Art Basel Wynwood

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Who need’s Art Basel, when one can go to Wynwood?

As we’re talking, a copious amount of people have descended upon Miami for the annual Art Basel Miami Beach. Every year, a manifold of art enthusiasts from many industries and areas of the world arrive in Miami to take in the infectious atmosphere and art Miami has to offer. If you’re not lucky enough to be on a guest list or are there on dates other than the annual art festivity – there is no need to fret. Miami has a wide array of art to offer its visitors and one area in particular is highly impressive. I am talking about the Wynwood Art District.

Wynwood Art District

Wynwood Art District is just north of Downtown Miami and consists of 70 galleries, museums and more. There are also some lovely cafés, restaurants and shops as well. In the 1970s Wynwood was considered a lower class area and up until around 20 years ago, it was according to our Über driver an area one wouldn’t normally venture into. The Art District was revived by Tony Goldman, the man responsible for breathing life into SoHo and Miami Beach.

When walking around one can easily see that it was formerly an area that was heavily populated by drugs, crime and violence. However, this contributes to the amazing charm the area radiates. The multitude of street art covering the walls are endless, with the next piece more beautiful than the last. Living in Shoreditch, I have grown quite accustomed to street art. Having said that, the paintings on these walls took my breath away. There are also several retail spaces that can be found, such as this incredibly chic Marie Saint Pierre Store. The food and drinks scene is also incredibly strong in the area. One can find cute little cafés, rooftops as well as some amazing gourmet restaurants.

Photo credits: Miami Design Agenda, Karafranker, The Daily Wood, Miami And Beaches, Marie Saint Pierre, The Agency Luxe, Time Out, Flashback Miami

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