On December 8, 2023, Art enthusiasts, collectors, and culture connoisseurs gathered at Wynwood Bay in Miami’s Edgewater neighborhood for the highly anticipated The Art of Love event held during Art Basel Miami 2023.
With over 150 guests in attendance, creativity and passion collided in a spectacular display of artistic prowess. Hosted in collaboration with luxury bridal lifestyle magazine Signature Bride, Art & Soul: Hamptons, and Lipstickroyalty Agency, The Art of Love brought a new canvas to the art world, giving guests a one-of-a-kind experience.
Featuring a curated selection of works by both emerging and established BIPOC artists, each piece contributed to a larger narrative about Black art and its ability to inspire and unite. The invite-only event celebrated art in all its forms, explored through a diverse array of mediums including painting, sculpture, and poster art. Featured artists included Alvin Clayton-Fernandes, Art Sims, Jeremy Turpin, Jennifer D. Turner, Dani Galleri, and Kudzai B. Mutasa.
Every corner of the venue invited engagement as attendees engaged with the art and the artists on a profound level, fostering connections and sparking conversations about the power of Black art as a universal language. Guests also enjoyed a fashion show featuring Miami’s Mr. CEO Collections and Kies Boutique, a photo experience, music by That DJ Chris, and curated cocktails by Margaret Cocktails, Uncle Nearest, and Vie de Rêve.
“Art Basel is what the world needs now. It was a beautiful display of our humanity and the diversity of cultures expressed through art. The SIGNATURE BRIDE fashion show certainly added to the flavor and beauty of the weekend.
Looking forward to next year,” said Artist Alvin Clayton-Fernandes.
“Showing this year with SIGNATURE BRIDE during Art Basel marks a new beginning to a new journey and I’m grateful for a great experience,” added Artist Jeremy Turpin.
Event Partners and Sponsors for the evening included Southampton African American Museum, HBCU Connect, Margaret Cocktails, Uncle Nearest, Vie de Rêve, Wynwood Bay, and Balloon Bar Miami. VIP Gift Bag Sponsors included swag from Margaret Cocktails, Eye of Love, Drink Uncharted, British M Annatto Hair Oil, Still Standing, LARITZY Cosmetics, Olfactorini, Spry, DAX Hair Care, Full Body Impact, Past Artists, Odyssey Elixir, Owl’s Brew, and Smartwater.
As The Art of Love takes its place among the highlights of Art Basel Miami 2023, the organizers express their gratitude to the artists, sponsors, guests, and the vibrant Miami community for making this event a resounding success. The Art of Love not only showcased the incredible talent within the art world but also served as a testament to the enduring power of Black artists and Black art as a source of inspiration and connection.
“I would like to thank Yaya Reyes and SIGNATURE BRIDE magazine for including me and my work in the amazing The Art of Love event in Miami. It was a beautiful evening with a great crowd. I was especially proud to share The Best Man movie poster because it spoke to The Art of Love theme. The poster image captures the beauty of the cast with both the men and women smiling. And that joy is what I felt at this event. Great job!” said Graphic Artist and Art Director Art Sims.
Next year we will continue to shine the canvas on BIPOC artists via live event experiences. For more information, visit signaturebride.net.
Captivating moments from The Art of Love event during Art Basel Miami 2023, beautifully captured by Christina Carrega.