Starting Saturday, March 19th.
In case you have never been to the Bakehouse or heard of the RAW Project, here is a bit of background. Though not in the heart of the Wynwood Art District, the Bakehouse Art Complex has been in the business of nurturing the arts in Wynwood for over 30 years, much longer than any gallery in Wynwood. Founded by artists, it is a special place with dozens of artist studios and exhibition space. The Bakehouse also brings events to the community, from family fun days to hosting an evening with ZooMiami, complete with live animals and artwork made by non-human species. There are art classes, concerts, cocktail receptions, and more. Across the street from the Bakehouse is a local public middle school that not that long ago lacked funding for an arts program. This is where the RAW Project (Re-imagining the Arts in Wynwood) comes in. A teacher at Jose de Diego Middle School contacted Robert de los Rios, the man behind WynwoodMap, with the idea of having the enormous white walls of the school become canvases for street art. Robert made it happen. The school has now been beautified with thought-provoking murals by accomplished local and international street artists. Funds have also been raised to help support the arts program at the school. The Bakehouse has been one of the sponsors of the project.
When you come on the Bakehouse and RAW Project Tour, you will be guided by Robert, view the murals at the school, and listen to the story of the project. Then, you will cross the street to the Bakehouse, and visit with artists in their intimate studios, view the current exhibits, and learn about the work of the Bakehouse.
You may also feel good knowing that your ticket price helps support both the Bakehouse and the RAW Project.