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 coveted 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 Miami-based resident and associate artists of diverse backgrounds. The artists work in a range of media, from painting to performance, with their artistic practices varying from traditional to experimental. Regardless, they find a place to create and innovate at the Bakehouse.
Currently, the Bakehouse is one of the oldest art studio complexes in Miami and houses approximately 50 studios of varying sizes, two galleries, a classroom, a print room, photography lab, ceramics facilities, and woodworking and welding areas. These spaces, usually unavailable outside of university campuses, has and continues to enable artists to work, make, discover, learn and share their practices with each other and the broader community.
Bakehouse is now positioned for its next stage of development, seeking to play a 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 2.5-acre campus to better serve the needs of Miami’s cultural community.