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Thursday, November 24, 2011


Are you one of the few who has not yet visited the Wynwood Art District? Just west of Midtown Miami, it has restaurants, bars, theaters, and over thirty exciting art galleries. The place has also become known for its "Second Saturday Art Walk". The next one is on Saturday, December 10, 5 to 11 pm. Save the date.

Wynwood has also gotten the world's attention for the 100+ huge murals painted on the walls of its buildings. They're in an area packed with warehouses, 4 blocks by 8. The blocks are l o n g
and it is best to see them walking or touring by bike during the day.

Topping them off is the magnificent Wynwood Walls complex. The outdoor art gallery is located on NW Second Avenue, between Joey's Italian Cafe (at 25th St.) and
the art-filled Wynwood Kitchen & Bar (26th St.). "Walls" is a collection of large murals painted by some of the greatest street artists on the planet.
Come see, you'll be amazed.

Two years ago I visited Walls as the painting was beginning. Artists from eight countries scurried about spraying paint here and there.

Shepard Fairey (famous for his Obama "Hope" poster) pasted his printed paper creations on an 80-foot section. The red band grabs you as you enter the private park.
Wynwood Walls is finally complete. On Tuesday, November 29, it will have its Grand Opening.
The man who made it happen, Tony Goldman, has invited the public to join him, from 9 to 11 pm, for this special affair.
I hope to see you there.

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