By Nikki Cabus

Things To Do: Top 10 events during Miami Art Week that showcase tech in South Florida

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As Miami Art Week takes over the city, South Florida’s technology enthusiasts search for the best happenings in town that combine both technology and the arts and culture worlds.

According to the official Miami Art Week website, “Each year during Miami Art Week, Miami and Miami Beach are the center of the art world and host over 20 art fairs, over 1,200 galleries and thousands of artists and art lovers.” The mission of the organization is to promote and support artists, galleries and arts organizations providing access and the chance to be discovered. With the tech and art worlds colliding, new opportunities arise for both communities looking to collaborate and learn from each other.

We searched through tons of events for you all happening December 3rd – 10th and chose the top 10 just for you.

1. December 4 @ 7:30 PM: Miami MoCAAD Soul Basel Kickoff – “This Life: Black Life in the Time of Now” (FREE)

The Miami Museum of Contemporary Art of the African Diaspora will celebrate the documentary and digital exhibition “This Life: Black Life in the Time of Now.”  Through augmented and virtual reality experiences,  live performances, film Screening and a virtual museum showcase, the exhibition will will showcase black life in today’s world. The event will also feature a panel titled “Creative Conversation: Exploring the Vision.” The free event can be attended virtually or in person. More info here

2. December 5 @ 1:00 PM: Art + Tech Summit – Bringing Together Creators, Collectors and Industry Leaders

The Art+Tech Summit is a one-day event that explores the role and impact of emerging technologies in the art, entertainment, and consumer sectors. A meet and greet will take place at noon just prior to the event. The Art + Tech Summit will then feature speakers, conversation and a VIP mixer. The event will be held in the Arts & Entertainment District, but you must apply to attend. Details on the exact location will be revealed upon approval. More info here.

3. December 5 @ 4:00 PM: The Future is Immersive : A Fusion of Art, Tech, and Visionaries featuring “Meet the Drapers” 

Proudly presented by industry leaders, this exclusive gathering promises an immersive blend of technology, innovation, art, and unparalleled networking opportunities. VIP passes allow you the opportunity to rub shoulders with industry influencers and visionaries in the realms of technology, art, and finance. The event holds a special connection to “The Drapers,” adding an extra layer of excitement to an already extraordinary evening. Don’t miss out on this unique convergence of technology and creativity. More info here.

4. December 5 @ 7:00 PM: Miami Tech + Startups Party 

Join the special edition of Miami Tech + Startups as they invite special guest speaker Maja Vujinovic, Managing Director & Investor in FinTech & Digital Assets @ OGroup, to join the conversation. Maja focused on investments and scale of technology tools such as AI and blockchain and bridging a gap between legacy systems and web 3 tools. OGroup is also partnered with number of family offices helping them navigate emerging tech, acquisitions and implementation of generative AI and smart contracts. Tech, Drinks, and Startups in Brickell. The event’s goal is to be a catalyst, a way for you to meet fun and interesting people in Miami’s Tech Scene. More info here.

5. December 6 – 10: Code/Art’s The Student Digital Art Exhibit 

Held at the Context Art Miami, the Student Digital Art Exhibit is a culmination of months of hard work and dedication by Code/Art students who competed in the CodeYourSelf™ competition (through various years). The pieces on display showcase their innovative use of computer programming to express their artistic visions, and we believe you will be captivated by the depth and creativity of their work. Exhibiting hours are from Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. More info here.

6. December 6 @ 6:00 PM: Miami Tech Together with Microsoft (FREE)

Held at the Miami College Idea Center, this Microsoft Art Basel event for nonprofits will explore how technology, art, and philanthropy can work together to empower your organization. Take part in a showcase of Microsoft’s tools and resources designed to empower nonprofits, an innovative networking experience with Tech Together Networking Station, the “Yeah Art Installation,” featuring thought-provoking works like “It Was All a Dream” & “Dream City”,” and a compelling panel discussion on “The Future of Digital Philanthropy,” where tech meets art and altruism. More info here.

7. December 7 & 8: Digital Art Collectors Preview by BlackDove (FREE)

This 2-day digital art event will be held in the Miami Art District. Meet the top artists, collectors, and curators during Art Week Miami at this dedicated digital art event. The events kicks off with an Artist Breakfast and closes out with a “Digital Canvas Technologies Deep Dive” where industry experts will dissect state-of-the-art software, pioneering hardware, and emerging trends. From speakers, panels, and talks around generative art, digital art, and even art in commercial and healthcare spaces, this event has something for everyone. More info here.

 8. December 7 @ 5:00 PM: Canvas and Capital: Interactive Investor Dinner

Hosted by BLCK VC and in partnership with Silicon Valley Bank, this extraordinary evening of immersive experiences and meaningful connections will be held as an exclusive salon-style dinner. Amidst the artistic ambiance of Miami Art Basel, prepare to indulge your senses in an interactive art installation and groove to the beats of a talented DJ during dinner. Spaces are limited, and applying to this event does not guarantee your spot. More info here.

9. December 8 @ 4:00 PM: TFAPOPUP MIAMI 2023: Art x Innovation Day

Get ready to immerse yourself in a day of creativity, inspiration, and artistry that you won’t find anywhere else. TFAPOPUP Miami 2023 transcends traditional art exhibitions. It’s a vibrant celebration of artistic expression and a platform for emerging talents. At its core lies the TFA Young Curators Program, empowering emerging artists from around the world with the art of business and creative placemaking. Featuring gallery hours from 4pm-12 am and panel discussion on “The Ethics & Social Implications of AI-Generated Art” at 5:30 pm, this evet promises to be transformative and inclusive. More info here.

10. December 10 @ 2:00 PM: Vibration Revelation – Guided VR Art Meditation Experience

Embark on an immersive guided VR meditation art experience and awaken your imagination. Flow through mystical realms inspired by nature’s wisdom, offering an illuminated inner journey of revelations, as you reconnect with the boundless magic of existence. Alissa Christine, a pioneer in virtual reality art, and author of “i love miami 365,” photo documentary of gratitude, merges wellness with new media. Alissa creates immersive meditative story-telling experiences inside her illuminated 3D VR paintings, complimenting her Healing Arts practices for over 15 years. With a two-decade art career, her work has graced global galleries, including VR/AR Cryptoart Metaverses, local exhibitions during Art Basel Miami, and she’s contributed to magazines like Ocean Drive’s Art Basel Mag. More info here.


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