Scouting Locations in Miami’s Wynwood
We wanted to share our scouting shots of street art in Miami’s Wynwood District that we recently compiled for a proposed wacky wedding photo shoot. When we mentioned the idea to Vault fashion director Danny Santiago, he said, “Yeah, I see all kinds of wedding parties pulling up in front of the murals to shoot their formal wedding portrait. There are trendy kids, but also others you’d never expect to like this stuff. And they come with their entire families.” This incredible outdoor museum painted on site by dozens of international street artists was an outgrowth of the Wynwood Walls on Northwest Second Avenue, conceived by developer Tony Goldman, who famously revived forgotten historic neighborhoods including SoHo (’70s), South Beach (’80s), Wall Street (’90s), downtown Boston and Philadelphia (since 2000) and, more recently, Wynwood. Above: Vault fashion editor Jenny Starr Perez.
These images were shot around the neighborhood, from 23rd Street on up through 29th. A tour through the neighborhood is best by car. Start off at trendy Panther Coffee, and end with lunch at Joey’s. Both are landmarks in this up-and-coming part of town, which frankly is more appealing during the day than during the mob-ridden second Saturday Art Walks that have taken on the crush, irritation and smell of the Wild West.
Photos by Glenn Albin.
2390 NW 2nd AV, Miami 33127
2506 Northwest 2nd Avenue, Miami 33127