Once a year, the who’s who of the art world descend upon Art Basel Week in Miami to leer at each other from under their Tom Ford glasses. Art With Me is the antithesis of that experience. Scheduled to coincide with the pretentious Art Basel fair downtown, Art With Me is like the shaggy, sandalwood-smelling twin brother who sells his sketches on a rug outside the gallery. In other words, this music and art festival is where the real fun happens.
Art With Me started off in Tulum, Mexico in 2018 and quickly expanded its satellite events to include Turkey and Miami. Despite the name, its focus isn’t on painting or sculpture narrowly, but on an expansive conception of the word “art,” which includes things like edible fruit altars, kite-flying, cuddle puddles, drum circles, body painting and immersive, VR-enabled digital creations. And while all of this takes place only 10 minutes from downtown Miami, its secluded location on Virginia Key Beach ensures that revelers might as well be on another planet–Pandora, maybe, or wherever Bjork comes from.
Of course, no three day beach party would be complete without a host of EDM, house and psytrance acts to get people moving. Previous years’ lineups have included Jamie XX, Moderat, Elderbrook and Big Wild.
Update: This year’s Art With Me music festival lineup features: Underworld, French duo Polo & Pan, Lee Burridge pres. All Day I Dream, LP Giobbi, a DJ set from Channel Tres, Jan Blomqvist, Francesca Lombardo, Anthony Middleton, Apache, Elephant Heart, Gavlak, Isaiah Martin, Matt Caines and Murmusica.
- Art With Me festival does not publish its attendance numbers. It does, however, have its own app.
- Ticket prices for this year’s festival are not yet public, but last year’s two-day General Admission passes started at $169.
- Why not stick around for a while? Check out our list of things to do in Miami.
Which airport is closest to the Florida festival’s grounds?
Miami International Airport (MIA) is 13 miles away.
Where does the event take place?
It’s set for Dec. 8-10 at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park in Miami Beach.
It’s my first time attending. What can I expect?
It’s Miami Beach in December, so you can reasonably expect decent weather, large-scale art installations, wellness vibes, EDM music and live performances.
What is the bag policy?
Small, single-pocket drawstring bags, purses and fanny packs are allowed. Bags larger than 14” by 15” by 5” are not allowed.
Is Art With Me Miami ADA accessible?
The website does not provide specific information about ADA accessibility, however, shuttles run continuously from nearby Seaquarium to the festival grounds.
Who founded Art With Me?
It was founded by David Graziano in 2018. The festival’s built on six core pillars of art, dance, breathe, eat, play, and care brought to life through organic cultural experiences.
Which artists are on the Art With Me Miami 2023 lineup?
This year’s music festival features: Underworld, French duo Polo & Pan, Lee Burridge pres. All Day I Dream, LP Giobbi, a DJ set from Channel Tres, Jan Blomqvist, Francesca Lombardo, Anthony Middleton, Apache, Elephant Heart, Gavlak, Isaiah Martin, Matt Caines and Murmusica.