Oasis design by artist Walter Hood

Vote for OLCDC's Public Space Challenge ideas

Vote for our Activating THRIVE Market idea by clicking the "LIKE THIS" button on this page.

Here's the idea: In Fall 2017, a vacant lot in the heart of downtown Opa-locka will be transformed and activated as the new THRIVE Market. With a central courtyard surrounded by retrofitted shipping containers housing a restaurant, fresh market and cafe sourcing locally grown fresh produce, and a commercial kitchen to incubate and train culinary entrepreneurs, THRIVE Market will create a much-needed public space in Opa-locka while focusing on issues of food, community, and entrepreneurship. To help launch the market, there will be a series of creative community pop-up events during OLCDC's annual Art of Transformation, which celebrates the revitalization of Opa-locka through the arts.

Please also "LIKE" our Safe Routes to Parks idea in collaboration with Miami Dade College North Campus by clicking here. The idea: A community recreational path for walking and biking linking Opa-locka, Amelia Earhart Park, and Miami Dade College North Campus, which highlights assets of Opa-locka.
2017 #METAseries exhibition Afro-Luminosity - Artist Talk @ The ARC, April 30

Don't miss the April 30 Artist Talk for the #METAseries exhibition Afro-Luminosity, presented by OLCDC in conjunction with curator Ludlow Bailey and CADA Conversations

For more information, visit opalockaart.com.

Afro-Luminosity Exhibition open through May 14

Don't miss Inside|Out Opa-locka Community Day at PAMM, Saturday, May 6

This Spring, Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) kicks off its second year of Inside|Out, which brings high-quality reproductions of art from the Museum's permanent collection to the community. OLCDC hosts Inside|Out in Opa-locka.

Spring Community Day at PAMM ~ Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10am-4pm

Opa-locka residents may visit PAMM for free on this day, and PAMM will provide a bus to take residents to and from Opa-locka and the Museum.

The day will consist of free PAMM admission, Inside|Out focused museum tours, in-gallery art-activity booklets for kids, a social media scavenger hunt, membership discounts and Inside|Out giveaways. Opa-locka residents also may join any of the other free public tours at PAMM that day.

The PAMM bus picks up and drops off at The ARC, 675 Ali Baba Avenue, Opa-locka, FL 33054. BUS SPACE IS LIMITED. So, please reserve your seat in advance by calling Ashley Cover at 305-687-3545 x226 or emailing her at ashley@olcdc.org.

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Toast to Art - Paint Night @ The ARC

Come unwind at The ARC with a fun Friday paint session.

No painting experience is necessary.

Space is limited so reserve your canvas today!

For more information, please contact Ashley Cover at ashley@olcdc.org or by calling 305-687-3545 or 305-527-1227.

Friday, May 12, 2017
7:00pm - 9:00pm
OLCDC's 5th Annual Art of Transformation ends with screening of "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution"

Read more at opalockaart.com.
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