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Art center aims to enrich Northwest Gardens

Art center aims to enrich Northwest Gardens

When the Young at Art ArtHouse opens Saturday in one of Fort Lauderdale's poorest neighborhoods, it will become the first public art studio in South Florida built by residents for residents.

The upscale art hub will open its doors amid the rows of periwinkle-colored apartments in the city's Northwest Gardens housing project. Residents say an art center in the heart of their low-income neighborhood will offer a vibrant boom of right-brained activities for parents and children.

The ArtHouse was conceived by Davie's Young at Art Museum, which gutted and renovated a ramshackle duplex to create the site. The 1,600-square-foot building at 821 NW 12th Terrace is flush with enough...