wine & design paint party @ the goodtime hotel 7/19/24

wine & design paint party @ the goodtime hotel
Friday, 07/19/2024-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
The Goodtime Hotel
601 Washington Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
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Cost: 50

unleash your inner artist and let your creativity shine for an evening of wine & design in the whitebox at the goodtime hotel. each ticket includes a two hour painting lesson led by miami artist mika james (@youbymika) and all the supplies you’ll need to create a 16″ x 20″ masterpiece that you’ll take home at the end of the night.

we recommend wearing clothes you’re okay with getting stained – accidents happen!

wine, beer, seltzers & more available for purchase – no outside food or drinks allowed.

the whitebox entrance is located on washington avenue next to f45 fitness.

Collage and Connect 7/17/24, 8/21/24, 9/18/24, 10/16/24, 11/20/24, 12/18/24

Collage and Connect
Wednesday, 07/17/2024-12/18/2024, 06:30 pm-07:30 pm
collaboARtive Studios
4726 Southwest 75th Avenue, n/a,
Miami, Florida, 33155
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Cost: Free

As part of our commitment to creative play, we offer a free monthly online event providing an hour to connect (or reconnect) to your own creativity. Collage and Connect offers time to sit quietly, work new parts of your brain, and see things in a different way with people from across the globe.

We share ideas on how to start making something, tips on artists to look at for inspiration, other online workshops we’ve enjoyed, and we talk about techniques and materials for collage. Sometimes we just work quietly, enjoying the sounds of tearing paper and quiet contemplation.

Together we share an hour of collage making.

You may also attend in person at collaboARTive studios at the cost of $15.

Paint & Sip at Glass & Vine 7/25/24

Paint & Sip at Glass & Vine
Thursday, 07/25/2024-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
Glass & Vine
2820 McFarlane Road,
Miami, Florida, 33133
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Cost: 60

Serving as the ultimate date night or girls night, celebrate at Coconut Grove’s Glass & Vine with an evening where creativity and drinks will flow. Glass & Vine will host its second Paint & Sip on Thursday, July 25. Beginning at 7PM, guests can channel their inner creative and put paintbrush to canvas. Whether you’re a full blown artist or have never touched a canvas before, Glass & Vine has got you covered. Guests will be guided by a talented instructor through every step of the way. Stick around and indulge in fresh summer dishes for a full evening under the stars.

Free ArtServe Exhibit Through Sept. 6; Free Opening Reception July 19 for “Ready-Made” 7/19/24

Free ArtServe Exhibit Through Sept. 6; Free Opening Reception July 19 for “Ready-Made”
Friday, 07/19/2024-09/06/2024, 09:00 am-05:00 pm
ArtServe
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Creatives, Artistic Entrepreneurs Outside the Traditional Gallery Genre
Finally Get Their Own Exhibit

ArtServe’s “Ready-Made” Exhibit Opens Friday, July 19 With Free Reception

Crafters, wine bottle label designers, ceramics enthusiasts, wig-makers, jewelry designers, tattoo artists and other talented creative entrepreneurs who seldom get the chance to exhibit their work will be showcased at ArtServe’s upcoming exhibit “Ready-Made: Celebrating Business, Art and Community” that runs from Friday, July 19 through Friday, Sept. 6, 2024.

Ready-Made opens with a free, public reception at ArtServe from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 19.

To RSVP for the free reception, click here: https://buytickets.at/artserveinc/1299219

Made possible by a grant from The Community Foundation of Broward, the exhibit itself is also free to attend.

ArtServe is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale and is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“After seeing Ready-Made, your everyday experiences will come with a fresh perspective on the knowledge that an artist has created virtually everything with which we interact each day,” ArtServe CEO Jason Hughes explained. “For example, even a trip to the grocery store entails visual artwork on so many levels—the colorful displays, the food packaging, the coupons and even the fresh sushi at the seafood counter have one thing in common—they were all created by artists!”

ArtServe opened participation in Ready-Made to local artists of all genres—with one caveat: Exhibited artwork must not be perishable (which means the fresh pastries and sushi displays must remain in their respective stores!).

Ready-Made opens alongside a national launch of “Handwork: Celebrating American Craft 2026,” a massive Semiquincentennial initiative to showcase the importance of the handmade, both throughout American history and contemporary life.

ArtServe inspires, supports and advances its diverse members, artists and community by promoting artistic development, education and prosperity through the exploration and presentation of the visual and performing arts.

About ArtServe

Named a “Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, Fort Lauderdale-based ArtServe is an award-winning arts incubator that is advancing the arts for social good as a creative laboratory and hub for experimental artists committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Now in its 35th year, ArtServe has won several awards for innovation in the arts and is supported in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Florida’s Department of State and the Division of Cultural Affairs. Each year, ArtServe programs contribute tangibly to the region’s economy, helping 2,000+ artists sell their work, build businesses and engage the community. To do that, ArtServe secures financial support through donations, sponsorships and memberships.

nightLAB at Frost Science 7/18/24

nightLAB at Frost Science
Thursday, 07/18/2024-07/18/2024, 07:00 pm-11:00 pm
Frost Science
101 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33132
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Cost:

The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science will be hosting the third volume of nightLAB, a quarterly event series exclusively for adults. During this quarter’s nightLAB the theme is Space Odyssey, guests will expand their senses, engage with space themed shows in the Frost Planetarium, and unleash their curiosity with hands-on science interactions.

Noche de Arte: Isaie “Zeek” Mathias 7/1/24, 7/8/24, 7/15/24, 7/22/24, 7/29/24

Noche de Arte: Isaie “Zeek” Mathias
Monday, 07/01/2024-07/29/2024, 05:00 pm-07:00 pm
InterContinental Miami Hotel
100 Chopin Plaza,
Miami, Florida, 33131
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Cost: Free

Noche de Arte is a weekly arts activation and exhibition that breaks down barriers between artist and viewer and creates opportunities for conversation and community.

Join us for an evening of art activation in the Gallery Lounge of InterContinental Miami Hotel, featuring a local Miami artist creating their latest work. Each month, a new artist is showcased, offering visitors an expansive introduction to our vibrant city’s diverse array of artistry.

This month’s featured artist is Isaie “Zeek” Mathias.

Mini Muse Free Art Making 7/11/24

Mini Muse Free Art Making
Thursday, 07/11/2024-, 11:00 am-06:30 pm
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
1 East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: Free

Get creative with us on Free First Thursday, July 11th, 2024 for our drop-in art making project offered ALL day, 11AM – 6:30PM.

First, test your brain with an Art & Seek scavenger hunt through the museum.

After, explore texture and color with Oil Pastel portraits inspired by the work of Jared McGriff and Dimithry Victor. Join us for an additional project to create black-light art, just like exhibiting artist, Jaime Grant!

This drop-in art making event is open to every skill set and all ages. Grab your friends, family, or come alone, and let your imagination run wild.

Materials provided and all are welcome.

Family Friendly

Free all day admission: 11 am – 7 pm

Free Art Making: 11 am – 6:30 pm

Registration is not required, bring your friends and family to the museum with ease!

Thursdays at PAMM: Juneteenth Celebration with Harden Project Duo 6/20/24

Thursdays at PAMM: Juneteenth Celebration with Harden Project Duo
Thursday, 06/20/2024-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: Free with RSVP

Spend your Thursday at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) for a celebration of Juneteenth with the sounds of the Harden Project Duo on the waterfront terrace and happy hour specials at Verde restaurant and bar.

About Harden Project Duo

The Harden Project consists of vocalist Ja’Nia Harden and keyboardist John Harden II. Their influences include Bobby McFerrin, Dinah Washington, Al Jarreau, Jimmy Smith, Robert Glasper, Soulive, and Bobby Floyd. The couple blends their influences and life experiences to create soulful groovy sometimes enchanting compositions. They are not afraid of being transparent and open while performing. The goal of the project is to bring soul-stirring, emotion-provoking, life-influenced music to the world and features fusion-based music of all genres, heavily influenced by jazz, social music, and soul.

The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth

On “Freedom’s Eve,” or the eve of January 1, 1863, the first Watch Night services took place. On that night, enslaved and free African Americans gathered in churches and private homes all across the country awaiting news that the Emancipation Proclamation had taken effect. At the stroke of midnight, prayers were answered as all enslaved people in the Confederate States were declared legally free. Union soldiers, many of whom were black, marched onto plantations and across cities in the South reading small copies of the Emancipation Proclamation and spreading the news of freedom in Confederate States. Only through the Thirteenth Amendment did emancipation end slavery throughout the United States. Not everyone in Confederate territory would immediately be free. Even though the Emancipation Proclamation was made effective in 1863, it could not be implemented in places still under Confederate control. As a result, in the westernmost Confederate state of Texas, enslaved people would not be free until much later. Freedom finally came on June 19, 1865, when some 2,000 Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas. The army announced that the more than 250,000 enslaved black people in the state, were free by executive decree. This day came to be known as “Juneteenth,” by the newly freed people in Texas. Juneteenth marks our country’s second independence day. Although it has long been celebrated in the African American community, this monumental event remains largely unknown to most Americans. Sourced from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture.

NADJEA Art Deco Fashion Show at The Gabriel South Beach 6/28/24

NADJEA Art Deco Fashion Show at The Gabriel South Beach
Friday, 06/28/2024-, 04:00 pm-07:00 pm
The Gabriel Hotel South Beach
640 Ocean Drive,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
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Cost: 0

Join The Gabriel Hotel South Beach in the celebration of creativity and imagination at the NADJEA Art Deco Fashion Show on Friday, June 28, from 4-7 p.m. As models showcase bold colors and geometric shapes on the runway, guests can view the newest summer collection. The doors open at 3 p.m. for a curated vendor market. Attendees will enjoy a DJ set leading up to the designer fashion show at 6 p.m. featuring Gustavo Granados models. VIP tickets include complimentary valet parking, assigned front-row seating and a gift bag. For special accommodations, guests can RSVP by emailing NadjeaOnline@gmail.com.

Thursdays at PAMM: Art Date with Buen Provecho Collective 6/6/24

Thursdays at PAMM: Art Date with Buen Provecho Collective
Thursday, 06/06/2024-, 05:00 pm-09:00 pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: Free with RSVP

Spend your Thursday at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) for a creative night of art making and music.

