Sun, Surf and the Symphony: Miami’s arts awakening goes national

The story of Miami’s arts awakening has gone national, thanks to a feature in this weekend’s San Francisco Chronicle penned by Miami’s own Jane Wooldridge. The article’s basic premise is one that we Miami folk have known for quite a while: the Magic City isn’t about just sun and surf anymore. Read the full story here.

Wynwood Walls
Wynwood Walls

Among the highlights covered in the story: Wynwood Arts District and the nearby Design District, public art at the new Marlins Ballpark, New World Symphony, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, and our city’s love for starchitect-designed parking garages.

This quote, from Miamian-turned-Chicagoan Lauren Male, sums it up perfectly:

“It used to be all about the beach,” says Lauren Male, a Miami native who lives in Chicago but returns to South Florida a few times each year. “There’s a lot more happening downtown now. There are little nooks of creativity cropping up in places that I wouldn’t have ventured to before.”