In the early days of Miami's arts district, murals were the biggest draw — aside from the galleries and the ever-popular monthly Second Saturday Art Walk. A few years ago, artists began to tap into the untouched realm of stenciling their works and words onto sidewalks. Although the practice isn't legal, plenty of law-breakers use the protection of night to spray the ground. The practice has taken flight in other cities, such as Boston, where poets write passages on sidewalks using a special spray activated only by water.
So far, we haven't found any hidden messages in Wynwood, but we did take a stroll through the area and spotted our ten favorite works of art on the ground.
10. This ice-cream cone
Ice cream is tasty, right? That's what the folks at Serendipity Creamery thought when they turned their pop-up shop into a permanent fixture in Wynwood. To let customers know the shop is open, the owners took advantage of the ground to garner some foot traffic. These colorful stenciled cones can be found mostly along NW Third Avenue and 26th Street (because the creamery is located
9. This soldier shooting
Earlier this week, we celebrated Memorial Day and honored our veterans and armed forces. So this stencil of a
8. This retro TV set
The combination of Wynwood and hipsters is like peanut butter and jelly — some people love them together; others roll their eyes at the thought. And nothing is more anti-mainstream than a vintage TV set. Look how cute it is with that
7. This poem by @habitualpoet
The most prevalent type of sidewalk art here is poetry. People love sharing their unique voice with
6. This colorful beetle by Feik
Bugs are generally hated creatures, but this multicolored beetle (is it a beetle?) looks more inviting than harmful. The rendering is by famed artist Feik, from São Paulo, Brazil. The painter is known for his use of vibrant hues to depict his version of creatures found in nature. This guy really has a thing for insects.