02/13/2012 01:56 pm ET | Updated Feb 13, 2012

Art Wynwood: Fresher And Edgier Than Art Miami (PHOTOS)

The folks behind the uber-popular fair Art Miami are bringing a new visual art showcase to town this President's Day weekend.

Art Wynwood will take advantage of the long weekend, which is among the busiest in South Florida as rich crowds descend on the 305 for the annual Yacht & Brokerage Show on the beach.

The inaugural Art Wynwood fair will share the same 125,000-square-foot white tent pavilion in Midtown as Art Miami, and some of the same galleries will exhibit.

But organizers say it will have a completely different feel than the December fair, which has been around for over 20 years.

To attain this, fair director Nick Korniloff told Miami New Times, "We asked that the galleries change their programs and showcase some of their younger, high-quality emerging or mid-career cutting-edge artists."

Korniloff hopes the new fair reflects the urban, high-energy vibe of the Wynwood Arts District.

Click below for a slideshow of works on exhibit at Art Wynwood, which opens Thursday and runs through February 20.


Art Wynwood 2012