October 2 - 4, 2015


(art); du•en•de noun\ dü-ˈen-(ˌ)dā\ a quality of passion and inspiration; a spirit; having soul, a heightened state of emotion, expression and authenticity.​​

In the spirit of celebrating creativity, our Duende will bring together Broward County’s diverse talent and people in a countywide finale.

Our creative minds met and developed a unique approach to showcase local talent in a series of performances. Thousands of people will celebrate Duende with Broward County’s 100th birthday through a mosaic of art, culture, and entertainment.

Our first Duende will launch an annual signature event to showcase the talent of Broward County, create global connections and set the stage for the next 100 years.

Who are the Creative Minds?

Eddy EdwardsJim HammondPablo MalcoMyrna MeeroffLoren Oliveira​

Members of the Creative Minds Team are professional artists, creative entrepreneurs and artist-collaborators who have expansive careers in all areas of the visual and performing arts. The Team is charged with showcasing local talent to develop a series of events and performances for Duende in October 2015. Throughout the yearlong celebration, programming will raise the awareness of the unique attributes of Broward County and provide an opportunity to use the arts to engage local artists, businesses, residents and visitors.