The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, part of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, was founded in 1975 to serve as the nesting ground for emerging talent in the performing and visual arts in the heart of Liberty City. By providing quality instruction, inspiration and encouragement to young people within the community, the Center has fulfilled its mission for 45 years, and everyday creates a means for youth to discover their artistic talents. The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center (AHCAC) complex includes a black box theater, a music building with a concert hall, piano lab and several practice rooms, a dance studio that is accessible to individuals with disabilities, an art gallery, several studio spaces, a print shop and classrooms.
For over 35 years, the Center has a distinguished history of providing instruction in the arts in all artistic disciplines to youth through year-round arts education programs (After School Arts Academy, Summer Arts Conservatory, Kuumba Winter Arts Workshop, and Spring Arts Workshop. Its work continues to develop the next generation of artists and arts supporters. In addition, the Center serves as an incubator for supporting and developing the work of African-American arts groups and artists. The Center also serves as a welcoming place to the surrounding community, hosting evening classes and civic meetings.
For more information about the AHCAC After-School Arts Academy and Summer Arts Conservatory, visit: www.ahcacmiami.org