Join us for an art workshop led by Buen Provecho Collective, inspired by our newest exhibition, Spirit in the Land. We’ll celebrate Miami’s unique, yet fragile, landscape with a creative exploration of natural materials.

For the rest of the evening, enjoy happy hour drinks and curated sounds by DJ Ahamed on the waterfront terrace.

PAMM Free Second Saturdays: Memory and History 6/8/24

PAMM Free Second Saturdays: Memory and History
Saturday, 06/08/2024-, 11:00 am-03:00 pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: Free with RSVP

As part of PAMM Free Second Saturdays, create artwork inspired by visual artist Stacy Lynn Wadell, currently featured in our Spirit in the Land exhibition.

Create a mixed-media collage using tempera, markers, and gold paper. Make abstract landscapes inspired by the themes and techniques used in Waddell’s artwork while reflecting on your identity and place of origin.

For the rest of the day, explore the galleries, grab a meal at Verde, or sit back and enjoy the breeze on the waterfront terrace.

Chroma Art Film Festival : Presented by Rainbow Oasiiis x Superblue 8/17/2024, 8/18/2024

Chroma Art Film Festival : Presented by Rainbow Oasiiis x Superblue
Saturday, 08/17/2024-08/18/2024, 11:00 am-11:00 pm
Superblue Miami
1101 NW 23rd St Miami FL 33127,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: General Admission (GA: $50)

Presented by Rainbow Oasiiis and Superblue, the Chroma Art Film Festival, is an annual event based in Miami, FL, dedicated to exploring the creative intersections of immersive art, technology, and cinema. With a mission to showcase innovative and thought-provoking installations and films from around the world, CAFF provides a vibrant platform for artistic expression and cultural exchange. For more information, please visit Chroma Art Film Festival’s official website and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for the latest updates. Children under 12 are free Student ($20): one day pass Access to all general screenings and festival grounds General Admission (GA: $50): one day access Access to all general screenings and festival grounds VIP ($100): 2 day screenings Priority access to all the screening Priority registration for future workshops and panel discussions. Founder ($250): Access to all 2 days of screening Access to exclusive meet-and-greet events with filmmakers and artists. Recognition in the festival program and website as a Founder-level supporter. Priority registration for future workshops and panel discussions. Private tour of the festival ground and access to superblue gallery Access to the closing events.

POSH Art Gallery Presents Shopping Event Hosted by Romero Britto and Orianne Collins 5/23/24

POSH Art Gallery Presents Shopping Event Hosted by Romero Britto and Orianne Collins
Thursday, 05/23/2024-, 05:00 pm-08:00 pm
POSH Art Gallery
9089 W Atlantic Ave,
Delray Beach, Florida, 33446
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Cost: free

Join POSH Art Gallery on Thursday, May 23, 2024, for an enchanting evening of art, luxury, and indulgence. Sip on some bubbly as you peruse the stunning collections and immerse yourself in the world of Romero Britto and Orianne Collins. Guests are invited to sip, shop and enjoy live music performances throughout the evening by vocalist Passion Celine, violinist Steven Avi and singer Louis Amanti.

Renowned for its commitment to showcasing the finest in contemporary artistry, POSH Art Gallery is delighted to host renowned pop artist Romero Britto and esteemed fine jewelry designer and founder of OC Jewelry, Orianne Collins as they showcase exclusive jewelry pieces from their recent design partnership collection. This collaboration embodies a fusion of vibrant artistic expression and exquisite craftsmanship, resulting in pieces that are as unique as they are captivating.

As a special highlight of the evening, every purchase made during the event will be accompanied by an autographed box, adding an extra layer of exclusivity.

RSVP is required: michelle.cancro@gmail.com

For more information about this event or to RSVP, please contact 561- 591 – 3680.

For more information, please visit www.poshdesignstudio.net

Instagram: @theposhdesignstudio

History Fort Lauderdale and Galleria Fort Lauderdale’s “Take PRIDE! A 100-Year Retrospective of LGBTQ+ Milestones” Opening Reception and PRIDE Month Kickoff 5/30/24

History Fort Lauderdale and Galleria Fort Lauderdale’s “Take PRIDE! A 100-Year Retrospective of LGBTQ+ Milestones” Opening Reception and PRIDE Month Kickoff
Thursday, 05/30/2024-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
Galleria Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: $50 per ticket.

In honor of PRIDE Month, History Fort Lauderdale and Galleria Fort Lauderdale will present “Take PRIDE! A 100-Year Retrospective of LGBTQ+ Milestones” throughout the month of June. This enlightening exhibit at Galleria Fort Lauderdale will highlight major moments in LGBTQ+ history that have impacted South Florida’s arts, culture, business, media, and political landscapes. A ticketed preview reception, serving as the official kickoff to Stonewall PRIDE, will take place on Thursday, May 30, at 6 p.m. Hosted by FayWhat?! of The FayWhat?! Show on the Happening Out Television Network, the reception will honor 10 impactful LGBTQ community leaders and will include special performances by Velvet Lenore and Vauz Allen along with music by DJ Jay McCracken of Spiked Entertainment.

The 2024 “Take PRIDE!” honorees who have made significant contributions to the South Florida community are: Andy Rogow, artistic director of Island City Stage; David Jobin, president/CEO of The Our Fund Foundation; Erika Norell, renowned entertainer; Jacqueline Lorber, president/CEO of South Florida Symphony Orchestra; Josie Smith Malave, former “Top Chef” contestant and owner of Bubbles and Pearls; Mark Gilbert, board chair of OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival; Misty Eyez, transgender advocate and director at SunServe; Robert Boo, CEO of The Pride Center at Equality Park; Shawn Palacious (Kitty Meow), celebrity host and Steven Evans, Ph.D., owner and publisher of OutClique magazine.

This historic exhibit will highlight major moments in national, state and local history such as Executive Order 10450 which banned homosexuals from working for the federal government in 1953, the Stonewall riots in 1969, Harvey Milk elected to office as the first openly gay man in 1978 and same sex marriage legalized in the United States in 2015. In addition, it will also include the Miss Florida F.I. Pageant Wall of Fame which celebrates 53 years of the art of female impersonation. Pageant title holders from 1972 to present will be displayed.

Additional contributions to the exhibit are courtesy of Stonewall National Museum, Archives & Library, History Miami, Wilton Manors Historical Society, GLBT Historical Society, and New York Public Library, National Archives.

The exhibition, located near Swarovski, between Macy’s and Dillard’s, will be free and open to the public during mall hours from June 1 – 30.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Take PRIDE! A 100-Year Retrospective of LGBTQ+ Life in South Florida” is sponsored by Galleria Fort Lauderdale, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Kimpton Shorebreak Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, OutClique, HotSpots Media Group/Happening Out Television Network, the Miss Florida F.I. Pageant and GPR | Goodman Public Relations. Additional funding is provided in part by Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward County Cultural Council, Visit Lauderdale – Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and The Our Fund Foundation.

Tickets for the May 30 “Take PRIDE! A 100-Year Retrospective of LGBTQ+ Milestones” preview reception/official Stonewall PRIDE Month kickoff event are $50 and are available at www.historyfortlauderdale.org. Guests will enjoy a preview of the exhibit, special performances, an open bar, and light bites courtesy of The Capital Grille Fort Lauderdale and Tulio’s Tacos & Tequila Bar.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FTLHistory. Subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Oolite Arts Presents Everything is a Spiral 5/8/24

Oolite Arts Presents Everything is a Spiral
Wednesday, 05/08/2024-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
Oolite Arts
924 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Website
Cost: Free

Experience an evening of artistic exploration at the opening reception of Oolite Arts’ exhibition “Everything is a Spiral,” curated by Dejha Carrington. This exhibit unites the works of Oolite’s 17 Miami-based resident artists, each interpreting the concept of time as an ever-evolving coil through their unique perspectives. Highlights of the evening will include Diana Larrea’s poignant recreations of Peruvian historical documents and photographs, alongside Faren Humes’ insightful film “1MMSZN,” which explores the evolving dynamics of Liberty City. Additionally, guests will have an opportunity to visit the artists’ studios and engage directly with their artistic processes. Admission to this event is free.

The opening reception will take place at 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. For more information, visit https://oolitearts.org/exhibition/everything-is-a-spiral/.

Homeless Artists To Display Their Work at ArtServe 5/16/24

Homeless Artists To Display Their Work at ArtServe
Thursday, 05/16/2024-, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
ArtServe
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Free

To Seek Better Community Understanding, the May 16 Event Will Immerse Attendees in the Tough Realities of Being Unhoused

Experiencing firsthand what it’s like to be homeless in Broward County will be the focus of a Thursday, May 16, 2024 ArtServe event called “Voices from the Street.”

As attendees enter ArtServe through a mobile showering unit from Showering Love and food provided by Hope South Florida, they will be immersed into the desperate world of life on the streets as they make their way inside to see an exhibit exclusively featuring various of art and prose created by unhoused adults and children.

All drawings, paintings, sculptures, poems and essays on display will be for sale, with the artist receiving 100 percent of the proceeds and the opportunity to win various gift card prizes.

“With Florida law having changed substantially this year in regard to homelessness, it’s critically important to bring attention to this issue,” ArtServe CEO Jason Hughes said. “Talent persists irrespective of one’s lack of housing. Displaying these folks’ artwork is a way to give them the dignity of recognition when they spend so many days feeling unseen.”

“Voices From the Street” will also feature a panel of artists and others sharing their firsthand experiences of being formerly homeless and how they became that way. With the goal of creating more empathy and understanding for the unhoused, panelists will also discuss what can be done to mitigate and prevent the problem.

ArtServe inspires, supports and advances its diverse members, artists and community by promoting artistic development, education and prosperity through the exploration and presentation of the visual and performing arts.

About ArtServe

Named a “Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, Fort Lauderdale-based ArtServe is an award-winning arts incubator that is advancing the arts for social good as a creative laboratory and hub for experimental artists committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Now in its 35th year, ArtServe has won several awards for innovation in the arts and is supported in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Florida’s Department of State and the Division of Cultural Affairs. Each year, ArtServe programs contribute tangibly to the region’s economy, helping 2,000+ artists sell their work, build businesses and engage the community. To do that, ArtServe secures financial support through donations, sponsorships and memberships.

