The Doral Cultural Arts Center postpones its opening

Written by Abraham Galvan on September 13, 2022


Still finalizing details, the City of Doral has pushed back the grand opening date of its Doral Cultural Arts Center to October.

The arts center between Northwest 53rd Street and 53rd Terrace, adjacent to the City of Doral Government Center, was originally scheduled to open in August. It will aim to celebrate the variety of cultures, arts and experiences.

“We’ll be planning lots of different activities and trying to reach out to the whole community,” said Erin Sullivan, director of parks and recreation at Doral, who oversees events and programming at the state-of-the-art center.

“We will have recurring programs for our youth, adults and seniors,” she said. “Some will be led by our staff and others we seek to partner with community organizations, local businesses and experts in the area.”

Programming includes youth art classes, mommy and me classes, after-dark art workshops, art walks, and cultural art programs for seniors.

The center must include a large art gallery visible from inside and outside the building, a flexible multi-purpose room, outdoor courtyards, a food court, a dedicated vehicle depot, an accessible roof space, an amphitheater green rooftop terrace, several green spaces, public art, public gardens and additional seating areas.

As part of the funding for the $150 million General Parks Bond, which Doral voters passed in 2018, the Doral Cultural Arts Center was approved as a new park facility. The state-of-the-art facility is also envisioned as the hub of cultural and performing arts in Doral and will be supported by satellite programming in Doral Central Park and Doral Legacy Park.

City staff are also looking to team up with schools in the community during Christmas and host art showcases and holiday-inspired events that would typically take place in downtown Doral, Ms. Sullivan added, “and just to be able to have a home base for our community cultural events and some of our public art exhibits as well.

William E. Bennett