., Miami. rubellmuseum.org; 305-573-6090. $15. Extended hours during Art Week.