Art lovers, rejoice! In Miami, you’ll never go too long without a fantastic gallery nearby. From ones supporting local artists, to others lucky enough to feature famous works, the Miami art scene is one to behold. So where should you go? We’re here to do the heavy lifting for you.
We chose these award-winners based on based on reviews, art on display, unique features, location, and our own extra subjective criteria. Book a trip to Miami soon and make it a point to stop in to any of these award-winning galleries.
Top 9 Art Galleries in Miami [2020 List]
About the gallery: Art Miami annually showcases the finest investment quality modern and contemporary art from the world’s leading international art galleries.
About the gallery: Established in 2002 in Los Angeles, relocating to South Florida in 2015, ABRA (Art By Renowned Artist) Gallery offers an eclectic collection of artworks in a variety of medium including original acrylic and oil painting, editioned archival print, and contemporary sculpture.
Our inventory consists of extraordinary artistic talents, both established and emerging, from around the globe. Free from limitations of geographic base and artistic style, we simply focus on beautiful artwork. From figurative to abstract; realist to impressionist; traditional to contemporary.
Art is intended to spark emotion in its viewer; to be understood and loved in varied contexts. This is the core of ABRA Gallery and we hope you will join us as we explore the beauty and importance of art in our lives. Be it a warm peaceful artwork to enhance your living space, or a statement piece for the boardroom, we invite you to browse our collection and find the right piece for you.
About the gallery: The Wynwood Walls was conceived by the renowned community revitalizer and placemaker, the late Tony Goldman in 2009. He was looking for something big to transform the warehouse district of Wynwood, and he arrived at a simple idea: “Wynwood’s large stock of warehouse buildings, all with no windows, would be my giant canvases to bring to them the greatest street art ever seen in one place.” Starting with the 25th–26th Street complex of six separate buildings, his goal was to create a center where people could gravitate to and explore, and to develop the area’s pedestrian potential.
The Wynwood Walls became a major art statement with Tony’s commitment to graffiti and street art, a genre that he believed was under appreciated and not respected historically. He wanted to give the movement more attention and more respect: “By presenting it in a way that has not been done before, I was able to expose the public to something they had only seen peripherally.” In 2010, building on the momentum of the year before, Goldman Properties added 10 more artists to their roster of Walls. They opened the Wynwood Doors, Tony Goldman’s nod to traditional portrait galleries and expanded the mural program outside the Walls.
Since its inception, the Wynwood Walls program has seen over 50 artists representing 16 countries and have covered over 80,000 square feet of walls. They have become must see international destination, with media coverage that has included the New York Times, BBC News, Vanity Fair and Forbes, who mentioned them along with Wynwood on their list of America’s hippest neighborhoods. The Walls were also a focus of the docu-series Here Comes the Neighborhood, which chronicled the creation and evolution of the Wynwood neighborhood.
About the gallery: Discover Red Dot Miami—a modern and contemporary art show in the heart of Miami featuring an international slate of 75+ galleries showing over 500 leading artists. Celebrating its 15th year in 2020, Red Dot Miami nurtures and strengths Miami’s art scene with a provocative agenda that includes Art Labs, Art Talks, and Spotlight Galleries. The event attracts over 40,000 visitors, a majority of whom are high-net-worth collectors. Join us for an unforgettable five days of cutting-edge art, entertainment, and special events.
Since its inception in 2006, Red Dot Miami has enriched the city’s arts scene beyond measure. Red Dot Miami has become one of the leading satellite shows during Miami Art Week. As it enters its 15th year, Red Dot Miami will continue to inspire attendees from all over the world with its Art Labs, Art Talks, specially selected Spotlight Galleries, special events, and more. Taking place in a beautiful gallery-style venue in the heart of Miami’s Wynwood District, Red Dot Miami 2020 aims to play a key role in the rich array of Miami Art Week events, nurturing and strengthening Miami’s art scene with a dynamic agenda.
