A colorful mural that transformed a once-drab downtown Fort Lauderdale parking garage has been honored with a 2019 Community Appearance Award.
The city’s Community Appearance Awards recognize outstanding renovations and new construction for beauty, style, design and landscaping.
Fundholders at the Community Foundation of Broward made it possible to enliven the parking garage across from the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Thanks to their support for the arts, teams of community volunteers led by a professional artist breathed life into a concrete canvas.
So what began as just a place to park across from the Broward Center for the Performing Arts is now its own work of art. It’s a source of inspiration for downtown visitors. It fuels pride in the place we call home. Click here to see a video that shows the parking garage undergo its artistic transformation.
The power of the arts is a catalyst for vibrant communities. A downtown mural, a concert in the park, a new museum exhibition – the arts ignite creativity and stoke community pride. They connect people to each other and to the place they call home.
That’s why we have identified Art of Community as one of Broward’s Issues That Matter – 10 issues that affect everyone and are vital to Broward’s future. Click here to learn more about bold philanthropy through Art of Community.
The parking garage mural was made possible by the support from the following Funds at the Community Foundation of Broward:
Frank D. and Anita M. Butler Endowment Fund
Maxine Powers Hofert Fund
Mary N. Porter Community Impact Fund
To learn how you can support the Art of Community, contact Vice President of Philanthropic Services Nancy Thies at email@example.com or 954-761-9503.