The 6th. Miami Arts & Heritage Months starts to celebrate cultural diversity within the communities of West Coconut Grove, Historic Overtown, Liberty City, Little Haiti and Little Havana
From December 1, 2019 until January 31, 2020, the GMCVB offers locals and visitors access to unique events and experiences where they can immerse themselves in the cultural attractions of these local neighborhoods. The program highlights the vibrant traditions of Miami neighborhoods and provides a platform where everyone can learn, discover and engage with the community.
“While the dynamic and flourishing arts and culture of Greater Miami take place throughout the year, we are proud to dedicate two months of our Temptations program, to showcase local events and attractions that are found throughout our community and in the neighborhoods of multicultural heritage, “said the President and CEO of GMCVB, William D. Talbert, III, CDME. “We continually strive to draw attention to our vibrant heritage, we invite locals and visitors near and far to immerse themselves in the rich cultural landscape of the destination during the Months of the Arts and Heritage of Miami,” adds Talbert.
In the picturesque streets of Little Havana, visitors are surrounded by salsa music, hand-rolled cigars and outdoor fruit markets. Miami Culinary Tours will invite locals and tourists to experience, through its palates, the authentic Cuban cuisine of Little Havana and explore the rich history with the people of the area. The Bahamian community of West Coconut Grove has established strong roots in the place and thanks to the HistoryMiami Museum, guests can learn how Bahamian settlers influenced the development of the region through their knowledge of tropical plants and building materials native. The historic center of Overtown is anchored in the Lyric Theater, a thriving music and entertainment center of the 1920s. Little Haiti is also full of culture, brought by Afro-Caribbean immigrants who founded the vibrant artistic community.
With many eyes on Greater Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach, the Department of Tourism and Development launched Art of Black Miami in 2014, in an effort to improve the artistic cultural landscape found in Miami’s neighborhoods and heritage communities throughout year. The GMCVB Art of Black Miami program is committed to promoting the creative influences of the African diaspora, Caribbean and Latin American trends and global artists that contribute to the structure of the historic and diverse artistic community in Miami.
Miami Arts and Heritage Months is part of the GMCVB Miami Temptations Program, which focuses on the best that the city has to offer with monthly offers and special events that appeal to both locals and tourists. Combined with monthly special offers, the available promotions offer the opportunity to enjoy Miami’s entertaining and luxurious lifestyle, and celebrate the diversity of the city’s heritage, talents and culture at discounted prices.