Since Art Basel established itself in Miami Beach in 2002, Magic City residents have become accustomed to contemplating art everywhere. They have also learned to coexist with it in all its expressions.
Now, a dozen established Miami artists have painted the walls and murals on business buildings in Hialeah, Little Haiti, Little Havana and Wynwood. They’re demonstrating not only that urban art is on the rise in Art Basel territory but also that the power of art fuels the cultural and economic development of neighborhoods and cities.
Abstrk, 2Alas, Diana Contreras, Don Rimx, Ernesto Maranje, Hoxxoh, Jessy Nite, Jose Mertz, Magnus Sodamin, Trek 6, Typoe and Tatiana Suarez were the muralists selected by Beck’s Urban Canvas to help revitalize South Florida with their urban or street art. Many of these artists travel the world painting murals. By the end of the month, their murals will be completely finished.