In the city of Opa-locka, a colorful park stands where liquor bottles and trash once collected in an empty lot.
New and chic affordable housing is popping up. Bright murals decorate buildings downtown.
Three years into a citywide arts transformation, Opa-locka is challenging how outsiders perceive the north Miami-Dade enclave, once better known for its prolific drug trade and gun violence.
Much of this transformation involves collaborations with artists. Artists and their ideas infused are in affordable housing development, urban planning and landscaping.