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The Bubble - Closed

810 NE Fourth Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Founded by local promoter couple-extraordinaire Garo Gallo and Yvonne Colón, IWAN space the Bubble warehouse/gallery/music venue serves as a hub for Broward County's creative base. Imagine concert-hall-quality acoustics, 3,000 square feet to boogie your ass off or wallflower around (this doesn't include the giant space outside), two stages, and loads of local art littering the walls by artists such as Lisa Parrott, Peter Giovenco, Erick Arenas, and Francesco LoCastro. (Fun fact: LoCastro also painted the rad mural that covers the front of the warehouse.) Gallo and Colón conceptualized the downtown Fort Lauderdale spot years ago as a venue where oft-underrepresented artists can display their work, indie musicians can rehearse and record, and networking and promotion will help solidify the local arts community. Their vision officially began to materialize in April 2009, when the couple purchased the space. Since then, they've been booking acts, showcasing countless artists, and renovating tirelessly. "This way, we don't have to answer to club owners with bad taste," Gallo quipped.

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