SeaFair will host MIA Encore – April 4th – 7th

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On the heels of a highly successful Miami International Art Fair (MIA), International Fine Art Expositions is pleased to announce a series of MIA Encore shows aboard the $40 million exhibition megayacht, SeaFair, docked at Bayfront Park in the heart of Miami’s Downtown Arts & Entertainment District.  The series will debut with an April edition the 4th – 7th and continue with a second installment May 2nd – 5th, 2013.

Each MIA Encore show will gather a carefully selected array of 28 international dealers presenting both established contemporary and emerging artists. Works will be composed of contemporary, cutting-edge art of all media including photography, painting, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry, installation and video.

In addition to the bevy of contemporary art works onboard, the fair will feature an exciting schedule of events including “ArtAfterHours Cocktail Cruises” Friday and Saturday night from 10pm-12am and a “Art on the Bay” brunch cruise on Sunday from 11am – 1pm.  All SeaFair cruise events are by separate ticket which can be purchased on the website.  A highlight of the program will be “Appraisal Saturday.”  Saturday, April 6th, from 10am-2pm Miller Gaffney from the PBS Series “Market Warriors” will be offering complimentary art appraisals.  The event will be followed by a lecture “Contemporary Passions for Art,” presented by Ms. Gaffney from 3pm – 4pm.  For further details on “Appraisal Saturday” and a full schedule of events visit www.expoships.com.

April MIA Encore will launch the inaugural Downtown Miami “First Friday” on April 5th from 6-10pm, in collaboration with the arts and culture community of Downtown Miami.  This new

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cultural initiative shines a light on the growing art market in Downtown Miami, bringing together non-profit arts organizations and local galleries for special exhibitions, artists open studios, tours, exclusive openings and artist performances.  Admission to MIA Encore will be complimentary for the duration of First Friday hours from 6-10pm.   Among the participating organizations are MDC Museum of Art, Dimensions Variable, Bas Fisher Invitational, TM Sisters, Turn-Based Press Studio, Artisan Lounge, Etra Fine Art/Wine Bar, Nina Torres Fine Art, Eleazar Delgado Studio, Giants in the City – Presented by IRREVERSIBLE, Ocean Bank Art Space, Sculpture in the Park at Bayfront, McCormick Place, MIA Encore –at SeaFair, and Art in Public Places.

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FAIR HOURS AND INFORMATION:

MIA Encore will be located aboard SeaFair, docked next to the InterContinental Hotel at Bayfront Park, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL.  Fair hours are Friday and Saturday, April 5th and 6th, 1 – 10PM, and Sunday, April 7th and 21st, 1 – 7PM.  MIA Encore offers convenient valet parking and optional priority boarding. Tickets can be purchased at the door, $15 for a one-day ticket, $20 for a multi-day ticket and $30 for a Priority Boarding ticket.  Advance ticketing is available on the fair website. As per United States Coast Guard regulations, all attendees are required to show a photo ID upon entry.

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