The Five People You Meet in Wynwood
Photo by Monica McGivern
At times, Wynwood feels like the Miami frontier. It's new, it's vibrant, it's exciting -- but wait, is it really new? Actually, it may just be kind of new to you.
Look, it's not South Beach, but it is quickly shaping up to be the "new South Beach." Whether or not you like the plans for mega-development, despite what qualms you may have with skyrocketing rents and an influx of artistically minded carpet baggers, Wynwood has become the home of some familiar faces.
Here are the people, old and new, that you meet in Miami's hippest district.
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Photo by Monica McGivern
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The Gallery Groupie
Oh yes, dahling, this beautiful person is all about culture. It's a shame, really, what's happened to this town. All the good galleries are closing. All these ruffians have gone and ruined the party. Now this person has to come out on Thursdays or hours before the crowd just to see any good art -- or whatever's left of it. By the way, do come out to my next showing/opening/exhibit/mixed-media affair/hullabaloo. There will be hors d'oeuvres and visual metaphors no one understands. It will be fabulous. Ciao.
The OG Street Artist
This dude was stalking the streets of Wynwood in the wee hours of the morning back when you were still listening to the Spice Girls. These cats are the foundation of the Wynwood art scene, and they took their hits to earn that title. You won't find them at all the parties, because they're probably busy raising kids and/or not giving a shit about superficial whatever. They're still doing their thing, and they're not in it for the chicks or the glory. When they got started in this game, there was no such thing as "commercial success," just the satisfaction of leaving your mark in paint. Their type is the kind that'll still be tagging shit up long after it's stopped being "cool."
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