New contemporary art gallery opening in Wynwood

By | January 30th, 2012 | 1 Comment
Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art Gallery

A new Wynwood gallery will be one of the few to invite window shoppers. -- photo by Sergio N. Candido

The elaborate murals that cover the outside walls of many Wynwood galleries are works of art in their own right, but ever wonder why more galleries don’t have windows that show off what’s inside?

The answer has a lot to do with government bureaucracy, as gallerist Gregg Shienbaum recently discovered first hand while filling out piles of City of Miami paperwork. In order to open his own gallery with storefront windows, he had to obtain permits from the city to change the building’s use from “warehouse” to “retail,” but he thinks it was worth the hassle.

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