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FAT (Flagler Arts and Technology) Village continues its ever-evolving conversation within Fort Lauderdale’s cultural importance. The four-block area continues to be a perfect storm of like-minded individuals and profitable entities of the advertising, social media, artistic, graphics, and film varieties with a solid peripheral cadre of eateries and bars, creating a well-rounded destination point. The numbers continue to swell for the monthly art walks, held on the last Saturday of each month, and though a bit congested at times, they’re always worth the trouble. This month’s edition will feature a pop-up gallery from landscape architecture, urban design, and planning firm Cadence and installation artist Ashley Nardone titled Urban Swamp. This particular install, which will occur during the art walk and be on display until the November walk, is an integration of Nardone’s passion for Florida’s ecosystems, in particular the wetlands, and Cadence’s mission of engaging communities through a juxtaposition of contemporary art and design within living environments. For this mixed-media installation, “Each work is a fusion of organic and man-made, exploring the coexistence of established plant life and urban development,” something Floridians can relate to. The FAT Village Arts District Artwalk starts at 7 p.m. Saturday and goes till 11 at the corner of NW First Avenue and NW Fifth Street and one block in each direction in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-760-5900, or visit
Sat., Sept. 27, 7 p.m., 2014
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