Explore Art And Culture In Hialeah

Garden of the Arts

Garden of the Arts

Hialeah Garden of the Arts

Garden of the Arts

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Mural in Hialeah Arts District

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By Kara Franker

Spend the day exploring Hialeah’s art and culture scene

Home to the nation’s highest percentage of Cuban and Cuban-American residents, Hialeah’s culture is driven by its international roots. A network of powerful artists, musicians and art enthusiasts have risen from this city to share their stories, creating a burgeoning arts district in Hialeah that many never expected.

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Leah Arts District is home to many talented local artists

Leah Arts District

The brainchild of Councilman Paul Hernandez (who, at 23, became the youngest official to be elected to office in Hialeah), the Leah Arts District is the city’s very own living/work space for artists. 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, antique shops, artsy soirées, block parties, workshops, live music and performances, and 30+ wall murals. The Leah Arts District is a whole neighborhood unto itself, spread over multiple blocks.

1025-1055 E. 15th St., Hialeah, FL 33010

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Find inspiration at the Hialeah Garden of the Arts

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 W. 76th St., 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 the Leon Medical Centers Hall for weddings, special events, sporting events, fundraisers and other occasions. Elegant and versatile, this events space is home to some of Hialeah’s most glamorous affairs and cultural performances. The City of Hialeah hosts gallery exhibits here, which are free and open to the public, on a bi-monthly basis.

4800 Palm Ave., Hialeah, FL 33010

The Hialeah Cultural Center

Located on Miami Dade College’s 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 W. 49th St., Hialeah, FL 33012

Goodlet Theater and Performing Arts Center

Goodlet Theater 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 theater, dance and music, all open to the public.

4200 W. 8th Ave., Hialeah, FL 33012

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