Fodor's Expert Review Flagler Arts and Technology Village (FATVillage)

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Inspired by Miami's Wynwood Arts District, Flagler Arts & Technology Village (or FATVillage) encompasses several square blocks of a formerly blighted warehouse district in downtown Fort Lauderdale. It's now thriving with a slew of production studios, art studios, loft-style apartments, and a fabulous coffee shop. On the last Saturday of the month, FATVillage hosts an evening art walk, in which businesses display contemporary artworks by local talent, and where food trucks gather. There are libations, of course, and the village erupts into a giant, culture-infused street party. Many tourists come specifically for this monthly affair, but if you are visiting by day, check out one of Fort Lauderdale's coolest coffee shops, Next Door at C&I Studios. It's nestled inside a creative agency's lofty space, where the decor alone will keep you stimulated. Adorned with antique nods to the literary world, tufted couches, and an eerie 1972 Airstream trailer, Next Door serves the locally made... READ MORE

Inspired by Miami's Wynwood Arts District, Flagler Arts & Technology Village (or FATVillage) encompasses several square blocks of a formerly blighted warehouse district in downtown Fort Lauderdale. It's now thriving with a slew of production studios, art studios, loft-style apartments, and a fabulous coffee shop. On the last Saturday of the month, FATVillage hosts an evening art walk, in which businesses display contemporary artworks by local talent, and where food trucks gather. There are libations, of course, and the village erupts into a giant, culture-infused street party. Many tourists come specifically for this monthly affair, but if you are visiting by day, check out one of Fort Lauderdale's coolest coffee shops, Next Door at C&I Studios. It's nestled inside a creative agency's lofty space, where the decor alone will keep you stimulated. Adorned with antique nods to the literary world, tufted couches, and an eerie 1972 Airstream trailer, Next Door serves the locally made Brew Urban Cafe.

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521 N.W. 1st Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida  33301, USA

954-760–5900

www.fatvillage.com

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