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Art Miami's New Location Hopes to Ease Traffic, Parking Woes



    Art Basel Begins in South Florida

    The highly anticipated Art Miami and Art Basel events have arrived for 2017. NBC 6's Amanda Plasencia reports.

    (Published Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017)

    Art lovers looking to enjoy abstract works of art, twisted sculptures and neon lights will have to do so in an exciting new location during Art Miami this year.

    Overlooking the glistening water in Downtown Miami, the annual event kicks off on Wednesday at the former site of the Miami Herald building.

    “We’ve moved to our new exciting location down in Biscayne Bay nestled in between the Venetian Causeway and the McArthur Causeway,” said Art Miami’s Vice President Nick Korniloff.

    Meanwhile on Miami Beach, Art Basel is expected to attract more than 70,000 people, even as the convention center undergoes renovations.

    Sneak Peek at Art Basel 2017

    [MI] Sneak Peek at Art Basel 2017

    Take a sneak peek at Art Basel 2017.

    (Published Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017)

    The event’s new location hopes to ease parking and congestion woes, as nearly 1,000 hotels on Miami Beach remain closed for repairs after damages sustained during Hurricane Irma.

    "There’s a drop off and pick up and actually the water taxi will take you to the Marriott from the beach and you just walk a block. And there’s a six story parking garage,” said Korniloff.

    Miami Art Week officially wraps on Sunday, capping off the event’s 28th edition.