30 Sep Street Art in Miami at the Wynwood Walls
I love street art–there’s something about the raw grittiness and sheer talent that makes me stop dead in my tracks. I could wander around looking at street art all day, sunup to sundown, which makes the Wynwood Art District near Midtown Miami, a perfect place to explore.
The art district was started in 2003 and now comprises over 70 art galleries along with museums, art fairs, art studios and more. Every 2nd Saturday of the month, there is an art walk where galleries in the district open their doors, blast music and serve refreshments. We haven’t participated in the event yet, but we did drive by once and the streets were flooded with hipsters. Even still, it did look and sound quite entertaining.
Though the Art Walk event is held only once a month, you can visit the area any day to view the beautiful murals. There are what feels like miles of buildings covered in entrancing murals and street art. Within the art district, you will find the Wynwood Walls, Wynwood Doors and Outside Wynwood Walls. In relation to the entire art district, this area is relatively small, but it still has great art. The front area is home to the wall murals and restaurant, and it was the original art project.
Over the years, the project has grown and paintings have been added–now, you will also find the doors which were added at a later date. The doors are basically garage like doors mounted on walls in a courtyard each displaying their own art. There is also a gallery inside this area where there are large pieces of art for sale.
The remaining aspect of the Wynwood Walls is the art Outside the Wynwood Walls–this is where the buildings in the area proudly display colorful murals. Every street you turn down has an endless stream of amazing paintings, one more exciting than the next.
After a taste of the walls, I am definitely looking forward to going back to the art walk one of these days!