Artscape brings Hispanic art to Miami Beach (includes video story)

The sounds of trumpets and bongos filled the air as the local band, Timbalive, celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with authentic Cuban music on Sunday at Artscape on Miami Beach.

The Global Arts Project, Collins Park Neighborhood Association and The Bass Art Museum collaborated to host Artscape at Collins Park. Artscape makes multiple events a year for different celebrations like Hispanic Heritage, Black History and Breast Cancer Awareness. 

Co-founder of Artscape and president of the Collins Park Neighborhood Association, Ray Breslin, said “The residents come out, they know about the concerts, they can’t wait for them and they’re dancing they’re having a great time.”

Breslin began this non-profit by raising money from the neighboring hotels. He said, “An event can cost anything from $8,000 to $15,000 to produce, but the effort is worth bringing this community together.”

For information on upcoming events or how to get involved, visit

Samantha Gutierrez is a student journalist majoring in Digital Communication and Media. As a bilingual reporter, she enjoys covering stories about her diverse Miami community. With a strong passion for broadcasting, she aspires to pursue a career as a multimedia journalist in South Florida.

Esteban Rodriguez is a sophomore majoring in TV/Broadcast media. He is a producer for Caplin News and FIU's Sports show, Sideline. He hopes to pursue this path of producing for Sports Networks and/or Hollywood in the Film Industry.