|Bal Harbour is a village just a little north of Miami that has a lot to offer travelers. One of its biggest offerings is Bal Harbour shopping center. Founder and visionary Stanley Whitman started his project with the hope of giving visitors the feeling that they were shopping in a garden.|
|About Bal Harbour|
Despite many warnings that his outlandish plan would never work, Whitman has turned his crazy idea into a successful third generation business. Now, fifty years after opening their doors, Bal Harbour Shopping Center is still one of the finest shops in the country. Filled with exclusive brands and elite designers, visitors can spend a very pleasant day admiring merchandise, all just a short walk from the beach. If fashion is of any interest to you at all, you can’t visit Miami without taking some time to visit this shopping center.
Bal Harbour has much more to offer than just fantastic retail experiences, however. Culturally, Bal Harbour gives artists an unparalleled chance to express their creativity with their Unscripted program. This program is quickly contributing to Bal Harbour’s reputation as the perfect destination for artists and art lovers alike.
Throughout the year, the village also hosts Art Chats which give patrons a chance to meet and talk with artists. In addition to giving aspiring artists a promising start, they also work on drawing in some of the most famous artists from around the world. No matter when you visit Bal Harbour, you will be sure to find some fantastic exhibit to lose yourself in for hours.
Following the success of their relatively new Unscripted program, Bal Harbour is also working on expanding their museums. The Wolfsonian Museum, the Bass Museum of Art, the Museum f Contemporary Art, and the Pérez Art Museum are four of the most popular museums in Miami and Bal Harbour is now making admission free to all residents and guests. Architectural enthusiasts will love studying the innovative design of the recently opened Pérez Art Museum.
South Florida also contains some of the best known and most envied private art collections in the world. These include the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, the Rubell Family Collection, the de la Cruz Collection, and the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse. Bal Harbour’s Museum Access program now also includes these private collections.