Wynwood Art District

Guided Wynwood Street Art and Gallery Tour

This guided tour takes you through the highlights of Wynwood and provides you with interesting insights by a knowledgable, local guide.

Miami’s Artistic Heart

Welcome to the Wynwood Art District, the artsy heart of Miami. What awaits you here? Prepare for public graffiti walls, street art, museums, galleries and numerous artistic events. From old warehouse district to one of Miami’s liveliest neighborhoods – Wynwood has become a global hub for contemporary art and a testament to the power of creativity.

The neighborhood’s evolution began in the early 2000s when visionary developers recognized its potential and sought to breathe new life into its abandoned warehouses and vacant lots.

Wynwood’s most distinctive feature is its mesmerizing street art scene. Walking through the district feels like stepping into an open-air gallery, where artists from all walks of life get a chance to immortalize themselves and their art form. Among them are not only the most well-known stars of the scene, but also plenty of aspiring newcomers looking for their big break.

Wynwood is definitely worth several visits, because no two visits are the same. The various murals are constantly changing, old art is leaving and new art is being created. With over 70 different galleries, there is more than enough to see while restaurants and bars line up in between to serve refreshments and intriguing food compositions that are almost as creative as the galleries.

Wynwood Art Walk

Generally, any day is a good day to visit the Wynwood Art District. But a visit is particularly worthwhile every second Saturday. For the so-called Art Walk, the streets of Miami’s most colorful neighborhood become public festival grounds. Local businesses including many galleries, bars and restaurants stay open late giving the area a virbrant vibe.

From 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., the streets transform into a huge pop-up art gallery. If you bring a lot of hunger with you, you’ll be well taken care of – numerous food trucks will provide you with food.

Is Wynwood Art District Free?

Wynwood’s artistic neighborhood is free for visitors to enter. There is no barrier blocking the road and nobody will ask you for a ticket. The public exhibits are also completely free to admire.

The situation is different with the numerous museums and galleries in the Wynwood Art District, which charge an entrance fee. However, since this benefits the continued existence of the exhibitions, this small financial outlay can be coped with with a clear conscience.

What to see at Wynwood Art District

Almost synonymous with the Wynwood Art District are the Wynwood Walls, one of the top exhibits in all of Miami. Over 80,000 square feet of artistic graffiti paintings adorn the walls – including pieces by well-known names in the graffiti scene.

To complement this, a visit to one of the newest permanent attractions is recommended: The Museum of Graffiti. In contrast to the Wynwood Walls, you can not only admire graffiti here, but also learn about the history of the art form and take part in regular graffiti courses.

Other sights include:

  • Selfie Museum
  • The Margulies Collection at the WAREhOUSE
  • Waltman Ortega Fine Art
  • Art Fusion Galleries

There are also guided tours to get to know the Art District. An experienced tour guide will walk you through the area and explain exciting background information about the numerous art exhibitions.

Getting to Wynwood

It’s really no secret that Miami is a little behind the times when it comes to public transportation. While it’s possible to get to Wynwood by public transportation, you’re much better advised to use other means. This potentially saves you a lot of time.

If you are traveling with your own car or a rental car, you have to be prepared that parking spaces in the area are rare (a problem that affects all of Miami). Depending on where you are traveling from, it is advisable to switch to a taxi, Uber or Lyft. Most parking spaces in Wynwood are chargeable, with a few exceptions – but be prepared for them to fill up quickly.

Alternatively, of course, is it also possible to combine the visit with a bike tour? Thanks to the rental bike provider Citibike, you can easily rent a rental bike in the city and return it flexibly at various locations throughout the city.

Where can I see more art exhibitions in Miami?

Miami’s vibrant art scene isn’t just limited to the Wynwood Art District. Numerous other public exhibitions and museums await your visit in the illustrious city on the Atlantic coast.

Wynwood, Miami, FL 33127

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