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visitors to Brevard looking to include a trip to see the local art
scene,” Decator said.
The district boasts a quirky mix of art galleries, restaurants,
shops, guided mural tours and a full calendar of familyfriendly
events such as ArtWorks, a two-day festival that
encourages participating artists to create art while exhibiting.
“It’s the epicenter of creativity,” artist Derek Gores said. “It’s
the place to express yourself, make something, feel something.”
Gores believes the district will change, but not in character.
“The buzz and development are happening because of the
artistic flavor,” he said. “Many of the businesses coming in
are creative in nature. Many of the property owners have
specifically sought businesses that add to the cultural scene.
They feel it is that important. Some folks consider EGAD the
soul of the Space Coast and that fits for me.”
FIFTH AVENUE ART GALLERY PHOTOS
Three decades ago, Fifth Avenue Art Gallery helped shape the district.
Local artist Rene Decator is associated with Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. She considers
the Eau Gallie Arts District a one-of-a-kind place.
EGAD’s First Friday celebration is a monthly tradition.
For his part, Jarnes has promised that his new projects will
honor the district’s artistic roots.
“It will be very art-centric,” he said. “We look at the whole
district globally and make sure we’re not just doing things a la
carte, but doing things great for everyone.”
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