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Chuck Prescott: Making Shortcuts

Once upon a time a young man named Chuck Prescott, a native of South Portland Maine packed his bag and hitched his way to New York at nineteen years old with fifty dollars in his pocket in search of the ‘American Dream’. Growing up in a small town represented some challenges for Chuck given his […]

Lee Brock’s Unique Life Experience Comes Alive In Her Art

South Florida has grown by leaps and bounds and, as a result, our culture has become more diverse and richer, particularly in the arts. California native, Lee Brock, is one of those artists who moved to South Florida and brought with her the diversity of her experience of a multicultural life that has expanded decades. […]

Fashion for Passion Leads From the Runway to the Stage: Alberto Arroyo

Alberto Arroyo is a Puerto Rican fashion and costume designer and the founder of Arroyo Studio. Arroyo is a designer who considers fashion to be an extension of someone’s personality. While gifted in many artistic crafts Arroyo specializes in fashion. His creations range from resort wear, casual, ballet, theatre, costume, to burlesque – just to […]

Feel and Taste Spain at EATapas

In a city famed for its beaches, you will also find a fresh new dining trend. Nestled in the outskirts of Oakland Park is EATapas. Located at 4140 North Federal Highway, EATapas is a traditional new Spanish restaurant with mediterranean flavors where the atmosphere is fun and casual, yet sophisticated. A place where tapas, paella […]

Halloween Costume Dreams Come True At Vintage Diversity

Halloween is not just about trick or treating and spreading fear in the air. It’s one of the best holidays for you to unleash your creativity. Halloween tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. On this day, people lit bonfires and wore costumes to ward off ghosts. This day marked the end of […]

Heather Neiman Art: Art for All

As a self proclaimed artist Heather Neiman has been painting since the age of ten years old. A native of Akron, Ohio, a wife of thirty two years, a mother and grandmother, Heather has been calling Oakland Park home since 1990. Heather moved to Florida following her parents footsteps who wanted to move away to […]

Dining with the Stars: The Mural at La Empanada Loca

When artist Steven Nunez ​and wife Lillian Martinez Nunez decided to move to South Florida from New York, it wasn’t because Steven loves wildlife and nature, some of the inspiring subjects in his artistic creations. In fact, his wife never saw herself making that transition. Their motivation to move here was simply based on Lillian’s […]

Oakland Park Utility Boxes Beautified with Public Art

Thank you Oakland Park for keeping up with times and becoming an art friendly city by turning mysterious infrastructure into public art. Chances are that as you drive around town you probably never noticed them until they became defaced with posts. Utility Boxes: A Color Touch in Oakland Park Utility boxes sit on street corners […]

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