Wynwood Says: Miami’s Quotable Street Art
Just a few miles west of Miami Beach lies Wynwood, an area that boasts much of the best street art in Miami. The area’s concentration of high-quality street art is unrivaled in South Florida, drawing comparisons to famous graffiti destinations like Valparaiso, Chile and Brooklyn, New York. Commonly known as an area of past cultural and economic hardships, the area’s newfound artistic achievement and expression has made the evolution of Wynwood one of Miami’s greatest stories and top destinations.
In addition to the many brilliant canvases created on the area’s walls, the neighborhood is filled with galleries and exhibitions, including Wynwood Walls. Consistently crawling with eccentric and creative individuals, Wynwood is a great place to stroll around with the family or spend a day during your stay at Hilton Cabana. Filled with a slew of delicious restaurants and trendy cafes such as Panther Coffee, Wynwood has everything you need in a leisurely day trip destination.
The neighborhood’s insanely dense art is packed with different thoughts, ideas, styles, and approaches. While the colors and images provide a world of conversation in their own right, we are going to zero in on one specific facet of Wynwood’s scene — the words.
Here’s a taste of Wynwood’s literature-turned-visual art, which doubles as some of Miami’s most quotable street art.
R.M. Drake’s modern poetry is most famous on Instagram.
“No Sea No Life” mural by House of Meggs
Even acclaimed modern artist Peter Tunney maintains a gallery space within the Wynwood Walls exhibit. Tunney, who operates a gallery in Tribeca, NYC, is a renowned wordsmith and collage maker. One of the most interesting things about Tunney is his ability to relate the simple words featured in all of his work with the materials used to make the piece itself. Tunney also plays around with line cuts in a nearly poetic fashion.
From the sidewalks to the gallery walls, Wynwood’s words speak to the minds of visitors with eccentric passion. Check out the neighborhood and see what other words and works of art you discover!