Friday, 23 March 2018

Wynwood Walls: Exploring Street Art in Miami.

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Wynwood Walls, Miami bills itself as the greatest collection of street art ever assembled in one place. Since its inception in 2009 the project has involved more than 90 artists representing 20 countries and covered 85,000 square feet of walls. I am a great fan of street art. Since falling in love with the genre on a visit to Valparaiso, Chile I have sought it out wherever we are in the world. With three days in Miami there was no way I was NOT going to drag David along to see Wynwood. As it turned out the district was only a ten minute drive from our hotel. The only tricky thing was parking on a Sunday. Wynwood Walls has revitalised a once run down area of Miami. Now there is no shortage of cafes, restaurants, bars - and cars vying for parking spots. If you happen to be in Miami and you like street art check it out!


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This was my favourite. It reminded me of the movie 'Blade Runner'.



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I loved this one too, although it is more sculpture than street art. We once had a really tough cat. Luckily he never brought down an aeroplane.


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The original Wynwood Walls comprises six wharehouses which became blank canvases for invited artists.  However true to the free thinking idea of street art all the surrounding streets have also become canvases for street art. Don't miss the original Wynwood Walls but once you have soaked up your fill wander through the surrounding streets for so much more.

This was my favourite street mural. The colours are so vibrant.

Which mural is your favourite?


Where is Wynwood Walls?


You will find Wynwood Walls at 2520 NW 2nd Ave Miami. There are two entrances, one marked 'Wynwood Walls' and the other 'Wynwood Garden'.

How much does it cost?


Wynwood Walls is absolutely free!

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32 comments:

  1. I've not seen Wynwood Walls in person but clearly from your photos it's quite the collection of street art. Wow. Just fantastic.

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    1. I love street art and search it out wherever we are. This was especially good because there were no cars parked in front of it.

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  2. I have heard lots about Wynwood, but I didn't know there were was such a variety of art styles and people from all over the world who created this street art. It was fun to see the colorful details in each mural.

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    1. I wouldn't travel to Miami just to see it but since we were there anyway it was a great thing to do with a spare hour or so.

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  3. I do love street art too. With all the different styles at Wynwood Walls, I can't pick just one favourite. I like the "fingers" and the mural just after it (grey, red and blue faces).

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    1. There is something mesmerising about the fingers but I can't quite put my finger on it - pun intended - lol!

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  4. We were going to visit the Wynwood Walls on our trip to Miami a few months ago. We ended up having to cancel our trip and went to San Diego instead but I am still very interested in visiting on a future trip. #weekendwanderlust

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    1. Miami is a fun city. We have been in Mexico and we wanted to have a couple of weeks in the US before heading back to Australia. Normally I would have thought Miami was a bit of a hassle because of all the crowds but after Mexico it was a breeze.

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  5. Those are some amazing pieces! I definitely love pieces which are really vibrant! Thanks for linking up with #TheWeeklyPostcard! (www.caliglobetrotter.com)

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  6. I like the mural where the dad and son (perhaps) are posing. I like most of them since they are high quality. I am a fan of street art too. The nice thing is that when you start going to places to capture the art you start learning about the movement and recognizing the work of certain artists. I am going to London soon and am planning to visit the places where street art reigns. #WeekendWanderlust

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    1. I thought the father and son were cute. They seemed to be having such fun together.

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    2. Hi Lyn,

      This place looks eye-popping. I have seen some decent street art here in New Zealand. I suspect some gangs tagging walls. But Miami and US cities in general boast some fab street art.

      Ryan

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    3. I do think there is a big difference between street art and graffiti. Occasionally you might see some good graffiti but mostly it is quite ugly. Sydney, unfortunately, along with many cities we have visited has a real problem with it.

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  7. Wynwood is fascinating, right? The area used to be such a ghetto and I am so happy to see the reinvention by the community.

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    1. We came to Miami 20 years ago and except for the Art Deco district all I can remember is ghetto. This time David and I were blown away by how the whole city has changed.

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  8. I love street art too (including the outdoor murals in Valparaiso!). Toronto has our own 'graffiti alley', but I think Miami might have it beat!

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    1. I will have to visit 'graffiti alley' if we ever go back to Toronto.

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  9. Like you, I have loved street art since I saw the 15 alleys of Melbourne last year. We didn't know about Wynwood when we were in Miami in 2013. Maybe my love for street art would have started sooner.

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    1. I hate finding out about something once I have left a place. Luckily David loves going back to places a 2nd and sometimes 3rd time so I can usually pick up the site or whatever when we return.

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  10. We drove by, but never got inside the Wynwood Walls as it was raining during the day we had allowed for touring while in Miami. Just one more reason to return to this marvellous city of art.

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    1. Yes - I can see that rain might ruin the street art experience just a bit. There was an inside gallery as well but it didn't have the same street art feel.

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  11. Sure, thanks for making me feel bad. Just kidding. I've tried to get to Wynwood Walls on two different trips and never made it. You've made it clear that I really have to get there! Thanks for the lovely reminder.

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  12. I had never heard of Wynwood Walls but definitely looks like an intriguing spot to visit. Point noted about the parking. Nice photo of you as well!

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    1. Haha - thanks for the compliment. 99.9% of the photos David takes of me go straight in the reject bin. Either he is a lousy photographer or I am getting older.

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  13. I love street art! I visited Miami - gulp! - decades ago, and never felt a great need to go back. I could still pass through on a stopover on the way to the Caribbean or South America though. If I do, I may plan in a day's stopover to see Wynwood. Thanks for letting me enjoy it vicariously!

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    1. Don't miss the Art Deco at Miami it Beach while you are there.

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  14. I love street art and these Wynwood walls artworks in Miami look spectacular! Definitely a place to add to my bucket list! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I wouldn't make a special trip to Miami to see Wynwood Walls but it is definitely worth seeing if you happen to be in Miami anyway.

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  15. Fantastic street art! I am listing this place as my must-visit in my next trip to Miami! Thanks!

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    1. If you like street art, you will love it,

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