Over the next few minutes we will be breaking down everything we know about art in Miami in full detail and our first section will fully cover the best art galleries and museums near you.
After that we will get into a variety of other topics like art supply stores, events, festivals, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, local sculptures and statues, art classes, studios for rent, and the top frame shops in your area.
You can jump straight to any section that interests you most by using the table of contents on the left and we are also including a Miami art map with all of the spots we mention throughout the post pinned on it.
More of our posts on everything creative around the Southeast at that link if you want to compare the scene here to others in the region.
Best Art Galleries & Museums In Miami
If you want to check out the best art galleries and museums in Miami then we suggest you head to:
- Pérez Art Museum at 1103 Biscayne Blvd
- The Bass at 2100 Collins Ave
- Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at 10975 SW 17th St
- Museum of Contemporary Art at 770 NE 125th St
- World Erotic Art Museum at 1205 Washington Ave
- Vizcaya Museum & Gardens at 3251 S Miami Ave
- Rubell Museum at 1100 NW 23 St
- Fredric Snitzer Gallery at 1540 NE Miami Ct
- Mindy Solomon Gallery at 848 NW 22nd St
- David Castillo Gallery at 3930 NE 2nd Ave #201
- Avant Gallery at 701 S Miami Ave
- The Bonnier Gallery at 3408 NW 7th Ave
- Abra Gallery at 713 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
- Bellagio International Gallery at 806 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
- Mac Fine Art Gallery at 833 NE 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
- Artblend Gallery at 17 SE 24th Ave, Pompano Beach
- Art Connection at 2860 Center Port Cir, Pompano Beach
- OMGallery at 2900 W Sample Rd, Pompano Beach
The Pérez Art Museum (PAMM) is a modern and contemporary museum devoted to collecting and displaying international art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries with exhibits that emphasize the areas diverse community and key geographic location at the America’s crossroads. The PAMM is generally open from 11am to 6pm Friday through Monday and on Thursdays they don’t close until 9pm, just don’t go on Tuesday or Wednesday because they will be closed.
The Bass Museum of Art was established in 1964 after John and Johanna Bass donated a private collection to the city. The Bass is open from noon to 5pm Wednesday through Sunday and focuses on international contemporary art exhibitions presenting mid-career and established creators who embody the spirit and international culture of the city.
The Frost Art Museum gives the public unrestricted access to world-class works from all cultures and time periods from 11am to 5pm daily except for Monday when they are closed. The permanent collection of The Frost contains about 6,000 artifacts including a strong representation of American prints from the 1960’s and 1970’s, photography, and pre-Columbian objects dating from 200-500 AD.
The Museum of Contemporary Art grew out of the original Center of Contemporary Art which opened in 1981 with a single gallery space. MOCA is home to nearly 400 pieces by local, national, and worldwide contemporary artists like Pablo Cano, Teresita Fernandez, Keith Haring, Alex Katz, Edward Ruscha, and George Segal. The Museum erected a new building in 1996 designed by Charles Gwathmey of GSNY but like some others on this list they are closed on Monday and Tuesday.
The World Erotic Art Museum is located in the city’s Art Deco zone and has a collection that ranges from modern works to ancient relics from Picasso to Pompeii. WEAM is home to the largest private erotica collection in the United States with over 20 rooms and 12,000 square feet which you can check out from 11am to 6pm daily.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a national historic landmark that protects its cultural and natural resources. Vizcaya was built between 1914 and 1922 as the holiday house of farming industrialist James Deering and is one of the most complete specimens of this era in American history. It has a Main House with a decorative art collection, 10 acres of formal gardens, a rockland hammock, a mangrove shore, and a historic village that is being restored to tell the full story of Vizcaya and provide additional spaces for programs and community outreach including agricultural programs. Visit from 9:30am to 4:30pm any day but Tuesday.
