• Ryan McGinness 33 women street art

    Artist Ryan McGinness covered a black background with red, orange, green and yellow DayGlo paint to create 33 Women. (Photo: Aaron Kylie/Canadian Geographic)

  • Maya Hayuk street art

    Brooklyn-based Maya Hayuk’s geometric piece is a favourite among selfie-takers. (Photo: Aaron Kylie/Canadian Geographic)

  • Ron English street art

    Ron English self-coined “POPaganda” explores brand imagery through a mash-up of cultural touchstones. (Photo: Aaron Kylie/Canadian Geographic)

  • Faith47 street art

    South African artist Faith47 creates a tiger out of paint drippings. (Photo: Aaron Kylie/Canadian Geographic)

  • Gaia street art miami

    Wynwood mural by Baltimore-based Gaia. (Photo: Aaron Kylie/Canadian Geographic)

  • DALeast street art wynwood miami

    Chinese-born DALeast’s pieces is often imbued with dark imagery and mostly uses animals as the subject matter. (Photo: Aaron Kylie/Canadian Geographic)

  • David Walker miami street art

    Using only spray paints (without stencils) artist David Walker often depicts female subjects. (Photo: Aaron Kylie/Canadian Geographic)

  • Lakwena Maciver miami wynwood street art

    London-based Lakwena Maciver is one of the few black artists whose artwork is featured at the Wynwood Walls. (Photo: Aaron Kylie/Canadian Geographic)

  • Chanoir street art miami

    Barcelona-based Chanoir’s pieces draw inspiration from 1980s cartoons and are often described as apolitical, accessible and enjoyable. (Photo: Aaron Kylie/Canadian Geographic)

  • Chor Boogie street art miami

    An abandoned building transforms into a giant boombox mural, thanks to street artists Chor Boogie and Trek6. (Photo: Aaron Kylie/Canadian Geographic)

  • Jas9 street art miami wynwood

    Canadian artist Jas9 (Jasmine Dearden) works on a piece in the Wynwood district. (Photo: Aaron Kylie/Canadian Geographic)

This is definitely not your typical art gallery.

But visitors to Miami shouldn’t miss the city’s Wynwood neighbourhood, a former warehouse district that has become a veritable Louvre of graffiti art. Dozens of buildings throughout the area are adorned with an ever-changing gallery of street art murals by graffiti artists from around the world, including Canadians Patrick McNeil of Faile and Jasmine Dearden, known as Jas9.

The Wynwood Walls just west of the waterfront is a focal point for the neighbourhood’s collection, calling itself the “world’s greatest street art museum.” Since they were created in 2009, the Walls alone have officially hosted more than 50 artists from 16 countries and encompass nearly 7,500 square metres.

Above is a selection of images from the area taken in October 2015.