Art’s something I’ve never really gotten into. I stopped doing at school as soon as I could because, well, I just wasn’t very good and I think that’s put my off in my adult life. Which is silly really when you think about it, people watch football when the last time they kicked a ball was 20+ years ago. This is why I like street art. Street art is out in the open for everyone to enjoy, not locked away in an intimidating silent cage. I’m lucky in that Manchester is full of street art, so whilst I was in Miami I decided to make a quick visit to Wynwood, the Art District.
There’s no need to check a map to see where the District starts; every wall is covered from top to toe in the most amazing way. From the political to the just plain pretty, all styles of street art can be found. You see the mural of the two men? That’s not painted onto the wall, but actually etched into it! Rather than seen as vandalism it’s respected; companies either rent their wall space, with some paying for works of art to cover it. If there was any place to rediscover my love for art, it was Wynwood. Time to head to the Wynwood Walls.
The Wynwood Walls is an open air art gallery dedicated to urban and street art. With artists from all over the world, the collection is constantly rotating showing there’s a bit more to it than scribbling “Stu was ere 2k8” on the side of a desk. It’s a relaxed environment and you might even be lucky enough to see one of the artists creating their next masterpiece. From instagramable patterns to beautiful murals, you can’t help but find something you like. Perfect for a chilled day out, the Walls are also lit up at night, making it the perfect thing to see whatever the time.
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