Jump the Shark's Facebook page.
When IWAN's (Independent Working Artists Network) Concept Production Facility opened in 2009, it was a signal that Fort Lauderdale was beginning a climb toward gaining equal cultural footing with post-Art Basel Miami.
Named the Bubble after their first event, the venue - an amalgam of gallery space and meeting ground for the area's creatives - became a center of activity in the nascent days of the contemporary art scene. All the culture seems to familiar now, like the monthly art walks and off-the-beaten path eateries and cafés that opened in the area.
Just this year, it was renamed Jump the Shark and is run solely by IWAN co-founder Garo Gallo. He's done an about-face while retaining the important set pieces that make the space a compelling community destination. Some key differences are the securing of a beer and wine license for their new bar and a facelift of the patio area and incidental art adorning the venue.More »