Claudia Castillo ART studio presents F A C E L E S S M E N by Robert Jaso 4/28/24

Claudia Castillo ART studio presents F A C E L E S S M E N by Robert Jaso
Saturday, 04/28/2024-05/31/2024, 05:00 pm-11:55 pm
Claudia Castillo ART studio
2180 Wilton Drive,
Wilton Drive, Florida, 33305
Website
Cost: Free

Claudia Castillo ART studio presents F A C E L E S S M E N by Robert Jaso
Showing Apr 13 to May 10
WED, TH & SU 4-10pm | FR & SAT 4-11:55pm or by appointment 954.274.7047

Floridiana | The Land’s Identity 4/20/24

Floridiana | The Land’s Identity
Saturday, 04/20/2024-06/08/2024, 05:00 pm-08:00 pm
OMSA Gallery
15661 Sheridan Street,
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 33331
RSVP / Register
Cost: FREE

Selected works by 8 Miami-based artists whose inspiration honors the spirit and beauty of our state’s flora and fauna and how we are reflected in it.

Judith Berk King
Beatriz Chachamovits
Deryn Cowdy
Bryan Hiveley
Katherine Hofmann
Massimo Mongiardo
Jose Felix Perez
Gretchen Scharnagl

Festival of Colors Florida – a conscious celebration, inspired by Holi! 4/13/24

Festival of Colors Florida – a conscious celebration, inspired by Holi!
Saturday, 04/13/2024-, 11:00 am-04:00 pm
Peacock Park
2820 MacFarlane Rd.,
Miami, Florida, 33133
Website
Cost: Free-$20

Miami, FL – The second South Florida edition of the Festival of Colors (festivalofcolorsfl.com) is coming to central Miami at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove on Saturday, April 13.

After an inaugural colorful 2023 event attended by hundreds in Ft, Lauderdale, this marks the second local edition of the Festival of Colors USA. It’s been beloved by conscious partiers throughout the western US for nearly two decades (festivalofcolorsusa.com), and billed as “the world’s happiest transformational festival.”

Inspired by the Indian festival of Holi, the Festival of Colors will take place on Saturday, April 13 from 11 am to 4 pm, at Peacock Park, 2820 MacFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove, Miami, 33133.

The day promises to be a vibrant celebration of love, unity, and joy, and sober, uplifting fun, with plenty of cruelty-free cuisine, arts and crafts, mantra music, HOURLY COLOR THROWS — and free entry for kids under 12!

The Festival of Colors, also known as Holi, is a Hindu festival that has been celebrated in India and other parts of the world for centuries. It’s a time when people come together to celebrate the arrival of spring and the victory of good over evil. During the festival, participants throw colorful powder at each other, dance to live music, and enjoy delicious food.

This year’s Festival of Colors in Florida promises to be an unforgettable experience for all attendees. In addition to the colorful powder throwing and live music, there will also be yoga, meditation, and dance workshops throughout the day. There will also be plenty of food vendors, serving up delicious vegetarian and vegan options.

“We’re thrilled to bring the Festival of Colors to South Florida for the first time this year,” said festival organizer, Vasanti Dasi. “We want to create a space where people can come together, have fun, and celebrate the beauty of diversity and unity. This festival is a celebration of life, love, and happiness.”

Tickets for the Festival of Colors are available for purchase on the festival’s website, festivalofcolorsfl.com. Early bird tickets are on sale now, so make sure to grab yours before they sell out. Again, kids under 12 enter free, and there’s a special discount for students and veterans.

Use promo code BHAKTI at checkout to get presale entry for just $5 (with a bag of three colors) or $10 (with a bag of three colors and a vegetarian or vegan meal). Students and veterans can use the code to get presale entry with a bag of colors for $5.

Press passes are available by contacting press officer Radha dasi at radha@halftimeyoga.com, or calling 786-361-6417.

GableStage Presents: ‘Laughs In Spanish’ 05/17/24

GableStage Presents: ‘Laughs In Spanish’
Friday, 05/17/2024-06/09/2024, 08:00 pm-
The Biltmore
1200 Anastasia Avenue, ,
Coral Gables,, Florida, 33134
Website
Cost: https://www.gablestage.org/laughs-in-spanish/#OWSAboutThePlay

GableStage Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the Miami premiere of “Laughs in Spanish,” a heartwarming mother daughter play in English, led by two exceptionally talented Miami natives. Alexis Scheer, the playwright, brings her unique storytelling to the script, while Victoria Colado, the director, brings Scheer’s vision to life on stage. 

ArtServe to Unveil the “Florida Power & Light Company Gallery” 4/12/24

ArtServe to Unveil the “Florida Power & Light Company Gallery”
Friday, 04/12/2024-, 05:30 pm-07:00 pm
ArtServe
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Ribbon-cutting ceremony coincides with free, public opening night reception for ArtServe’s new exhibit “Looking Forward—Healing Through Art”


ArtServe will name its main art gallery as the “Florida Power & Light Company Gallery” to honor FPL’s generous support of ArtServe’s many programs and artistic mission.

The naming will be officiated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, April 12 at 5:30 p.m. in conjunction with the opening night reception for ArtServe’s new exhibit, “Looking Forward—Healing Through Art,” of which FPL is also a sponsor.

RSVPs are suggested for the events, both of which are free and open to the public.

“We’re pleased to help more people in our community realize their creative dreams through ArtServe,” NextEra Energy, Inc Director of Corporate Philanthropy and FPL Director of External Affairs Juliet Roulhac said. “We are powering strong communities, making them a better place to live, work and raise a family.”

The new “Florida Power & Light Company Gallery” comprises ArtServe’s main gallery space, which includes ample area for the display of all types of visual arts and performing arts vignettes, as well as room for gatherings such as meetings and receptions.

“We’re grateful to FPL for their leadership in being a conduit to the arts,” ArtServe CEO Jason Hughes said. “The Florida Power & Light Company Gallery is the first area people see when they come to ArtServe, and also where our ongoing exhibits provide the overarching inspiration to all the creativity happening here daily.”

In addition to the ribbon-cutting, the April 12 Healing Through Art opening reception will include a 5:30 p.m. panel discussion, “make and take” art stations, and live performances by local musical artists, improv artists and comedians.

ArtServe is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale and open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Daily admission to Healing Through Art is also free.
Created through grants from Funding Arts Broward, The Community Foundation of Broward, Broward County Cultural Division and Florida Arts & Culture, with sponsorship by FPL and BrightStar Credit Union, Healing Through Art will feature artists who focus on mental wellness and healing, as well as those who create art despite physical or mental challenges.

ArtServe inspires, supports and advances its diverse members, artists and community by promoting artistic development, education and prosperity through the exploration and presentation of the visual and performing arts.

About ArtServe

Named a “Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, Fort Lauderdale-based ArtServe is an award-winning arts incubator that is advancing the arts for social good as a creative laboratory and hub for experimental artists committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Now in its 35th year, ArtServe has won several awards for innovation in the arts and is supported in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Florida’s Department of State and the Division of Cultural Affairs. Each year, ArtServe programs contribute tangibly to the region’s economy, helping 2,000+ artists sell their work, build businesses and engage the community. To do that, ArtServe secures financial support through donations, sponsorships and memberships.

Mena Fest: Celebrating Opa-locka’s Rich Cultural Heritage 4/13/24

Mena Fest: Celebrating Opa-locka’s Rich Cultural Heritage
Saturday, 04/13/2024-, 12:00 pm-05:00 pm
Historic Opa-locka Fire Station and City Hall
777 Sherezade Boulevard,
Opa-locka, Florida, 33054
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Cost: Free

For the first time in the 97-year history of the City of Opa-locka, we present the Mena Fest, a unique cultural experience that celebrates the extraordinary history of the city and its connection to the Middle East and North Africa (Mena). Guests will enjoy authentic food and retail vendors, belly dance and musical performances, archery and chess, and other activities great for families on the grounds and against the backdrop of the historic Opa-locka fire station and city hall buildings.

Noche de Arte – Art Residency featuring Picardo 4/1/24

Noche de Arte – Art Residency featuring Picardo
Monday, 04/01/2024-, 05:00 pm-07:00 pm
InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza,
Miami, Florida, 33131
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Cost: free

Taking place on Monday, April 1 and every Monday thereafter from 5PM to 7PM, Noche de Arte, a special weekly Art Residency featuring local artists continues during April with artist Picardo. Recognized as a prominent Afro-Caribbean and multidisciplinary artist, Picardo’s paintings showcase the human body and shape-making. For more information about the artist, visit picardocolours.com or follow him on Instagram at @euphorical_colours.

Bunny Beats & Hidden Treats: Adult Easter Party! 3/30/24

Bunny Beats & Hidden Treats: Adult Easter Party!
Saturday, 03/30/2024-, 04:00 pm-07:00 pm
Arlo Wynwood
2217 Northwest Miami Court,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: Free

Arlo Wynwood and Wynwood Pride are teaming up for an Adult Easter Egg Hunt!

We’re dialing up the vibes with DJs spinning live beats and a hostess who’s ready to slay like never before – our fabulous drag queen host FKA TWINK. She Has Risen!

Think you’ve outgrown Easter egg hunts? Think again! Dive into our adult-friendly hunt for eggs packed with prizes like free drinks, $25 at MaryGold’s, and who knows what else. But keep your eyes peeled for the golden egg—it holds the key to a free overnight stay!

Don’t miss out on this egg-cellent evening of music, mischief, and maybe a little bit of mayhem. See you there, grown-ups!

Higher Ground is located on the 3rd floor of the Arlo Wynwood. Rain or shine!

41st Miami Film Festival Returns 4/5/24, 4/6/24, 4/7/24, 4/8/24, 4/9/24, 4/10/24, 4/11/24, 4/12/24, 4/13/24, 4/14/24, 4/15/24, 4/16/24

41st Miami Film Festival Returns
Friday, 04/05/2024-04/14/2024, 08:00 pm-10:00 pm
Knight Concert Hall/Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Illinois, 33132
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Cost: Individual tickets for Festival screenings range from $15.50-$34. All other events vary in pricing.

