|Coming soon to Lincoln Road in Miami Beach|
|ARTIST INDEX EVENTS NEWS|
During the first week of every December, thousands of wealthy patrons of the arts flock to Greater Miami and the Beaches to attend a series of Global Art Fairs including the flagship event—Art Basel Miami Beach—hosted by the Miami Beach Convention Center on Washington Avenue. Attracting celebrities, fashion designers and well-heeled tourists, the city sparkles with champagne parties and late night soirees at area hotels and exhibition halls from the Wynwood Arts District to the Design District and all of South Beach.
Courtyard Gallery believes the high level of foot traffic from Ocean Drive and the luxury hotels along Collins Avenue near Lincoln Road Mall provide the ideal demographic to support an upscale art gallery close to South Beach's Ritz Carlton Hotel. In the years before the renaissance of the pedestrian-friendly shopping mall, many retail storefronts were rented to artists and galleries which encouraged a rather Bohemian atmosphere. In recent years, the emergence of Miami as a top travel destination led to the most desirable Lincoln Road addresses being monopolized by giant global brands.
South Beach is home to many high end retailers as well as two popular art museums, the BASS Museum of Art and The Wolfsonian-FIU Collection. Along busy Lincoln Road, Art Center/ South Florida maintains an active work space for emerging artists and provides enrichment classes for local adults and area kids. The multi-use gallery space hosts monthly parties and encourages interested pedestrians to wander through the studio spaces to interact with every artist. The center is credited with keeping new art accessible to the public year round.
Courtyard Gallery specializes in contemporary and emerging Chinese art in all mediums. Dedicated to providing a platform for wider understanding and acceptance of non-traditional Asian art, the gallery enjoys global partnerships with a variety of highly regarded international collectors, fairs and biennales throughout the world. Courtyard South Beach will mark a milestone in the gallery's commitment to showcasing high quality artwork and extending the reach of the Asian artistic community.