About the Bakehouse Art Complex

Bakehouse envisions a world that supports and values artists and recognizes their ability to shape, reflect, and transform our world. Its mission is to address the need for affordable live, live-work, and work spaces for artists in Miami’s urban core.

Founded in 1985 by artists and for artists in a former industrial Art Deco-era bakery, Bakehouse Art Complex provides studio residencies, infrastructure, and community to enable the highest level of artistic creativity, development, and collaboration for the most promising talent.

The Bakehouse is comprised of approximately 100 resident and associate artists, deriving from a rich diversity of backgrounds. Their work represents a broad range of media and practices, from painting to performance, from traditional to experimental.

Bakehouse is one of the oldest artist-serving organizations in Miami, with studios of varying sizes, two galleries, a classroom, print room, photography lab, ceramics facilities, and woodworking, and welding areas. These spaces, unavailable outside of university campuses, has and continues to enable artists to work, make, discover, learn, and share their practices and work with each other and the broader community.

Bakehouse now is positioned for its next stage of development, seeking to play a more critical role in the collective efforts to build a strong and sustainable ecosystem in Miami in which artists and the arts can thrive. A master plan is currently underway to determine the highest and best use of its impressive 2.3-acre campus to better serve the needs of Miami’s cultural community.

We invite to you read our 2019-2024 Strategic Plan: Vision for a Future Arts Campus