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This open-air street art installation, one of the largest in the world, is one of the reasons a run-down neighborhood has found new life as the art hub of Miami. 

Founded in 2009 as a way to jump start revitalization in the neighborhood lying between downtown and the design district, the Wynwood Walls acts as an outdoor art museum covering more than 80,000 square feet of abandoned warehouse walls. The walls garnered such a positive response from the community that a year later the lot adjacent became known as the Wynwood Doors, where metal roll-down gates transformed into even more canvas space. The walls and doors are saturated with bright, eclectic street art and whimsical graffiti. Since its start, more than 50 artists from 16 countries have brought the walls to life.

Visitors to the neighborhood appreciate the diversity in the artwork. "Museums are for the artsy palates, but the walls can be appreciated at almost all levels of knowledge and pleasure for arts," said one TripAdvisor reviewer.   

Located at 2520 NW Second Avenue between 25th and 26th streets, Wynwood Walls is free for the public to explore. Outside the gated walls, the area is home to more than 70 art galleries, shops, restaurants and bars. The community is still undergoing some gentrification, but the heart of the arts district is found on NW Second Avenue between 23rd and 29th streets.

The second Saturday of every month, the neighborhood hosts a family-friendly ArtWalk where galleries open their doors and extend their hours. During the second Saturday and every other weekend there are also guided tours available, some of which include the price of food or drink at local eateries. 

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