Wild Fridays: [Here Comes The Neighborhood]
Simon Wild looks at the long term project that's been transforming outdoor spaces in Wynwood Miami into a gallery of murals and street art.
Here Comes The Neighborhood is a series of documentary shorts exploring the power of public art and innovation to uplift and revitalize urban communities. The Pilot Season revolves around the Arts District of Wynwood Miami, featuring an array of internationally acclaimed and locally respected street artists, graffiti writers and muralists.
The Wynwood Walls was created initially to transform parking lots, loading docks, and drab rundown factory buildings. It quickly became a curation of high caliber murals from Futura, Shepard Fairey, OS Gemeos, Kenny Scharf and others. It’s collection now includes over thirty artists from around the world and continues to grow into one of the largest concentrations of commissioned murals in the World.
Here Comes The Neighborhood has been profiling the artists of The Wynwood Walls since the project began in 2009. I have been following the project over the past few years so I thought it would be a good time to see how it has progressed.
Some of the international artists who have brought the Wynwood Walls to life:
Have a great weekend!