Miami Dade: Wynwood

In just a few short years, the former warehouse district of Wynwood has become the arts hub of South Florida. It started with murals, street art, and graffiti – encouraged, unconventionally, by the neighborhood’s early developers, spawning vibrant spaces teeming with outdoor art.

The 2nd Saturday monthly art-walks greatly contributed to putting Wynwood on the map for tourists and locals as a place to see and to be seen.

Many companies now offer tours of the area, including bicycle tours of murals and graffiti by History Miami and walking tours by Wynwood Artwalk.

Today, there are more than 70 galleries and museums, dozens of new restaurants and bars, and hundreds of companies, creators, and innovators working in a place that just feels alive.

Some in Miami believe that the Wynwood Neighborhood has already surpassed many other nearby neighborhoods in terms of character and charm. If you haven’t attended an Art Walk or visited any of the great establishments in Wynwood, now is certainly the time.

Wynwood is located north of Downtown Miami and roughly bounded by NW 36th Street (north), NW 20th Street (south), I-95 (west) and NE 1st Avenue (east).

The common raccoon is one of the animals that you can appreciate almost everywhere in South Florida. Although they have thrived in sparsely wooded areas in the last decades, raccoons depend on vertical structures to climb when they feel threatened. Therefore, they avoid open terrain and areas with high concentrations of beech trees, as beech bark is too smooth to climb. Tree hollows in old oaks or other trees and rock crevices are preferred by raccoons as sleeping, winter and litter dens.

Sources

http://espanol.miamiandbeaches.com/places-to-see/wynwood

http://wynwoodartwalk.com/brief-history-of-wynwood/

History of Wynwood Miami

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raccoon

 

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