FORT LAUDERDALE — Young At Art Museum, in partnership with the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale (HACFL) and Community Foundation of Broward, is building community through art with YAA ArtHouse @ Northwest Gardens, a creative placemaking hub, enabling professional artists and residents of all ages to participate in a socially engaged approach where the creation of public art, community exhibitions, events and art-based programs are designed to enhance the thriving, vibrant planned community in which they live.
The YAA ArtHouse @ Northwest Gardens will be housed in a duplex at 821 N.W. 12th Ter. that is currently under renovation.
Upon completion, YAA ArtHouse will offer state-of-the-art studios for ceramics, painting, drawing and printmaking.
Young At Art educators, art instructors and Broward-based professional artists will work with Northwest Gardens residents of all ages, from children to seniors, to create public and personal works of art that engage and celebrate the community’s diversity.
“I am looking forward to the opening of YAA ArtHouse,” said Catherine Hanfield, a Northwest Gardens resident. “I know it will be a place for all ages, but it will really be wonderful for the children to have a place where they can go, learn about art and how to express themselves and also learn about each other.”
“We issued a challenge to organizations in Broward County to come up with a big, bold, innovative civic-engagement project that utilizes the arts to address issues of public concern,” said Armando Leighton Jr., Community Foundation of Broward board member and chairman of its Art of Community initiative, which provided a $100,000 grant to bring YAA ArtHouse @ Northwest Gardens to life.
“We are thrilled to partner with Young At Art Museum and the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale to bring such an innovative initiative to our community.”
The foundation grant is matched by HACFL 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 earning 60 percent or less of the area’s median income of $40,000.
For more information call 954-424-0085 or visit YoungAtArtMuseum.org