Art Connection is a leading source of framed art in your area for designers, galleries, and merchants with over 30 years of experience in the fine art and custom framing industries. Its 45,000-square-foot showroom in Pompano Beach is open from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday and from 11am to 5pm on Saturday while being home to over 4,000 works as well as metal and resin sculptures, vases, lamps, Italian accessories, and “Melting” sculptures.
OMGallery is a quirky colorful business that focuses on handmade and fair-trade items from California and around the world. They are open from 9:30am to 5:30pm on weekdays, until 6pm on Saturday, and from 10am to 6pm on Sunday.
Materials & Supplies Near You
The best local stores to buy art supplies and materials are:
- Rex Art Supplies at 5806 Commerce Ln
- Id Art Supply & Custom Framing at 1470 Biscayne Blvd
- Easel Art Supply Center at 470 NE 167th St
- Jerry’s Art Supply Wholesale Club of Miami at 6448B S Dixie Hwy
- Blick Art Materials at 6250 S Dixie Hwy
- Michaels at 8287 W Flagler St
- Art Express Miami by Anwar at 12022 SW 88th St
- Blick Art Materials at 2384 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale
- Michaels at 3559 N Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach
Rex Art takes pride in offering the creative community a superb assortment of arts, crafts, graphics, books, and frame supplies just as it has for over sixty years.
Easel Art Supply in Miami and West Palm Beach sell a large selection of ready-made frames at low costs. Diplomas, sports jerseys, acrylic, watercolor, and oil paintings can all be framed plus they are a good place to buy other supplies and materials.
Jerry’s Art Supply & Framing Wholesale Club is another great place to buy art materials near you. They boast a diverse selection of high-quality art supplies, including pencils, pens, paper, paints, frame equipment, and various other mediums.
The Blick art store in your area sells a wide range of supplies, craft tools, and one-of-a-kind gift products.
Art Express provides a full-service factory on-site along with a diverse range of art works in their gallery, with a price and style to suit every budget.
We doubt we need to tell you what a chain store like the Michaels in town have to offer.
Shows & Events
There are some great art shows, festivals, and events held throughout the year:
- Art Wynwood in February
- The Coconut Grove Arts Festival in February
- The South Miami Rotary Art Festival in February
Art Wynwood has been South Florida’s main winter destination for contemporary and modern art since 2012. Collectors can acquire curated pieces from emerging talent in the contemporary market, mid-career creators, and blue-chip contemporary, post-war, and modern masters in addition to an elevated assortment of murals, pop surrealism, street work, and other genres.
The Coconut Grove Arts Festival is one of the year’s most important art events and there will be three days of gourmet exhibits, live performances, and family spaces to keep you busy so that everyone will have fun. With Biscayne Bay as a backdrop more than 360 internationally acclaimed and jury-selected artists present their stunning creations.
The South Miami Rotary Art Festival is entirely produced by the Rotary Club and its Foundation. Over the years the program has enlisted the help of local musicians to perform at this judged event who brings in creators from all across the US and Canada.
Art Dealers & Appraisers
You can add a new piece to your collection or see if these art dealers and appraisers near you can fill you in on the true value of something:
- South Art Dealer at 7480 Bird Rd #660
- Yeelen Group at 294 NW 54th St
- Carousel Art Group at 53 NE 31st St
- Espitia Hospitality Art Suppliers at 2294 NW 2nd Ave #C
South Art Dealer is an innovative platform that takes paintings, sculptures, photographs, serigraphs, and etchings to collectors’ doorsteps in your area, Fort Lauderdale, and New York.
Yeelen Group is a modern art gallery dedicated to promoting and expressing contemporary urban culture. The Gallery maintains four exhibition rooms and focuses on figurative works, realism, and symbolism through the use of various mediums such as painting, photography, and sketching.
Carousel Art Group is a service organization that works with commercial real estate, individual houses, and corporate clients all around the world. Artists offer both limited edition prints produced by the group as well as original works for lease and sale on the site.
