Wynwood Walls was established in 2009 by the legendary placemaker and visionary Tony Goldman as an outdoor museum of international street art. Since the first year’s program – featuring Kenny Scharf, Futura, Os Gemeos, Swoon, Shepard Fairey, and other renowned innovators in street art, Wynwood Walls has become a phenomenon, spurring the creation of murals throughout the Wynwood district. During our recent time in Miami, I grabbed my designer gal pal, Phyllis Harbinger, and her hubby and took in lunch at Wynwood Kitchen and it’s surrounding outdoor art walk.
Some of the Wynwood Walls
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Open to the public and free of charge, Wynwood Walls is now one of the best venues in the world to see the work of leading street artists. In 2010, the adjacent Wynwood Doors, with 176 feet of roll-up storefront gates was added and most recently the Wynwood Walls Garden, an open green space featuring five murals was included in the space. Each year, a selection of international artists – that range from old school graffiti artists to newer innovators- have created artwork.
In 2012, Wynwood Walls celebrated Art Basel with a series of events dedicated to the vision of Tony Goldman who passed that September. Since that time, the project has been curated by Tony’s daughter, Goldman Properties CEO Jessica Goldman Srebnick. Miami’s now world-renowned open-air “museum of the streets” continues to attract visitors from around the world and currently encompasses more than 40 dazzling, cutting-edge murals created by respected street artists from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States.