I’ve heard a lot about the street art in Miami. It is focussed in a warehouse district called Wynwood, home to the majority of Miami’s street art. So, one day over our weekend in Miami, we ventured there.
We decided to walk from our hotel in Brickell, which I wouldn’t necessarily recommend because it’s quite far and because there are some sketchy areas here and there along the route. Be that as it may, when we approached Wynwood, the walls lit up with color and art and graffiti!
As a child, during Christmas season, I was known to shout OOOOH and AAAAH, excited and mesmerized by all the homes lit up with Christmas lights. Well, that’s sort of how I am with street art!
And then we arrived at the spectacular Wynwood Walls! It’s like a museum of street art – and there’s no admission charge.
The walls are beautiful – many by artists I recognize, such as this captivatingly gorgeous wall by Tristan Eaton
Or this by the infamous, Obey Giant artist aka Shepard Fairey:
There are many walls by artists I don’t know offhand, but you might know (and feel free to share). There were exhibits both indoors and outdoors. All of it was fabulous!!
artist: Martin Whatson
One of my favorite artists, from Brazil, is Eduardo Kobra. There were works of his outdoors as well as a special indoor exhibition. I was kind of, sort of, in heaven!
Here’s the indoor Kobra exhibit – I recognized nearly all the people portrayed in his pictures!
Another special indoor exhibit showed many works by the artist Peter Tunney. Set in a room to look like a lavish casino, I immediately recognized some of his works – especially FEARLESS, which was on a billboard near the 59th Street Bridge for quite some time.
And then back outdoors, for more art walls, everywhere you look.
How many of the artists portrayed in this mural do you recognize? Warhol. . . VanGogh . . .
Dali . . ????. . . Frida. . .
This is just the tip of the street art iceberg in Wynwood, Miami! If you enjoy street art – you must visit Wynwood!