We've Got the Scoop on Wynwood's Most Unique Galleries

By Nicole Schubert | March 7, 2018 | Culture

Miami isn’t only about beautiful beaches and charismatic cocktails. There’s also a burgeoning art scene growing from Wynwood to Wynwood West with over 75 exhibition spaces complete with warehouses, fine art galleries, street graffiti, and walking art festivals—and there are five spots we recommend not to miss. Read on to hear more about our favorites and the secrets you didn’t know about them:

Oliver Cole Gallery

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Spanning over 5,000-square-feet, Oliver Cole Gallery is the largest contemporary, modern, pop, and street art gallery in Miami. Featuring over 50 multicultural artists—both established and rising stars—there’s so much to love about this spot, including the reality star of Bravo’s Gallery Girls, Amy Poliakoff, who’s setting art deco trends here. But we recommend checking out their newest activation room called Mood Swings, which is curated by celebrity Art Agent, Marcel Katz, and showcases artists DetroitWick & Black Crow Studios who are transforming pieces of buy back guns into Lucite art and photography. Proceeds from sales go to the Caliber Foundation, which is a non-profit supporting victims, families, and communities affected by illegal gun violence. 301 NW 28th St., 305-392-0179

Wynwood 28 Gallery

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A boutique art gallery new to this burgeoning art scene, Wynwood 28 offers mid-career artists the chance to show off their talents. Focusing on artists who use traditional techniques to craft contemporary and creative pieces, this young gallery is building a repertoire of artists who are set to stand out on the international landscape. One of our favorites is the London notable, Mark Vassallo. Best known for his hypnotic flowers photographs, Vassallo is captivating local audiences with his dynamic yet simplistic beauty. Bystanders can directly experience the flower, and the fleshiness of the petals, including their individual texture and transparency. 97 NW 25th St. #102, 786-537-0116

Miami Supercar Rooms

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Former British supermodel, Elo, is curating an auto art gallery and dining experience in the heart Wynwood. And these cars aren’t ordinary motor vehicles, but one-of-a-kind custom automobiles. Elo—a lover of cars since he was a boy—uses an amalgamation of mechanics and design skills to build never-before-seen, customized vehicles. And something you didn’t know, he even owns the only custom car museum in Europe, where both the 1966 and 1989 Batmobiles have called home. 2022 NW 1st Ct., 305-363-2020

Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation

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Before Wynwood was flourishing with poised artisans and creators, it was a filled with factories and warehouses. And the Rubell Family Collection, which features 7,300 works—both international and local—has called Wynwood home for 23 years. Drawing 40,000 visitors a year, this family dynasty has assembled one of the largest, privately owned, publicly accessible contemporary art collections in the world. Not to mention that they were the first gallery in Wynwood. But did you know they were moving? Into an even bigger arcade covering 100,000-square-feet, including 40 galleries, a research library, lecture hall, event space, tropical sculpture garden, and restaurant. 95 NW 29th St., 305-573-6090

Goldman Global Arts Gallery

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Commissioned by the gallery to paint the mural, urban artist Fin DAC used vibrant pigments to decorate the top of the building with an image of a woman in a bathtub. This will be the 13th new mural to deck the 2018 walls of Wynwood—and Goldman Global Arts Gallery is curating all of them. Not only are they splattering art on Wynwood Walls, but the Miami Dolphins Stadium too with a spray paint creation along half the football field. For this cutting edge gallery, the sky’s the limit so expect limitless unexpected works of art. 266 NW 26th St., 305-531-4411