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Explore the Art Scene in Miami’s Wynwood Neighborhood

North of downtown Miami, the Wynwood Art District is the city’s creative hub. Full of eclectic galleries, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and splashy murals down every block, Wynwood is a must-visit Miami neighborhood, especially if you’re in search of your next Instagram post. Here, art isn’t just confined to galleries. Warehouse walls and even sidewalks are plastered in colorful street art and graffiti, with new pieces of artwork popping up all the time.

Wynwood’s main drag, so to speak, is Northwest 2nd Avenue and all the businesses down its side streets. Find craft breweries, food trucks, al fresco dining options, and more than 70 galleries to explore. Whether you’re a street art lover or a Miami local looking for new experiences in the Magic City, you’ll be delighted by street art around every corner.

The main attraction in this Miami neighborhood are the Wynwood Walls, which you can visit on your own or with a guide on an art and culture tour. Keep reading to learn about some of the can’t-miss art displays in Wynwood.

Wynwood Walls

 

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Just minutes from downtown Miami, the Wynwood Art District is home to the Wynwood Walls, an extensive outdoor museum showcasing larger-than-life murals and street art by renowned artists from around the globe. But it’s not just murals and graffiti art – on a tour around the Wynwood Walls, you’ll also encounter abstract paintings and fascinating sculptures that challenge your perspective.

Formerly known as the warehouse district, the Wynwood neighborhood underwent a massive transformation in 2009. The late Tony Goldman had the idea to use the large warehouses as giant canvases to showcase incredible street art in one place, encouraging members of the community to gather and enjoy shared experiences centered around art. In the years since its inception, the project has expanded to include artists from around the world.

Some of the most popular artists featured at the Wynwood Walls include Aiko, a Japanese artist whose style is fun and a little risqué, with festive, positive energy.

 

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Another showstopper is Lady Pink. Born in Ecuador, she painted subway trains in the late ‘70s to early ‘80s and has since established herself as a renowned painter, whose pieces are highly prized by art collectors according to the Wynwood Walls website. Check it out for more details about these incredible artists.

 

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Other Wynwood creators are from The Netherlands, New York City, France, and other worldwide destinations. Their work in the Wynwood neighborhood has helped turn Miami into the artistic hotspot it is today.

After your time at Wynwood Walls, be sure to explore the nearby restaurants and breweries, trendy bars, art galleries, and boutiques.

Outside the Walls

Once you’ve explored the Wynwood Walls, walk around the surrounding neighborhood, where additional murals have popped up over the years. You’ll find new pieces of art down each block of the neighborhood. See a collaboration between Faith47 from South Africa and Alexis Diaz from Puerto Rico.

 

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The whimsical work of Kashink, a Paris native, features alien-like characters, colorful motifs, and decadent-looking cakes that are sure to brighten your day.

 

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Other Notable Wynwood Murals Around the Neighborhood

JonOne Graffiti Art – NW 25th St. & NW Third Ave.

Colorful swirls give way to paint splatter in this abstract piece from graffiti artist JonOne, a painter from New York who now lives and works in Paris.

El Mac – Wynwood 25 Apartment Building

 

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One of the largest murals in Wynwood, this ethereal creation by El Mac took months — and according to the artist, thousands of spray cans — to complete. We think the result speaks for itself.

Adrian Avila – Mana Wynwood

 

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Located outside of the Mana Wynwood Convention Center, this mural by Adrian Avila catches the eye with its dark background and mystical realism.

Looking for more spots around Wynwood to see fantastic street art? Instagram is a great tool for creating your own street art itinerary. Just search #wynwoodstreetart to see the latest murals popping up around the neighborhood. Looking for more art and culture experiences? Take a guided tour with a local!

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