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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".

Homebuyer Education Workshop - Spanish
Saturday, February 13, 2016
9:00am - 5:00pm

For more information and to register, click here.

OLCDC resumes monthly META Art Series; Exhibit runs through 2/15 @ The ARC

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.

The exhibit runs through Monday, February 15, 2016

For more details, visit www.opalockaart.com.

Homebuyer Education Workshop - English
Saturday, February 27, 2016
9:00am - 5:00pm

For more information and to register, click here.

OLCDC receives $11,000 grant from Health Foundation of South Florida

Funds will pay for exercise equipment and fitness classes in Magnolia North KaBOOM! Park.

Read more.

OLCDC to host 3rd Annual Health Matters: Health and Resource Fair

On Saturday, March 12, OLCDC will present the third annual Health Matters: Health and Resource Fair, which will feature vendors offering health services and community resources; cooking demonstrations; food giveaways; fitness activities; and OLCDC's first 1-mile walk/run to raise awareness about cancer.

For information about how to become a 2016 vendor or sponsor or otherwise participate in the Fair, please contact Brittany Adkins at brittany@olcdc.org or 305/687-3545 extension 242.
Register and get more info on the Awareness Walk/Run.

Health and Resource Fair Location:

Sherbondy Village
215 N Perviz Ave
Opa-locka, FL 33054

Date & Time:
Saturday, March 12, 2016
1:00pm - 4:00pm

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.

OLCDC organizes field trip to YoungArts Foundation for Opa-locka youth

On January 8th, 29 students from North Dade Middle School visited the Young Arts Foundation (YAF) campus during National YoungArts Week, an annual nationwide arts competition where winners between the ages of 15 and 18 take part in a week-long intensive training program and work with masters in their fields.

The North Dade students, members of the School's Art Club, viewed artwork by winners in the visual and design arts categories. The field trip is part of an ongoing partnership between YAF and OLCDC to help engage Opa-locka youth with new artistic and creative opportunities.

OLCDC presents acclaimed "Through the Eyes of Others" exhibit for 2015 Art of Transformation

See the Miami Herald's "A transformation in Opa-locka through art," which describes the "Through the Eyes of Others" exhibit, quoting curator Tumelo Mosaka: "How does one shift the perceptions of history? Politically, it's important to intervene and try to change the structural problems, but it's also important to change perception," Mosaka said. "One way of doing that is through art."

The exhibit, which ran from November 6 through December 11, featured works by artists Ebony G. Patterson, Dread Scott, Hank Willis Thomas, and Bernard Williams.

~~Read more about the exhibit and OLCDC's Art of Transformation in The New Tropic's "What has art done to Miami?."

~~Also read "#OpaLockaArt has mastered the #ArtOfTransformation."

For more information about the Art of Transformation, visit opalockaart.com.

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