Art knows no language, yet it speaks Beauty. Therapy. Transformation! These are 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 appreciation for the arts, while transforming the drab into stunning works of art.
Celebrate North Miami’s rich diversity… Promote creativity that improves 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 of just over 60,000 and encompasses 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 sought-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 populations, 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.