Wynwood Art District Miami,Fl

A few visionaries and graffiti artists have saved a neighborhood in Miami. Once a warehouse district ridden with drugs and crime, this area has been transformed into having the highest concentration of graffiti in the world. Art Basel started coming to Miami in December of 2002. It put Miami on the map as a destination for contemporary art. As a result, art started filtering to many neighborhoods besides South Beach. Today, Wynwood is a destination known for art galleries, restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Two men are responsible for pioneering this transformation. David Lombardi started buying warehouse space in early 2000. He started courting struggling artists who could not afford South Beach and did not have a gallery representing them. Then he started Roving Fridays a gallery walk for cutting edge art lovers. Tony Goldman was the man behind the Wynwood Walls. He helped remake Soho and South Beach. He has a golden touch for combining art with creative development. Graffiti artist such as Shepard Fairey, Nunca, Ryan McGinness, Liqen and many others have painted murals.

Every second Saturday of the month Wynwood Art District has a gallery walk. If you have not been it is a must. Have lunch or dinner at Joey’s or Wynwood Kitchen and Bar.


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