When is Art Basel, exactly? Dec. 7-10, 2017.
If you think Art Basel is later than usual this year, you’re partly right.
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Most years, Art Basel in Miami Beach, sister fair Design Miami and the 20 other satellite fairs open the week after Thanksgiving. But Leap Years throw off the schedule.
Officially, says a spokesman, the first public day of Art Basel in Miami Beach falls on the first Thursday of December. This year, that comes Dec. 7 — two weeks after the annual turkey feasting holiday.
The fair, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, opens to the public at 3 p.m., Thursday Dec. 7, and closes at 6 p.m. Sunday. Day tickets cost $50 online, $60 at the door, $36 for college students and seniors 62 and over.
Sister fair Design Miami/ opens Dec. 6 in a separate tent at the Convention Center. Tickets cost $25 online, $65 for a combo ticket including both fairs.