Mural by Elmac
Mural (detail) by Shepard Fairey
Mural (detail) by Os Gêmeos
Painted cans, Greg Mike
Street art, artist unknown
A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to trade in a few days of NYC's heat wave for Miami's perpetual one. While I was down there, my friends took me on a mini-tour of the Design District, an area that I've never stepped foot in.
I have to admit that I've been pretty ignorant of the flourishing art scene in Miami. My friend, Naja's visit to Art Basel last winter peaked my interest. So, when I got an opportunity to saunter the streets of the Design District, I jumped on it.
The above images are simply just a TASTE of all of the visual stimulation literally around EVERY corner. Beyond the scattering of galleries, there's lots of street art and graffiti. Some organized and commissioned, some not. I love it. The entire area is like a blank canvas that the public is invited to decorate. Well...not sure if it's quite legal, but that's beside the point.
See more here, but I suggest just taking a trip there. Art + guava empanadas + sun = :D