Join Miami Dade College for the 41st Miami Film Festival, which returns April 5-14, 2024. Considered the preeminent film festival for Ibero-American cinema in the U.S., this year’s Miami Film Festival will feature over 180 feature narratives, documentaries, and short films of all genres, from more than 31 countries worldwide. The 10-day festival will open with Thelma, directed by Josh Margolin, and close with Ezra, directed by Tony Goldwyn. In addition to spectacular movie screenings, the Miami Film Festival is also known for its legendary parties, workshops, masterclasses, and industry happy hours throughout Miami. Individual tickets for Festival screenings range from $15.50-$34. All other events vary in pricing. Visit miamifilmfestival.com or call 305-237-FILM (3456).

MAPP Hosts Exclusive premiere of A Fine Line with star-studded panel and more 4/2/24

MAPP Hosts Exclusive premiere of A Fine Line with star-studded panel and more
Tuesday, 04/02/2024-04/02/2024, 07:30 pm-
Regal South Florida
1120 Lincoln Road Mall,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
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Cost: 30

MAPP (Mentorship, Advocacy, Purpose and the Power of women) is the non-
profit organization dedicated to empowering women in the culinary and
hospitality industry. On Tuesday, April 2 the organization will return to Miami for
the red carpet premiere of filmmaker Joanna James’ exploration and celebration
of women in the culinary industry in the award-winning film, A Fine Line. Taking
place at Miami Beach’s Regal Cinema, the event will be part of a day-long series
of events focused on creating a culture of self-worth and respect for women in or
looking to build a life in the restaurant industry.

The film premiere itself will take place at 7:30PM, followed by an all-star panel
discussion featuring local and national female culinary stars including Dominique
Crenn, who stars in the film and is the only three Michelin star female chef in the
U.S. Joining her will be chefs Eileen Andrade, Lorena Garcia, Karla Hoyos,
Dayanny De La Cruz, Suzanne Baer and Karina Rivera. Tickets for the film and
panel are $30 per person.

For those looking to expand their opportunity to learn and further engage with
MAPP, there will be a mini-conference earlier that day, starting at 3:30PM at
Santorini by Georgios. Industry leaders will delve into the theme of “Creating a
Culture of Respect,” featuring rotating workshops and discussions on self-worth
including financial independence, so female professionals feel their voices are
heard. There will be an appetizer, wine and cocktail reception for attendees to
meet each other while also having the opportunity to speak with their industry
heroes leading panel conversations.

In addition to being the CEO and founder of MAPP, James is the director and
producer of the award-winning film that had its national broadcast premiere on
PBS, A Fine Line. The film became a rallying call for greater gender equality in
professional kitchens and the building blocks to what MAPP is today.
The April 2nd event will be its official cinematic release in Miami.

“It’s full circle not only bringing the film I made on creating gender equality in the
hospitality industry to Miami, the hub of nightlife and epic restaurants, but also
the non-profit born from it MAPP, hosting its annual conference here,” said
James. This time women will get to see themselves and our universal stories on
the big screen to ask ourselves how we can shape a future where respect,
equality and empowerment thrive.”

Proceeds from the event will benefit the 501c3 non-profit MAPP, dedicated to
empowering women into leadership roles. This even was made possible by our
sponsors: PepsiCo, Delta Air Lines, Dough Wines, Markham Napa Valley
Vineyards.

World Water Day at Giralda Avenue 3/22/24

World Water Day at Giralda Avenue
Friday, 03/22/2024-, 05:30 pm-01:00 pm
Giralda Plaza
255 Giralda Ave.,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
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Cost: FREE

This World Water Day, March 22, BLUE Missions partners with the City of Coral Gables to unveil a new public art installation on Giralda Plaza that will harness the power of augmented reality to raise awareness about local water issues in South Florida.

As part of a global action to advance water security, BLUE Missions chose World Water Day to raise public awareness of the potential threats to our local water supply and to show how everyone can engage in stewardship of our most precious resource through an innovative art installation that’s sure to become the next Instagram-worthy backdrop on Giralda Avenue from March 22nd through May 2024.

Brought to life by the creatives at Vaco Studio and Sunken Blimp, the installation titled, The Water Below Us, was approved by the Coral Gables City Commission as part of the city’s Art in Public Places program and will feature a hanging cylindrical “well” adorned with illustrations by Miami artist, Nic Vasquez. While visiting the art installation, onlookers will be transported into an augmented reality world where they can take pictures of themselves inside a surreal Everglades-inspired habitat. “The idea was to draw attention to the water that flows through the aquifers below our feet by displaying it over our heads. This valuable resource is often overlooked or taken for granted and we all have a role to play in protecting it so that it can continue to give life to future generations,” said Leslie Ramos, Chief Experience Officer at BLUE Missions Group.

A ribbon cutting will take place at 5:30 p.m. and officiated by the City of Coral Gables Mayor, Commissioners, and representatives from BLUE Missions. Following the ribbon-cutting, guests are invited to happy hour at Cebada Rooftop at 6:30 p.m.

WHEN:
March 22, 2024, at 5:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Giralda Plaza, 255 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables, FL

ABOUT BLUE MISSIONS GROUP:
BLUE Missions is a 501c3 non-profit organization with headquarters in Miami, Florida, and Santiago, Dominican Republic dedicated to connecting rural communities to clean water. 100% of public donations go directly to projects. BLUE Missions ensures sustainable access to clean water and sanitation while cultivating a generation of global citizens through reflection, education, and service-driven travel. For more information, visit https://www.bluemissions.org/ or call (888) 702-2583.

Little Red Riding, an opera by Seymour Barab 3/17/24

Little Red Riding, an opera by Seymour Barab
Sunday, 03/17/2024-, 03:00 pm-04:00 pm
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57 Avenue,
Pinecrest, Florida, 33156
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Cost: $8 – $15

Orchestra Miami presents Little Red Riding, an opera by Seymour Barab
Introduce your kids to the fun of opera as Orchestra Miami proudly presents Little Red Riding Hood, an opera by Seymour Barab. Everyone’s favorite fairy tale will be sung by three professional opera singers in this charming, fully staged production. Soprano Samantha Riling-Lopez stars as Little Red Riding Hood, with baritone Lovell Rose as the Wolf/the Lumberjack and Erika Vasallo as Mother/Grandma. The opera is fully staged by award-winning director Ricky J. Martinez and accompanied by Orchestra Miami’s Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi at the piano. Full of laughter and surprises, this entertaining opera reminds kids of one of childhood’s most important lessons- don’t talk to strangers!

The show is on Sunday, March 17th, at 3 PM at Pinecrest Gardens (11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, 33156 – free onsite parking). Tickets are $8 for kids (ages 3-17), $12 for seniors (65 & up), and $15 for adults and a Family Pack (2 kids + 2 adults) is available for $39. Tickets and info can be found at www.orchestramiami.org or by calling (305) 274-2103.

The performance lasts 1 hour and is appropriate for children ages 3 and up. Complimentary cookies and juice will be served after the show! This performance is a part of Orchestra Miami’s Family Fun Concert Series at Pinecrest Gardens. The final Family Fun Concert in the series – The King, the Cat & the Fiddle and other stories with Strings – will be on Sunday, April 7th at 3 PM.

Noche de Arte: Women’s History Month 3/11/24, 3/18/24, 3/25/24

Noche de Arte: Women’s History Month
Monday, 03/11/2024-03/25/2024, 05:00 pm-07:00 pm
InterContinental Miami Hotel
100 Chopin Plaza,
Miami, Florida, 33131
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Cost: Free

Join us for an evening of art activation in the Lobby of InterContinental Miami Hotel, featuring a local Miami artist creating their latest work. Each month, a new artist is showcased, offering visitors an expansive introduction to our vibrant city’s diverse array of artistry. Gourmet treats & light fare courtesy of Toro Toro Lounge.

About the Artist in Residence Lila Lopez (also known as LiLO): A native of Nicaragua, LiLO has lived and worked in Miami since 2001 and is an emerging artist recognized for developing innovative techniques that create multimedia artistic experiences. LiLO found her artistic calling through involvement in the 305 art community. LiLo is experienced in mixed media, oil, lithography, sculpture and digital art/video and has a diverse and varied portfolio. Her works emphasize vibrant colors, surrealism and repurposed e-waste and examine isolation, repression, survival and empowerment.

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Visions of Women” Exhibit Artists Meet & Greet 4/4/24

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Visions of Women” Exhibit Artists Meet & Greet
Thursday, 04/04/2024-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW 2 Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: Free

History Fort Lauderdale is proud to present “Visions of Women,” its first ever fine art exhibition from the National League of American Pen Women Fort Lauderdale Branch (NLAPW). This new exhibition will feature art from NLAPW award-winning artists/members Claudia Hafner, Judy Nunno, Phoenix, Donna Sallee, and Tammy Seymour, from April 4 – 30. A free meet and greet with the artists will take place on opening day, Thursday, April 4, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the New River Inn Museum of History building on History Fort Lauderdale’s campus.

“Visions of Women” is a profound exploration of art that illuminates the human experience, fires the imagination, and nurtures the soul. This exhibition is not only a celebration of artistic talent but also a tribute to the strength and creativity of accomplished women artists in our community.
During this special event, guests will have the opportunity to meet the artists in person, engage in insightful conversations about their works, and discover the stories behind each masterpiece. From powerful portraits to captivating landscapes, each artwork tells a unique story that resonates with the theme of empowering women and inspiring others.

In addition to meeting the artists, guests will enjoy light refreshments and can explore the other exhibits at History Fort Lauderdale, including the “Women Trailblazers” exhibit, which highlights influential female role models in our community.

History Fort Lauderdale is proud to host a variety of engaging multicultural experiences, year-round. It seeks to bring awareness to the community through both traveling exhibits and multiple permanent exhibits including – the Early Years,” “The African American Experience,” “Fashion & Musical Theatre,” “From Dugouts to Dream Yachts: the story of boatbuilding along the New River,” Seminole Arts & Culture,” “New River Archaeology,” and, most recently, “Take PRIDE, a retrospective on LGBTQ life in South Florida.” The nonprofit museum also hosts an artists’ collective collaborative space.

