Explore Art and Culture in Hialeah

By Kara Franker | Jun 19, 2017
Leah Arts District
Leah Arts District is the city's very own artist live/work space

Spend the day exploring Hialeah’s burgeoning art and culture scene.

Home to the nation’s highest percentage of Cuban and Cuban American residents, and one of the most prominent Spanish-speaking communities in America, Hialeah’s culture is driven by its international roots. And out of this cultural city, a network of powerful artists, musicians and art enthusiasts have risen to share their story, creating a burgeoning arts district in Hialeah that many never expected.

Leah Arts District

The brainchild of 27-year-old Councilman Paul Hernandez (who, at 23, became the youngest official to be elected to represent Hialeah), Leah Arts District is the city’s very own artist live/work space. The area is designed to promote arts and culture in Hialeah and to give local artists a place to meet, exchange ideas and put their latest art on display. The district was a hub of production and manufacturing in the 1980s. Eventually falling into abandonment, this once-neglected neighborhood is now a haven of thrift stores, cheap antique shops, artsy soirées, block parties, workshops, live music and performances, and 30+ wall murals. Leah Arts District is a whole neighborhood to itself, one that takes up the space between East 9th and 17th Street, and East 10th Avenue and the railroad tracks.

1025-1055 East 15th Street, Hialeah, FL 33010

Garden of the Arts

A place designed to foster inspiration and creativity, Garden of the Arts is regarded as Hialeah’s very own open-air museum. A product of the Miami-Dade County Building Better Communities Bond Program, this cultural park is a collection of paved walking trails, green spaces, historic murals, monuments, benches, unique lighting, an amphitheater and even a raised stage with turf seating. This park was envisioned as a place to enjoy quiet contemplation.

1700-1798 West 76th Street, Hialeah, FL 33014

The Milander Center for Arts and Entertainment

This 34,500-square-foot venue was built to accommodate events of all sizes. A frequent venue for shows and galas, The Milander Center for Arts and Entertainment has both an amphitheater and an exhibit space, as well as Leon Medical Centers Hall for weddings, special events, sporting events, fundraisers and any other occasion that might arise. Both elegant and versatile, this events space is where you can go for some of Hialeah’s most glamorous affairs and cultural performances.

4800 Palm Avenue, Hialeah, FL 33010

The Hialeah Cultural Center

Located at Miami Dade College Hialeah Campus, and funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Hialeah Cultural Center was created to celebrate Hialeah’s arts and culture scene. Home to curated exhibitions, art lectures, film studies, oral history projects and juried music and arts competitions, the center has become a catalyst for aesthetics and creative activities for the City of Hialeah and its surrounding communities.

1776 West 49th Street, Hialeah, FL 33012

Goodlet Theatre and Performing Arts Center

Goodlet Theatre and Performing Arts Center is a 200+-seat theater where you can see some of the hottest shows and dance recitals in Hialeah. Designed to inspire adults and children alike to bring out their inner artist, this spot couples its performances with award-winning classes, programs and lessons in theatre, dance and music, all of which is open to the public.

4200 West 8th Avenue, Hialeah, FL 33012

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