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Once a non-descript row of industrial warehouses alongside the railroad tracks, the Bird Road Art District has since transformed into 30-odd artist studios and public exhibition spaces. The highlight of this artist enclave is their monthly art walk. On the third Saturday of each month, artists' throw open their doors from 7 to 10 p.m. to show the public what they're all about. From live theater groups and spoken word events to sculpture and photography, many mediums are represented.
The Bird Road Art District, originally an industrial area by the railroad tracks, began attracting artists in the 1980s; rows of slanted warehouses were converted into artists' studios by the year 2000 the area was officially designated as an art district by Miami-Dade County. Today the Bird Road Art District continues to attract artists and enjoys a unique fusion of studios, alternative art spaces, galleries and art schools along with a mix of professional offices and a quaint retail section creating one of Miami's more unique industrial landscapes.