Alouishous San Gomma
A couple of years ago, when I first moved to the Design District/Wynwood area, the now demolished Chiquita Banana Plant (above) was still on NE 2nd and 33rd street. The plant particularly caught my eye because back then we were developing the “tropi” brand and banana’s were one of the symbols we initially used to associate it. As I got to know the locals, I discovered that the Chiquita Banana Plant I had my eyes on had been hit up by a local artist. I’ve gotten to know the artist and have been following his sketches, photography, and street art ever since.
Wynwood Art Fair, benefitting the Lotus House Women’s Shelter, aims to bring the community together by reminding us that we are all connected through art. The fair and its participating artists incorporate virtually all forms of artistic communication and invite the community to collaborate and create.