The mission of ArtCenter/South Florida is to support artists and advance the knowledge and practice of contemporary visual arts and culture in South Florida. ArtCenter creates opportunities for experimentation and innovation, and encourages the exchange of ideas across cultures through residencies, exhibitions, public programs, education and outreach.
In the spring of 1984, ArtCenter celebrated its grand opening on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach as an organization addressing visual artists’ workspace and community needs. With Community Development Block Grant funds from the City of Miami Beach, ArtCenter artists took up residence in 21 storefronts on a then nearly abandoned and severely dilapidated Lincoln Road. A Miami Herald article covering the opening read, “Artists hope the three-block colony on the west end of the mall eventually will attract sidewalk cafes, nighttime entertainment – and people.” Today, ArtCenter is credited as being the catalyst for the revitalization of Lincoln Road and the surrounding area.
- Alliance of Artist Communities
- Res Artis