History Fort Lauderdale is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military, and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FTLHistory. Subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Paint n Paradox 3/8/24

Paint n Paradox
Friday, 03/08/2024-, 06:45 pm-
Paradox Museum
2301 N Miami Ave,,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost:

Paradox Miami, the ultimate indoor interactive experience for guests of all ages, has recently launched its Paint n Paradox night where guests can enjoy a guided painting lesson for $38. Located in the heart of Wynwood, this interactive destination features over 70 interactive exhibits, including their newly opened Camouflage exhibit, giving guests an experience full of entertainment, laughs, and illusion! Paradox combines education and entertainment while fully immersing guests in psychology-based experiences. Guests over 21 can also enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne.

Mario Alonso Puig llega a Estados Unidos para presentar su conferencia “Creer es Crear: una mente para el éxito” 5/30/24, 05/31/24, 6/2/24

Mario Alonso Puig llega a Estados Unidos para presentar su conferencia “Creer es Crear: una mente para el éxito”
Thursday, 05/30/2024-06/02/2024, 08:00 pm-
The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, Miami Beach, FL
1700 Washington Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
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Cost: 103

Miami. – Mario Alonso Puig, el renombrado médico, conferencista internacional, referente del crecimiento personal y liderazgo; y sensación de las redes sociales, se prepara para presentar sendas conferencias en las ciudades más emblemáticas de Estados Unidos como Miami, Los Ángeles y Nueva York.

Bajo el título “Creer es crear: una mente para el éxito”, el Dr. Alonso Puig compartirá su profundo conocimiento y experiencia en psicología, neurociencia y desarrollo humano para inspirar a los asistentes a alcanzar su máximo potencial, tanto a nivel personal como profesional.

En palabras del Dr. Puig, el ser humano tiene la capacidad -si se lo cree de verdad- de crear una nueva realidad. “Tu solo puedes ver si alguien se lo cree de verdad en base a cómo vive no en base a lo que dice. Tendrás que creer en ti en base a lo que quieres crear” afirma.

ArtServe Brings National “Healing Through Art” Initiative to Fort Lauderdale 4/12/24

ArtServe Brings National “Healing Through Art” Initiative to Fort Lauderdale
Friday, 04/12/2024-06/15/2024, 09:00 am-05:00 pm
ArtServe
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Art Exhibit Opens With Free, Public Reception On Friday, April 12, 2024

Following in the footsteps of this year’s first-ever National Summit on the Arts and subsequent launch of a new federal Interagency Working Group on Arts, Health, and Civic Infrastructure, Fort Lauderdale’s ArtServe will open a new exhibit on Friday, April 12 called “Looking Forward—Healing Through Art.”

The exhibit, which launches with an April 12 free public reception from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., runs through Friday, June 15 at ArtServe. To RSVP, click here: https://fb.me/e/wM0NtPwFl

The April 12 reception will include a panel discussion, “make and take” art stations and live performances by local musical artists, improv artists and comedians.

ArtServe is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale and open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Daily admission to Healing Through Art is also free.

Created through a grant from Funding Arts Broward and sponsored by Broward County Cultural Division and Florida Arts & Culture, Healing Through Art will feature artists who focus on mental wellness and healing, as well as those who create art despite physical or mental challenges.

Among the exhibitors will be deaf and/or physically or intellectually challenged adults from Schott Communities.

“For this exhibit, we’re directing our efforts on arts communities we believe are most neglected, such as youth in crisis, senior citizens and caregivers, among others,” ArtServe CEO Jason Hughes explained. “Through immersive, hands-on stations, performances and art installations at ‘Healing Through Art,’ ArtServe will create a welcoming, safe and creative space for those who need it most.”

“Hands-on group art projects can be instrumental in forging camaraderie and self-esteem for everyone,” Hughes added.

As the National Endowment for the Arts explained, “Arts and culture enrich our lives, our communities, and our nation. In this pivotal moment in our history, there is a growing recognition that the arts reveal new ideas, unlock opportunities, and help us confront the many challenges before us.”

ArtServe inspires, supports and advances its diverse members, artists and community by promoting artistic development, education and prosperity through the exploration and presentation of the visual and performing arts.

About ArtServe

Named a “Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, Fort Lauderdale-based ArtServe is an award-winning arts incubator that is advancing the arts for social good as a creative laboratory and hub for experimental artists committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Now in its 35th year, ArtServe has won several awards for innovation in the arts and is supported in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Florida’s Department of State and the Division of Cultural Affairs. Each year, ArtServe programs contribute tangibly to the region’s economy, helping 2,000+ artists sell their work, build businesses and engage the community. To do that, ArtServe secures financial support through donations, sponsorships and memberships.

April in Paris Luncheon Hosted by FHS 4/8/24

April in Paris Luncheon Hosted by FHS
Monday, 04/08/2024-, 12:00 pm-03:00 pm
The Colony Hotel
155 Hammon Avenue,
Palm Beach, Florida, 33480
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Cost: $750

Following the enormous success of our recent dinner at Club Colette, we invite you to join us for a celebration of French heritage and joie de vivre on April 8 at FHS’s April in Paris Luncheon at The Colony in Palm Beach. We look forward to gathering with you at The Colony’s hanging garden where we will enjoy favorites from the Swifty’s menu.

Diversity Honors Exclusively Hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood 3/9/24

Diversity Honors Exclusively Hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
Saturday, 03/09/2024-, 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1 Seminole Way,
Hollywood, Florida, 33314
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Cost: $250 per ticket

Diversity Honors, the globally renowned celebration that benefits Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park, exclusively hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, is thrilled to announce the fabulous, out and proud Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winning, and Golden Globe-nominated, actor, singer, director, composer, playwright and activist Billy Porter will be receiving a Harvey Milk Medal. The foundation will also bestow Harvey Milk Medals to honor music pioneer, multiple Grammy Award-winner and LGBTQ+ activist Belinda Carlisle and singer/songwriter Spencer Battiest. Entrepreneur Mark Hunter Seymour will receive The Pride Center at Equality Park Alan Schubert Award. Tatiana Williams and the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida will receive Diversity Honors awards on Saturday, March 9, at 7 p.m.

The cocktail chic event will be a night to remember beginning with an elaborate cocktail reception featuring live entertainment by Miss Bouvee. A seated dining experience and the awards presentation in the Grand Ballroom will immediately follow. The celebration continues with the Stoli After Party at The Guitar Hotel featuring poolside entertainment by international singer/songwriter Debby Holiday.

The night also signifies the unveiling of a bold new face and global rebrand for STOLI, a world-renowned premium vodka brand with a rich heritage dating back to 1938 and a longtime sponsor of Diversity Honors. The vodka leader will launch its “Spirit of Change” campaign in celebration of transformative people. This repositioning of the brand is accompanied by a fresh packaging redesign and a worldwide campaign that captures the essence of STOLI, a transformative spirit that brings people together. The new bottle design proudly displays the iconic city skyline on the front label, paying homage to the cities that have inspired the brand throughout its history. What’s more, each bottle features coordinates representing 10 of the world’s most forward-thinking metropolises. Campaign visuals are vibrant and liberating, embracing the new brand spirit.

Diversity Honors is a collaborative effort that will continue to keep South Florida on the international stage of LGBTQ+ rights and activism in honor of Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States who was assassinated shortly after winning a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and has since gone on to become an icon and beacon of light for the global LGBTQ+ community. This year marks the 46th anniversary of Harvey Milk’s historic election.

Over the years, Diversity Honors has paid tribute to an impressive roster of honorees including TV personality and best-selling author Meghan McCain, civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, president and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America with Cesar Chavez, Judy and Dennis Shepard, Bollywood star Celina Jaitly, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Gay-Straight Alliance, transgender YouTube viral inspiration Ryland Whittington, transgender teen activist Jazz Jennings, singer/actress Deborah Cox, drag TV star and entrepreneur Latrice Royale, Judge Rand Hoch, Phill Wilson, founder of the Black AIDS Institute, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Congressman Ted Deutch, and Mayor Dean Trantalis, among others.

Diversity Honors is exclusively hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, with Platinum Sponsor DMK – Danne Montague-King, Diamond Sponsors Stoli Vodka and Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, supporting sponsors Davidoff of Geneva, GPR | Goodman Public Relations, Dex Imaging and Ludwig Framemakers and media sponsors HOTspots Happening Out, OutClique and OutSFL!

Tickets are $250 per person. To reserve tickets, please visit www.DiversityHonors.org.

From Sketchbook to Reality: A Conversation with Es Devlin 2/23/24

From Sketchbook to Reality: A Conversation with Es Devlin
Friday, 02/23/2024-, 10:30 am-
Superblue
1101 NW 23rd St.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: $5

Join us for a presentation and discussion as Es Devlin, the artist behind the mesmerizing Forest of Us installation currently on view at Superblue Miami, engages in conversation with our Senior Curator, Kathleen Forde. This exclusive event not only unveils the intricate creative process behind the installation but also delves into the genre-defying career of Es Devlin. This conversation marks a celebration of the release of her first monograph, An Atlas of Es Devlin, and is particularly significant as it represents the first time she will be speaking onsite about her work at Superblue since its opening in 2021.

Architecture, Arts and Culture with Miami Dade College at the Koubek Center in Celebration of Open House Miami 3/1/24

Architecture, Arts and Culture with Miami Dade College at the Koubek Center in Celebration of Open House Miami
Friday, 03/01/2024-, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
Koubek Center
2705 SW 3rd St,
Miami, Florida, 33135
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Cost: Free

For over five decades, Miami Dade College has stood as a cultural beacon in Miami. On Friday, March 1, immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of MDC’s Cultural Affairs programs like never before. Witness a fusion of music, dance, film, and visual arts all under one roof. This event offers the perfect opportunity to savor it all, as we showcase an evening celebrating architecture while embodying the multicultural essence and diverse offerings we’re renowned for.

Experience a captivating short film courtesy of the Miami Film Festival. Step into the vibrant world of the Miami Book Fair, where you’ll encounter a “literary astrologer,” request a personalized poem, and depart with a complimentary Big Read book and tote bag. Extend your journey with a guided tour of the historic Koubek Mansion, a architectural gem steeped in history, led by Miami historian Casey Piket and presented by the Museum of Art and Design (MOAD).

