As the crowd gathered around Tim Smith, the former city commissioner pointed toward an old, abandoned building on Northeast Sixth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.
"Those who want to paint the building purple – follow me," Smith commanded.
But this wasn't a mischievous crowd. Its purpose was artistic.
This year the 13th Street Alliance, a business association created in the city's northwest sector, received a $15,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Broward. The only conditions were that the Alliance match the grant with $15,000 of its own and that the money be spent on public art. Read more...