Wynwood's Jose de Diego Middle School Transformed With Street Art (Photos)

Miami Art Week is here, and outside the gallery walls, graffiti artists are busy at work painting the streets of Wynwood, Midtown, and the Design District. The biggest mural project of the season, however, is going down at Jose de Diego Middle School, a formerly stark white space craving color and a sustainable arts department for students.

The artworks are the result of a coalition of non-profits, organizations, corporate partners, local businesses, artists, musicians, and JDD staff and administration, brought together by the Wynwood Arts District Association in partnership with Reimagining Arts Wynwood (the RAW Coalition) will officially launch the long-term fundraising campaign during Art Basel Miami Beach, with a goal of $500,000 to be used to support the creation of strong arts and music programs at JDD.

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