As the latest edition of Art Basel Miami Beach touches down in South Florida this week, local galleries and artist-run spaces have put on a visual feast across Miami, claiming their space as a self-standing arts ecosystem and beacon in its own right. These shows are unique to Miami, ranging from major showcases for Caribbean, Latinx, and Black artists to exhibitions on some of the city’s most pressing issues like rising real estate prices and climate gentrification crisis. Some of these local gems are on the mainland, and further away from Miami Beach, so less traffic is guaranteed.

Here is a brief glimpse of five of the city’s most exciting local shows to see during Art Basel Miami Beach, as well as several honorable mentions.