The Wynwood Walls- conceived by the renowned community revitalizer and placemaker, the late Tony Goldman in 2009 -has became a major art statement with his commitment to graffiti and street art. A genre that he believed is under appreciated and not respected historically. He wanted to give the movement more attention and more respect: “By presenting it in a way that has not been done before, I was able to expose the public to something they had only seen peripherally.”
Murals by renowned street artists have covered the walls of the Wynwood Walls complex since 2009, and to create more canvases and bring more artists to the project, Tony opened the Wynwood Doors in 2010 with 176 feet of roll-up storefront gates. The painted exteriors and interiors of the doors reveal a portrait gallery. Murals have also been commissioned for Outside the Walls through 2011, in key locations outside the park itself. – www.TheWynwoodwalls.com
The Wynwood walls should be on everyone’s South Florida To Do list. It’s a great opportunity to introduce street art to children. take a solo walk or a romantic mid day stroll. Not only are you surrounded by captivatingly vivid artwork there are tons of restaurants, Art galleries and artistic shops that you can enjoy and browse! Prepare to spend a few hours there to get the full Wynwood Experience!Finding parking is relatively easy and costs about 1.50 per hour.