Monday, February 16, 2015

An Open Air Museum

 I visited Miami this weekend.  My goal was to visit the Coconut Grove Arts Festival and soak in all the forms of art that is being made today.

There were over 340 exhibitors and it was great. Some of it is so unique with such a different vision.  There were lots of photographers, jewelers and painters.  Of course, I couldn't take photos, but I want to share that art is alive and well in Miami.  The exhibitors were happy with their sales and optimistic about the future - and the artwork was not cheap!

But, the best part of my weekend was Sunday.  I went to see the Wynwood Murals.  OMG!!!! I live outside of Philadelphia and we have a Mural Arts program that is inspiring.  It's focus is neighborhoods and the locals. I have to tell you I was not in Philadelphia! These murals were vibrant, current, cutting edge art covering the walls of warehouses.  We walked over 2 miles and then got in the car and drove around to see more.  The rejuvenation of this section of Miami started in 2009 with invited well-known street artists from all over the world.  I don't know how many  murals there are.  Let's just say there are lots. In addition to the street art, there are lots of galleries and some restaurants.  The streets were full of people, mainly millenials, walking up and down the streets with their camera, oohing and aahing with excitement.  A true open air museum.

I'll share  some of my favorites. (If you know me, you'll know that I love cake, so you'll be able to pick my absolute favorite.)   I want to tell you, you must go see this street art in person.  You will be blown away by the talent and diversity. So grab a cup of coffee or a Red Bull and enjoy the show. I'm just going to share as many as I can.


  1. This was so cool! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Amazing art and fun to see it on buildings in the area.


  3. What a fun place to check out, love it!

  4. Wow! The stripes on the loading dock are awsome! Lots are awsome, I'm blown away.


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