CAITIE SWITALSKI | WLRN | JUL 29, 2019
'Zero Empty Spaces' Fills Empty Broward Storefronts With Artist StudiosBy
Cities don't like empty storefronts. They aren't good for business, and tourists notice when there's a dark shop in a row of otherwise bright stores and restaurants.
A new initiative in Fort Lauderdale called Zero Empty Spaces is inviting artists to move in to some of those empty stores, acting as an intermediary between artists and property owners. Read More
DOMINIQUE STEWART | BROWARD/PALM BEACH NEW TIMES | AUGUST 6, 2019
Can Broward Re-Create Wynwood's Magic? Empty Storefronts Might Become Art Studios
Filling empty real estate and finding homes for artists — that's the combination that made Manhattan's SoHo and Miami's Wynwood.
Now Fort Lauderdale's Zero Empty Spaces aims to connect creatives with affordable studios. Read More
PHILLIP VALYS | SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL | AUGUST 9 2019
Dirt-cheap rent in Fort Lauderdale? Artists morph empty Las Olas storefronts into funky studios
At their one-bedroom Fort Lauderdale apartment, artists Khadine and Robert Spruce constantly jockeyed for studio space. The bedroom? Off-limits (except to store paintings, of course). The garage? Way too cramped. So the couple often traded off in the dining room, with Khadine painting mermaids on the table while Robert, a 12-year Air Force veteran, painted American flags on the floor. Read More