Nov 03 2018
Art Night - The Unleashed at Village Design

Art Night - The Unleashed at Village Design

Presented by Village Design Art Gallery at Village Design Art Gallery

Get a sneak peak of The Unleashed Project Documentary
Win a chance to get Unleashed in your own personal session with Melissa and be a part of The Unleashed Project movement.
Music, official Unleashed T-shirts, artwork and more!
Also on view~select paintings from the “Touched" series by Artist Kelcie McQuaid. This series is loosely inspired by her experience of participating in The Unleashed Project.
The positive impact of Unleashed needs to be felt across the globe. Help keep this self love, empowerment project spreading into a movement where we reclaim the standard of beauty to one that celebrates uniqueness, is fully expressed and shameless. Your support continues the empowerment movement of The Unleashed Project to travel to cities throughout the United States, exhbiting the original 108 empowering photos, bestowing the Unleashed self love process with women in those cities, and bringing awareness and conversation to this important cultural issue. Together we can RISE!
Can't make it to the event and still want to support? Click here to visit The Unleashed Project Go Fund Me page.
The Unleashed Project
Unleashed is a therapeutic, social art project. It empowers and enables women to express, love and accept themselves from the inside out, promoting body positivity and the celebration of a woman's whole unique beauty. As the viewer or the muse, an apparent shift radiates out that permeates through society in ways beyond what is expressed through the resulting photographs.

108 women of all ages, sizes, shapes, colors and diverse lives from the community who expressed an interest to be part of the collective message and who were ready to blossom were interviewed and selected to participate in the beauty that unfolds. I created a welcoming safe space and lead each woman on a journey into herself. Through a guided meditation of mental imagery, body sensations, personal color theory and emotional flooding she fostered a newfound love for herself. Cast in a new light, her body became a canvas of her own emotions and she thoughtfully applied the paint as a tool of self-expression. The energy contrived was documented through my lens via artistic photos & testimonial video of her individualized journey. Through this experience she has created a new relationship with her inner critical voice that ripples out into her life and into the world.

THE MISSION: ​ ​The mission of The Unleashed Project is to continue to impact and inspire women across the globe, bringing awareness to self love and body positivity. Host Melissa and The Unleashed Project exhibition in your city or hometown. Women can apply to be selected to participate in the Unleashed process and photo shoot. If you desire to support the project in any other ways, let us know by contacting We are open to hearing how you want to contribute to this important cultural issue.

Admission Info


Dates & Times

2018/11/03 - 2018/11/03

Location Info

Village Design Art Gallery

600 Breakers Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Parking Info

Free Parking on Terramar St & Antioch Ave

Accessibility Info