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For Immediate Release:
February 20, 2020
Media Contact:
Aldo Gonzalez


Westchester Cultural Arts Center Finally, We Are Moving Forward!!

MIAMI – West Dade residents can be very happy now and look forward to a beautiful NEW Arts Facility offering a variety of cultural, educational, recreational and community activities for the whole family. It will also serve as a School for the Arts for our youth, all year around. “All of us at the Commission are very excited with this wonderful news,” Souto expressed.

The Miami-Dade County Commission on Feb. 19, 2020 approved a $7.3 million dollars construction contract for the long-awaited Westchester Cultural Arts Center, to be located next to the main entrance of Tropical Park. Featuring a main 150-seat Theater Building and a Lobby area which will serve as an Art Gallery for Rotating Exhibits. The 11,000-square-foot facility will accommodate a wide range of Performing Arts and provide Cultural Programming and Instruction focusing on Hispanic arts and culture.

District 10 Commissioner Javier D. Souto, who represents the Westchester area, started this project and advocated for its inclusion in the Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond program, which was approved by County voters in 2004. In 2008, County voters approved building the Arts Center at Tropical Park. “It has been a difficult and tortuous road; we will start getting walls up now,” Souto said.

“The Westchester Cultural Arts Center will be a tremendous new positive addition to the area, offering exciting cultural and recreational programs for residents of all ages all year around,” Commissioner Souto said.