Artscape brings Hispanic art to Miami Beach (includes video story)

The sounds of trumpets and bongos filled the air as the local band, Timbalive, celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with authentic Cuban music on Sunday at Artscape on Miami Beach.

The Global Arts Project, Collins Park Neighborhood Association and The Bass Art Museum collaborated to host Artscape at Collins Park. Artscape makes multiple events a year for different celebrations like Hispanic Heritage, Black History and Breast Cancer Awareness. 

Co-founder of Artscape and president of the Collins Park Neighborhood Association, Ray Breslin, said “The residents come out, they know about the concerts, they can’t wait for them and they’re dancing they’re having a great time.”

Breslin began this non-profit by raising money from the neighboring hotels. He said, “An event can cost anything from $8,000 to $15,000 to produce, but the effort is worth bringing this community together.”

For information on upcoming events or how to get involved, visit globalartsproject.org.

Samantha Gutierrez is a Latina freshman majoring in Digital Communication and Media. She is bilingual and enjoys covering stories about the environment and local events. She is passionate about broadcasting and aspires to pursue a career in anchoring.

Esteban Rodriguez is a freshman majoring in TV/Broadcast media. He hopes to work in late-night entertainment, Filmmaking, sports journalism, and/or broadcast television.