The past two weekends, I spent the afternoon with my family walking around the popular Wynwood Art District in Miami. Once nothing more than a rundown warehouse district (many of them abandoned) near downtown Miami, Wynwood has become recognized internationally for its art scene. What were once bare warehouse walls have become giant canvases for renowned street artists from all over the world. The Wynwood Art District is also home to over 150 small businesses, including several art galleries, retail stores, and restaurants (we ate at Joey’s Italian Cafe both visits – great pizza and surprisingly friendly service). It’s a nice way to spend an afternoon as long as you don’t stray too far off the beaten path. The surrounding neighborhood isn’t the type of place you want to be strolling around when the sun goes down. Although Wynwood has come a long way in recent years, crime is still very prevalent – so exercise caution when visiting.
Being a filmmaker and video producer, I’m also a wannabe photographer. I may not use much more than the automatic features when taking pictures with my Panasonic GH2 but I like to think I can compose a pretty nice shot. So here are a few pics from our visit to the Wynwood Art District. Enjoy…
You can check out all these photos (and several others) in high resolution on my flickr page.
Enjoy street art? Check out my video profile of Chilean street artist Dasic and Iranian stencil artists Icy and Sot.