On February 20th, through a chance encounter…I happened to experience the recent installation, Imaginaruim in the FAT Arts Village District. Did you attend? Were Broward County locals aware that a couple of exceptional Wynwood Curators took over a warehouse in one of our neighborhood spaces? They transformed a huge raw space into a sensory experience complete with a huge white inflatable whale suspended from the ceiling, an interactive sewing machine organ and original video art by Steve Gagnon. The event was free to attend, with proceeds from drink donations benefitting the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art.
Not only was the exhibit alone worth the trip, but the great additional benefit was that many of the local arts studios were open in conjunction with the event. A play by the Womens Theatre Project was presented, we met professional puppeteers and enjoyed a rare glimpse inside the stage/scene/prop warehouse of Six Star Entertainment. My friend and I had a great time talking with many creative individuals who spend theif days behind closed doors in FAT Village.
The good news is that if you missed it, there’s one more chance to experience all that is FAT Village. On March 13th, they’ll have the exhibit open for one more show. Mark your calendar….Address: 519 NW 1st Avenue Fort Lauderdale. 6 to 10 pm. Follow the signs and search for the big white whale and the piano that doubles as an interactive musical dartboard.