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28 Original Photos of Awesome Street Art in Miami's Wynwood District

January 3, 2013 at 2:50 PM | by | ()

Here at Jaunted, we're pretty partial to street art. In fact, the last couple years have seen us cut entire days from traveling just to scope out the rough creativity evident on the street of Santiago, Chile; Stavanger, Norway; Milan, Italy and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Exotic destinations all, but here's a little secret: the best street art we've ever seen is right here in the USA.

The recipient of this compliment is Miami's Wynwood district, home to galleries aplenty and, once a year, the Design Miami art fair during Art Basel. Considering the artistic appeal of the neighborhood, it's really no surprise to turn corners and be awed by a mural. What we are shocked to find is a community that's literally wall-to-wall stupendous street art, from graffiti to wheatpaste and beyond.

Although Wynwood isn't the big-boobed glam and sparkle of Miami Beach (hint: don't strut 'round the neighborhood in Snooki heels or a sharkskin suit), there are a few excellent starting points for a newbie to get some bearings. These would be the awesome Panther Coffee (NW 2nd Ave & NW 24th St), Wynwood Kitchen (NW 2nd Ave & NW 26th St) and the Wynwood Walls (NW 25th St between NW 2nd Ave & NW 1st St). For lack of a better explanation, the Wynwood Walls is a street art theme park, incorporating massive works from the likes of Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Ryan McGinness and Os Gemeos around a public (and completely free) open area, complete with the odd Cuban food vendor.

Check out 28 of our favorite works from Wynwood in the photo gallery above.

[Photos: Cynthia Drescher/Jaunted]

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