Mana Wynwood is a 30 acre multi-use campus in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood.
Part of the Culture division of the parent company, Mana Common, Mana Wynwood is the physical manifestation of Moishe Mana’s vision for Wynwood as Miami’s permanent Arts & Entertainment district.
Beginning in Miami’s boom period in the 1920s, Wynwood became a Garment District containing clothing manufacturers and retailers. By 1980, this area was the third largest Garment District in the United States, and many innovators in fashion and the arts called Wynwood home.
The neighborhood has also had a small but dedicated residential community. After World War II, the descendents of early Miami settlers moved further out in the newly-formed suburbs, and the area began to attract a large number of immigrants, particularly from Puerto Rico. This Puerto Rican community was joined in subsequent years by Cubans, Haitians, Colombians, Dominicans, and other groups as Miami grew.
By the mid-2000s, urban development in Miami began to encroach on many neighborhoods, including Wynwood. In late 2009, Tony Goldman launched the Wynwood Walls project to coincide with Art Basel, as a small-scale experiment of outdoor public art that, he hoped, would set the tone for the neighborhood. He was soon joined by other visionaries with high hopes for the neighborhood.
Moishe Mana purchased the first portion of what would become Mana Wynwood in 2010, acquiring a planned free-trade zone complex that had been stalled in development. Since then, dozens of other properties have been added, resulting in the largest single land assemblage in Wynwood, encompassing the entire southwestern quadrant of the neighborhood.
Since 2010, Mana Wynwood has been a cornerstone of Wynwood’s identity as Miami’s Arts and Entertainment District.
Thousands of events have been held on Mana Wynwood’s multi-use properties and in its event venues. These events span the entire spectrum of cultural activities including art shows, music festivals, concerts, cultural celebrations, political rallies, business conferences, technology showcases, charitable events, and much more.
Mana Wynwood is also a campus-wide display for dozens of the largest and most prominent murals, transforming the neighborhood into one of the world’s largest outdoor art museums. Artists from all over the world are attracted to the large-scale canvas that Mana Wynwood provides to showcase their mural creations.
These revitalization efforts have made Mana Wynwood one of the most popular tourist destinations in Miami and has catapulted the Wynwood neighborhood to the world stage.