Wynwood Walls Art Quarter, Miami, Florida
Wynwood is one of the most visited neighborhoods in Miami- a tourist hotspot. Famous graffiti artists and street painters from every continent in the world have left their mark on the city walls.
As you know, I usually photograph all the street art for the blog myself – this post (unlike all the other posts), was photographed by my friend Udi Maor who has been living in Miami for years and went on a mission for the post that you can see here.
Wynwood is a working-class neighborhood populated mainly by immigrants. It is plagued by low wages, substance abuse, and criminal activity, much like other similar areas in cities throughout the globe. The neighborhood’s population and character changed, either as a result of, or in response to, gentrification efforts. As a result of its many galleries, restaurants, bars, cafés, specialized museums, and art collections, Wynwood has become a hip and happening area. Discover the charm of Miami on foot by taking a trip through Wynwood.
Numerous former workshops and storage facilities are now open to the public as art venues, museums, and galleries.
The Wynwood Walls is the community’s focal point. It’s a public park dedicated to street art, including 50 murals from international artists.
What began as a modest initiative under the direction of the great Tony Goldman has blossomed into a whole neighborhood covered with street art, becoming a genuine art installation that has become the most visited tourist destination in Miami. The Rubell Family Collection includes works by Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Cindy Sherman, and many more, that can be seen during may be seen during a walk through Miami’s art district.
Wynwood Walls BEST 40 art works
There is a must-see Miami attraction right in the middle of Wynwood. The outdoor area was opened in 2009 and features the work of 50 prominent global artists, including those from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States.
It’s one of the finest spots to see the latest and greatest from up-and-coming street artists as well as classic pieces by the masters of the genre. Wynwood Walls attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world every year.
The street art in the area is a moving and thought-provoking testament to the city’s multiethnic history and present. It features Hispanic, Asian, Cuban, and African American figures. The first phase of the initiative included commissioning a few murals with the goal of improving the appearance of the surrounding area. Due to its size and beauty, it has grown to become one of the world’s premier outdoor galleries of contemporary street art.
Wynwood Walls is an open-air museum in Miami that serves as a blank canvas for graffiti artists and other street artists. The mural project evolves over time as more and more artists are invited to contribute their artwork to the walls, bringing vibrancy and a fresh social message to the city.
When should you go to visit Wynwood Walls?
Wynwood Walls is open from 11:00-19:30 from Monday through Thursday.
Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
The Wynwood Art Walk, held on the second Saturday of every month, is when the majority of tourists visit the area. Live music, food trucks, and late-night gallery hours are just some of the highlights of this monthly event, which turns the whole Wynwood art district into a street party and arts festival.
Art Basel Miami Beach, an annual international art show, is another busy period since it draws artists and art enthusiasts from all over the globe. A majority of the artists who will be displaying their works at the show often come a few days early to make any necessary adjustments or to create new ones.
Wynwood’s Graffiti Museum
The Graffiti Museum in Wynwood presents new shows, works for sale, graffiti classes, and other art-related activities.
The museum has an indoor exhibition hall, an art gallery, and a spectacular gift store stocked with one-of-a-kind works and limited editions from renowned street artists.
The cost to enter is $16, and kids 13 and under get in free. On Tuesdays, the museum is closed for maintenance.
Among the street artists participating in the post:
Cryptik, DALeast, Shepard Fairey, Futura, Os Gemeos, Swoon, Ron English, Aiko, Kenny Scharf, Lady Pink, Maya Hayuk, Nosm, Neuzz, Swoon, Eduardo Kobra, Mantra, vhils, Dsic Fernandez, Michael Vasquez, Martin Whatson, Kayla Mahaffey, Bordalo II, Buff Monster, Ernesto Maranje, Ashop Crew, Deih, Tats Cru, David Choe, David Flores, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Dan Kitchener, Tristan Eaton, Joe Iurato,