For the third year, EGAD is hosting the Basel Bus, a luxury motor coach that is bound for South Beach Miami to experience Art Basel Miami, the best fine arts show in the country. Art Basel lasts for a week with internationally acclaimed artists exhibiting and celebrities and wannabees descending upon South Beach to make the scene. The featured event is in the convention center, but there are smaller shows all over town situated within some of the art deco hotels along infamous Collins Avenue as well as the SCOPE art show in a ginormous tent actually in the sand on the beach. This is the best place anywhere to take in world class art and people watching all at the same time.

The bus will leave at 8 am from Eau Gallie Square and return to the same place by 9 pm.  The trip takes 2.5 hours each way and includes one rest stop. The fares are tiered so Brevard County art instructors are $30, EGAD members are $50, and non-EGAD members are $60. All details, with more links to shows, and the ability to purchase tickets are on the Basel Bus website. Art Basel Miami is something that needs to be experienced and you’re lucky enough to live close enough to do it at least once. Come alone and make new friends or bring friends and have a ball.

EGAD’s own, Derek Gores, will be exhibiting at the Aqua Art Fair in the Aqua Hotels. Most shows have a small admission fee so bring cash and wear comfortable shoes. Non-valuables may be left on the bus while you’re out being fabulous.

EGAD will be offering more travel opportunities this year so please consider joining as a Friend of EGAD. You will often get first crack at seats and definitely a better price than non-members.