Miami boasts a dynamic art scene filled with work by artists from around the world who have chosen Miami to put their creations on exhibit. Miami has two main hot spots for art; the Wynwood Arts District and the Design District.
WYNWOOD ARTS DISTRICT
Visible from parts of I-95, the Wynwood Walls were originally the main attraction of the Wynwood Arts District. Established and up-and-coming artists alike are attracted to the Wynwood Walls where they have created astounding murals on the sides of the repurposed warehouses and office buildings. In the last decade forward thinking developers have rehabilitated neglected industrial spaces and transformed them into art complexes and galleries, performing art spaces, cafes, and other creative spaces, making Wynwood one of the largest creative communities in the world.
The highly anticipated Art Wynwood Fair returns President’s Day Weekend 2016. The event officially kicks off on February 11, with a VIP Preview and continues through the holiday weekend. Event highlights include presentation of a lifetime achievement award to legendary artist Mel Ramos, Saturday Art Walk, Meet the Artist Max Steven-Grossman, Artrageous Kids Center and the Art Wynwood After Party at the Wynwood Walls on Saturday. Click here for Miami hotel accommodations near the Wynwood Arts District. Visit the Art Wynwood site for more event information.
THE DESIGN DISTRICT
The Design District is home to several art galleries. With small, hometown galleries tucked in between major international design houses, the Design District has something for every type of art personality. The Design District also has several great event spaces including the Moore Building, which has become home to a variety of design and fashion events throughout the year. Midtown, another nearby venue, is popular for Miami’s numerous annual art fairs. Visit the Design District page for more information about galleries, installations and events.
Miami has many neighborhoods that host monthly art walks. The Bird Road Arts District (better known as BRAD), Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, and Little Havana all have exciting gallery nights where live music, food and drinks create the perfect atmosphere to appreciate the arts.
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