Wynwood is best known for being a prominent arts district, marked with one-of-a-kind murals from both local and world renowned artists. Wynwood also offers an array of restaurants that span all cultural bounds as well as craft breweries, which are home to Wynwood’s unique options for all beverage tastes. A bustling and hip fashion-forward collection of boutiques sweep the streets, and an electrifying nightlife offering lively dance venues. Previously an industrial district, the area has gone from black and white to full of color and personality, for the walls are painted with murals that are ever-changing and evolving.
In the early 2000’s, the Wynwood community transformed abandoned warehouses, old buildings, and factories factories, renovating them into new, creative, young, and hip businesses. Today, Wynwood is globally recognized as an arts district and ranked as one of the premiere destinations for art, fashion, drinks, music, innovation, and creative enterprise. Wynwood is the home of the new generation of creative entrepreneurs home of the new generation of creative entrepreneurs.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Returning for its 8th year, SWARM’s Wynwood Life highlights the businesses and artists in our community through a celebration of art, music, food, and fashion. The two-day community-focused festival will take place Saturday, February 19th and Sunday, February 20th at Wynwood Marketplace with a heavy emphasis on giving back. Shining a spotlight on our favorite dishes and cocktails from local restaurants, our Kitchen Lab series features chefs and mixologists cooking and mixing it up live on stage. Renowned Wynwood-based muralists will showcase their talents LIVE at an open-air mural garden. Local artisans will have the opportunity to sell and display their fare in WWL’s Art Market. Intimate acts born from the community of Wynwood will be showcased on stages throughout the event with live performances and DJ sets. Top local boutiques will be showcasing their latest collections LIVE on our fashion runway. Wynwood Life’s cocktail menu will highlight the best and most noteworthy cocktails from the top local bars and restaurants.
Bringing the community together while also giving back is an integral part of Wynwood Life’s mission. This year, the organizers set out to raise tens of thousands for Wynwood non-profits through various efforts. At Wynwood Life, guests can drink and donate! One of the most creative fundraisers is that $2 from the sale every signature cocktail will be donated to various local charities. One of the charities that SWARM will be teaming up with is RAW (Re-Imagining the Arts Worldwide) to support their mission of working with local, underprivileged schools with the goal of elevating art with the youth in Miami.