Images of future Opa-locka public art

Art and culture are key drivers for transformation of Opa-locka into a desirable place to live, work, create, and play. It began in 2011 when OLCDC was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) "Our Town" Grant to create dynamic public art and engaging spaces in the City's most notorious neighborhood. OLCDC partnered with Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places to administer a call to artists, soliciting more than 200 responses from around the world. In Summer 2012, four artists/teams—Gale Fulton Ross, R & R Studios, Jennifer Bonner & Christian Stayner, and Walter Hood—were selected to begin work throughout the City of Opa-locka, mostly in the Magnolia North neighborhood.

Since then, the arts have been infused throughout OLCDC's revitalization efforts, from housing to infrastructure development to education and more. Read more about how the arts are transforming Opa-locka.

OLCDC is committed to providing unique arts-based social and economic opportunities for current and future residents as well as visitors and stakeholders. These initiatives are meant to make quality art of all forms easily accessible and engrained into everyday life in Opa-locka.

For more information, please contact Aileen Alon, Arts & Creative Industry Manager.

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