4 Must-Visit Contemporary Florida Art Galleries

  • Written by Analisse Weathers

Florida is, for the most part, known and famed for its impressive and preeminent natural beauty. However, little did you know, Florida, the southernmost contiguous state in the United States, also known as the Sunshine State, is home to many scientific, historical, cultural, and artistic treasures.

By that we mean, the must-visit art museums. Aside from the remarkable theme parks, there are plenty of art museums in Florida that will surely make you and your whole family filled with amazement and most especially boost your creativities.

So, whether you are in awe of the works of some of the world-renowned artists or like to see and admire modern art, Florida showcases a collection of museums that are, more often than not, sure to squeeze the creative juices flowing. For a little help, here are four must-visit contemporary Florida art galleries.

Wynwood Walls

Wynwood Walls is an inspiring Florida art gallery for imbuing something with new life and vitality into a community. It was established or founded in 2010 by distinguished community place maker Tony Goldman.

This art museum was designed for the development and exploration of pedestrian areas in the Wynwood Art District. Tony Goldman believed that the plethora of warehouse fronts in the area would be his, for the most part, enormous canvases on which to introduce and give rise to the awe-inspiring collection of street art ever displayed in a single place.

Wynwood Walls is, without a doubt, dedicated to presenting street art and graffiti in an innovative and unique way. It has transformed and changed the area through a course of world-class street murals by various internationally world-renowned artists such as Kenny Scharf, Invader, and Os Gemeos.

This art museum is, for the most part, proclaimed to be a Gallery of the Streets by oneself and strives hard to collaborate or work with leading experts, curators, and artists to bring outstanding street art to the people, ranging from old-school murals to the trends of today.

David Castillo Gallery

The art displays at David Castillo Gallery showcases or presents a powerful focus on exhibitions or curatorial models relating to or based on mental concepts. Representing international and local mid-career and transpiring artists, the David Castillo gallery shows personal investigations of identity and contemporary cultural identity.

These shows are, for the most part, programmed together with the exhibits of significant historical artworks by famous artists like Andy Warhol, Marcel Duchamp, Louise Bourgeois, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Modern artists portrayed by this art gallery are famed or renowned by their commitment to their artistic practices and individual histories and have displayed in many international venues such as the High Museum of Art, Tate Modern, and Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Furthermore, David Castillo Gallery is a regular participant or partaker at various international art fairs like The Armory Show in New York and Art Basel Miami Beach.

Avant Gallery

Avant Gallery is an innovative and forward-looking art gallery in Florida and is undoubtedly a must -visit one in Miami. Its growing art collection holds an extensive range of mixed media works, photography, sculpture, and fine art, sitting next to the impressive floor, wall, lighting, and furniture designs.

These magnificent art objects by world-famous and emerging artists like Marcel Wanders, Chad Jensen, DAIN, and Alec Monopoly are, for the most part, filled with wonder and fantasy. The Avant Gallery also showcases artworks by important modern and contemporary artists like Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst.

The gallery undoubtedly has a distinct approach to displaying designs and artworks, diverging from the traditions of both the white-wall gallery and showroom space to create this remarkable venue in which to encounter the latest or most advance creativity.

Kelley Roy Gallery

This art gallery focuses on modern sculptures, drawings, and paintings by contemporary international and American artists. Established by experienced dealers and collectors Bill Roy and Susan Kelley, the Kelley Roy Gallery displays a wide range of decorative and ornamental styles from conceptual to representational and abstract expressionism, with the artworks on the show presenting an extensive range of mediums.

The gallery currently represents nineteen artists including Jae Hahn, Patricia Claro, Pablo Cano, and Mimi Bates, with many represented artists working across different mediums. The Kelley Roy Gallery also presents a yearly group show of transpiring artists and takes part in international and local art fairs like the Miami International Art Fair and Wynwood Art Fair.


Whether you are a local or a tourist, you cannot miss visiting the many art museums in Florida. The Sunshine State boasts a collection of art galleries such as the Macfine Art that will undoubtedly bring out all the creative juices and fill you up with valuable historical information. Art lovers will surely appreciate and love all the masterpieces and works of some of the renowned artists in the world.


Author's Bio:

Analisse Weathers is a blogger and writer. She loves to write about home refurbishing, interior designing, and whatnot. When not working, Ana plays badminton with her friends.

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