February 5, 2016
Miami’s Wynwood Art District has become the epicenter of art and creativity in Miami’s diverse range of communities. The Rubell Collection moved into the area in 1993 and became a catalyst for the region’s growth. With the help of Art Basel, Wynwood was put under the world’s microscope as a safe haven for international artists. The area has blossomed with galleries, fine dining, and popular live/work lofts for creatives.
A walk down northwest second avenue on a sunny day gives you an accurate feeling of the ambiance of the area. A clear emphasis on shopping locally exists as boutiques fill the area with quirky gadgets, clothing, and accessories. Up and coming companies like Warby Parker and Shinola chose Wynwood for their flagship Miami stores.
Metro1 is excited to be the official leasing partner of the soon to be completed Wynwood Arcade. This adaptive reuse project will feature retail space, a rooftop bar, and open air-central atrium. The agenda behind this project is to create an open air community space for people to dine and shop in the burgeoning arts district. Living in Wynwood is set get even better upon this project’s completion.
Living in Wynwood is like living behind an artist’s paint brush. The landscape is constantly going through a metamorphoses of color and design. Murals cover entire building facades making for a festive and cheerful vibe. The art doesn’t end of the walls, many notable art galleries inhabit the areas and feature world renown contemporary pieces.
Wynwood Walls, the main attraction, brings together the world’s greatest artists working in the graffiti and street art genre. Without a doubt, living in Wynwood exposes you to art from all over the world. Other notable galleries include Locust Projects which features many formats of art including sculpture and paintings.
The growth of the art community has been synonymous with the the influx of fine dining locales. Looking for an amazing italian spot? Joey’s Italian cafe is a staple and sure to satisfy. Cozy coffee shops like Panther Coffee and Mr. Block Cafe serve as a rest stops to bicyclists, skateboarders, poets, and film producers.
Other great locales include the recently opened Wynwood Diner. This locale features indoor and outdoor seating and has a traditional diner feel with a tropical flare. Big comfy booths line the entrance and the back features a long picnic style table; a true emulation of what it’s like to live in Wynwood.