Graffiti is everywhere in Miami: on signposts, highway overpasses, bathroom stalls. Perhaps that's more true in Wynwood than anywhere else, where street art hangs beside traditional works in the galleries and giant, complex murals often outshine the culture indoors.
Now, you can add your voice to the visual chorus. Tomorrow, Wood Tavern is inviting its patrons to create their own works of art on its own walls in an event they're calling "1,000 Sharpies."
Wood Tavern owner Cesar Morales is calling all artists, or just artist wanna-bes, to congregate at the bar tomorrow, April 17. According to the Lombardi Properties blog, the public will have just two hours, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to make their mark on a wall of the building behind the tavern.
Acceptable scrawlings: cartoons, sketches, scribbles, and quotes. Unacceptable scrawlings: anything with a rating higher than PG-13. Keep it classy for the kids, y'all.
Morales will be making a video of the event, so show up camera-ready. And don't worry -- Wood's providing the Sharpies -- 1,000 of them, true to the event's name, in red and black.
1,000 Sharpies runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 at Wood Tavern, 2531 NW Second Ave., Miami. Call 305-748-2828 or visit woodtavernmiami.com.
Follow Ciara LaVelle on Twitter @ciaralavelle.
Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.