FiveMyles was founded and incorporated as a non-profit in 1999. Its mission is to advance public interest in innovative experimental work; to identify and exhibit the work of under-represented artists, and to engage the local community through participation in the arts.
It focues on giving emerging, merited artists the opportunity to present their work in solo exhibitions. Place, personal vision, politics, identity and experimentation are an integral part of programming at FiveMyles.
Exhibitions are often inspired by art rooted in non-Western cultures and have included photography and video from East Africa and contemporary Native and Caribbean art.