Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami celebrated a global showcase in contemporary art during Miami Art Week, reporting record sales and more than 6,000 guests at the Opening Night Preview Party. Both shows saw an increase of 5% in attendance over the five days.
To mark the commencement of the five-day global kaleidoscope in contemporary art, culture and entertainment, the annual Opening Night Preview Party took place on Wednesday, December 4th, sponsored in association with Jadot and Bulleit Bourbon. Guests experienced the Bulleit 3D Printed Frontier – a jaw-dropping 3D printed bar designed by the award-winning architecture and inspired by the iconic Bulleit Bourbon label and award-winning whiskey.
Guests lined up for hours for their own 3D printed cocktails and the debut of the new Bulleit Art in a Bottle Collection, with live demonstrations by contemporary artist Elidea, together with urban artist Jason Skeldon.
Thousands of the world’s most affluent art dealers, collectors, artists, gallery owners, curators and art enthusiasts attended the opening night extravaganza for Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami. Enjoying Louis Jadot Wines and hors d’oeuvres, as well as the hottest sounds, presented this year by San Francisco’s DJ Jazzy T.
This year’s shows saw a far more sophisticated audience, says Eric Smith, president of Redwood Media Group. “Through our ongoing and long-standing partnerships in the arts, culture and luxury lifestyle industry, we enjoyed a record attendance through the doors over the five days of Miami Art Week.
With both shows inside Mana Wynwood convention centre for the very first time, the experience overall was raised significantly from an attendee and exhibitor perspective.
Our exhibitors across both shows reported excellent sales and a far more qualified clientele of collectors and art enthusiasts.
We look forward to our future in presenting an elevated, world-class contemporary and fine art experience. I’d like to thank all our sponsors, partners and patrons for helping to make our return to Wynwood such a success.”
When attendees weren’t meeting the exhibiting artists and gallery owners, they were watching Artblend artist Anna Thurber take a chainsaw to a block of frozen flowers to create her next masterpiece. And street artist and muralist Cloe Hakakian used a Lamborghini Aventador-S as her canvas outside the main entrance, among other live demonstrations.
Spectrum Miami, presented for its 9th year, featured the works of more than 200 exhibiting galleries and artists from the Florida region, the U.S. and around the globe, informed by the 2019 curatorial theme [IGNITE]. Known for its urban and upscale works of art, the five-day show attracted more than 40,000 visitors and high-net-worth collectors who interact with the specially curated programming, while celebrating the fine art experience with music, entertainment and other special events.
This year’s Spectrum Miami included Art Labs, the Spotlight Program, Discoveries Collection, live art demonstrations and the new [LOCAL TALENT] Program, showcasing a curated group of emerging and unrepresented artists who created a special exhibition at the show, selected from a collaboration among local art institutions and galleries.