Celebrate the arts during the second annual Avenue of the Arts (AOTA) Visual Arts Festival in Fort Lauderdale’s historic Sistrunk neighborhood! Featuring live mural paintings courtesy of an expanded lineup of local and international artists, chalk art, activities for kids and more, this enriching cultural event serves to bring the Fort Lauderdale community together through the arts.
Taking place during Fort Lauderdale Art & Design Week, there will be live mural paintings all week long, in addition to these AOTA Visual Arts Festival events you just won't wanna miss:
Begin the Avenue of the Arts Festival at Uncommon Path Brewing to celebrate release of the official AOTA beer, "AOTA All Of The Above" Hibiscus Mexican Lager. Enjoy complimentary beer tastings and food, the distribution of the mural map magazine with artist interviews, new mural locations, and more.
Join seminars on education, art, and business. From an International Artist Panel to a South Florida Artist Panel, learn about bridging creative commerce with global brands and real estate development, fostering local economic success and creativity, and more fascinating subjects.
Come celebrate Egypt, a talented Black street artist, as she embarks on creating a vibrant mural at the historic Cone building. Egypt's artwork will depict portraits symbolizing courage, magic, and the pursuit of dreams. Her mural aims to serve as a perpetual source of inspiration for the community, encouraging everyone to relentlessly chase their true desires.
This two-day event at New River Learning Center is open to the public and includes art and educational activities for kids to enjoy. Bring the family and find inspiration in the creativity that is possible through chalk. There will be food trucks, music, and more.
The festival concludes where it all began, accompanied by some refreshing drinks. Commemorate the artistic community by raising a toast to a job well done at Uncommon Path Brewery.
Greater Fort Lauderdale continues to act as a tropical canvas for many artists, including those who have never painted here before. We’re thrilled to host the following artists during the AOTA Visual Arts Festival:
Well-known French street artist Nerone will be painting at 702 NE 1st Ave. in Fort Lauderdale at the south facing wall. As one of the most fascinating and prolific French street artists of the 21st century, Nerone mixes floral art in an abstract style and brings the spotlight onto the colors and blooming appeal of the subject.
Ally Grimm is a Venezuelan-American self-taught multimedia artist from Denver, CO. Ally’s signature monochromatic style developed through a practice of pen and ink before evolving later onto large-scale murals and digital installations. Her contemporary work and murals can be found in cities spanning the US including LA, New York and now in Fort Lauderdale at 1433 Sistrunk Blvd’s east facing wall.
Egypt is a Los Angeles-born artist with a knack for storytelling. She relishes in creating these stories not with the use of words, but bold images and an underlying vibrancy. Known for her vibrant colors, luminous golds and diverse imagery, Egypt will be painting at 1018 NW Sixth St’s east facing wall.
Aracê is a graffiti artist whose work gives a major importance to his brazilian roots. His work flows between portraits, nature's elements and the language of the streets, creating an unique atmosphere, trying to transmit a message that we should look into nature with more attention.
South Florida based artist Ktano sees beauty and value in all things, particularly the mundane, pulling inspiration to create original one-of-a-kind works. Immersed in the process of creating and always eager to evolve his unique style and technique, Ktano and his enjoyment that comes from creating translates to each and every piece.
Born in Venezuela, Marie Franco has paved her way into the South Florida art scene one museum at a time. Basquiat-esque graffiti influences are prevalent throughout her works and accentuate the main subjects from portrait to portrait. Her process revolves around music and ambient sound.
Cash is a jack of all trades who takes on a variety of roles–exercise physiologist, father, cat lover, family man, and most notably, multimedia artist. A move to Fort Lauderdale reignited his passion for art, particularly in street art and graffiti.
Nico is a Florida-based visual artist, muralist, creative director, designer, and community organizer. She has painted murals around the world, and has been commissioned by & collaborated with globally-recognized brands and businesses, including Red
Bull, Empire Records, Atlantic Records, Jack Daniels, PNC Bank, among many others.
Originally from Denver, Naomi Haverland specializes in humorous and hyper-realistic portraits. Her anamorphic “3D” illusions and chalk art. have won her many awards. Her work has been utilized by companies such as Harley Davidson, Blick Art Supply, Amazon, Microsoft and Skittles.
Nargiza is an internationally acclaimed muralist who lives and works in South Florida. Nargiza works in all styles and techniques; from realistic portraits to contemporary compositions, emanating love and peace expressing her artistry through different materials and mediums.