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**UPDATE**

It was so great meeting and speaking with some many engaged members of our community. We had tons of fun at the FATVillage Artwalk and wanted to share some of the pictures we took during the event.

Creating impactful change is easy . . .

[when you have the right group of friends]

Earlier this year we hosted a Taco Tuesday Townhall get-together with C&I Studios in FATVillage. It was our introduction to the community and the catalyst for our ongoing political discussions. The night was all about free beer, free tacos, and a Q&A with candidates running for office in the Fort Lauderdale City Commission.

It’s been a while but we’re finally heading back to FATVillage for another night of thoughtful conversation… and, as is expected at any weekend gathering, cold beer, and tacos — wait, we mean Chacos… you guessed it, Chinese style tacos. 😉

Have you ever seen the iconic photograph from 1932, “Lunch Atop A Skyscraper,” depicting a group of construction workers eating lunch on a steel beam hanging from the top of a skyscraper? That photograph has been a defining story of New York’s rich history going on 86 years now, which gave us an idea… let’s define this new era of Fort Lauderdale living with an iconic photo of our own.

We’re setting up an interactive selfie station in C&I’s Garden at this month’s FATVillage Artwalk on September 29 in celebration of all the creative development projects popping up throughout the city.

We wanted to give you a chance to leave your mark on the city and take away a keepsake to look back on later down the road. The city is changing every single day and in 10 years time will look completely different than it does today [If you don’t believe us check out this article on Fort Lauderdale’s Restaurant Renaissance here]. 

This is also a great opportunity to get to know the people behind Big Picture Broward. Some members of our network will be at the artwalk to talk about local happenings, where to go for Oktoberfest and the International Boat Show, the upcoming midterm elections, and how you can get involved with Big Picture Broward.

If you’re an advocate for community solutions that lead to impactful change then come say “Hey!” We’d really like to meet you. The road to progress is a challenging one, indeed, but we’ve realized it’s much more enjoyable when you have the right group of friends to share in the journey.

Speaking of friends, the C&I team is also doing a really cool art installation in their studio by the bar Next Door during this month’s artwalk. Their interactive exhibit, Voices, takes a strong stance on firearm regulations in the United States by creating a picture of the future should our society continue to ignore the root causes of rising gun violence. It’s a powerful message and something we should all pay attention too.

We’re really excited to make our way back to FATVillage to meet all the people that make our community and our city “the place you’ll never want to leave.”

See you there!