The Wynwood District of Miami is captivated by its unique spirit and its ability to succeed.
Wynwood, better known as the Wynwood Arts District, is situated south of the Design District. This place borders downtown Miami on NE 2nd Street to the east, I.95 to the west, I-398 to the south, and NE 36 to the north. Originally, Wynwood was one of the most working-class neighborhoods of the area, home to the poorer class in the city, much like Williamsburg, New York.
In the 1990s, due to the efforts of local residents who desired a safer home combined with a glimpse of the future of young entrepreneurs in the art world, Wynwood eventually started to climb back. It wasn't long before the idealist Tony Goldman saw the artistic value of the city in its purest representation, graffiti, and after years of experimentation, he inaugurated the now celebrated Wynwood Walls show in 2009. As a result, in 2016, Wynwood is proud to mark its second spring as the trendy neighborhood of the area, even though its growth continues swiftly and relentlessly. It's a very hip and vibrant neighborhood now.
Memories of its roots, we now find old factory buildings that, far from being forgotten and demolished, have steadily become the trendiest apartment buildings. Today, the Wynwood District of Miami is captivated by its unique spirit and its ability to succeed.
There are over 70 galleries in Wynwood. One of them is the Margulies Set (591 NW 27th Street), which will please photography lovers. Here you can find the best contemporary and vintage photos, films, sculptures gathered over the years by the great art guru, the native of Miami, Martin Z Margulies.
One of the most popular attractions in the city is the Wynwood Walls Street Art Show, held by Tony Goldman, who, after investing in developing SoHo in New York and Miami Beach, converted Wynwood into his third big project. This park-like show gives tourists stunning murals drawn on the walls of the old windowless factories. Every second Saturday of each month, the Wynwood Art Walk takes place during the night to explore the open spaces, stores, pubs, food trucks, and much more.
A great idea to discover the area is to take a two-hour guided art and food tour in Wynwood. One of the biggest benefits of the neighborhood's multicultural environment is the broad range of tastes and dishes that can be tasted in the many popular restaurants that host its streets.
You'll find the best designer brands and particularly jewelers on the main street of the design district (NE 39th St): Cartier, Tiffany, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Armani, Hermès or Cartier are just some of them. If you like shopping, it's a nice place to go for a stroll. In comparison, the structures in which the shops are situated have a high architectural significance.
This tour helps you to taste the specialties that combine the gastronomy of countries such as Puerto Rico, Peru, Japan or the South of the United States through a tour that involves 6 restaurants and bars particularly recognized among the local indigenous population.
Wynwood's distinctive beauty is mirrored in all the aspects of life and provides an ideal alternative to South Beach and the more traditional tourist areas of the region.