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10 Stunning Miami Murals You Simply Can’t Miss Out On

By Mª del Rosario Castro Díaz

10 Stunning Miami Murals You Simply Can’t Miss Out On

Miami is bursting with beautiful street art!

There’s certainly no shortage of beautiful street art in Miami. From Wynwood Walls to Little Havana and Little Haiti, Miami is bursting at the seams with stunning public art installations, museums and, of course, murals. Miami’s façades are everchanging,  with new murals popping up here you never know what new work of art you may find when you turn the corner.

That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite murals, their history, and where to find them right now before they get torn down or painted over. So put on your best pair of sneakers and get on exploring!

1. “Todos los luchadores van al cielo” by Dasic Fernández

Artist Dasic Fernández created “Todos los luchadores van al cielo” (“All Fighters Go To Heaven”) to celebrate Wynwood Walls’ 10th anniversary. The stunning mural was dedicated by the artist to his home country of Chile and all those nations that, according to Fernández, “woke up, started fighting for the minimal conditions of dignity to live and are not giving up until seeing some real changes in their societies and political systems.”

Born in Chile, Dasic Fernández is an internationally-acclaimed artists known for his figurative forms and bold use of color. His works can be seen all throughout the Americas from his native Chile in South America to U.S. cities including Miami, New York and Detroit, among others. In Miami, you can find multiple of his works featuring his signature inverse drip including the one above, “Blooming” a piece he created for Art Basel in 2015 and a few colorful female figures you can also find within the Wynwood Walls complex.

Where: Wynwood Walls, 2520 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127.

 2. “American Power” by Tristan Eaton

L.A. artist, illustrator and designer Tristan Eaton is known for his strong pop style reminiscent of his love for comics. While the artist has created several works for Wynwood Walls in the past, we’re particularly fond of his mural “American Power” (pictured above). Eaton created this mural for Art Basel 2017 as his contribution to that year’s them of “humanKIND.”

Conceived by the artist to be as an ode to U.S. women, “American Power” focuses on several female profiles combined with comics and motifs that play with the colors and symbols of the American Flag. In Eaton’s words, the piece is “a salute to the powerful women of this country who are turning the tide against injustice and abuse of men in power from Hollywood to D. C. to Wall St.”

Where: Wynwood Walls, 2520 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127.

3. Cuban Flag by Galera Collective

This gorgeous Cuban flag mural is one of the latest addition to the Wynwood street art scene. The colossal flag went up earlier in July of 2021 as a show of solidarity  from Miami to the people of Cuba, following the unprecedented portests in Santiago de Cuba and La Havana earlier this year.

The immense mural stands at 30 feet tall and 140 feet wide, the “waving” flag sits in the heart of Wynwood and it is said to be the largest Cuban flag ever painted in the country.

Conceptualized and curated by the Galera Collective, the gorgeous mural was painted over just one weekend in an impressive collaborative effort that featured a dozen artists including Ivan Roque, Bulke Styles, Mr. Smiley, Komik, Enrique “SERO” Cruz, ARTYEK, CHNK, Arive, BUNS, Michael Suarez, Dos XX, and MIRO.

Where: 537 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127, USA.

4. “Stop Wars” by Eduardo Kobra

Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra is known for his vibrant and colorful murals which often go viral such as his anti-war series “Stop Wars.” You can find this stunning and colorful rendition of Jedi Master Yoda at the corner of NW Second Ave and NW 27th St, but if you’re looking to check out more of his work, make sure you also head on over to Wynwood Walls, were you’ll find some more stunning murals by Kobra.

Where: NW Second Ave and NW 27th St.

5. Mexico Murals at Pilo’s Tacos Tequila Garden by Senkoe

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If you’ve ever been to Miami’s only Tequila garden in Wynwood you’ve probably run into this absolutely breathtaking mural celebrating Mexican culture.  Located inside Pilo’s Tacos Wynwood location, this gorgeous mural was created by Mexican muralist Senkoe in collaboration with Mandalaera. The piece depicts Mayahuel, the goddess of the agave plant, surrounded by two equally stunning jaguars — A very fitting mural for a tequila garden given that agave is the plant from which mezcal, tequila and pulque are made of.

Where: Pilo’s Tacos, 158 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127.

6. “Welcome to Little Havana”

If you’ve been around to Little Havana you’ve probably noticed this fun and pretty mural celebrating the essence of Miami’s Cuban quarter. If you look closely you’ll be able to distinguish all the symbols of Little Havana depicted within the letters including the dominoes, the Cuban cafecito, and more.

Where: 2614 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135, USA

7. “A Love Supreme (Wynwood Saints)” by El Mac

One of the largest murals that you’ll find in Wynwood “A Love Supreme” was commissioned by The Related Group to artist El Mac back in 2019. This peaceful and welcoming piece depicting a group of three racially mixed children offers a interpretation of a new Wynwood era, one in which development and money drive what people see in the area,  rather than the artists who made Wynwood famous in the first place.

Where: Wynwood 25,  240 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33127.

 

8. “One Day at a Time” by ABSTRK

Back in 2018, artist ABSTRK painted this inspiring mural in honor of a local Miamian, Angeles Salmuna, who was then battling with stage 3 cancer. He was so inspired by her strength that he started GoFundMe campaign to raise money for this project that you can now find at R&R Studio’s “The Living Room.”

Where: N Miami Ave and NW 40th St.

9. Love Wall at NOA Café by Renda Writer

Created by local artist Renda Writer this gorgeous “Love” mural covers the whole of NOA Café in Edgewater. Writer who is known for his text-based pieces has created several “LOVE” walls across the country, but his work at NOA Café gives the restaurant a totally cute and whimsical touch!

Where: 2711 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137.

 10. “Anything Can Be Beautiful When You Look At It With Love” by Herakut

The German artist duo Herakut created this eerie piece for Art Basel back in 2012 and it can still be seen in Downtown Miami near the Olympia Theatre.

Where: 1334 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33136, USA

See also: This Dazzling New Art Installation Has Taken Over Downtown Doral!

[Featured image: Bruce Warrington on Unsplash / Mural: Female figure by Dasic Fernández]