The “Tribal Arts Project” is an endeavor of the Upper Room Art Gallery collective of artists & designers.  Traditional arts will be paired with urban renewal projects in the heart of Old Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  The “Paddle Up on the Himmarshee Canal”, an annual water-based cultural event to be staged by the gallery, is recent winner of the Knight Art Challenge Grant, from the John S and James L Knight Foundation.  A dug-out canoe will be carved from a cypress log over the course of time within the gallery in Las Olas Riverfront, by Seminole artist Pedro Zepeda.

Patchwork will also be highlighted in projects throughout the Las Olas Village area.  Patchwork is a unique and proprietary craft of the Seminole & Miccosukee Tribe of Florida.