DECEMBER 1: DAY 1
The first EcoArtFashion Week—five days and nights celebrating the creative arts and environmental awareness—kicks off today at South Beach’s Albion Hotel. Events include anticipated runway shows from the vintage store C. Madeleine’s, the students of Miami’s Design Architecture Senior High and founder Luis Valenzuela, featuring his Upcycled Couture collection. 1650 James Ave., Miami Beach
Celebrating its 21st year, Art Miami—the city's most venerable fair—returns with a 100,000 square-foot pavilion in midtown Miami. More than 100 galleries and institutions will showcase works from Europe Asia, Latin America, India, The Middle East and the United States. N.E. First Ave., Between N.E. 31st and 32nd Streets
The cutting-edge works at Scope Miami never fail to engage, delight and (sometimes) shock. See what the 60 international galleries showing at this year’s fair have up their sleeves. 3055 N. Miami Ave., Miami
DECEMBER 2: DAY 2
The incredibly creative artist collective FriendsWithYou launches its fun-filled inflatable-sculpture show “Rainbow City,” with Paper magazine and a performance by N.E.R.D. 3930 NE Second Ave., Miami
Pulse Miami returns to downtown’s Ice Palace space with more than 80 international galleries featuring contemporary and emerging work from vital new artists. As always, the scene will be as great as the art. 1400 N. Miami Ave., Miami
Continuing its longtime association with Art Basel Miami Beach, Cartier presents an installation by whimsical Japanese filmmaker and artist beat Takeshi Kitano in The ABMB VIP lounge. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr.
DECEMBER 3: DAY 3 The Webster Miami presents an exhibition resulting from the collaboration of the esteemed Pringle of Scotland clothing company and London’s Serpentine Gallery. Among those toasting the works of such modern talents as Ryan McGinley and Terry Jones will be Pringle spokesperson/ actor Tilda Swinton. 1220 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Again owning the Friday of ABMB week, The Wolfsonian–FIU throws a VIP open house celebrating its performance-art installation, Seduce Me, a delightful project exploring the seduction rituals of animals and insects starring Isabella Rossellini with sets and props by Andy Byers. 1001 Washington Ave., Miami
DECEMBER 4: DAY 4
The Miami Art Museum holds its annual MAM Ball gala fundraiser, this year celebrating the groundbreaking of its new Herzog & de Meurondesigned home in Bicentennial Park. Mandarin Oriental, Miami, 500 Brickell Key Dr.
Nick Cave’s extraordinary Soundsuits are the lure at West Palm Beach’s Norton Museum of Art, but don’t miss the high Deco work of John Storrs while you’re there. 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach
Renowned curator and gallerist Milagros Maldonado has repurposed Wynwood’s Dorissa Building as the new home of the Miami Biennale foundation. The 25,000-square-foot space’s opening exhibitions are “The Abstract World of Leo Maitz” and “Beyond the Erotic From the Collection of Milagros Maldonado.” 2751 N. Miami Ave., Miami
Micro-sculptor Willard Wigan, renowned for his Pop-infused works that can sit in the eye of a needle, has launched a Miami gallery for art-fair season. (Of course, a new piece features the trio of James, Wade and Bosh.) Willard Wigan Gallery, 3252 NE First Ave., Miami