#PrismPick: Leah Arts District Unveiling
May 12, 2015
With the onslaught of creative neighborhoods like Wynwood and the Arts + Entertainment District taking the city by storm, this golden pattern has inspired the beautification of other Miami boroughs, and gladly. Hialeah’s Southeastern industrial corridor rose to prominence during the 1980s as one of the largest and busiest areas of production and manufacturing in Florida. As a result of modernization combined with the effects of outsourcing, the area was all but abandoned.
Since that time, a medley of different uses has been incorporated into the area like the presence of some of Miami-Dade County’s most prolific thrift stores. They have been instrumental in introducing Hialeah to an entire generation of antique lovers and artists. The Hialeah Artist Live/Work Overlay District, AKA The Leah Arts District is already seeing inspiring changes with innovative development projects and artistic hubs. To mark the beginning of such a grandiose venture, the area next to Flamingo Plaza (best known for those great thrift stores) will be unveiled on May 17th as The Leah Arts District.
This Sunday of block party-like celebrations will boast food trucks curated by Burger Beast, live jams by Klangbox and a slew of other great musical mavens, free Heineken from 4-5PM (first hour), and live painting from Life is Art. The murals being admired are by: Abstrk, Atomik, Derick G., Diana Contreras, Don Rimx, Junk Lainez, Kazilla, Mr. Dheo, NM Salgar, Trek6.
Come by from 4-8PM for a Sunday of getting to know the next burgeoning creative hub you’ll soon be spending all your time in!