This week marks the beginning of the fourth edition of Art Wynwood. The Wynwood Arts District in Miami Beach has become a bustling contemporary art scene particularly among the urban art culture. You might recall us speaking about the Walls of Wynwood during Art Basel week, but this week is all about Wynwood as a burgeoning space of new ideas and art making.
From the press release:
“Art Wynwood reflects the dynamic environment of Miami’s burgeoning Wynwood Arts District, which over the last decade has gained international renown as the hub of South Florida’s contemporary art scene. Graffiti artists from all over the world grace the walls of this edgy neighborhood with vibrant, provocative murals that set an energetic tone for the increasingly diverse galleries, restaurants and shops lining the sidewalks.
This openness to new ideas and images is represented at Art Wynwood, which highlights street art, murals, pop surrealism and other genres from the current underground movement. Art Wynwood offers the art enthusiast and seasoned cultural traveler alike a unique opportunity to discover, explore and collect one of the most significant art forms of our time. By presenting these cutting-edge works in a refined atmosphere among a broad range of mediums and styles, Art Wynwood is perfectly positioned to advance the growing worldwide recognition of this movement. While Art Wynwood has its own distinct identity and design, it shares the commitment to presenting the highest level of art from the 20th and 21st centuries in an elegant yet accessible environment that is a hallmark of all the fairs in the expanding Art Miami family.
Art Wynwood 2015 will feature 70 international galleries showing emerging, contemporary and modern works. The fair’s run from February 12 to 16, 2015, coincides with the long holiday weekend of Presidents Day and the Miami International Boat Show. This esteemed nautical exposition – based less than five miles from the Art Wynwood pavilion (the site of Art Miami each December)– draws more than 100,000 boating aficionados from around the globe and transforms Miami Beach’s iconic Collins Avenue into a multimillion-dollar promenade of yachts.
The third edition of Art Wynwood attracted more than 32,500 visitors over five days, with 7,100 collectors and connoisseurs attending the VIP Private Preview. This display of support from the art community will undoubtedly make the Opening Night of Art Wynwood on Thursday, February 12, 2015, an affair to remember.”
For more information about the fair visit their official website.