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By: Angela Caraway-Carlton

While the Wynwood Arts District put Greater Miami & Miami Beach on the map for its vibrant street art and murals, the art-centric neighborhood isn’t the only place to see amazing murals. The historic Flagler District in Downtown Miami is now bursting with beautiful street art that’s accessible to everyone, thanks to Mana Public Arts.

Self-Guided Downtown Miami Murals Tour

Art lovers can now discover 13 new murals by local and globally renowned artists sprinkled along Flagler Street. The easiest way to see them? Download the free Built Story app on your phone, search for “Downtown Miami Murals,” and then set off on foot for an art adventure.

The self-guided and complimentary tour, created with support by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, takes attendees on a one-mile stroll that weaves past murals fashioned by acclaimed artists such as Hoxxoh, Magnus Sodamin, CASE Maclaim and more. Look up, and look sharp, because you never know what’s around the corner.

Take the tour at your own pace, stopping to admire the striking artwork without feeling rushed. During the tour, the app offers background on the artists, their personal style, as well as an interpretation of their art. It’s the chance to admire their work and find inspiration through their creativity and often powerful social messages.

Highlights of the Downtown Miami Murals Tour

The first stop begins with a sprawling 11,000-square-foot piece named “Legacy in Levity” by muralist Maren Conrad, who created a giant bubble bottle that sits next to images of people from all over Greater Miami & Miami Beach. The artist snapped pictures of anyone who would agree to be photographed for the project, and the piece is meant to highlight Miami’s diverse neighborhoods and the people who live and work in them.

From there, the tour moves on to the life-like images of two brothers created by German urban artist CASE Maclaim. You’ll be awe-struck by what the artist achieves with spray paint and how his art comes to life.

When you hit stop #3, you’ll have the chance to take a breather and see murals from several different artists. Take in the vibrant works of Brazilian artist Finok, who is strongly influenced by Brazilian folk culture, as well as a mural of late R&B singer Aaliyah by Jeks One, a North Carolina artist who’s a standout in the field of realism.

Shoe lovers will want to snap a picture in front of the COES Sneakers by Venezuelan artist COES, who has an affinity for sneaker culture – this mural on 1st Avenue depicts a sneaker nestled inside a pink heel.

Another standout mural by researcher-artist Hoxxoh, #9 on the tour, showcases the artist’s flair for dripping technique and repetitive patterns. You’ll also find two more murals at this stop, including Conor Harrington’s vibrant mural, “The Blind Patriot,” which explores America’s relationship with its flag, as well as a mural by Miami-based artist Daniel Fila, AKA Krave, that’s a tribute to Miami’s pioneering women, Julia Tuttle and Marjory Stoneman Douglas.

Art lovers can access the Downtown Miami Murals Tour at any time and will want to return again and again as the murals and streets evolve. Art is alive all over Miami, if you know where to look.

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