Named by Forbes as one of America’s hippest neighborhoods, Wynwood is one of the coolest places you can visit in Miami. The Wynwood Walls are the highlight of this dynamic district, captivating visitors with kaleidoscopic artwork by graffiti artists and muralists.
This vibrant open-air museum has helped shape Miami’s art scene, transforming the district and celebrating all things street art.
Artists from around the world have left their mark on these walls, adding to the culture which makes Wynwood Miami’s creative capital. More than a mere destination, the Wynwood Walls are an immersive experience where creativity runs free.
If you’re visiting us at Freehand Miami, make sure you dedicate a day to exploring this amazing museum – and don’t forget to bring your cameras for those Instagram-worthy shots!
History of the Wynwood Walls
Before The Wynwood Walls came into the picture, Wynwood was an industrial warehouse district with none of the artsy charm that it has today. In 2009, the late Tony Goldman conceived the idea of the Wynwood Walls with an aim to transform the district into the trendy, creative hub it is today. And it did just that!
Since opening, the Wynwood Walls have developed into a globally renowned street art museum showcasing some of the world’s best art which covers over 35,000 square feet of walls. As the years go on, the Walls continue to grow and evolve with every brush stroke or spray paint.
What art can you expect to see?
As you walk through the Wynwood Walls, you’re transported to a colorful wonderland of artistic expression.
The Wynwood Walls have a lineup of incredible artists. The full roster can be found on their website, but here are some of our favorites…
Born in Tokyo, AIKO has been one of the Wynwood Walls’ artists since its opening in 2009. She creates layered images on unique materials such as mirrors, street signs and found objects. Her artwork alludes to themes of femininity, sexuality and Eastern and Western pop culture.
Drik The Villain
Originally from Berlin, Drik The Villain started getting involved in the graffiti scene in 1996. He began focusing on letters before moving on to futuristic elements which are seen in his most recent typographical designs.
Andrea’s bold and vibrant style is evidenced through her artwork. She is inspired by the urban landscape, geometry and wild creative patterns.
Kashnik is inspired by the different cultures she is immersed in whilst traveling. She uses her artwork to explore modern-day themes, social issues and Latino culture. She describes herself as not only a street artist but a street activist.
Take a stroll and discover all that this vibrant neighborhood has to offer.
What are the opening hours?
The opening hours are:
- Monday – Thursday: 11 AM – 7 PM
- Friday: 11 AM – 8 PM
- Saturday: 10 AM – 8 PM
- Sunday: 10 AM – 7 PM
Make sure to get there early as doors shut 30 minutes before closing time.
How much is admission?
Admission price varies:
- Adults – $12
- Seniors (over 65) – $10
- Military (ID required) – $10
- Students (ID required) – $5
- Children (under 12) – FREE
Tickets can be purchased on arrival at the Welcome Center, but it is advised that you book in advance via the Wynwood Walls website.
Group and private tours are also available to book.
Where are the Wynwood Walls?
The entrance to the Wynwood Walls is at the Welcome Center, which is located at:
2516 NW 2nd AVE, Miami FL33127.
How to get there from Freehand Miami
To get to the Wynwood Walls from Freehand Miami Beach, it’s just a 22-minute drive. You can also travel by bus, which takes 48 minutes.