Hailing from Caracas, Venezuela, South American artist Eleazer Delgado Studio calls Miami his home and his muse. He can be found in his studio on any given day, which is connected to his gallery – a vibrant and unmissable addition to the Miami art scene. Each of the gallery walls is draped with scenes from Miami landscapes and local culture that Delgado has tracked and created. Part of the founding Wynwood art scene, Delgado has been involved in the vibrant community and movement that put Miami on the map. From his neon South Beach style kinetic light installations to his oil on canvas Everglades exhibit, Delgado encapsulates the feeling of South Florida.
Eleazar Delgado Studio,111 SW 3 Street, 7th floor Miami, FL, United States, +1 (305) 814-6588
Miami native, Dina Mitrani houses her photography gallery in a clothing factory-turned-warehouse, which was her father’s 40 years ago. Relocating from New York, where her photography career began, proved to be a prudent decision for Mitrani. Since 2002, she has been a peg in the process of turning Wynwood into a thriving art community. Focusing exclusively on classic and contemporary photography, Mitriani features shutterbugs that are emerging, midcareer and established. With the help of her sister, Mitrani also offers the Mitriani Warehouse made up of artist studios, galleries and the Un-Parking Lot, an enclosed outdoor space available for events.
Dina Mitriani Gallery, 2620 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida, United States, +1 (786) 486-7248
Founded in 1998 by three artists with a vision, Locust Projects was among the first art spaces to open its doors in the once-depressed Wynwood neighborhood. In 2002 the brand officially became incorporated as an official not-for-profit institution. Receiving grants from a slew of organizations such as, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, kept the business on the fast track to art action. Dubbed “Miami’s alternative contemporary art space,” the Locust Project is dedicated to providing contemporary visual arts without the pressure of gallery sales.
Locust Projects, 3852 North Miami Avenue, Miami Florida, United States, +1 (305) 576-8570
You can’t mention the Wynwood District without mentioning Wynwood Walls. The late Tony Goldman’s ‘street museum’ displays the most impressively condensed array of graffiti murals in the world. With international artists from Japan to Brazil, Wynwood Walls is home to urban stars such as Aiko, Retna, Friends With You, and Os Gemeos. Goldman’s 2009 vision was to take the warehouse district in Wynwood and develop it into a place where pedestrians could explore street art. Now a thriving epicenter within the gallery world, Wynwood Walls is exemplary in what neighbourhoods can do with art at the forefront of urban development.