OLCDC Community Paint Day
Saturday, 04/18/2015 – 07:00 am – 05:00 pm
675 Ali Baba Ave.,
Opa-locka, Florida 33054
With the help of more than 200 volunteers organized by Miami Rise, the Opa-locka Community Development Corporation (OLCDC) under the guidance of renowned artist and landscape architect Walter Hood, will transform a main corridor from a barren, uninviting stretch of asphalt into a vibrant corridor featuring colorful geometric patterns. The project, Site/Cite, is the first phase of Hoodâ€™s vision for Opa-locka, and is a major part of the dramatic changes in one of Miamiâ€™s most iconic and storied neighborhoods.
Art enthusiasts, volunteers, and those with an interest in sustainable development are invited to participate in the reimagining of Ali Baba Avenue during the Community Paint Day. Materials including paint, brushes, a T-shirt and meals will be provided to hundreds of people participating in painting the avenue, surrounding sidewalks and street furniture, during one of the largest and most iconic participatory public art displays in South Florida.