Bakehouse believes art and artists are a tool of transformation and community building. Bakehouse provides a more robust commons for critical discourse, civic engagement, and socially impactful practices. It is committed to investing in and growing transformational relationships with a community of multicultural, multigenerational, and multidisciplinary artists whose practices can inform, engage, and change our community.

The Bakehouse Art Complex was set in motion in the mid-1980s by a few artists who, with a grant from the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County, purchased a 33,000 square-foot former Art Deco-era industrial bakery, located on a 2.3-acre parcel in the then-blighted neighborhood of Wynwood. Their aim was to protect artists from future real estate booms and gentrification by acquiring their own site and providing in perpetuity affordable spaces for artists.

Their vision could not be more prescient today. Bakehouse is the largest artist-purposed, non-profit-owned site of its kind and size in Miami’s urban core, having served thousands of artists over the years and offering programs, classes and opportunities that engage and build community.

None of this would have been possible without the generosity of the public and foundation sector and individual and corporate philanthropy.

For information on sponsorships, directed gifts, or endowment, please contact Cathy Leff at cathyleff@bacfl.org