The work of art shown in the picture is that of Shepard Fairey, an American contemporary artist most known for his OBEY branding and his Obama “Hope” poster. Already an established street artist, Fairey was intrigued by the idea of being able to create street art that would be encouraged by the city and even maintained throughout time. Shepard Fairey usually combines new motifs with older images including references to human rights, climate and war.
If you’re looking to experience Miami like a local, look no further than the vibrant Wynwood. Sometimes known as “El Barrio” due to its high concentration of Puerto Rican influences, Wynwood is a place where you can explore the growing art and culinary scene in our city. Graffiti-decorated walls created by local artists fill the area, creating an atmosphere of what the true Miami is like. The art on the walls are matched by the art that chefs are serving at their restaurants, and the Wynwood Food Tour succeeds are expressing how bohemian and culturally significant the area is becoming to the city.
Throughout our Wynwood Tour($69) you will have the opportunity to make your way throughout the Wynwood Walls. Conceived by Tony Goldman, a world-known community revitalizer known for his work in New York City, the Wynwood Walls are a sector of the Wynwood neighborhood making a statement with its commitment to graffiti and street art. Ever since its conception, the Wynwood area has drawn some of the world greatest artists to Miami in hopes of revitalizing the neighborhood by using the surrounding buildings and walls as a blank canvas to create an artistic movement.
Tours ($69) are held every Saturday at 12:30 PM and last between two to three hours. Expect to walk 1 mile with plenty of seated restaurant breaks and stops covering the unique art and fun local facts.