Monthly Cultural Festivals

Viernes Culturales/Cultural Fridays

Date Awarded
Grant Period
10/01/12 to 09/30/15
Focus Area
Knight Arts Challenge

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  • Miami, FL

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To accelerate the transformation of Little Havana's arts district by expanding the scope and programming of the popular monthly cultural festival, Viernes Culturales.

To accelerate the transformation of Little Havana’s arts district, Viernes Culturales/Cultural Fridays will expand the scope and programming of its popular monthly cultural festival. The event will also establish new offerings for younger generations such as introducing the game of dominoes and offering Latin dance classes. By expanding its marketing and promotional campaigns, it will bring diverse communities together with artists from different Hispanic nations and provide new opportunities for emerging artists. Gallery tours will also be offered.
The mission of Viernes Culturales/Cultural Fridays is to promote cultural, artistic and economic renaissance of historic Little Havana, to accelerate the transformation of its arts district using arts and culture to bring people of different cultures together, to promote economic revitalization and tourism, and to provide a venue for visual artists and entertainers to showcase their work while linking the artistic community to the public.

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Project Team

Jose Casanova


Jose Casanova has been an architect and urban planner for Miami Dade County for 32 years, in charge of Little Havana projects.

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