Espitia Hospitality Art Suppliers is a content and experiential marketing via art agency ready to produce your ideas and projects.
If you want to check out a lot of creative things these local art walking tours will point you in the right direction:
- Wynwood Art Walk Tours at 404 NW 26th St
- Miami Design District Art Tours at 4000 NE 1st
- Art Deco Walking Tour at 610 Jefferson Ave #7
- Miami Art Tours at 2303 NW 2nd Ave
- FATVillage Art Walk at 521 NW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale
Wynwood Art Walk is an annual event that specializes in tours in the Wynwood Art District. It has an extensive schedule of public walking tours including their Best of Wynwood Tour and Wynwood Graffiti Golf Cart Tour, and offers customized private tours and graffiti painting activities to families, reunions, bridal parties, and others.
The Miami Design District provides a free guided tour of the neighborhood’s world-class public art, architecture, and temporary projects and exhibitions made possible by the district.
Art Deco Tours is a licensed and insured boutique tour operator in South Beach and Little Havana that specializes in small groups or personalized tours.
Miami Art Tours offer a personal and culturally diverse experience without the hassle of operation hours and out-of-date maps. This gives clients unrivaled access to the district’s most important galleries and private collections in your area with transportation provided from major hotels and private residences in Dade County.
FATVillage is Fort Lauderdale’s original art walk and since the early 2000’s it has been culturally enriching the greater community by gathering a really diverse throng of people to enjoy art, crafts, music, food, and fun.
Sculptures & Statues
There are some very unique sculptures and statues in your area and some of the best are:
- The Tower Of Snow Statue at the corner 6th St & Biscayne Blvd
- Carbonell Sculptures at 1581 Brickell Ave #1905
- Sobe Is Love at 600 Washington Ave
- See you there Dudali by Beju at E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
Enrique Martnez Celaya created the bronze artwork Tower of Snow which depicts a young man on crutches carrying a house on his back.
Carbonell Sculptures is the Administrator of Sculptor Manuel Carbonell’s works serving as the Artist’s source for collaboration with important national and international galleries in addition to chosen dealers and consultants.
Claudio Ciaravolo, a prominent Italian artist, and Valerio Spinaci, the project’s managing and creative director, created SoBe to launch the SoBe is Love public art project.
LeJobart is a collaborative duo that has worked with municipalities and developers to arrange, manage, design, and install public art near you.
Miami Art Classes
Whether you need lessons for kids or are an adult who wants to grow his skills you have some options. Some of the best Miami art schools and classes can be found at:
- Miami Fine Arts Academy at 3191 Coral Way #104
- Miami Arts Charter School Wynwood at 95 NW 23rd St
- Art Florida Academy at 4241 SW 75 Ave
- Miami Art Club at 4277 SW 75th Ave
- Reach For the Arts at 13380 SW 131st St #115
- Joe Picasso’s at 1600 NE 26th St, Fort Lauderdale
- Art It Art Studio at 124 SW 15th St, Pompano Beach
Since 2009 Miami Fine Arts Academy has been a dedicated advocate for all things creative delivering quality education to hundreds of students. The Academy was originally founded in a three-classroom location in Coral Gables with only 12 students.
Miami Arts Charter School in Wynwood provides a diverse educational experience through college-prep academic curricula with visual and performing arts disciplines.
Art Florida Academy has dedicated itself to preserving the educational methods, traditions, and techniques of the past masters in order to create the finest quality of unique fine pieces. Throughout the year they host seminars, talks, guest artists, and exhibitions in their studio.
Miami Art Club is a non-profit organization that promotes drawing and painting lessons for all skill levels at an affordable price in a pleasant stress-free environment where professional instructors provide one-on-one tuition in a small group setting. MAC members and guests can choose their schedule, instructor, medium, and present their work in their studio and gallery.
The formal side of art is hidden beneath everything they create at Reach for the Arts. Texture, color, balance, and other concepts can be taught to children in a variety of methods.