But the night is far from over! The Koubek Center invites you to observe an Afro-Cuban dance class, while for those seeking a lively atmosphere, Live Arts Miami will host Indian Bhangra-themed dance pop ups where you can fully engage and join in the festivities!

Bodega Coconut Grove Artist Takeover with Vic Garcia 2/17/24

Bodega Coconut Grove Artist Takeover with Vic Garcia
Saturday, 02/17/2024-, 02:00 pm-08:00 pm
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila
3419 Main Highway,
Miami, Florida, 33133
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Cost: FREE

In celebration of the Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Bodega Taqueria y Tequila is thrilled to present a weekend takeover with local artist Vic Garcia. The Cuban-American artist will be transforming Bodega’s Coconut Grove lounge to showcase his vibrant Smiley Face collection all weekend long. The brand also partnered with the artist to produce a limited-edition merch line featuring Coconut Grove’s signature peacock imagery alongside Bodega’s infamous tacos.

The artist takeover pop-up will run throughout the weekend, with a special event with Vic Garcia at Bodega’s Coconut Grove location on Saturday, February 17th from 2pm to 8pm. Join Vic Garcia for Casamigos drink and bottle specials, DJ sets and the opportunity to purchase the merch collaboration, which will be exclusively sold at the event.

Unveiling Her Vision: A Celebration of Black Women Artists at Arlo Wynwood 2/21/24

Unveiling Her Vision: A Celebration of Black Women Artists at Arlo Wynwood
Wednesday, 02/21/2024-, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
Arlo Wynwood
2217 NW Miami Ct,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: Free

In celebration of Black History Month, Arlo Wynwood is launching impactful partnerships with talented local artists Reyna Noriega and Kandy G. Lopez. On Wednesday, February 21, from 6-9 p.m., locals are welcome to explore the work of these talented female artists for an evening of artists talks, networking, live entertainment, and a complimentary glass of champagne.

The artist talks will be led by Octavia Yearwood in the gallery during the opening exhibit of “Our Shadow Remains” by Kandy G. Lopez. The three artists will come together to discuss their entrepreneurial journeys as creatives and their activations at Arlo Wynwood. Simultaneously, Reyna Noriega will debut a custom-designed themed suite in the hotel featuring her special pieces/ products. This special event is dedicated to the rich narratives of Black History and Women’s History months, formulating an immersive journey through art and conversation.

Guests will also enjoy an unforgettable performance by Muzelle, local violinist that blends classical training with modern and soulful sounds.

MORE ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
“Our Shadow Remains” by Kandy G Lopez’s Exhibit
Arlo’s Living Room Gallery is honored to exhibit works by Afro-Caribbean visual artist Kandy G Lopez throughout the Gallery space. The exhibit titled “Our Shadow Remains” will remain on view throughout February and March. All artworks on display will be available for purchase and representatives from ACA Galleries, NY will be present throughout the night.
The Arlo Living Room Gallery series, created and curated by Jasmine Arakel, was designed to bring fine art pieces typically reserved for museums, galleries and private collections into publicly accessible spaces at Arlo Hotels. Arlo’s Living Room Gallery is located on the 3rd floor of Arlo Wynwood.

“Reyna’s Room: An Oasis of Peace and Joy” by Reyna Noriega’s Exhibit
Afro-Latina artist Reyna Noriega unveils her custom designed hotel room at Arlo Wynwood. During this event, take a peek into “Reyna’s Room: An Oasis of Peace and Joy”. The corner room features vibrant yet muted use of tropical colors, double beds and totals 445 square feet. The room package will feature fun custom art and interior design pieces along with complimentary goodies and is bookable starting February14 until April 7, 2024. This is event is your chance to preview the room without booking.

About Octavia Yearwood
Octavia Yearwood is a true maven and motivator. Yearwood is a native New Yorker who has found success as an award-winning conceptual artist, motivational speaker, and life coach. Over the last 15 years, she has produced and curated for The Institute of Contemporary Art, The HistoryMiami Museum, The Bass Museum, The City of Miami Beach, The Soho House, AppleTV, and OUTTV. Yearwood has made her mark in various art mediums from film, art curation, and book publishing.

Orchestra Miami to Perform Carnival of the Animals at Zoo Miami 2/25/24

Orchestra Miami to Perform Carnival of the Animals at Zoo Miami
Sunday, 02/25/2024-, 11:00 am-02:00 pm
Zoo Miami
12400 SW 152 Street,
Miami, Florida, 33177
Website
Cost: Free with zoo admission

A celebration that’s 40+ years in the making takes flight at Zoo Miami on Sunday, February 25 with Orchestra Miami’s performance of Camille Saint-Saëns’s 1886 suite, Le Carnaval des Animaux (Carnival of Animals). For Elaine Rinaldi, Orchestra Miami’s artistic director, this performance is deeply personal.

In 1982, at the age of 14, Elaine Rinaldi made her soloist debut as a pianist with the Ft. Lauderdale Chamber Orchestra performing Carnival of Animals at what was then the newly opened Miami Metro Zoo. Even at that young age, Elaine knew that she wanted to recreate that event and allow other promising young artists to perform locally with a professional orchestra. Forty-two years later, her dream becomes a reality. “This concert is a full circle moment for me, and it’s perfect for Orchestra Miami’s ‘Discover Miami Through Music’ series, which I started in 2014. You can’t perform this suite without duo pianists, so I’m especially pleased to be giving two young piano soloists the rare opportunity to perform with a professional orchestra,” said Rinaldi.

Orchestra Miami will offer two performances of the humorous musical suite of fourteen movements, each representing an animal. They are honored to have Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava narrating the 11 AM performance while Conservationist, Ron Magill, will narrate the 1 PM performance. Maestro Rinaldi will be conducting the performances, and the piano soloists are Elisabeth Thomashoff originally from Vienna, Austria, and Aneliya Novikova originally from Voronezh, Russia; both 21 or younger and still students at the Lynn Conservatory of Music. Running approximately 45 minutes each, both shows are free to the public with the purchase of a Zoo Miami ticket. Before this performance, a special free “preview” performance will take place at the Coral Gables Museum on Family Day on Aragon, Saturday, February 10 at 1 PM.

“I’m excited to be a part of Orchestra Miami’s Carnival of Animals. It is certainly one of Camille Saint Sans’ most beautiful works. From the first note to the last, it’s got everything — excitement, eccentric ideas, and instrumentation that competes with playfulness, elegance, and science. This musical suite and Zoo Miami is the perfect marriage,” said Ron Magill. The animals depicted in Carnival of the Animals are lions, hens/roosters, tortoises, elephants, and kangaroos, to name a few. It will also feature The Swan, one of the most famous and recognizable pieces in all of music history. This performance will also include Ottorino Respighi’s The Birds, which is based on music from the 17th and 18th centuries and represents an attempt to transcribe birdsong into musical notation, illustrating bird actions, such as fluttering wings, or scratching feet.

“Saint-Saëns wrote this suite for fun in February 1886 and then prohibited anyone from listening to it until 1922. 102 years later, this is still one of his most enduring and fun compositions. What better way to enjoy this whimsical piece about animals than among the animals,” said Rinaldi.

WHERE:
Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152 Street, Miami, FL 33177

WHEN:
Sunday, February 25, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. respectively

TICKETS:
Free with paid zoo admission. Adult Admission- $22.95 / Child’s Admission- $18.95

Heritage Fest 2024: African Americans and the Arts 2/4/24

Heritage Fest 2024: African Americans and the Arts
Sunday, 02/04/2024-02/04/2024, 03:00 pm-07:00 pm
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
1300 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: 0

We invite you to join us for our fifth annual Heritage Fest. The theme is African Americans and the Arts, spanning the many impacts Black Americans have had on visual arts, music, cultural movements and more.

Join us for an afternoon of free, fun-filled activities for the entire family. Enjoy performances by The W’s featuring Johnny James Dr. J. and Live in Color! Sample delicious food from a variety of vendors and jam to beats pumping onto the dance floor by DJ Cardi.

This FREE community event was designed to spotlight, celebrate and amplify Pan-African artists in our community.

The fest will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. rain or shine.

ModaMiami The Ultimate Car Show On America’s East Coast 3/1/24, 3/2/24, 3/3/24

ModaMiami The Ultimate Car Show On America’s East Coast
Friday, 03/01/2024-03/03/2024, 08:00 am-11:55 pm
The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
Website
Cost: Multiple

Join us as the world’s rarest cars take center stage at the beautiful Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. The exclusive multi-day event celebrates world-class cars, culture, and the utmost in luxury experiences. Peruse sleek limited-edition hypercars to meticulous classic automobiles on ModaMiami’s curated showfield, browse 100 of the hottest supercars joining ModaMiami’s 100 Club, be entertained at auctions and luxury retail pop-ups, and enjoy the ultimate in hospitality with Miami’s best culinary offerings.

Garden D’Amore 2/14/24

Garden D’Amore
Wednesday, 02/14/2024-, 04:30 pm-09:00 pm
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Miami, Florida, 33156
Buy Tickets
Cost: 89.00

“Join us this February for an enchanting celebration of love at Fairchild’s Garden D’Amore. Immerse yourself in the romantic ambiance of a magical evening, where every detail is designed to enhance the essence of Valentine’s Day for you and your special someone.

As the sun sets, the garden comes alive with a symphony of colors and fragrances. Walk hand in hand through the enchanting pathways, surrounded by the beauty of nature, and feel the magic in the air.

Our live music performance will serenade you with soulful tunes, creating the perfect soundtrack for your romantic night. Let the melodies set the mood as you share moments of connection and joy with your loved one

Make this Valentine’s Day truly special at Fairchild’s Garden D’Amore—an evening filled with love, laughter, and enchantment. We look forward to welcoming you and your special someone to this unforgettable celebration of love.”

Motorcar Cavalcade 2/4/24

Motorcar Cavalcade
Sunday, 02/04/2024-, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa in Aventura, Miami.
19999 W Country Club Dr,
Aventura, Florida, 33180
Website
Cost: 375.00

Motorcar Cavalcade Concours d’Elegance Presents: A Symphony of Opulence – An Unrivaled Automotive, Culinary, and Entertainment Extravaganza

MIAMI FL, December 20, 2023 — Motorcar Cavalcade, the prestigious event that captivates automobile enthusiasts and aficionados of luxury experiences worldwide, is set to return for its third year in a spectacular showcase of rare, remarkable, and historic automobiles. This year’s edition promises to be even more extraordinary as it marks the launch of the winter show season during peak South Florida warm weather season at the illustrious JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa in Aventura, Miami.

