For millions of seasonal visitors—nearly half of them from outside the U.S. —Miami in December means many different things. Foremost, of course, are its beaches, sizzling night life; and its dependably warm weather providing a welcome respite from the long winter ahead.
For tens of thousands of its most affluent visitors, however, early December in Miami means only one thing: Art Week.
Art Week, Miami’s perennial exhibition of the world’s best contemporary art, has catapulted the city to the pinnacle of the international art scene; attracting more collectors, dealers, curators and artists with each passing year. This year, Art Week kicks-off December 4, with the opening of Art Miami—the city’s longest-running contemporary art exposition. As the week progresses, Art Miami will share the spotlight with Art Basel, which opens December 6. Both shows conclude on December 9.
In the midst of Art Miami, attendees will notice a familiar name from the world of fine art earning top billing as the event’s “Official Luxury Real Estate Partner.” That’s because Christie’s International Real Estate, a principal sponsor of Art Miami, is wholly owned and operated by the renowned Christie’s Fine Art Auction House. Thus the profound synergy between fine art and luxury real estate will also be on exhibit at Art Miami as these deep-pocketed buyers of contemporary art are introduced to the finest U.S. properties in which to potentially hang their newest acquisitions.
Michael Saunders & Company is proud to be one of only nine Christie’s International Real Estate affiliates chosen to help underwrite Art Miami, an event of unquestionable international stature. Throughout the entire event, agents from Michael Saunders & Company will join the Christie’s affiliates from Miami, Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Aspen, Hong Kong and the Caribbean island of Saint Barthélemy in promoting the finest properties from each of our market areas.
Art Week is expected to draw upwards of 60,000 attendees who will arrive in Miami for Art Miami, Art Basel and at least two other important art exhibitions occurring at the same time. Each year, these synchronized art extravaganzas capture international headlines and attract thousands of high-net-worth individuals from around the world to view contemporary art from galleries on five continents.
In supporting this high-profile event, Christie’s International Real Estate reaffirms its link to the legendary Christie’s Fine Art Auction House, thus underscoring its unparalleled ability to market luxury properties to one of the wealthiest and most receptive clienteles in the world—international collectors of fine art. Moreover, its sponsorship of Art Week is taking place at a time when luxury real estate is on the rebound; and worldwide interest in owning properties in Southwest Florida has never been higher.
To perfect the fine art of luxury living along Florida’s Gulf Coast is precisely why Michael Saunders & Company was formed nearly 40 years ago. It is also why we choose to align our decades of local expertise with the worldwide marketing prowess of Christie’s International Real Estate. With 127 affiliated brokerages operating 920 offices—with 25,185 sales associates spread throughout 40 countries—Christie’s showcases our sellers’ properties to more qualified buyers worldwide than any other luxury network.
To learn more about Art Miami and the Christies International Real Estate network, visit Christiesrealestate.com.