What makes an inspiring, vibrant art district? This is what USA Today and 10 Best are partnering up to ask the country.
Revitalized and renewed urban spaces in once derelict neighborhoods, big name museums with architecture as impressive as the art housed within or streets lined with small galleries and studios interspersed with trendy cafes — no two of our 20 nominees for Best Art District offer quite the same experience, but they all culturally enrich their cities and those who visit.
Home to over 70 galleries; host to 2nd Saturday Art Walks; and epicenter for Art Basel -the world’s premier international art show for Modern and contemporary works, Wynwood has gained worldwide notoriety. The neighborhood was “founded” in early 2003 by a group of art dealers, artists and curators Mark Coetzee, Nina Arias & Nick Cindrick. Mark Coetzee initiated the idea based on a similar project, Art Night, which he had started in his home town- Cape Town, South Africa.
Today, Wynwood is home to over seventy galleries, five museums, three collections, seven art complexes, twelve art studios and five art fairs. Every 2nd Saturday of each month a community wide Art Walk is held. Galleries, art studios, alternative spaces and showrooms open their doors to the public for art, music and refreshments.
Wynwood is up against 20 other districts and neighborhoods from coast to coast known for their artistic offerings, including Brooklyn, Downtown Los Angeles, and the Warehouse District in New Orleans. Show some love for Wynwood here through Monday, March 2nd at 12pm. You can vote once per day in this category.