Downtown Miami is home to a growing arts and entertainment scene. Although it’s been called the Omni or Media and Entertainment District in decades past, the Magic City’s Arts & Entertainment District dates back to the 1920s. The Arts & Entertainment District is known for its world-class cultural institutions and attractions, including the Perez Art Museum (PAMM), the Arsht Center, the Miami Children’s Museum, Jungle Island, the upcoming Miami Science Museum and the American Airlines Arena, home of the Miami Heat.
The Arts & Entertainment District hosts the annual Miami International Boat Show and is home to Margaret Pace Park, Biscayne Skate Park, and Bicentennial Park. The historic Women’s Club, one of Miami’s oldest cemeteries, and some of Miami’s oldest churches and synagogues also call this Downtown Miami district home.
An urban, residential neighborhood that has recently attracted high-rise condo developers, the Arts & Entertainment District is peppered with smaller historic buildings that add charm to the burgeoning district. The current development boom there includes projects like the Filling Station Lofts and Park Lofts.
Location-wise, the Art & Entertainment District is just south of Edgewater, an emerging neighborhood in Downtown Miami. It sits next to Wynwood (North 24th Street) to the north, Interstate 395 to the south, Florida East Coast Railway and East Second Avenue to the west, and Biscayne Bay to the east. The Metromover train system has two stops in this burgeoning district.