September 2016 ©MBKoeth
Every December, Miami Art Week comes to town, bringing the world’s most prominent artists and influencers to our city. While the official Art Basel event may be in Miami Beach, Wynwood is the place to get an authentic taste of Miami’s own local art scene and take in the street art for free. Our eclectic district hosts the highest concentration of street art in the United States and houses more than 80 art galleries, studios and collections.
For thousands of international visitors and locals, alike, Miami Art Week provides a first look at Wynwood’s newest street art murals, many of which are created immediately before – or during – Miami Art Week. Visitors can stroll through Wynwood and see some of the world’s best and newest street art on the walls of the many trademark warehouses that make up the neighborhood’s urban landscape. It’s free, accessible art at its best.
What To Do
In addition to Wynwood’s vivid street art, year-round art galleries host special Art Week shows and satellite art fairs, like Pinta Miami, which hosts a major art exhibition. Pinta is a large-scale art fair which showcases modern and contemporary art from Latin America and is arguably the most important event of its kind.
Aside from viewing art, there are dozens of artisanal eateries, craft breweries, bars, and fashion retailers hosting their own Art Week events and deals—making it the place to eat, shop and unwind during this yearly event.
For a list of Art Week events, check out our event calendar here.
How to Get Around the City
Ride-sharing stations available at the following locations:
- NW 5th Avenue between 22nd Street and 25th Street
- NW 6th Avenue on the corner of 22nd Street
Take a spin on an Art Week Citi Bike (featuring Pro176’s newest mural at the Wynwood Walls!). Four shared Citi bike stations can be found throughout the neighborhood, for rent, at the following locations:
- NW 2nd Avenue & 24th Street
- NW 3rd Avenue & 27th Terrace
- NW 2nd Avenue & 26th Street
- Miami Avenue & NE 27th Street
Available public transportation options include:
- City of Miami Trolley: drop-off and pickups on North Miami Avenue (Trolley route map)
- Miami-Dade Transit buses: various stops on North Miami Avenue
*More information on public transportation options here.
Where to Park
Wynwood’s main street, NW 2nd Avenue, will be open to pedestrians only from Friday, December 8th through Sunday, December 10th to ensure a safe and enjoyable pedestrian experience during your visit to the neighborhood.
Accordingly, NW 2nd Avenue will be closed to all Northbound and Southbound vehicular traffic between NW 22nd Street to NW 29th Street on the following dates and times:
- Friday, December 8th from 4:00pm – 6:00am*
- Saturday, December 9th from 3:00pm – 6:00am*
- Sunday, December 10th from 3:00pm – 6:00am*
*Closure schedule subject to change at the discretion of the City of Miami Police Department
Pay-By-Phone on-street parking will not be permitted from Friday, December 8th through Sunday, December 10th on the following streets:
- NW 2nd Ave between 22nd Street and 29th Street
- North Miami Avenue between 22nd Street and 24th Street on the East side (Northbound traffic)
- North Miami Avenue between 28th Street and 29th Street
To view the map with additional parking options and street closure details, click here.