Scope Art Fair, Miami

Art Fair Guide 

Scope Art Fair, Miami

SCOPE art fair Miami is kicking off the art week in Miami. A guide to the fair’s focus, art highlights, galleries, after show party, openings and tickets.

Tom Fruin: Neon Nooses 2013. Natalie Kates Projects


SCOPE is one of the largest international art fair in the world and is known for its premier representation throughout the world. SCOPE thrives and executes creative representation for emerging contemporary art. The art fair is celebrated for its ability to showcase notable aesthetics that ultimately lead to cultural embrace and promote creative movements.  Attracting over 40,000 visitors, SCOPE is one of the leading progressive art fairs that not only fosters the creation of art, but also cultivates unprecedented creative thought in a variety of disciplines. For the past 13 years, SCOPE art show has been the trailblazer in the international art fair sector mastering the technique of representation of emerging yet relevant contemporary artwork. SCOPE art fair masters and engages audience participation with a partnership with VH1 music. VH1 music is an American music television company that also has established philanthropy projects for the arts. This year, SCOPE and VH1 will team up to celebrate art and music through the collaboration, You Oughta Know which helps create and promote awareness to help launch emerging musicians and artists. Visual artist, Hebru Brantley will be providing the visuals for an on-air program that will portray the value of the relationship of art and music.

SCOPE announced a new Director of Exhibitor Relations, Katelijne De Backer.  Previously Katelijne De Backer was the Director of the Armory Show for 12 years and helped establish the fair with continuous growth. 

This year, SCOPE art fair has created an environment for the viewer that is one of a kind. In a grand, 70,000 square feet white tent SCOPE is nestled in a highly visible location on the white sands of Miami Beach. SCOPE Miami complements the art deco motif of the legendary area, South Beach. Art enthusiasts will be admiring art in a one of a kind environment with an outdoor beach lounge area allowing the viewer to feel the sand between their toes.


An extensive representation of emerging contemporary art with a lasting world impression.

MATT HOPE: Armored Car. Ace Gallery


100 international exhibitors and 15 budding program galleries will leave any art connoisseur feeling satisfied and enamored with contemporary art.


DINE AND DASH: In a rush yet famished but want to embrace the cultural influence of Cuba? Head to El Mago de Las Fritas to try the traditional Frita Cubana ( Cuban hamburger) or the mouthwatering Pan con Bistec ( steak sandwich). This traditional meal would not be complete without a Batidos (shakes). This authentic dining experience will keep you wanting more. Webpage:

OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY OF SCOPE: On Friday, December 6th music and art will be fused with the official VH1 + SCOPE party.  Featuring a performance by Tegan and Sara and more dance tracks by DJ Cassidy. The official party will be invite only, however any art enthusiast can take part of the scene adjacent to the music, which will ultimately transform into another creative mecca.

DINE: For dinner or a late lunch try Wynwood Kitchen and Bar, which is located in the epicenter of graffiti masterpieces by legendary artists. Located in the famous, Wynwood Walls, you will enjoy a mouthwatering menu that is spirited and unexpected. Between the art that is adjourned and the tastes you will experience you will become obsessed with Wynwood Kitchen and Bar. After dinner explore the compound and let your eyes feast on the visual gems created by worlds greatest graffiti artists. To make a reservation and to learn more about Wynwood Walls go to:

DRINKS + DANCE : After experiencing Wynwood Walls, cross the street and experience some divine drinks and become captivated with Wood Tavern. The creative buzz and energy that fills the walls and floats from the tables out side is contagious. Music and or a live DJj will fill the air and will have you tearing up the dance floor.


SCOPE PAVILION: 1000 Ocean Drive / Miami Beach, FL 33139 / USA

SHOW HOURS: WED | DEC 04 –  SUN | DEC 08 | 11:00AM – 8:00PM

Platinum Preview Gala: MON | DEC 02 | 5:00PM-8:00PM – Invitation or Platinum VIP card for entry (or $150 donation at the door) – Proceeds benefit the Mourning Family Foundation
VIP and Press: TUES | DEC 03 | 1:00PM – 9:00PM (or $100 donation at door)


General | Wed-Sun | $25
Student | Wed-Sun | $15

Text: Meghan Corso

Future dates:
Scope New York: March 5-9, 2014
Scope Basel: June 18- 22, 2014

All photo credits: SCOPE Art Fair Miami