State Of The Arts: How Miami’s Community Is Coming Of Age

By Rob Goyanes

As the hegemony of tropical heat subsides ever so slightly in South Florida, all sectors of life start to energize: tourists spill in, business picks up, culture blooms. But in some ways, it’s not just another cycle of the season blowing through.

Though much remains the same, 2013 is a watershed for the local arts community.

It peaks in the fall and winter, yet the calendar of events, programming and production has grown into a year-round sweep. Since Art Basel arrived in 2002, Miami’s culture industries have grown in both number and scale – everything from the visual arts and music to literary activity.