The New York Times wrote about it a few days ago, we said it here last year and now that Art Basel 2013 has wrapped, it's abundantly clear that Miami's annual art fair has outgrown appealing to merely the top echelon of art industry bigwigs. While serious art collectors may view the growing hoopla around the fair in the same way that fashion editors roll their eyes at the circus around Fashion Week, the fact that something as highbrow as an art fair has become cool is an incredible phenomenon that not only helps boost Miami's economy and cultural influence, but exposes thousands of people that would otherwise have no interest to the art world.
Art Basel aside, there are countless fairs including Nada, Untitled and Design Miami that set up shop around South Florida, showcasing some of the most bankable modern artists along with a slew of promising up-and-comers. In tandem, there are innumerable events from fashion-themed brunches to book signings to design talks.
Here's a look at some of the week's most notable moments.