The early days of Art Basel Miami have proven the staying power of satellite fairs and independent exhibitions surrounding the behemoth Swiss import. Public murals, boutique shipping and interior design rival the mainstream offerings and give plenty of reasons to explore. Scope, for one, has grown and improved noticeably from former years, with a lineup of artists that must not be missed. The streets of Miami have also become more of a draw, as pop-up stores and public installations abound. Opening to the public today, 6 December 2012, Art Basel is not the only attraction to be had in Miami this week, and we’ve gathered some of our favorite reasons to venture beyond the confines of the convention center.
Those in town can look forward to installations that prompt you to stick your eyes between a set of cheeks, an ongoing series of murals telling a poetic children’s tale, Louis Vuitton travel accessories that are as useful as they are handsome, Swarovski-covered burger sculptures and more. See our full list of 10 entertaining moments sprinkled around Art Basel this year on Société Perrier.