North Miami's Superhot Art Scene Spurs Neighborhood


The Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami has put the city -- fourth largest in Florida's Miami-Dade County -- on the map. It's not just because of award-winning art but the progressive impact the site has made on the city since MOCA opened in 1996.

North Miami Councilman Scott Galvin, who is with the Junior Achievement organization, credits MOCA with bettering the city's reputation and bringing a sense of ownership to residents.

"Obviously it's affected the perception of North Miami," says Galvin, who grew up in North Miami and represented the community for 10 years. "It's brought pride back to the area and shown the taxpayers this is something they can be proud of in their community."