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Contemporary Jewelry Fair On Luxury Megayacht During Art Basel Miami Beach
The inaugural International Contemporary Jewelry Fair will be held December 4 – 9 onboard the SeaFair, a $40 million, 228-foot luxury megayacht built for the purpose of hosting mobile art exhibitions. The event will be part of Art Basel Miami Beach(December 6 – 9), one of the largest and most prestigious art fairs in the Americas.
While the exhibitors haven’t been announced yet, the organizers, International Fine Art Expositions, promise that the collection-quality contemporary art jewelry event will feature jewelry by designers and artists from around the world.
For the exhibition, SeaFair will be docked at its winter season location at Chopin Plaza at Noguchi Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. In addition to the shipboard exhibition, SeaFair will host educational events and VIP parties, including a private “first view” event on December 4.
The fair will be open December 5 – 8, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.; and December 9 from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. There will be cocktails, champagne and caviar served on the vessel’s sky deck. The ship’s glass walled VIP lounge and Luxe Lounge will offer additional gathering places for collectors.
Tickets can be purchased at the door, $20 for a one-day ticket and $30 for a “Priority Boarding” ticket, which allows immediate priority boarding. Advance ticketing is available online for $15 for a one-day ticket and $25 for a Priority Boarding ticket at www.expoships.com.
SeaFair is owned and operated by Expoships, LLLP, David and Lee Ann Lester, veterans at hosting international art fairs. Designed by Luiz de Basto, it is one of the largest ships built for commercial operation in the Intracoastal Waterway and requires a draft of only 6.5 feet, allowing it to dock at yacht facilities in central city locations rather than commercial ports.