By Virginia Villari
Every second Saturday of the month in Miami, in the Wynwood Art District, there is the Art Walk. This is a fantastic happening that perfectly represents the new, fresh and booming Miami art scene. If you’ve never been to the Wynwood Art District you have to imagine a long avenue and several streets with a sequence of low rise warehouses and storage spaces, whose outside walls are entirely painted with some of the best street art you could possibly find. These very urban-looking buildings are home to the main art galleries in Miami. During the Art Walk all the galleries are open till late, there is music everywhere and a variety of performances in the streets. Art spaces and streets are literally packed with people. And here is the best part: you know the New York’s Chelsea art opening night on Thursdays? Nothing to do with it! At the Art Walk you won’t see the usual art world’s snotty sophistication, but rather a huge variety of people who are having a great time. From art collectors to street kids, from families to hipsters, from visitors to gallerists and artists, everybody is nice and friendly. It’s great to see people from every social and cultural level blend in this explosion of artistry and have fun. At the Art Walk highbrow is not welcomed while laid-back is. During this occasion art functions as it should: it connects people on the note of creativity and beauty and amazes them with some hours of unique entertainment.