Art Basel Miami beach, Miami
Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach.
When: December 6–9 2018.
What: Winter brings out the best in Miami, and with the arrival of Art Basel, the city is brimming with things to see and do in early December. The international art fair made its Miami debut in 2002, and now attracts more than 70,000 visitors to the city’s sunny shores. Whether you’re scoping out new talent, immersing yourself in local art scenes, or hanging with the fashion crowd at the art fair’s parties and events, the atmosphere promises to be electric.
Why: Art Basel not only gives visitors the chance to leave the city with a masterpiece of their own, but consolidates Miami’s growing reputation as a global art destination.
Conrad Miami provides a chic and contemporary hangout after a day exploring the art-laden beachfront
Singapore Art Week, Singapore
Where: Various locations around Singapore.
When: January 21–27, 2019.
What: The best time to see Singapore’s creative side is at the start of the year. Every January, the city stages Singapore Art Week, a festival with dozens of exhibitions, walking tours, talks, and art fairs, culminating in Art Stage Singapore.
Why: With special events taking place all over Singapore—don’t miss the installations at Marina Bay Sands and the ArtScience Museum—there’s something for everyone.
Discover over 3,400 pieces of sculpture, paintings and artifacts by both local and international artists at Conrad Centennial Singapore
Nusa Dua Lights Festival, Bali
Where: Nusa Dua Peninsula.
When: December 8, 2018 – January 14, 2019.
What: Nusa Dua should feature in every Bali traveler’s itinerary, and while its beautiful bay and fascinating art museum are best explored during the day, there’s one annual event that warrants an evening trip. The Nusa Dua Light Festival sees strings upon strings of life-size lanterns light up the night sky over the Peninsula Island, creating the most Instagram-worthy of moments.
Why: There’s something magical about seeing the normally quiet area of Nusa Dua come alive under a colorful canopy of light.
Superior slumber awaits at Conrad Bali, a tranquil sanctuary that looks out onto Nusa Dua beach
Art Fair Tokyo, Tokyo
Where: Tokyo International Forum.
When: March 7–10, 2019. What: If you were in any doubt about Japan’s status as a global creative hub, look no further than Art Fair Tokyo. Every spring, the fair fills the colossal halls of Tokyo International Forum with more than 150 galleries showcasing works from local and international artists. Look out for the more traditional art forms such as nohingyo (paintings) and ukiyo-e (woodblock prints) amongst the contemporary and modern art.
Why: Tokyo International Forum has always been an inspiring space for cultural exchange, and Japan’s oldest art fair provides visitors with a platform to make connections between Asia and the West, as well as past and present.
Lovers of art and design will find more to admire at Conrad Tokyo, a sleek hotel in the sky with expansive views over Tokyo Bay