The Five People You Meet in Wynwood

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At times, Wynwood feels like the Miami frontier. It's new, it's vibrant, it's exciting -- but wait, is it really new? Actually, it may just be kind of new to you.

Look, it's not South Beach, but it is quickly shaping up to be the "new South Beach." Whether or not you like the plans for mega-development, despite what qualms you may have with skyrocketing rents and an influx of artistically minded carpet baggers, Wynwood has become the home of some familiar faces.

Here are the people, old and new, that you meet in Miami's hippest district.

See Also: The Six People You Meet on South Beach

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The Gallery Groupie
Oh yes, dahling, this beautiful person is all about culture. It's a shame, really, what's happened to this town. All the good galleries are closing. All these ruffians have gone and ruined the party. Now this person has to come out on Thursdays or hours before the crowd just to see any good art -- or whatever's left of it. By the way, do come out to my next showing/opening/exhibit/mixed-media affair/hullabaloo. There will be hors d'oeuvres and visual metaphors no one understands. It will be fabulous. Ciao.

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The OG Street Artist
This dude was stalking the streets of Wynwood in the wee hours of the morning back when you were still listening to the Spice Girls. These cats are the foundation of the Wynwood art scene, and they took their hits to earn that title. You won't find them at all the parties, because they're probably busy raising kids and/or not giving a shit about superficial whatever. They're still doing their thing, and they're not in it for the chicks or the glory. When they got started in this game, there was no such thing as "commercial success," just the satisfaction of leaving your mark in paint. Their type is the kind that'll still be tagging shit up long after it's stopped being "cool."

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34 comments
miamihomebuyer
miamihomebuyer

Wynwood sucks so hard now. Anyone who buys those overpriced yuppy traps behind Poser coffee will surely look desperate trying to buy into a dying scene. Take it from another OG rocking even more grays than my friend Trek #Wynwoodisover 

GeorgeMercado
GeorgeMercado

That article of yours about the six people you find at Wynwood is slanderous. The so-called Dumpster diver, trash collector you titles is one of Florida's most prestigious artists. His name is Perego @peregolive.com.  He was in the dumpster throwing out empty paint cans from a show the night before which we did. He is not a trash collector / dumpster diver. Had you had any decency you would have asked who he was before you slandered him in such an absurd and demeaning manner.  


Perego is not only best of friends, my art partner, but a nice enough guy who allowed you to take his photo. He however had no clue you would slander him in such a manner.

FeRn Garcia
FeRn Garcia

That's my boy Eddy on THE FRONT COVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Edgy Ramos-Sanchez

Ricky Roche
Ricky Roche

Humbly Honored,,Blessing to Trek Six.. They"ll Leave and We"ll still be Rock"N that RealBBOYISM HIPHOPBEEBOP,DONTSTOP..

Trek Six
Trek Six

Good humoured article.. Yes, og writer.. One if many in that neighborhood.. Big shouts to Ricky Roche true wynwood writer from the way back

Erik Ace SobeArtist
Erik Ace SobeArtist

I am so the "trash digger" and soon the "permanent resident" lol #SobeArtist

Meli Misley
Meli Misley

Category 6 right here. Been here since I was 6....

Monica Matteo-Salinas
Monica Matteo-Salinas

Missed a lot of people. The tech crowd from Lab Miami, the Non-profit young professionals, the genuine artists/hipsters. Try harder next time?

Nohemi Mayors
Nohemi Mayors

Thats my way, way, way older brother Edgy Ramos-Sanchez on the pic!!!!!! LOL!!

Edgy Ramos-Sanchez
Edgy Ramos-Sanchez

OMG! That's me FeRn Garcia!!!! Glad I'm part of something so fun =D

FeRn Garcia
FeRn Garcia

Edgy Ramos-Sanchez eddy is that you??????

greggtheman
greggtheman

a poor excuse for journalism

way to categorize the entire neighborhood!

you claim to support wynwood then write garbage like this.

how does this help the cause?

it must be a slow news day...

Dan Helfers
Dan Helfers

You forgot "Guy on LSD who still somehow manages to be an asshole"

Daniel Paul
Daniel Paul

I just moved to wynwood cuz it's cheap and only a few blocks from work.

Carlos Salazar
Carlos Salazar

Lmaoo the artwalkers. Definitely the ones ruining wynwood

Angel
Angel

Jared Tysak Lol second to last

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

......................you forgot the PARKING VIOLATIONS AUTHORITY officer and the PREDATORY TOW TRUCK driver

chuck.strouse
chuck.strouse moderator editor

@GeorgeMercado Hi George. There was no attempt to slander Perego or anyone else with this post. Many apologies to you and your art partner.. 

rdeal
rdeal

What you know about og's son? LoL


GeorgeMercado
GeorgeMercado

too bad the trash digger wasnt a trash digger but a well known Florida artist

GeorgeMercado
GeorgeMercado

@chuck.strouse @GeorgeMercado Calling an individual a Trash digger and using his image to represent such said title is in fact demeaning and beyond attempt .. Perhaps you assumed that no one would get upset by such said statements, but you are far wrong.  We expect an immediate retraction and formal amendment to that article with apology since this was published for the world to see and we have taken a snapshot of such said incident.  This surely was not a piece written to show respect but rather was used whether intentionally or unintentionally to show a lack of. You cant merely publicly label someone whatever you deem without consent from such said individual. To do so in such a manner is both slanderous and a defamation of character on your part.  The individual in question is well established and responsible for high quality masterpieces. Perhaps next time you should ask a person who he is and what he is doing before you SLANDER them publicly in the manner you have chosen to do so. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3kW3zdDZuE

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