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OLCDC & partners present 2016 META Art Series Exhibit #2: "AfroCool"

On Sunday, February 21, the 2016 META Series continued with "AfroCool: The rise of Black Atlantic Art in South Florida," a multi-media show featuring work from Gene Tinnie, Moal, Dudley Alexis, Duwane Coates, Saddi Khali, Rodrigo Richardson, Mokhai, Charles Humes, Jackson Shuri, Onajide, and Chris Carter.

For more details, visit www.opalockaart.com.

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OLCDC named Philanthropy Miami Sharktank semi-finalist!

OLCDC has been selected as a semi-finalist for Philanthropy Miami's Sharktank competition for our pilot poet-in-residence program, Rhythm + Arts Poetry Production (RAPP), which will connect local poets with Opa-locka youth!
OLCDC's arts team talks about revitalizing Opa-locka through the arts on WLRN

Listen to the February 4th "Topical Currents" interview with Arts & Creative Industry Manager Aileen Anon and Designer-in-Residence Germane Barnes: "Revitalizing Miami-Dade's City of Opa-locka".


OLCDC resumes monthly META Art Series

The 2016 META Series kicked off on January 24th with "Collecting Black," an exhibition featuring works from the collections of prominent South Florida collectors of contemporary African Diaspora art.

For more details, visit www.opalockaart.com.


OLCDC selected as one of 12 Miami finalists in Knight Cities Challenge

On January 12, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced OLCDC as one of 158 national finalists from over 4500 entries in its Knight Cities Challenge, a call for ideas to make the 26 communities where Knight invests more vibrant places to live and work.

~~See the Knight announcement and Miami Herald coverage.

OLCDC's idea: to create Thrive Kitchen, a shared commercial kitchen and business incubator to stimulate Miami's food entrepreneurs in South Florida's underserved communities.

OLCDC and other finalists will submit full applications for their projects by the end of January, and winners, who will share $5 million, will be announced in the spring.


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