In partnership with the Community Foundation of Broward, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and the City of Fort Lauderdale, and with support from the Museum of Discovery and Science and Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, the Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority is excited to announce that internationally acclaimed artist Arlin Graff has been selected to install an original art mural on the Arts & Entertainment (A&E) District Garage located in DowntownFTL at 101 SW 5 Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. On Wednesday, Nov. 7 there will be a Ribbon Cutting celebration outside Broward Center for the Performing Arts on the Wendt Terraces overlooking the New River. Local elected officials, the Community Foundation of Broward, partner agency representatives/board members, School Board partners, Broward Workshop members, community members and more will be in attendance. This event is open to the public. Guests will enjoy light refreshments.
The installation of this iconic art mural will elevate the overall aesthetics of the garage and will further connect the parking garage to the surrounding arts and science centers. This art mural will create a sense of place for the Riverwalk A&E District and a recognizable landmark along Himmarshee Street, a gateway into DowntownFTL. Arlin’s unique geometric style is rooted in his childhood moments in rural Brazil, playing with scraps of wood in his father’s woodshed. As a teenager he began with street art and later studied Industrial Design in college. Arlin began to piece all these references together into his own type of deconstructionism; creating a very distinct style, giving life to his abstract creations that seem to be emerging from a digital work.