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02/04/2013 01:21 pm ET

Carlos Cruz-Diez Designs New Crosswalks In Wynwood

Finally, a development in Wynwood that's both cultural and growth-oriented: Wynwood Ways, a project of the Miami Biennale and Wynwood Arts District Association (WADA), is bringing over a dozen crosswalks designed by artists to the streets of Miami's most buzzed-about arts neighborhood.

A public art installation/crosswalk, designed by Venezuelan kinetic artist Carlos Cruz-Diez, will be unveiled in a ceremony on Monday, the first of 15 planned by Wynwood Ways. Eventually the project will include better lighting, and more measures to improve Wynwood's cleanliness and safety, said Miami Biennale Vice President Ariana Testamarck Orellana.

"The neighborhood has been changing for the better," Testamarck said. "Wynwood Ways is a part of all that. The first stage is the crosswalks."

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