For a long time in Basel history, the festival brought with it established and emerging artists from all over the world, but often overlooked the locals themselves. However, over the last few years, more and more art fairs have been popping up that offer locals a chance at displaying and selling their work. Shows such as last year’s mIconic, and Gentleman Jack’s Art Beats and Lyrics events prominently featured local artists of many mediums. However, these smaller shows never really have the same kind of clout as the larger shows do, bringing in art buyers and collectors from across the globe who spend millions at Art Basel Miami Beach alone.
This year however, Miami’s Independent Thinkers, whose mission is to forster a creative community of artists in Miami has teamed up with SCope Art Fair this year’s edition of their annual Basel show. The move to Scope, which this year will be relocating from its former Midtown location to a new South Beach address just blocks from Art Basel South Beach and the UNTITLED art fair, places artists whose work is on display directly in front of the most respected art lovers in the world.
Because Miami’s Independent Thinkers displays art from local artists, through November 24, local painters, photographers, filmmakers, sculptors, animators, writers, musicians, performance and new media artists can submit their work for a chance to be a part of the exhibit. There are strict rules that must be followed for each submission, all of which can be found on the MIT website, and entries require a $45 entry fee.
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