Explore those cities represented in the Fall Arts Festival with mini-documentaries from across the country. From Seattle to Miami, the Blue Ridge Mountains to Los Angeles, the United States brims with of arts and culture. In Miami, Haitian and Cuban artists lay down roots in neighborhoods through arts centers. San Francisco's quirky, rebellious arts scenes defines the larger renegade spirit of the area. Chicago's skyline itself is a work of art, designed by a roster of iconic architects. The beautiful and the bizarre, classical and contemporary, we celebrate the arts across America.
Contemporary Haitian and Cuban artists are creating new venues in their Miami neighborhoods, connecting community members to their traditions and cultural roots while drawing diverse audiences from other neighborhoods and beyond. This story, produced by PBS member station WPBT2, centers on Afro-Caribbean art, with Roberto Ramos’ Cuba Ocho Gallery along the burgeoning Calle Ocho Arts District, and the newly built Little Haiti Cultural Center — home to renowned artist Edouard Duval Carrié and the African dance ensemble Delou, both of whom use art as a tool to build communities. Produced by WPBT.