STREET ARTIST OF THE YEAR TO COMMEMORATE
WYNWOOD LIFE STREET FESTIVAL
The three-day celebration will take place in the hip Wynwood district on 6th Avenue, between 22nd and 24th Streets, from April 25th-27th. Trek6, the celebrated artist who has become synonymous with the area one wall at a time, will commemorate the festivalby designing and painting the inaugural Wynwood Life poster and wall.
“The walls of Wynwood are intrinsic to this community, which is why we wanted to build a wall specifically for Trek6 to paint. That finished wall will be taken apart, brick by brick, and the first 350 posters will come with one of the numbered bricks from that one-of-a-kind work of art,” said Tony Albelo, festival curator. The idea behind this festival stemmed from the need to give local artists, craftsmen and designers the representation that they deserved by giving them a platform to showcase their creations.
Organizers expect 20,000 people over the course of the three-day event, partaking in everything that the festival has to offer. Top area vendors and artists, many of whom have been in some of Miami’s most respected graffiti crews, have signed up to be a part of this event, which will offer art, crafts, jewelry, fashion and food. Music will bounce off the walls with bands and DJ’s performing from two stages, including the top of the Trek6, boom box-painted building that overlooks I-95. Several runway shows will showcase local fashion designers throughout the day, and Wynwood area restaurants will be on hand to sell their fare.
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