Every second Saturday of each month, the Wynwood area and the Design District of Miami becomes the hottest place to be in the entire city. On any given day you can take your chances and explore some of the best galleries at the forefront of the art world in what you would think is one of the seediest neighborhoods in Miami but, during “Art Walk” it transforms into a hive of hustle and bustle. Here you can run into some of the most renown artists, socialites, art collectors, art dealers and celebrities just meandering from gallery to gallery. Most of the gourmet food trucks featured in the Food Network’s Truck Wars is concentrated in an empty parking lot that transforms into the center of sustenance where you can get some of the best street food in Miami and then keep walking to your next visual feast.
Throughout Wynwood more and more artists are opening studios on their own and heading up their own movement of independence and showcasing their art. On my last walk through the design district I ran into so many familiar faces and familiar art, it made me feel right at home. The City of Miami is now beefing up security and seeing a police officer every 2 to 3 blocks ensuring the safety of everyone has become common place. The introduction of the Design District, Midtown and Wynwood Experience Gallery Shuttle offers visitors to ARTWALK a passport to go to all of the 3 neighborhoods best eateries galleries and shops.
On the second Saturday ARTWALK you can take in the latest works of noted artists, meet them, Shake their hands and discover what their inspirations are. On our last visit we were happy to meet Carlos Navarro, Miguel Parredes, Erni Vales, Noel, Gil Bitton and Michael Perez among so many more. An evening full of so much Art, Food, Socialites, collectors and colors definitely makes ARTWALK a monthly Haute event not to be missed.
Art Work Photos by George Martinez
Event Photos by Nick Betancourt