Wynwood is a place of art, creativity, and unique style. It radiates this throughout the prevalent galleries, retail shops, cafés, streets, and all over the walls of this hip, so-ho-flavored neighborhood. Its artistic nature calls for people to come spectate everything it has to offer.
Every Second Saturday of the month, galleries open their doors and people flock the streets for Wywood Art Walk to explore all that Miami’s Arts District has to offer. Most of the Art Walk stretches from NW 2nd Ave to NE 2nd Ave and approximately a block south of I195 to nearly I395. The main hours of the monthly event are 6:00-11pm, but each gallery or exhibit may open or close a little earlier or later. There are over 60 different art galleries, art complexes, and art collections in Wynwood, so plan on making multiple appearances since you won’t be able to see everything in one trip. Artwork ranges from graffiti, paintings, photography, sculptures, multimedia, murals, sculptures, contemporary pieces, and other designs.
Each spot is regularly updating or rotating its collections. You will want to keep attending another Art Walk to see what’s new, what you missed, and just soak in the good vibes and entertainment happening amid the streets. Wynwood Art Walk has really grown into an event about more than just art. It’s got music, people watching, a bit of bar-hopping, and just about something for everyone. The eclectic crowd includes a mix of art enthusiasts, hipsters, business professionals (in their weekend wear), and your almost-average Joe. It is “the place-to-be” for locals, and the tourists are wanting to get a taste of Art Walk too.
This month of March, there is plenty to see at Art Walk. One buzzed-about exhibit is at Locust Projects by the local artist, Christy Gast. Her works reflect some of the issues going on today in Ukraine and Russia’s dominance that eludes to a reminder of the Cold War. Read more about March’s Art Walk Exhibits here.
Some galleries offer some lite bites or beverages, but in between or after art-gazing, it’s fun to stop for a drink or bite to eat in one of Wynwood’s many bars or restaurants. Or, take a trip to the yard full of gourmet food trucks where you are sure to find something to satiate your taste buds. These trucks are located at the corner of NW 23rd St. and NW 2nd Ave.
If you aren’t sure where to begin or need a little direction, want the inside-scoop about the art, or just would like to tour in a group, try a guided tour. WynwoodArtWalk.com does a few different tours, typically about an hour long. One tour for the current Art Walk is a Jameson Graffiti Tour, where you will visit exhibits and areas displaying graffiti murals and receive a complimentary Jameson drink.