Bakehouse Art Complex 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 living and workspaces for artists in Miami's urban core.
Founded in 1985 by artists and for artists in a former industrial Art Deco-era bakery to ensure there would be a permanent home for artmaking in Miami, Bakehouse provides studio residencies, infrastructure, and community to enable the highest level of artistic creativity, development, and collaboration for the most promising talent.
Bakehouse is comprised of approximately 100 resident and associate artists, deriving from a rich diversity of backgrounds. Their work represents a broad range of media and practices, from painting to performance, from traditional to experimental. We are one of the largest and oldest artist-serving organizations in Miami, with studios of varying sizes, two galleries, a classroom, print room, photography lab, ceramics facilities, and woodworking and welding areas. These spaces, unavailable outside of university campuses, have and continue to enable artists to work, make, discover, learn, and share their practices and work with each other and the broader community.
Bakehouse is positioned for its next stage of development, ready to play a more critical role in the collective efforts to build a stronger and more sustainable ecosystem in Miami in which artists and the arts can thrive. A master plan is underway to determine how best to use part of its impressive 2.3-acre campus to develop affordable housing for artists and renovate its historic building for twenty-first-century artmaking.
Bakehouse Art Complex is tax exempt as a 501 (C)(3) charitable institution. Net proceeds from Fresh Goods Gallery support the organization's not-for-profit mission. For more information on the organization, its artists, exhibitions, and programs visit www.bacfl.org.