Art Basel Miami Beach
Art Basel organizers canceled the annual art fair in Miami Beach due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The renowned art showcase attracts tens of thousands of visitors from around the world to the Miami metro area, but the pandemic forced numerous travel restrictions to and from Florida.
Additionally, large group gatherings are still prohibited in Miami-Dade County, which made the staging of a large-scale event like Art Basel no longer an option, according to a a press release.
Art Basel was scheduled for Dec. 3-6 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
“It is with great regret and disappointment that we announce the cancellation of our December show in Miami Beach, as we know how crucial our show is for our galleries, as well as for the greater Miami arts community and economy,” said Noah Horowitz, Art Basel’s director of U.S. shows. “We thank everyone who shared their perspectives and insights with us over the past months and weeks and look forward to returning to Miami Beach next year to deliver a successful show.”