The Art Experience: Get a Wynwood Gallery Tour and Dinner in Midtown for Half Price

The art galleries and famed murals of Wynwood are just a few miles south of Broward county and you've been meaning to go. Or maybe you've been to Second Saturdays or Art Basel. But have you really seen Wynwood's art galleries up close and personal without navigating through hoards of people?

Taking an art and dining tour with The Art Experience allows you to visit several galleries and collections without circus-like distraction.

From the minute you board the special bus from Midtown Miami (parking is included), you'll learn about the history of Wynwood and the Design District, which has gone through multiple changes from a flourishing capital of design to a ghost town in the 1970s and 80s, and its current renaissance.

Susana Baker, who founded the Art Experience in 2009, says that her tours are unique and that "everyone walks away pleased." She or one of her guides act as private curators, taking guests to a major collection like the Rubell Family Collection or the De La Cruz Collection, as well as several galleries. "I like to bring people to see a range of galleries so they can see experience a mid-career, a master, and an emerging artist gallery and compare the differences."

The three-hour tour also stops at Wynwood Walls, as well as other murals on lesser-know side streets, before heading to the Design District to stop at some small working design shops.

After three hours of art, you're going to need a little refreshment, so the tour ends with a three-course dinner at one of several midtown restaurants including Mercadito Midtown, Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, Shokudo, and Egg & Dart.

The regular price for this outing is $145, but snag today's Voice Daily Deals offer and the tour (and meal) is only $62 (basically the price of the food, alone). But hurry - this offer is only good for a limited time while supplies last. Visit to purchase this deal now!

And with Art Basel coming back to Miami in a few short months, this is the perfect opportunity to learn a thing or two about art, so when December comes around you'll be able to say something wittier than "I see a pony! Don't you see a pony, too?"

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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