Historical Hurt Building

OLCDC designer in residence Germane Barnes named a 2015 Curbed Young Gun

Young Guns are up-and-coming design professionals who are challenging the status quo in the design industry across America. Out of over 200 nominees, Germane was one of 9 Young Guns selected.

11/9/15--
Read How Urban Planner Germane Barnes is Reviving a Forgotten Miami Suburb.

11/24/15--
Read the Miami New Times' Germane Barnes Aims to Revive Opa-locka Without Gentrifying It.

12/7/15--
Read Curbed's Meet Opa-Locka, Florida: An Unlikely Moorish Revival Wonderland.

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Thank you to all who donated to OLCDC on Give Miami Day!

Check out the extensive feature of OLCDC and our Historical Hurt Building in this year's Give Miami Day video.



Thank you to our Park City playground Community Build Day volunteers and sponsors

Kaboom selected Park City Apartments to donate a playground through its Community Partner Program and required the participation of residents and the support of stakeholders to design and build the park in our community.

Thank you to all who volunteered on November 18 to make the new park at Park City a reality!



OLCDC and partners offer financial literacy workshop for residents age 55+

On November 13th, OLCDC partnered with BankUnited to host a Financial Literacy workshop at Holy Temple Human Services Church for people age 55+, focusing on fraud and other issues facing this population.



OLCDC screens award-winning film The Interrupters as part of the Art of Transformation 2015


For more information about the Art of Transformation, visit http://www.opalockaart.com/

OLCDC exposes youth to contemporary ballet at YoungArts

On Saturday, November 7, OLCDC took 85 Opa-locka students and parents from Spiritz Performing Arts & North Dade Middle School to see a dance performance by Complexions Contemporary Ballet as part of the Outside the Box Series sponsored by the Young Arts Foundation. Now in its second year, the Series engages the public, inspires artists, and serves as a catalyst for neighborhood transformation.



OLCDC receives $50,000 Grant from Wells Fargo

OLCDC received a $50,000 grant from Wells Fargo to support the Veteran's Way project in the Magnolia North Community. The project will begin with the demolition of the existing property located at 14805 Johnson St. in Opa-locka.



OLCDC hosts "Beautiful Decay" exhibit @ The ARC

OLCDC's exhibition "Beautiful Decay" was an architectural exploration into the viability of current methods of habitation. Both real and speculative, the selected projects explored sceneries and scenarios that tackle the issues facing our ever-changing landscape. Featuring 10 architects and designers from around the country, the exhibition was curated by Germane Barnes, OLCDC Designer-in-Residence and Lecturer at the University of Miami School of Architecture.


For more information, visit http://www.opalockaart.com/

OLCDC cohosts WaveMaker Grants Info Session

WaveMaker Grants Cycle 2 will provide a limited number of cash awards totaling $100,000 to visual artists, curators, creative/arts writers, cultural organizers, collectives, collaboratives, partnerships, and artist-run spaces currently residing in Miami-Dade County.

On October 14th @ The ARC, a free WaveMaker Grants Info Session provided general information about the program, eligibility, award categories, and funding priorities.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
7:00pm - 8:00pm



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