"Big Walls, Big Dreams" is a collection of walls in Wynwood, curated by UP Art Studio, and painted by 15 artists from around the world during Art Week Miami 2015. Artists include Shalak and Bruno Smoky from Toronto/South America, Enrique "Sero" Cruz and Ray Jafete from Miami, Inkie, Mr. Cenz, Lovepushr from England, Jay Mack "Muzik" from New Jersey, El Pez, Zosen and Mina Hamada from Barcelona, FPLO and Graphis from Brazil, Eelco Virus and Mr. June from The Netherlands, Brusk DMV from Paris, Dread from Denver, Colorado, Mas Paz and Che Love from Washington, DC, and Nicky Davis and Wiley Robertson from Houston, Texas.
UP Art Studio and artist Shelbi Nicole hosted a closing event for the District K Pilot Phase of the Mini Murals Project, titled Mini Murals: Beyond the Box, which featured an art show for the artists that participated in the Mini Murals pilot phase, with 100% of proceeds from the sale of artwork going directly to the artists. The Beyond the Box event simultaneously kicked-off the open call for artists through the Houston Arts Alliance, in addition to the capital fundraising campaign to ensure the vitality of the project for many years to come.
"Miami should be known for its vibrant culture, not for the smallest orca prison in North America," Miami Beach Mayor Phillip Levine said. "This beautiful mural is helping make it clear that the Miami Seaquarium is no place for this far-ranging, majestic, and endangered orca, who desperately needs her freedom."