Art Show Brings Culture and Events Galore to Miami

The fifth annual Art Basel blew into town, where art lovers-from the novice to the adept-took advantage of the slew of events thrown around town.

December 22, 2006, 2:40 PM EST

At the Mondrian South Beach preview reception, Stoelt Productions suspended large screens above the pool to display design elements that will be featured in the units.

At the Mondrian South Beach preview reception, Stoelt Productions suspended large screens above the pool to display design elements that will be featured in the units.

It was that time of year again in December: not the holidays, which went on the back burner to make room for Art Basel Miami Beach 2006. Held a week later than usual, the annual art show sibling of Sweden's celebrated fair saw 200 galleries from the across the country, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa plus works by more than 2,000 artists. It seemed as if as many events took place around town because of it—with festivities taking place as early as two days before the Miami Beach Convention Center opened its doors on December 7. Here is a look at some of the highlights from this year's show.

Art Basel Kickoff Has Fun Elements, But No Art

Japanese Artist Debuts in Appropriate Venue

VH1 Promotes Show With Chill Bubbly and Cool Beats

Art Fund-Raiser Goes to the Dogs

Hotel Group Previews Property With Chic Reception

Crystals Exhibits Define Art Basel Pre-Party

Art Show Turns Guests Into Detectives

Gen Art Spotlights Interactive and Performance Art

Art and Fashion Team Up to Fight Breast Cancer

Read about Art Basel 2005:
Art Fair Spawns Slew of Parties

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