Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle

Fall/Winter 2017

Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle Magazine

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DREAMSCAPES FALL/ WINTER 2017 38 T his "Underground Lauderdale" net- work of grassroots art, local music and boutique shops is easy to access by land or by traversing its tranquil water- ways. It's time to venture past South Florida's sandy surface where places like carefree Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, family-friendly Hollywood, and trendy downtown Fort Lauderdale are reshaping the conventional, sun-soaked image with creativity and style. ARTSY NEIGHBOURHOODS Greater Fort Lauderdale's organic art scene is rapidly expanding, and has even made its way onto the walls of hotels like the W Fort Lauderdale and the new Plunge Beach Hotel in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. Visitors will find urban art neighbourhoods, galleries, unique museums and countless art-themed events—if they know where to look (check the calendar at sunny.org). FATVillage (Flagler Arts and Technology) is a developing art district born out of ware- house spaces that border the railroad in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Once a month, artists host the Flagler ArtWalk, which showcases their finest artwork as well as live performers and fantastic food trucks. Visitors can stop by the neighbourhood any- time to check out the galleries and wall murals, catch a weekend show at Andrews Living Art Studio or grab a cup of coffee at Brew Urban, an imaginative gathering space with vintage decor, a floor-to-ceiling book- shelf, and an airstream shop selling handmade items. Hollywood is embracing its artists with the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project, a BY AMBER NOLAN Beyond THE BEACH MORE THAN 480 KILOMETRES OF WINDING INLAND WATERWAYS IN GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE CONNECT THE FAMOUS BEACHFRONT TO THE LESSER-KNOWN, URBAN CULTURE THAT IS CURRENTLY UNDERGOING A RENAISSANCE.

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