I’ve been to Miami before, but I was completely surprised by how much exciting stuff was happening so far from the beach! As a New Yorker, its also surprising to see any open space in a city, and while Downtown Miami and the Design District are literally up and coming, there are still so many empty spaces between neighborhoods. One of our favorite stops was the Wynwood District. The Wynwood district was originally a warehouse neighborhood, until 2009 when Tony Goldman reinvisioned it as an outdoor street art mecca, where street artists from around the world could come to use the huge windowless walls of the warehouses as their on-the-street canvases. It originally started with just a few buildings but The Wynwood Walls project has spread outside of the original complex and the entire area has been transformed into a vibrant cultural must see for tourists, literally transforming a run down area into another world while elevating and celebrating the best in the world’s street art.
Enjoy the photos! The experience is a MUST DO! You can learn about Wynwood Walls and the artists that work there HERE.