If you like arts, don’t forget that downtown Hollywood has lots of murals painted. You can take a guided tour every third Saturday, or go check out those murals yourself with a help of map and marked locations of painted art.
Nicole Salcedo is a first generation Cuban American, born and raised in Miami, Florida. Her plant based drawings and paintings – known as “junglevision” – creates playful and more approachable jungle landscape. Turning a dense jungle into a fun landscape changes this “wilderness” into an inviting place.
If you ever come to Downtown Hollywood, FL then you can notice beautiful murals all around the downtown area.
I wrote already in my blog about the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project . There I have talked about the big sunset mural painted by TM Sisters on a public parking garage in downtown Hollywood.
Lets look into another outdoor mural that is part of this walking mural tour. The picture above is of the mural located at 115 North 21st Avenue, Hollywood, FL. It is painted by Yuhmi Collective. Yuhmi Collective is a husband and wife artists working together. Michelle is a Cuban-Colombian Miami native and Victor is from Mexico. They work together and paint animated portraits of paradise dreams, air, land and sea.
This husband and wife team works by mixing traditional and contemporary influences. “A Floating World” capture in an abstract time.
“We were really captured by Joseph Young’s vision “Dream City” and the founding story of how ‘Hollywood by the Sea’ was created and transformed throughout the years.” — Yuhmi Collective
There is another City of Fort Lauderdale project that I wanted to write about. Did you notice the colorful painted intersection at East Las Olas Boulevard and SE 3rd Avenue in Downtown Fort Lauderdale?
Why Was Street Pavement Painted?
Fort Lauderdale has started Connecting the Blocks Painted Intersection Project. It is first of its kind in the city and Broward County. This Painted Intersection Project should compliment “Fort Lauderdale’s identity as a fun, dynamic, pedestrian-friendly destination” also it should “help create a safer balance between cars and people”.
Other Cities That Have Turned Public Spaces Into Street Art:
If you like unique art and culture, come and spend evening in Hollywood, FL at the Downtown Hollywood Mural Tour. The tour is FREE and happens every 3rd Saturday at 6pm-7pm.
The Downtown Hollywood Mural Project is an exibition of outdoor wall murals at different locations in Downtown Hollywood. The murals are done by local and internationally recognized artists.
The picture above is of the Radius Public Garage at 251 N 19 Avenue, Hollywood, FL 33020. The artists of this large scale mural of the sunset are Tasha and Monica Lopes de Victoria, known as TM Sisters. The TM sisters are siblings and are based in Miami, Florida.
If you would like more information for the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project, please click here
You can do the walking tour yourself. The murals are located in Downtown Hollywood. To view and download printable tour map, click here.