About the gallery: The Rubell Museum announced that its new campus will open on December 4, 2019 with a museum-wide installation of works that chronicle key artists, moments, and movements in vital arts centers over the past 50 years, from the East Village to Beijing, Los Angeles to Leipzig, and São Paulo to Tokyo. The inaugural exhibition encompasses more than 300 works by 100 artists, providing one of the most far-ranging museum exhibitions of contemporary art ever presented. Drawn entirely from their expansive collection of over 7,200 works by more than 1,000 artists, the exhibition features defining and seminal works by artists whom the Rubells championed as they were first emerging (often becoming the first collectors to acquire their work) and those who had been overlooked. The new Rubell Museum is located in the Allapattah neighborhood of Miami, less than a mile from its original home in Wynwood. The new space is closer to downtown and readily accessible via public transportation.
Retracing the Rubells’ journeys to both major and emerging art centers around the world, the inaugural exhibition includes surveys of artists working in proximity to one another and deep dives into individual careers, tracing influences and revealing parallels among contemporaries and across generations.
About the gallery: With a mission to inspire, educate, and empower the creation of new, experiential and exploratory art form, ARTECHOUSE connects audiences to the arts and stimulates interest in the limitless possibilities of technology, science, and creativity.
Dedicated to showcasing experiential and technology-driven, museum-quality works by artists who are forerunners of the new age in the arts and technology, ARTECHOUSE changes the world of art as we know it. Since its first opening in 2017 in Washington, DC ARTECHOUSE has captivated a global audience making headlines in New York Times, BBC, USA Today, National Geographic, CNN, Washington Post and numerous other national and international media outlets as the premier contemporary art space, and it is consistently hailed as one of the best things to do in South Beach and Miami’s most unique art experience.
About the gallery: David Castillo opened in 2005 under sole ownership after transforming a dilapidated warehouse in Miami, Florida into a 5,000 square foot gallery. In September 2014, the gallery relocated to the historic Albert Anis 420 Lincoln Road building in Miami Beach. David Castillo’s focus is on conceptual curatorial models as they relate to art historical, cultural, and personal investigations of identity. The gallery works with artists committed to the integrity of their individual histories and studio practices as agents of contemporary climate.
The gallery exhibits important art historical material in the context of its program. Among the artists exhibited are Jean-Michel Basquiat, Louise Bourgeois, John Chamberlain, Jean Dubuffet, Marcel Duchamp, Wifredo Lam, Willem de Kooning, Morris Louis, Claes Oldenburg, Pablo Picasso, Sigmar Polke, Jesus Rafael Soto, Frank Stella, Rufino Tamayo, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, and many others.
About the gallery: Founded by artists for artists in 1998, Locust Projects is Miami’s longest running nonprofit alternative art space. We produce, present, and nurture ambitious and experimental new art and the exchange of ideas through commissioned exhibitions and projects, artist residencies, summer art intensives for teens, and public programs on contemporary art and curatorial practice. As a leading incubator of new art and ideas, Locust Projects emphasizes boundary-pushing creative endeavors, risk-taking and experimentation by local, national and international artists. We invest in South Florida’s arts community by providing artists with project grants and empower creative careers by supporting the administrative work of being an artist through an onsite artist resource hub and access to pro bono legal services.
About the gallery: Bakehouse envisions a world that supports and values artists and recognizes their ability to shape, reflect, and transform our world. Its mission is to address the need for affordable live, live-work, and work spaces for artists in Miami’s urban core.
Founded in 1985 by artists and for artists in a former industrial Art Deco-era bakery, Bakehouse Art Complex provides studio residencies, infrastructure, and community to enable the highest level of artistic creativity, development, and collaboration for the most promising talent.
The Bakehouse is comprised of approximately 100 resident and associate artists, deriving from a rich diversity of backgrounds. Their work represents a broad range of media and practices, from painting to performance, from traditional to experimental.
Bakehouse is one of the oldest artist-serving organizations in Miami, with studios of varying sizes, two galleries, a classroom, print room, photography lab, ceramics facilities, and woodworking, and welding areas. These spaces, unavailable outside of university campuses, has and continues to enable artists to work, make, discover, learn, and share their practices and work with each other and the broader community.