WYNWOOD WAYS_ARTISTIC CROSSWALK BY CARLOS CRUZ-DIEZ
Wynwood Ways is an ongoing collaboration between Miami Biennale and the Wynwood Arts District Association (WADA) to make the Wynwood neighborhood a more pedestrian and bike-friendly cultural destination.
Upon completion of the prototypal artist-enhanced intersection, residents and visitors of Wynwood can now enjoy the neighborhood’s first permanent artistic crosswalk, marked by a work that seeks to transform the intersection of NW 2nd Avenue and NW 25th Street.
The artistic crosswalk, which has been dedicated to visionary Tony Goldman, consists of a kinetic design by artist Carlos Cruz-Diez that changes as the pedestrian is crossing. Cruz Diez’s work can be seen on the walkways of the Marlins Stadium and outside the Museum Fine Arts Houston. The abstract geometric design has been donated by renowned artist Carlos Cruz-Diez and is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fund at The Miami Foundation.
_ABOUT MIAMI BIENNALE
Miami Biennale is a non-profit organization that works to establish initiatives in the arts that stimulate funding from both public and private institutions; to create projects that develop and promote interactive platforms in the arts for both education and cultural development.
_ABOUT WADA [WYNWOOD ARTS DISTRICT ASSOCIATION]
The Wynwood Arts District is home to over 150 small businesses, including Art Galleries, Retail Stores, Antique Shops, and Eclectic Bars & Restaurants.
WADA, a community association, brings together art complexes, galleries, performing art spaces, restaurants, cafes, and other creative businesses that strengthen the concept of a true arts district becoming the catalyst for Miami’s international image.
WADA is the sole non-profit organization that represents the interests of Wynwood stakeholders and is responsible for the well-being and improvement of the District. By committing to provide a clean, safe, and enriching environment to its occupants and visitors, the Wynwood Arts District Association actively plays a vital role in enhancing the character and safety of the warehouse district.
_ABOUT THE CARLOS CRUZ-DIEZ FOUNDATION
Carlos Cruz-Diez’s family created the Cruz-Diez Foundation in 2005 in order to promote the artist’s work and vision about art, culture and society.
The Cruz-Diez Foundation, hosted since 2008 in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, develops a complete guide of events and programs of cultural and social impact around two main goals:
To give exposure to Carlos Cruz-Diez’s investigations
To extend his ideas and contributions towards new generations.
_ABOUT THE JOHN S. AND JAMES L. KNIGHT FOUNDATION
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit KnightFoundation.org.
_ABOUT THE MIAMI FOUNDATION
The Miami Foundation provides civic leadership, bringing stakeholders together to tackle issues of concern in our community. Working together with our Fundholders and community partners, we leverage collective knowledge, creativity and resources for a greater impact than any one of us could make alone.
By connecting philanthropy with community needs and opportunities, we make Miami a greater place to live, work and play.
• Miami Biennale
Ariana Testamarck Orellana, Vice-President.
• Wynwood Arts District Association
Jose Nava-Lujambio, Executive Director.
• Carlos Cruz-Diez Foundation
José Ramón Moreno Herrera.
• The John S and James L Knight Foundation
Andrew Sherry, VP/Communications.
• The Miami Foundation
Charisse Grant, Senior Vice-President for Programs.
• Office Of The City Manager
Eric Duran, Office Manager for Mayor Tomas Regalado.
• Atlantic Paving
Ray Cruz, Vice-President.