Wynwood Art DistrictIn 2003, Wynwood's creative community was started as a collective artists district , mostly centered around galleries and art shows. The area eventually hit a peak of 70 galleries, 12 studios and 5 museums along with the Wynwood Walls, the area's current claim to fame.
The Wynwood Walls helped with a general downturn in the area in 2009, when it was commissioned by Tony Goldman, a local real estate investor and art aficionado. He chose 16 world famous street artists to come and paint buildings he owned in the area. Since this beginning, it has since become a museum unto itself.
As the gallery scene declined, leaving only a handful remaining, the street life and painting has continued to grow, covering at least a couple square miles if my sore feet and fitbit are any judge!
The ArrivalI took an Uber from my hotel downtown to the Wynwood district. It was about 9 minutes and I was dropped off right at the Wynwood Walls (of course... closed due to Covid).
SummaryPut on your comfortable shoes, and bring water. It can be hot! You will be on your feet for hours. Labyrinth walking, surprises everywhere, and I couldn't even find the end on the west side!
Bars, coffee, and food are abundant. Day drinking here seems like it would be a super fun experience. Car traffic was pretty light during my visit, making it easier to traverse streets for better views, but I can't guarantee that's always the case.