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Local Artist Opens Art In Oakland Park

Growing Up in Oakland Park

Angela Sebastianelli Rush was born at Holy Cross Hospital and has lived in Oakland Park her entire life. Angela is an only child and while she was growing up she was often alone. ” I absolutely loved spending time at the Oakland Park Library”  she recounts. There she found solace in reading and drawing.  Drawing became her passion and as she grew up she continued to find comfort in art. 

Angela striking a piñata at the Mexican restaurant Who Song in Larrys, which used to be in the parking lot of the Coral Ridge Mall .

Angela attended Northeast High School like her mom before her and her daughter after her. “High school just wasn’t for me, but it did give me time to draw in class!“. Angela decided to get her GED and begin working full-time. The decision changed her life forever. 

While working in a restaurant she met “a handsome guy“, her husband Jon, and has been married to him for 17 years. They have three beautiful children and are raising them right here in Oakland Park. 

Straying Away From Art

Art has always been an escape for me, but eventually, I just didn’t have time for art anymore“. Angela was working full-time, raising her family and somewhere along the way her art fell by the wayside.  But her desire to be an artist was always in the back of her mind.

She worked in the medical field for  years but did not feel fulfilled. She wanted to help people but realized that the medical field wasn’t about helping people anymore. Disappointed, she decided to walk away from it all and find her way back to her art.

Finding Her Way Back to Art

I decided to take a leap and jump all in“. She opened her studio and since then has been experimenting and exploring different art mediums and art styles.  Completely fulfilled, Angela relates “I am happy to get up and do what I do every day”.

What she most enjoys is creating with others and sharing her love of art. Angela holds art classes and parties at her studio and her clients love it as much as she does.

“To experience watching someone create a piece of art that makes them proud is an amazing thing! I can’t think of anything better. I keep my prices affordable and offer a very casual & comfortable environment for everyone to explore their creative side”.
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At the Boots & Brushes Social lady veterans explored their creative side with Angela’s guidance.

Art In Oakland Park’s Grand Opening : Sunday, September 15th, 2019, 3-6PM

Angela’s studio was originally located on the edge of Oakland Park in Fort Lauderdale. Recently she moved her studio right into the heart of Oakland Park, renaming it Art In Oakland Park. This Sunday, September 15th Angela will be holding her official Grand Opening from 3-6pm. All are welcome, but space is limited, so make sure you RSVP to save your spot!

If you can’t make it be sure to follow Art In Oakland Park’s Facebook page. And if you want to throw a party of different sort, Art In Oakland Park is the place to go! Just contact Angela at : (954) 822-5533 or via Facebook Messenger to arrange your art party. 


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About the Author

Désirée Ávila has called Oakland Park her home for over 31 years. In addition to publishing , Désirée publishes three other blogs and has been featured in print publications, locally and abroad.  Désirée was an award winning teacher for 10 years and has a doctoral level education in Educational Technology.  She is currently a licensed Florida Realtor® and is committed to a high-level of professionalism and to helping others with their real estate endeavors through education.  Désirée is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian.

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Désirée Ávila has called Oakland Park her home for over 33 years. In addition to publishing, Désirée has been featured in print publications, locally and abroad. Désirée was an award winning teacher for 10 years and has a doctoral level education in Educational Technology. She is currently a licensed Florida Realtor® and is committed to a high-level of professionalism.

Désirée consistently professionally develops herself and has earned several different professional designations and certifications in real estate including the PSA, e-Pro, AHWD, SRS, ABR, and SFR. She was also awarded the C2EX, Commitment to Excellence award by the National Association for Realtors (NAR). This award is given to Realtors® that distinguish themselves for their commitment to excellence in the real estate industry.

She is esteemed by her real estate colleagues and has consistently received 5 star reviews from her clients. Her philosophy about real estate is that being a Realtor® is a way of teaching and helping people, and in the process a real estate transaction may occur, that is to say her foremost priority is and has always been about helping others.

She is dedicated to her hometown of Oakland Park and works consistently on building and fostering a strong community. She is passionate about photography and loves to read books about history ; the more detail the better! In addition to English, Désirée is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian.

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