Art shows are hosted in cities around the world, but the annual Art Basel Miami Beach is a unique beast. Launching on Dec. 1 and running through Dec. 4, the art, music, and cultural event (now in its 15th year) has grown into one of the biggest happenings of the year. Tens of thousands of people descend on Miami Beach during the first week of December to experience the exhibitions and installations, walk amongst celebrities and major collectors, and fill their Instagram and Snapchat stories with FOMO-inducing views from the most exclusive parties and live performances.
Last year, attendees took in art created by some of the best in game, relived the history of Ronnie Fieg’s ASICS collaborations at the first KITH art gallery, and sweated out the toxins of the previous days at an art and concert series curated by Swizz Beatz, with Pusha T, Alicia Keys, and DMX as the headliners. It was lit before the internet ran that word into the ground, and Art Basel Miami Beach 2016 is sure to follow suit. A big part of the fun is learning about secret events once you’re on the scene, but here are a few that should be on your radar ahead of time.