Art Basel 2013
Since Art Basel’s debut at Miami Beach in 2002, it was immediately recognized as America’s premier show and among the international art world’s favorite winter-time event.
Art Basel 2013 will bring together artists and consumers on a unique stage that is both engaging and personal.
There will be premier artwork from across the globe with over 250 world leading galleries in exhibit.
“Modern and contemporary art of the highest quality, from classic forms to pieces by the most cutting edge experimentalists, are on display in a multi-sector format, making Art Basel a prized venue for both the artists and those who appreciate their work.” Art Basel
Art Basel 2013 will be on December 5th thru the 7th at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Pinecrest Gardens Events
Once again Pinecrest Gardens will be displaying “Nights of Light” throughout the garden.
Opening night will be on Wednesday, November 27th from 6 to 10 pm. Experience the enchantment of the holiday wonderland as the garden is illuminated with magical creatures and animated animals along with thousands of spectacular and sparkling holiday lights.
Nights of Lights will be on display until January 6th. General admission is $5 per person.
Versace Mansion Miami
ARTICLE FROM THE MIAMI HERALD BY MARTHA BRANNIGAN
The new owners who closed Thursday on the purchase of the former Versace mansion are considering using the famed South Beach property to showcase artists during Art Basel 2013.
Joe Nakash, chairman of Jordache Enterprises who outbid Donald Trump for the 10-bedroom, 11-bath estate, told the Miami Herald that one idea under discussion is to feature young artists’ works during the big international art show in December.
“Also, we have an opportunity to put mature artists or a mature collection in there,’’ Nakash said.
On Sept. 17, the property at 1116 Ocean Drive fetched a high bid of $41.5 million at a bankruptcy auction from New York’s Nakash and Gindi families, who own the Hotel Victor next door. Their company is VM South Beach.
Trump, the real estate mogul and TV reality show personality, who sent his son Eric Trump, bid as high as $41 million.
Nakash said long-term plans for the mansion haven’t been set, but he reiterated that he hopes to cut a deal with the family of Italian designer Gianni Versace to use the famed name and operate a boutique hotel there in conjunction with the adjacent Hotel Victor. The Victor recently reopened after a major renovation of the 91-room, Art Deco property.
Nakash said he expects Versace family members “to arrive in November to talk to us about certain ideas,’’ like calling the property the Versace Villa. “Everything is premature,’’ he said.
Versace bought the property in 1992 and, according to the Jills Team at Coldwell Banker, which helped market it with Fisher Auction, “invested $33 million on expansions.’’
Versace was shot to death on the front steps in 1998.
Pinecrest Gardens Masquerade Ball
Don’t miss this extraordinary evening of glitter, glamour and entertainment!
Pinecrest Gardens celebrates the return of the Masquerade Ball – this year, celebrating the passion of Brazil’s Carnival! Experience a breath-taking ambience and a magical backdrop for an evening filled with delicious food, excitement and too many surprises to describe. Indulge in Cocktails by Bacardi and fine wines, feast on a buffet of gourmet entrees and dessert, and dance the night away to the music of “Mr. Nice Guy.” Be a part of a captivating event you will not soon forget. Proceeds from this charitable event provide support for Historical Pinecrest Gardens.
The event takes place on Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 7 to 11 pm. Ticket cost in advance is $75 per person otherwise $100 at the door. You must dress in resort formal and your favorite mask.
Miami Harvest Festival 2013
The 39th Harvest Festival held at the Miami Dade County Fair and Exposition will be held on November 23rd and 24th from 10 am to 5 pm.
The event includes handmade creations, arts and crafts, creative gifts and home accessories, jewelry, quilts, candles, handcrafted furniture, plants, pet items, plus more. There will also be delicious foods, live entertainment, a Santa’s work shop, model train village, free kids’ zone, free petting zoo, antique cars and more.
For additional information such as cost visit www.miamiharvest.com
Festival of the Trees, a South Florida Tradition
FIU’s 27th annual Festival of the Trees has become a South Florida tradition, marking the start of the holiday season for over a quarter of a century. Since its inception, the Festival of the Trees has united the region’s premier design professionals in this celebration of the holiday season’s shapes, colors, light and poetry. The event showcases the unique creativity of the community by engaging local, nation and international designers in the design of holiday trees made from every imaginable material.
For our 27th year, the Festival focus is on supporting cultural diversity through design, and encouraging global connectivity among peoples, ideas, and interdisciplinary fields of thought. The point of departure for the designs are representative of the holiday spirit, but does not have to be a tree.
The trees are also auctioned at the event, and become holiday decoration by the winning bidders.
For more information visit www.festivalofthetrees.net