Joe Picasso’s is an interactive studio in which you play the role of the artist. Pottery painting, clay hand-building, canvas painting, glass painting, wheel pottery, glass fusing, and constructing your own mosaic masterpiece are all options and there is also a separate space for private parties.
Art It Art Studio sells paintings and has a virtual show that is updated on a regular basis. Individual and small group workshops for children and adults are available by appointment only.
Art classes in your area are also available at other places we have mentioned like Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Studios For Rent Near You
See if there is any art studio space in Miami available at:
- VAG Studio at 201 NW 73rd St
- Fountainhead Studios at 7338 NW Miami CT
- 27/20 Artist Studios at 2630 NW 20th St
- Yo Space at 294 NE 62nd St
The VAG (Visual Art Group) is a welcoming collaborative environment in Little River/Little Haiti where people can examine, explore, and experiment with a wide range of subjects and mediums.
The Fountainhead Studios offers affordable and flexible raw studio space outside of the public eye to local artists working in various genres while they also help create a community for a job that is frequently isolated.
27/20 Artist Studios is a warehouse building in Allapattah that houses over 20 independent creators with various origins, ideas, and practices.
Since 2011 Yo Space has been located in the ethnically diverse neighborhood of Little Haiti. It is a close-knit community where artists may thrive and interact with people who can help them take their skill to the next level both creatively and professionally.
Take your piece to the next level at one of these shops for local picture and art framing:
- Nina’s Art & Framing at 6140 Hollywood Blvd
- Frames To Go Art & More at 10801 NW 14th St #104
- Prestige Framers at 65 NW 54th St
- Dadeland Framing at 9400 S Dixie Hwy
- Frames USA at 6822 SW 40th St
- The Frame Studio at 2552 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale
- Flagler Framing at 1512 NE 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
- Moonlight Picture Framing at 921 NE 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale
- Art Market at 3106 N Andrews Ave Ext, Pompano Beach
- Munn Frameworks Inc at 2230 NW 22nd St #1, Pompano Beach
Nina’s has provided unrivaled quality custom frames and cutting-edge designs to individuals, business clients, and the interior design trade since 1968. They offer 3,000 frame and matting samples as well as a wide range of framing examples demonstrating the finer points of custom framing.
Frames To Go Art & More’s mission is to help you reach your creative goals by offering over 3,000 gorgeous custom frame designs in Miami.
Prestige Framers believe that the most significant aspect of the frame procedure is careful handling so each project is treated as if it were their own.
Dadeland Framing knows that custom framing is a method of enjoying a photograph from a memory that is too precious to lose. They provide an incredible supply of samples available in the store which allows you to showcase your artwork or a remarkable snapshot.
Original masterpieces, lithographs, and prints are all framed by Frames USA who provides some of the highest quality conservation custom framing near you with same day service available.
The Frame Studio specializes in bespoke framing of portraits, photos, art artifacts, and other items.
Flagler Framing serves as a visual presentation for finished frame constructions.
Since 1953 Moonlight Picture Framing has been in operation and custom framing, art restoration, and sales are all available.
For over thirty years Art Market has supplied art galleries, interior designers, architects, and hotels in addition to artists and the majority of the country’s leading retailers.
Munn Frameworks provides ancient mouldings and frames as well as contemporary and modern styles while a wide range of specialty finishes are available including raw, gesso, veneer, imitation gold, 22K gold, and white gold.
Some of you may also want to check out our posts on:
- Museums, Sculptures & Events in Cape Coral & Ft Myers
- Museums, Sculptures & Events in Tampa Bay & St Petersburg
- Museums, Sculptures & Events in Orlando
- Museums, Sculptures & Events in Jacksonville
Have Fun Enjoying The Miami Art Scene
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Those who are still reading this probably love art as much as we do. If so don’t be afraid to share your own tips or to let us know if you think we got anything wrong in the comments.
Have fun going to the galleries, museums, buying supplies or doing anything that has to do with art in Miami!