Not just for the car enthusiast, but a lifestyle event for all to enjoy the South Florida Sunshine, Motorcar Cavalcade will feature a live performance from Jon Saxx, specially curated restaurant partners and bespoke cocktails only to be found at the event. Guests will enjoy a day on the Show Field to explore unparalleled luxury and sophistication for all.

Building on the success of the previous editions, Motorcar Cavalcade continues to redefine the automotive event landscape by presenting a mesmerizing collection of vehicles in the style of a grand garden party. The lush fairway of the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort’s golf course will once again serve as the stunning backdrop for this automotive extravaganza, creating an atmosphere of elegance and sophistication.

The event, scheduled for February 4, will feature a lineup of celebrity judges and a diverse array of automobiles, ranging from iconic vintage classics to cutting-edge modern exotics. The esteemed judging panel includes notable figures from the automotive world, sports stars, and VIP celebrities. Confirmed judges for this year’s Motorcar Cavalcade include Beth Paretta, Team Principal of Paretta Autosport (Indy Car); Kerry Sanders, the famed NBC Correspondent; Lyn St James, Hall of Fame race car driver; Alonzo Mourning, famed Miami Heat Basketball player; Tommy Kendall, Hall of Fame Race Car Driver; Jay Ward, Pixar Creative and creator of the Cars franchise, and Heisman Trophy winning, Super Bowl winning MVP Desmond Howard to name a few.

Motorcar Cavalcade boasts a breathtaking selection of automobiles that spans the rich tapestry of automotive history, sharing both iconic classics to the latest advancements in automotive technology that give a glimpse into the future. A small sample of the vast array of the show can be seen below.
1931 Marmon Sixteen Lebaron Bodied Convertible Sedan
1932 Duesenberg Model J
1956 Cooper T39 MKII Bobtail Race car
1985 Ferrari Modena Spyder California 250 GT
1995 Bugatti EB110
2013 Ferrari LaFerrari
2020 McLaren Senna GTR
2023 Allard J2X
2024 Lamborghini Revuelto

Jason Wenig, Co-Executive Director of Motorcar Cavalcade, expresses his excitement about this year’s event: “Building on the success of previous years, our 2024 event is sure to delight. Our Judging group is extraordinary, the cars that will be on display are mind blowing and the energy we feel from the feedback from our Entrants, sponsors and suppliers is palpable.”

Limited early bird tickets are now available to the general public for $375 and provide access to the Motorcar Cavalcade all-inclusive garden party which includes gourmet culinary pavilions, decadent desserts, fine wines, specialty cocktails, champagne and more—all available throughout the Concours day

Oolite Arts to Host Opening Reception of “Amidst Twin Suns” 2/7/24

Oolite Arts to Host Opening Reception of “Amidst Twin Suns”
Friday, 02/02/2024-04/14/2024, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
Oolite Arts
924 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Website
Cost: Free

Join Oolite Arts for the opening reception of Alberto Checa’s poignant exhibition “Amidst Twin Suns.” This first solo exhibition of Checa, a Cuban immigrant artist, offers a compelling critique of the American labor system and a tribute to his mother’s arduous work. Curated by Jean Chung, the show features an array of drawings, installations, and performances deeply rooted in Checa’s experiences in Miami. Highlights include a collaborative performance with artist Nick León and a unique installation symbolizing the often invisible labor of the Latino community. The reception will take place from 6 – 9 p.m. February 7, 2024 and the exhibition will be on view through April 14, 2024 at Oolite Arts, 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

www.oolitearts.org / 305-674-8278

Second Annual ArtServe Impact Awards on a Mission to Show How Art Enriches the World 4/19/24

Second Annual ArtServe Impact Awards on a Mission to Show How Art Enriches the World
Friday, 04/19/2024-, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
ArtServe
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
RSVP / Register
Cost: $125 per person or 4 people for $400

When ArtServe created the Impact Awards last year to formally recognize people and organizations making a difference in the South Florida community through arts and culture, the program was purposely designed to reach out beyond the ArtServe universe to identify unsung heroes most deserving of the honor.

With its second annual Impact Awards now set for Friday, April 19, 2024, ArtServe has assembled an inspiring, diverse slate of transformative, influential artists, and arts and culture supporters widely seen as long overdue for celebration.

The event, which takes place at ArtServe from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., will include cocktails, a handcrafted international culinary feast prepared by 2023 Impact Award recipient Marc Martorana, a silent auction and entertainment. ArtServe is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $125 per person or $400 for four people.

To purchase tickets, click here or go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artserves-second-annual-impact-awards-tickets-796844562537?aff=oddtdtcreator

“Especially at this juncture in time, it’s more important than ever to clearly show how artists make an immense contribution to the economy that’s often overlooked,” ArtServe CEO Jason Hughes explained. “In fact, artists are everywhere we look, enriching our lives in valuable and unexpected ways.”

The 2024 Impact Award winners are:

Artist of Impact: Puppet Network Founder and Civic Leader Jim Hammond, best known for creating the beloved Florida Day of the Dead Celebration

Community Partner of Impact: Leadership Broward Foundation Executive Director Andrew Zullo

Media Advocate of Impact: Riverwalk Trust President and CEO Genia Duncan Ellis and Go Riverwalk Magazine Publisher Mark Budwig

Legacy of Impact: Thaddeus “THAD” Hamilton, Chair of the Tuskegee Airman of South Florida; also United Negro College Fund, South Florida Leadership Council Chair

Educator of Impact: Jessica Swanson, Master Teacher and Technology Magnet Program Coordinator; Dillard School for the Arts

ArtServe inspires, supports and advances its diverse members, artists and community by promoting artistic development, education and prosperity through the exploration and presentation of the visual and performing arts.

About ArtServe

Named a “2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, Fort Lauderdale-based ArtServe is an award-winning arts incubator that is advancing the arts for social good as a creative laboratory and hub for experimental artists committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Now in its 35th year, ArtServe has won several awards for innovation in the arts and is supported in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Florida’s Department of State and the Division of Cultural Affairs. Each year, ArtServe programs contribute tangibly to the region’s economy, helping 2,000+ artists sell their work, build businesses and engage the community. To do that, ArtServe secures financial support through donations, sponsorships and memberships.

The Da Vinci Machines & Robotics Exhibit Opens February 2nd, 2024 in Downtown Miami 2/3/24 – 5/5/24

The Da Vinci Machines & Robotics Exhibit Opens February 2nd, 2024 in Downtown Miami
Saturday, 02/03/2024-05/05/2024, 10:00 am-07:00 pm
Security Building – Miami
117 NE 1st Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: $15 – $30

For the First Time in South Florida, The Da Vinci Machines and Robotics Exhibition, curated by the Artisans of Florence and the Niccolai Group. The hands-on interactive exhibition features over sixty displays, including da Vinci’s Robot, dragonfly drone, bicycle, scuba suit, spring-powered car, Aerial Screw (precursor of the helicopter), hang glider, and the world’s first military tank.

This exhibit offers locals and visitors alike a chance to explore the mind of the greatest genius of all time through a hands-on interactive experience designed for all ages. On loan from the Museum of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, Italy, the exhibit connects the past and the future with over sixty displays, including robots, war machines, flying contraptions, and civil and hydraulic inventions, alongside an extensive art gallery of reproduced masterpieces revealing da Vinci’s hand-drawn notes and designs.

The exhibit allows people to explore the mind of one of the greatest geniuses of all time, Leonardo da Vinci, and test his inventions. This experience allows participants a chance to not only enjoy the beautiful artworks da Vinci created but also showcase an immersive experience of the history and craftmanship da Vinci has brought to artists all around the world.

JB Contemporary is proud to present The Da Vinci Machines and Robotics Exhibition, curated by the Artisans of Florence and the Niccolai Group.

Sponsorships and event opportunities are available.

Opening exhibit: Friday, February 2nd, 2024 – Sunday, May 5th, 2024
Exhibit Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10 A.M. – 7 P.M.

Redlining: An Art Engagement Dialogue 2/5/24

Redlining: An Art Engagement Dialogue
Monday, 02/05/2024-, 06:30 pm-08:00 pm
Miramar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center Place,
Miramar, Florida, 33025
Website
Cost: free

Introducing the newest Art Gallery on display at the Miramar Cultural Center: “Redlining”
In honor of Black History Month, explore Black artistic expression within the context of the past (and sometimes current) discriminatory practice of Redlining – a practice that consists of the systematic denial of services such as mortgages, insurance loans, and other financial services to residents of certain areas, based on their race or ethnicity.
You’re invited! Dive deeper into the true meaning behind the Redlining Art Exhibit on February 5th at “Redlining: An Art Engagement Dialogue.” A reception featuring a talkback with the artist, curator, & our partnering organizations. Enjoy free refreshments on this artistic and informative night.
FREE
Monday, February 5th
6:30-8pm
2400 Civic Center Place 
RSVP while space is available at Redlining-MCC.eventbrite.com

The Da Vinci Machines & Robotics Exhibit Opens in Downtown Miami 2/2/24 – 5/4/24

The Da Vinci Machines & Robotics Exhibit Opens in Downtown Miami
Sunday, 02/02/2024-05/05/2024, 10:00 am-07:00 am
Security Building – Miami
117 NE 1st Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33132
RSVP / Register
Cost:

For the First Time in South Florida, The Da Vinci Machines and Robotics Exhibition, curated by the Artisans of Florence and the Niccolai Group. The hands-on interactive exhibition features over sixty displays, including da Vinci’s Robot, dragonfly drone, bicycle, scuba suit, spring-powered car, Aerial Screw (precursor of the helicopter), hang glider, and the world’s first military tank.

This exhibit offers locals and visitors alike a chance to explore the minds of the greatest genius of all time through a hands-on interactive experience designed for all ages. On loan from the Museum of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, Italy, the exhibit connects the past and the future with over sixty displays, including robots, war machines, flying contraptions, and civil and hydraulic inventions, alongside an extensive art gallery of reproduced masterpieces revealing da Vinci’s hand-drawn notes and designs.

