One doesn’t typically think of Miami and Makers, but from Little River to Lincoln Road, Miami has a burgeoning Maker scene. Sprouted at the nexu of international culture, high-end art and industrial fabrication, Miami makers are a lively, talented, and welcoming group.
Miami Industrial Arts
Miami Industrial Arts (M.I.A.) is a community tool shop and social center started in 2015 when the maker movement was just hitting its stride. It is a makerspace aimed at growing the community of creatives in Miami to the next level. The facility provides a space for its members to construct their creative dreams into reality. It has a woodshop, ceramics studio, welding, metalworking equipment, a 3D printer, and other hand tools.
Located on historic Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, Oolite Arts is a culture and creative learning center. The founder Ellie Schneiderman had the vision to provide affordable work spaces for the city’s visual artists when he couldn’t come across any others available. Today Oolite Arts serves as a community center and a resource, providing artists with the free studio space, exhibition opportunities, direct support, and programming they need to advance their careers. They also provide programming opportunities to a few neighboring communities to help promote contemporary art.
Miami Art Club
Miami Art Club is a Non-Profit organization providing affordable art classes and promoting the Fine Arts community with a group of professional artists, within a stress-free environment since 1980. Since then it has served as a free space for over 1000 art enthusiasts of all ages. Miami Art Club members are provided with a choice of schedule, instructor and medium, they are also provided with an opportunity to display their work at the collective exhibitions in Miami Art Club studio gallery.