Art knows no language, yet it speaks: Beauty. Therapy. Transformation! Just a few reasons the North Miami CRA deems art essential to the health and vigor of its diverse communities. A long-standing proponent of the arts—whether as the film or recording capital of South Florida—or as home to the internationally-renowned Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA), the City launched its Arts in Public Places program (APP) in 2010, coordinating closely with the County’s own ‘Art in Public Places’ initiative.
A program of the North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency (NMCRA), at heART, APP seeks to replace blight with bright, enriching the lives of North Miamians, ensuring vibrancy and access to art in Miami-Dade County’s sixth largest metropolis. By curating art installations throughout the City’s public spaces, APP infuses civic pride, beautification and a wider appreciate for the arts, while transforming the drab into stunning works of art.
Celebrate North Miami’s rich diversity… Promote creativity that improve aesthetics… Preserve the City’s history as a proponent of the arts… Transform the North Miami landscape, a welcome to continued development…
With a population just over 60,000 and encompassing 9.5 square miles, the City of North Miami is home to one of the most ethnically diverse communities in the state. Nestled between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, the City has had a rich history in the arts and is home to the renowned Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA); the now defunct Greenwich Studios (home of Flipper); and some of the most sough-after recording studios including the Hit Factory and Criterion. Both Florida International University Biscayne Bay Campus as well as Johnson & Wales University call North Miami home. The city’s population is 60% Black Non-Hispanic; 22% White Hispanic; and 9.66% White Non-Hispanic. With one of Miami-Dade County’s most diverse population, the City of North Miami is committed to the growth of its business community, while also focusing on issues such as education, the arts, leisure activities and sustainability, ensuring a live/work environment.
If you are interested in joining U-WRAP NoMi and/or the Pioneer Blvd Outdoor Sculpture Gallery, click the links below to register for the events. Submission Deadline is June 30th, 2021.