Like many of the fairs during Art Week in Miami/Miami Beach, Scope has musical and other performances as part of their offerings to art enthusiasts and buyers. Among this year's events is the VH1 and Scope hosted ART + Music + Beach at Scope's new digs on Miami Beach. Their December 6, 2013 opening features a performance by Tegan and Sara a will as DJ Cassidy. This is by invite only.
In addition to this night's performance there will be 100 international exhibitors, 15 Breeder Program galleries, numerous curated projects, sponsor programs and Platinum VIP tours. The first VIP event is the Monday VIP Opening Monday December 2 (free for Platinum VIP cardholders, by invitation or with a $150 donation to the Mourning Family Foundation). The fair shows contemporary art by well known artists but have a stronger representation of emerging artists than some other fairs.
Find all those details on the Scope website. Specifically look for the exhibitor list HERE.
Some visitors who are not serious collectors find Art Basel itself too expensive to get in and too massive to go through. It also isn't a place to go for even moderately wealthy folks to buy art. The same is somewhat true of Art Miami. Scope, while certainly not "chock full of bargains" does, as noted, have some galleries showing work from emerging artists. NOW, that term sometimes gets used on artists whose work seems to have emerged ages ago. But at Scope there are legitimately artists who are not well known in the general or art worlds but who, in many cases, soon will be.
If you are in town for Art Week go to Scope.