Bakehouse Art Complex

Founded in 1985 by artists and for artists in a former industrial Art Deco-era bakery, Bakehouse Art Complex provides studio residencies, infrastructure, and community to enable the highest level of artistic creativity, development, and collaboration for the most promising talent.

Bakehouse is comprised of approximately 100 resident and associate artists, deriving from a rich diversity of backgrounds. Their work represents a broad range of media and practices, from painting to performance, from traditional to experimental.

Before Wynwood came into its own as an arts district and gallerists took notice of the burgeoning, Bakehouse Art Complex was already a mainstay in the community. The 33,000-square-foot compound opened its doors in February 1987 and quietly paved the way as the first nonprofit of its kind in the area. The organization’s 30-year stronghold is due in part to its role as an incubator for creativity; it provides affordable studios and exhibition space to emerging and midcareer artists, and also offers arts education to the community. It’s home to 65 studios, two galleries, a photo lab, a printmaking facility, a ceramic facility and a woodshop.