- February 1st, 2012
Art Basel-Miami may only last a few days but you can check out the Street art in the Wynwood Arts District throughout the rest of the year. It’s only ten minutes across the Biscayne Bay from Miami Beach. You’ll find over 70 art collections, museums and galleries featuring local and international Contemporary artwork. The area also hosts a popular monthly Art Walk every second Saturday. Some of the artists are more colorful than their actual works but most of it’s a fabulous feast of Contemporary artwork for the eyes! Click on the image above to watch a brief slideshow of some of Wynwood’s Street art!
Photo via Wynwood Kitchen & Bar
There are plenty of restaurants and food trucks to choose from. We liked Wynwood Kitchen & Bar. The food’s Latin-inspired and the art-laced walls are Miami bold with huge murals, vibrant paintings and sculpture. They also feature one of the largest Shepard Fairey installations in the US and abstract art by, Christian Awe. Make it a full day Contemporary art excursion and add the Miami Design District to your plans. You’ll find more galleries, boutiques and great restaurants to discover! Click on the map below to zoom into the Wynwood Arts District directory.
Check out this series called Here Comes The Neighborhood that documents the transformation of the Wynwood Arts District in association with Tony Goldman, the developer who’s also credited for reviving other famous neighborhoods such as SoHo and Chelsea in New York City. You’ll also get to see some of the up-and-coming artist’s work in progress. It’s great what the city’s done for this area and don’t be intimidated if you get lost trying to find the place. When our GPS took us the first time, we were a bit concerned rolling in with our ride and a sleeping baby Q in the back seat. The scruffy surrounding neighborhood didn’t make the best first impression. Then low and behold, after driving for a few more minutes, this thriving and colorful place popped out of nowhere!