Grand opening of YAA ArtHouse@Northwest Gardens revitalizes neighborhood
The children of Northwest Gardens help (l to r), Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler; Tam English, executive director of the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale; Young At Art Museum Executive Director/CEO Mindy Shrago; and Ed Hashek, the Art of Community Committee of the Community Foundation of Broward, cut the ribbon at the grand opening of ArtHouse@Northwest Gardens.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — ArtHouse@Northwest Gardens, located at 821 N.W. 12th Terrace in Fort Lauderdale, officially opened with a festive ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by refreshments and hands-on art activities, including ceramics, painting drawing and print making.
Arthouse @ Northwest Gardens was established to provide free art classes and activities for Northwest Gardens residents of all ages.
Young At Art (YAA) Museum partnered with the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale and Community Foundation of Broward to create YAA ArtHouse@Northwest Gardens. The project was made possible with a $100,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Broward which was matched by the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale as part of a $100 million renovation of Northwest Gardens that includes planned development of townhomes, apartments, tree-lined streets, an urban farm and farmer’s market for 293 low- income families.
YAA ArtHouse@Northwest Gardens is a creative hub that will enable professional artists and residents to participate the creation of art, community exhibitions, events and art-based programs that are designed to enhance the thriving, vibrant planned community in which they live.