Ft. Lauderdale Rings in Revel on the Block

July 25, 2013 | by Liana Lozada
Photography by Lindsey Grace | Pursuits

While Miamians continue to debate the authenticity of Wynwood's success, a new art-centric neighborhood is developing slowly but organically to the north. That neighborhood is Ft. Lauderdale's Flagler Village, home to a growing population of artists and urban developers intent on making the area a pedestrian-friendly, aesthetically-appealing, and culturally-rich place to live. It is also home to FAT Village (Flagler Arts Technology), a hub of studios and spaces with its own art walk every last Saturday of the month.

This Saturday, July 27, FAT Village will team up with the bi-annual Revel on the Block event. Part street party and small business booster, Revel aims to help create a tangible sense of community by highlighting the area’s creative initiatives, shops, improved urban landscaping, and local artists. Among the all-day festivities will be live music and mural painting. A number of local food trucks will roll in as well, including Palate Party, Gastropod, and Dim Ssäm à gogo.

Revel on the Block is an extension of last year’s successful “Build a Better FTL” endeavor, in which architecture and development firm Cadence reshaped two desolate blocks in downtown Ft. Lauderdale. Cadence has now joined with C&I Studios, a multidisciplinary media and production company, and helium creative, a boutique service design agency, to help produce Revel. Saturday’s event will be free and open to the public, taking place from 2 to11 p.m. N.W. First Ave., Ft. Lauderdale

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