Wet weather couldn’t keep art lovers away from Spectrum on Friday—thousands of attendees swarmed to the event to see stunning artwork from over 150 galleries and artists hailing from as close as Miami and as far as Argentina, Ukraine, Japan, Germany, Australia, and other international locales. Visitors got to partake in Meet the Artists events, see impressive installations, and purchase one-of-a-kind art from talented career artists.
Saturday’s show brings an exciting—and complimentary—addition! The Basel Food & Wine Festival, originally located around the corner from our site, had to move inside due to inclement weather, so the Fest will now be located throughout Spectrum and Red Dot Art Fair next door. Boasting local craft beers as well as brews from as far as Sweden, wines from Chile and Argentina, and other drinks, this Saturday night addition from 5–8 p.m. comes at no additional cost and features live music, refreshing libations, and all-around fun. Bottoms up!
More impressive sales rocked the show on Friday, such as the acquisition by a top collector of several artists’ works, including two Thomas Wargin sculptures, a Shelley Lake original, and four additional original paintings. Tape artist Max Zorn continued to sell his pieces quickly (over 15 so far!), as did Francesca Filanc, Tanner Lawley Group, Carolina Rojas, James Paterson, and Diana Vurnbrand Photography. And Adrian Albert reports that he found a buyer for the entire Robert Borgatta Sculpture collection that he brought to the show! Congrats to all exhibitors—we look forward to hearing more good news throughout the weekend.
Today at Spectrum, don’t miss the exciting live art demos and special Art Labs throughout the day and evening, as well as the Basel Fest drink booths from 5–8 p.m. More wonderful art is in store for you, now through Sunday; here’s a look at the full schedule of events. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest. See you in Miami!