Each year, Miami attracts thousands of art enthusiasts to the Magic City’s most vibrant weeks, led by Art Basel. We tapped three notable Haitian artists for their recommendations of must-see shows.

MIAMI — Each year, thousands of art enthusiasts gather to immerse themselves in one of the Magic City’s most vibrant weeks, centered around none other than Art Basel Miami Beach and Miami Art Week.

Pronounced “Art Bah-zel,” the international art fair founded in 1979 by Ernst Beyeler, Trudl Bruckner and Balz Hilt in Basel, Switzerland, and has since expanded to Hong Kong and Miami Beach, and most recently Paris. With its inaugural shows, galleries and exclusive art events, Art Basel draws a diverse group of connoisseurs, students and the in-between: those interested in purchasing and learning about artwork or who just want to rub shoulders with like-minded art admirers. Off Miami Beach itself, scores of Miami Art Week activities also attract their fair share of participants.

No matter which category you may fall in, there’s something for you to experience during Art Basel week. With Miami having a strong artistic Haitian community, we asked three prominent Haitian artists — Edouard Duval-Carrié, Harold Caudio and Christie Toussaint — for their personal recommendations of must-attend events this upcoming week.

Here’s what they suggest. If you go, send your personal reviews and pics.

Edouard Duval-Carrié’s recommendations

Well known for his insightful work that inspires viewers to find meaning in his pieces, contemporary artist Edouard Duval-Carrié offers his personal suggestions for attending Art Basel Miami.

Organized by the Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance, Duval-Carrié invites you to Miami art week at the Little Haiti Cultural Center for “A Call to the Ancestors” — an exhibition created by award-winning photojournalist Carl-Philippe Juste. The exhibition features photo documentations, sculptures, paintings and installations that welcome guests to honor and remember their ancestors in a profound way.

Dates: Friday, Dec. 8 - Sunday, Dec. 10

Tickets: Open to the public, free

Location: Little Haiti Cultural Center

212 NE 59th Terrace

Miami, FL 33137

Other recommendation by Duval-Carrié:

  • Atlantic Art House - Featuring artwork from galleries and artists from The Caribbean Mid-Atlantic

Harold Caudio’s recommendations

Most recognized for his artistic mixed-media portraits using Skittles, Haitian-American visual artist Harold Caudio invites you to LVMH - Culture House for a “celebration of people, brands and businesses” from December 6th - 10th.

Caudio is set for a featured exhibition where he’ll be showcasing his statement art pieces that highlights Black cultural figures and commemorates Black culture.

Dates: Wednesday, Dec. 6 - Sunday, Dec. 10

Tickets: Open to the public, free

Location: Miami Design District

56 NE 40th Street, Miami, Fl.

Christie Toussaint’s recommendations

Christie Toussaint is a self-taught contemporary mixed media artist who started her journey as a painter during a period of self-discovery and search for connection with herself and the world. And it makes sense as to why she’d recommend the AfriKin Art Fair.

AfriKin Art Fair is a premier contemporary African art fair during Miami Art Week and Art Basel that features international artists, designers and performers while igniting African culture and history.

Dates: Sunday Dec. 3 - Sunday, Dec. 10

Tickets: Free with RSVP

Location: 1600 Northeast 126th Street

North Miami, FL 33181

Other recommendations by Toussaint:

  • Design Miami - Shows for collectible art, and programs and conversations
  • Art Beat Miami - Art fair showcasing Caribbean and African American diaspora artists

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