As recently as only twenty years ago, there was little art representation, and only a few galleries that existed in Miami. In part due to the growing visibility and importance of Art Basel Miami Beach to the international art world, the evolution of the local art scene is perhaps evidenced by the number and range of galleries. There are estimates of over 200 individual galleries in Miami Dade County. While some may be filled with art of dubious quality, some are home to incredible works from artists around the globe- ranging from modern masters and contemporary emerging talent to fine art, pop-art and edgy street art.
This guide is intended to represent the finest galleries in the art-centric area of Wynwood and the Design District. Some are more conservative, and some are quite avant-garde. All are owned and managed by some of the savviest people in the local art world.
Though there are several interesting galleries in areas outside of Wynwood and the Design District, this resource is concentrated on the focal point of these neighborhoods.
To keep a pulse on the highly volatile and rapidly evolving global art world, it is both exciting and paramount to be involved with the exhibitions and artists’ works in these galleries- (as well as the art in the private collections and museums covered in other sections of this guide).
One of the highlights of the Miami art scene is “Second Saturdays” of every month – when Wynwood and the Design District come alive with multiple openings, new artworks and the very vibrant international flavor of Miami – food trucks, street music, DJ’s and lovely receptions in many of the galleries – all enticing residents and visitors to enjoy art, discover new works and hopefully fall in love with a new acquisition!
Exploring these galleries is always enjoyable- but a wonderful way to navigate the highlights and maybe receive the most personalized and private tours is through the Art Concierge Private Services and Art Tours. We provide customized private tours and connections to the inner art circles of Miami.