Many people who live in Miami state that it is not as exciting as living in New York, Chicago or Los Angeles. But that would be only a cursory view of this city that has a thriving artistic community. Couples and families should take a break from the weekend errands to the shopping mall and instead walk around some art galleries, take part in an art class or find out when there is a gallery opening. Art colors people’s lives and shows the limitless possibilities of human creativity. Attending these galleries has changed over the years where one doesn’t need to be an art critic or extreme lover of art to enjoy the gallery. The administration of these galleries reaches out to the community to speak a common language to child and adult where everyone can understand and see with their own point of view


The Wolfsonian
1001 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-1001
www.wolfsonian.org

There are beautiful works of art that can be toured by the general public and there are classes where the public can learn more about the art. The gallery offers free 45-minute tours to the public and during Free Winter Family Days, a local artist leads a group of children and parents to immediately make art whether that’s decorating a cookie, designing a card, etc.

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Wynwood Walls
2520 N.W. 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33127
www.wynwoodwalls.com

Enjoy the mural project in Miami’s most eclectic and attractive neighborhood – Wynwood. The walls have been painted by many artists and received worldwide acclaim. It is truly something that a native or transplanted Miamian could say has made them proud to live here. Take a walk through 80,000 square feet of walls where artists the world over have contributed their creativity to one section or several.

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Perez Art Museum
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 375-3000
wwww.pamm.org

Perez Art Museum reaches out to the public with outreach programs and educational classes. There are events where the public can view the galleries and enjoy the character that is added to the area when viewing these creations by local and world famous artists such as art workshops, storytime to young children and after-school programs. There are “Free Second Saturdays” where patrons can immediately explore their inner artist in interactive art groupings while viewing the work of a featured artist.

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NSU Museum Of Art Ft. Lauderdale
1 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 525-5500
www.moafl.org

NSU Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale not only has art galleries but allows the public to explore all mediums of art whether through dance, photography or sculpture. Join a line dancing class or explore the art of food in a tasting class. The museum is also the center of the community offering art workshops for children and adults


Basel Broward
132 SW 15th St
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
(954) 247-9580
www.tomrosetti.com

In a play off the world-famous Art Basel project that spans Miami and Miami Beach, Basel Broward is an event shown throughout the month of December by the Tom Rosetti Gallery where residents in the Wilton Manors area can enjoy a similar viewing at the gallery. It is a show where artists have submitted their work to a jury that makes selections on who will appear, and it runs through January 4th.

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Eric L Labrador is a freelance writer covering all things Miami. His work can be found on Examiner.com.