The Wynwood Art District Association was founded in early 2003 by a group of art dealers, artists and curators Mark Coetzee and Nina Arias.
Mark Coetzee initiated the idea based on a similar project, Art Night, he had started in his home town- Cape Town, South Africa. Founding Members at the first meeting were Brook Dorsch of Dorsch Gallery, Weston Charles and Cooper of Locust Projects, Nina Arias of Rocket Projects, Bernice Steinbaum of Bernice Steinbaum Gallery and Marina Kessler of Marina Kessler Gallery. The Association publishes an annual brochure with a map and a list of the Association’s members. It is home to over forty galleries, five museums, three collections, seven art complexes, twelve art studios and five art fairs.
Every 2nd Saturday of each month a community wide Art Walk is held. Galleries, art studios, alternative spaces and showrooms open their doors to the public for art, music and refreshments.