Buying Art in Miami
While thousands flock to the Wynwood area for Second Saturday to grab up pieces of art often at unbelievable prices, many art collectors like George Lindemann know that the Miami area has many terrific places to find art the rest of the month.
If you love collecting photos, then there are five galleries that you need to explore starting with the 3,600 square foot Dorsch Gallery which is one of the oldest in the Wynwood District. Diana Mitrani has spent more than 20 years creating photographic works of art. The Dina Mitrani Gallery is also located in the Wynwood District highlighting established and emerging photographers. Do not leave the district without stopping at the Marguiles Collection at the Warehouse gallery if it is open.
While the Bakehouse Art Complex houses art in many different media, the sculptures found at this Wynwood gallery are some of the best in Miami. Since 1998, exciting and creative things have been happening at Locust Projects in Wynwood. One of the first Miami artists to become world famous is Romero Britton and his colorful sculptures can be found at his gallery on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. Innovative art is found at Avant Gallery including furniture, lighting, wall and floor designs. Primary Projects offers one of the most innovative exhibition spaces in the Miami area.
Great paintings are available at many locations in Miami. The Kelley Roy Gallery regularly features contemporary artists creating with a variety of media. Street art has long been popular in Miami and choices can be found at Wynwood Walls where artists are responsible for painting the innovative murals seen throughout the downtown area. Commercial art can be found at Alfa Gallery in the historic Brickell Financial District. Since 1984, 20 artists in residence work at the Art Center in South Florida each year. Artists in residence also proudly produce a variety of work at the Futurama Building in Little Havana.
Antique art collectors will want to check out Alhambra Antiques featuring paintings from the 17th and 18th century. The Art Deco Welcome Center in Miami Beach is a fascinating stop where you find tours of this district’s art.
It is not difficult to become an art collector when you live in or visit Miami. Stop at any of these fine establishments and start browsing for items that you love. While buying art often makes a sound investment, the value of no investment can ever be guaranteed. Therefore, the best advice is to buy what you enjoy.