This annual festival, Art Basel lasts several days in early December and is the best of the art exhibitions in Miami and arguably the most prestigious art show on the continent. Art Basel has been instrumental in solidifying Miami’s ‘hot destination’ reputation. Artworks on show – including large paintings, drawings and sculptures, as well as a growing contingent of video art, photography and installations – are the products of 2,000 artists from 250 top galleries across 29 countries. Each and every one is here to be viewed, buzzed about and sold. The number of gallery shows, film screenings and special events grows every season; past programmes have included an ‘interactive food installation’ and a site-specific mini-exhibition on an island in the bay that could only be visited via motorboat.