A Story from Wynwood

Ron English Mural

My first impressions of Wynwood were of urban blight. My husband ran a gallery he called ism-gallery starting in 2007 for a year or so. I got out of the car for the first time in Wynwood and saw a young, brown-skinned transvestite coming towards us on the sidewalk. He was in a state of […]

A Brief History of Wynwood

Wynwood Art Walk

Wynwood is now a major attraction in Miami, but it was not always so.Wynwood – originally spelled Wyndwood (1) – is an old inner city neighborhood of Miami surrounded by Edgewater and Midtown to the east, the Design District and Buena Vista to the north, Allapatah to the west, and Overtown and the Omni area […]

Retna in the Spotlight

Retna Mural

Driving through Wynwood, his mural caught my eye despite the fact that like most viewers, I could not discern a single figure or understand a single symbol in it. For some reason, Retna’s work is hypnotic and beautiful. The work is a series of sometimes intertwining symbols, an invented writing. The paint sometimes runs, but […]

Best of Wynwood Tour with Kasey

Private Wynwood Tour

A couple of weeks ago, I went on tour with Kasey, and I was not disappointed. She knows so much about the area and its evolution that there did not seem to be enough time to share everything she wanted to. I found the tour inspiring and inspired! A couple of highlights from the tour: […]

Second Saturday Artwalk is here!

Live Mural Painting

Come out and party in Wynwood because Second Saturday Artwalk is around the corner. Come out and see the art and the people! Dine, drink, shop, in Wynwood bars, restaurants, at the food truck and vendor lot, catch people making street art, and who knows what else because there are always new things going on! […]

4 Reasons to Go on a Guided Wynwood Tour

Private Tour Wynwood

Sure, you can enjoy Wynwood without a guide, alone, or with friends. The whole area is covered in murals, there are three or more galleries for every block, and some of the coolest bars and restaurants in town have set up shop here. Plus, there is always something new going on. So why pay to […]

Rising real estate values in Wynwood

Wynwood Parking Garage

What will Thor Equities do with a block it purchased for $41.5 million? What does it mean for the future of Wynwood that prices have risen so sharply? Can galleries hang in there if their rents go up significantly? How long will we have the Wynwood phenomenon as we have grown to love it? http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/real-estate-news/article36181722.html