By Janéy Tate (Hylonews@gmail.com)
Who knew nestled in the heart of “downtown” Opa-locka, there was an art gallery with world class art and an outside patio that rivals top venues in Dade-County? Well, it’s there and it’s pretty cool.
The Opa-locka Community Development Corporation hosted their Art of Transformation event at their very own venue, The Arc (mentioned above).
Residents, community leaders and art enthusiasts all attended the swanky VIP party, which coincided with Miami Art Basel events. The two room gallery, which once housed an roofing company, is now home to their arts and recreation complex. The gallery’s exhibit features work from Ebony G. Patterson, Dread Scott, Hank Willis Thomas and Bernard Williams.
Party goers nibbled on gourmet finger foods catered by, Juanita’s Kitchen, who kept the treats coming out back to back (I’m sure you read that in Drake’s voice).
Libations were flowing endlessly with the help of the party’s liquor sponsor, Tito’s Handmade Vodka. And attendees danced to music played by WEDR 99 Jamz, a saxophonist and a suprised performance by the Junkanoos.
The OLCDC event brought out Miami’s elite, entertainers, media, the conscious crowd and life long citizens– all who appeared to thoroughly enjoy themselves.
The artistic series, planned by Circle of One Marketing and the OLCDC staff, serves to celebrate the revitalization of Opa-locka.
For more information on the art series exhibit, which runs through Dec. 11, 2015, visit http://www.opalockaart.com. Check out my Instagram videos below!