The Wynwood Art District in Miami, FL is one of the most outstanding artsy places in the world. Located south of the Miami Design District, it harbors five museums, over seventy galleries, three collections, twelve ateliers, seven art compexes and five art fairs. The quite unusual concentration of creativity and inspirational space is so unique that it nearly takes one’s breath away..
But that hasn’t always been the case: Earlier in history the district around Wynwood used to be shabby and dirty, it was not an area to feel comfortable to be around. Since renovator Tony Goldmann (of Goldmann Properties), who also renewed SoHo in Big Apple and Miami Beach in general, started to make a change, one could see how much potential the area had: the scruffy district slowly turned into a place full of art, inspiration and innovation not only for artists and art enthusiasts, but also for the general public. Especially because of its Street Art, it became one of the most discussed places in 2009, when the Wynwood Walls were first shown to the public during the world famous art fair Art Basel, that takes place in Miami every year.
But what makes those walls and Wynwood so special?
We believe one of the main reasons is that the art shown there is accessible for everyone, you don’t have to pay an entrance fee or sign up to go there, it is open to the public and a space that ultimately interacts with everyone.
And twice a year, the Wynwood Walls get painted over by a new artist, so you always get to see something new. This ever-present form of art is something very special, every wall is a unicum, and because of the ongoing change it is a development and process at the same time.
Having become „the place to be“, there are only the old warehouse facilities which remind one of its past, when Wynwood used to be a working-class district. All those facilities are now accommodating galleries, ateliers and creative spaces, and once you enter them, you nearly get overwhelmed by all its energy and variety.
Nous adorons… how powerful art can be, to turn something old and unpleasant into something bright and vigorous, and it is worth a visit for everyone who likes art of all types and needs some refreshing energy and visionary input.