The exhibit allows people to explore the mind of one of the greatest geniuses of all time, Leonardo da Vinci, and test his inventions. This experience allows participants a chance to not only enjoy the beautiful artworks da Vinci created but also showcase an immersive experience of the history and craftsmanship da Vinci has brought to artists all around the world.

JB Contemporary is proud to present The Da Vinci Machines and Robotics Exhibition, curated by the Artisans of Florence and the Niccolai Group.

Sponsorships and event opportunities are available.

Business for the Arts of Broward Arts Mean Business Speaker Series with Kandy G Lopez 1/22/24

Business for the Arts of Broward Arts Mean Business Speaker Series with Kandy G Lopez
Monday, 01/22/2024-, 05:30 pm-07:00 pm
Berger Singerman
201 E Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1500,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Hosted by Berger Singerman and presented by the Castle Group and the Cathy and James Donnelly Family Fund at the Community Foundation of Broward, Business for the Arts of Broward’s (BFA) Arts Mean Business Speaker Series (AMB) continues with an intimate cocktail reception including a conversation and meet and greet with multimedia Afro-Caribbean American portrait and figurative artist Kandy G Lopez.

Lopez uses her artistic talents to tell the stories of people of color (POC) in the United States and explore identity through marginalized individuals who represent her community. Her current body of work entails using yarn and thread to create larger-than-life portraits on a plastic canvas that is meant to be used for rug making. The message behind her intentional selection of medium is that POC feel like they are being walked on. Lopez’s work is hung on gallery walls and in front of windows for sunlight to shine through, meant to be respected, appreciated and protected from soles of shoes.

Born in Bayonne, New Jersey and currently residing in Fort Lauderdale, Lopez received a Bachelor of Fine Art and Bachelor of Science in painting and marketing and management from the University of South Florida and a Master of Fine Art in painting from Florida Atlantic University.

Lopez’s work has been displayed at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Miramar Cultural Center and Coral Springs Museum of Art, among other venues throughout South Florida, as well as in Fort Worth, Texas and New Bedford, Massachusetts. In 2022, she received the Broward Cultural Division’s Artist Innovation Grant and Project Row House Grant.

The Arts Mean Business Speaker Series is free and open to the public. Guests who wish to attend must email their RSVP by January 17 to rvegas@bfabroward.org. For more information, visit https://bfabroward.org/programs/arts-means-business/.

AMB is just one of several ways BFA supports local artists while fostering cultural vitality, creative success and economic development. BFA continuously supports the local arts community and promotes local artists, cultural non-profits and diverse art-related projects. BFA annually hosts several events in addition to AMB, including Art in the Workplace, Art Curation, Public Art Creation, Art & Somm and the popular Art + Stroll.

Thursdays at PAMM: Backroom Sessions with Steven Goralnick Trio & Book Signing and Video Display by Laura Paresky Gould 12/21/23

Thursdays at PAMM: Backroom Sessions with Steven Goralnick Trio & Book Signing and Video Display by Laura Paresky Gould
Thursday, 12/21/2023-, 05:00 pm-07:00 pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: Tickets are only required for museum. Live music and programming on the terrace are free and open to the public.

Join Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) on the waterfront terrace for live music presented by Backroom Sessions with Steven Goralnick Trio; book-signing and video display with award-winning graphic designer, photographer, and artist Laura Paresky Gould from Miami Color Theory; and happy hour on the terrace. Inside the museum, take a tour or explore new exhibitions and permanent collection galleries until 9 pm.

Future Sketches / Code Poems 12/10/23

Future Sketches / Code Poems
Sunday, 12/10/2023-05/28/2024, 01:00 pm-08:00 pm
ARTECHOUSE Miami
736 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, District of Columbia, 33139
Website
Cost: 17-36

Renowned artist, researcher and educator Zach Lieberman explores the poetry within computation and pushes the boundaries of creative coding as an expressive medium. Future Sketches / Code Poems explores how technology can transform the human body, voice, and gesture in expressive and imaginative ways, serving as a love letter to the fields of animation, interaction and computation.

Miami Art Week Celebrations at Negroni Midtown 12/6/23

Miami Art Week Celebrations at Negroni Midtown
Wednesday, 12/06/2023-12/09/2023, 12:00 pm-01:00 am
Negroni Midtown
3201 Buena Vista Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: Free

Looking for Miami Art Week plans this week? Look no further than Negroni Midtown, the ultimate local hotspot. From December 5 to December 9, Negroni Midtown is bringing you six days of unparalleled entertainment. Experience special DJ performances, live painting activations, and of course, indulge in delicious dishes and craft cocktails. Located in Miami’s preeminent arts and cultural district, Negroni features a diverse international comfort food menu with a fusion touch from Peru to Tokyo.

Check out the schedule of events below:

Tuesday, December 5: Art Week Opening Late Groove Special – Featuring live music from Blair Suarez and Ahyvan, and exhibition art by Falopapas.

Wednesday, December 6: Live DJ Set & Live Painting – Featuring live painting by Medusa Correa, and exhibition art by Falopapas.

Thursday, December 7: Time Together Party by Family Reunions – Featuring a live art installation from Kyle Leblanc, and live music from Lord Rash, Shaun Ross, Terrell Brooke and a special guest!

Friday, December 8: Tokyo Party + Live Painting – Featuring live music from Reydel, Tanveer + live painting and exhibition art by Falopapas

Saturday, December 9: Art Week Closing Around the Corner + Azulum Party – Featuring a live painting by Dave Lavernia + exhibition art by Falopapas, and live music from a special DJ guest.

#NegroniArtWeek

South Beach Food Hall host R-Evolution Sculptor, Marco Cochrane’s Chat & Happy Hour 12/9/23

South Beach Food Hall host R-Evolution Sculptor, Marco Cochrane’s Chat & Happy Hour
Saturday, 12/09/2023-, 04:00 pm-11:00 pm
South Beach Food Hall
1601 Drexel Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

Don’t miss this fusion of Art & Food event…Meet artist for a chat followed by Happy Hour with tasty bites and cocktails at South Beach Food Hall.

Join us for a mesmerizing evening with renowned sculptor, Marco Cochrane and model, Deja Solis! Learn more about the making of R-Evolution with footage presented on our amazing 17 x 9 video wall. There will be prints for sale. Please register to give us an idea how many. Talk is FREE, buy bites and cocktails.

Experience R-Evolution, the latest sculpture in a 3-part series by Cochrane, known for his larger-than-life, empowering works of art. R-Evolution is located at 420 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach.

Then explore South Beach Food Hall’s beautiful space and chill music, enjoy delicious culinary bites from 8 food concepts, and pair them with refreshing cocktails during our Happy Hour.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to enjoy the fusion of art and food!

Palosanto at ART Wynwood 12/9/23

Palosanto at ART Wynwood
Saturday, 12/09/2023-, 07:00 pm-11:00 pm
Arlo Wynwood
2217 NW Miami CT,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: Free

For five years, Palosanto has been a staple of Williamsburg’s rooftop scene, creating a weekly musical tradition cherished by many. Now, this vibrant event is set to electrify Wynwood with its unique blend of sounds and energy.

Palosanto is the brainchild of the French-American, Brooklyn-based music maven — a producer, DJ, promoter, and partner at NYC’s Outer Heaven nightclub. Known for his exceptional talent in curating global musical gems, he specializes in a rhythmic mix of afro house, deep house, and invigorating disco-house, promising to bring the perfect vibe to every gathering.

Join us at Arlo’s Rooftop (ART) Wynwood, Miami’s hidden gem and the go-to spot for unforgettable pool parties, accompanied by live DJs. Situated in the heart of a cultural hub, ART Wynwood offers breathtaking views of street art, the bay, and iconic stadium landmarks.

Don’t miss out on these extraordinary evenings of music and dance at ART Wynwood, Rooftop, 9th Floor, from 7-11 PM on select dates:
– Saturday, December 9 (Special Art Week performance)
– Thursday, December 14

Opened in November 2022, Arlo Wynwood is the first-ever hotel in Miami’s preeminent creative and cultural district, which is home to the largest concentration of street art in the world. The lifestyle-driven 217-room boutique hotel serves as the cultural hub for residents and visitors while offering savvy travelers prime access to the best of the region. Designed by Meyer Davis, an award-winning firm at the forefront of global, upscale commercial design, Arlo Wynwood draws on the neighborhood’s bold and curated artistic nature while embracing an eclectic industrial aesthetic where organic meets modern. Arlo Wynwood has an all-star culinary team led by award-winning James Beard alum Chef Brad Kilgore. The hotel also has more than 250 works of art throughout the property and offers guests multiple complimentary wellness activities and live music programming.

Palosanto at ART Wynwood 12/14/23

Palosanto at ART Wynwood
Thursday, 12/14/2023-12/14/2023, 07:00 pm-11:00 pm
Arlo Wynwood
2217 NW Miami CT,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: Free

or five years, Palosanto has been a staple of Williamsburg’s rooftop scene, creating a weekly musical tradition cherished by many. Now, this vibrant event is set to electrify Wynwood with its unique blend of sounds and energy.

Palosanto is the brainchild of the French-American, Brooklyn-based music maven — a producer, DJ, promoter, and partner at NYC’s Outer Heaven nightclub. Known for his exceptional talent in curating global musical gems, he specializes in a rhythmic mix of afro house, deep house, and invigorating disco-house, promising to bring the perfect vibe to every gathering.

Join us at Arlo’s Rooftop (ART) Wynwood, Miami’s hidden gem and the go-to spot for unforgettable pool parties, accompanied by live DJs. Situated in the heart of a cultural hub, ART Wynwood offers breathtaking views of street art, the bay, and iconic stadium landmarks.

Don’t miss out on these extraordinary evenings of music and dance at ART Wynwood, Rooftop, 9th Floor, from 7-11 PM on select dates:
– Saturday, December 9 (Special Art Week performance)
– Thursday, December 14

Opened in November 2022, Arlo Wynwood is the first-ever hotel in Miami’s preeminent creative and cultural district, which is home to the largest concentration of street art in the world. The lifestyle-driven 217-room boutique hotel serves as the cultural hub for residents and visitors while offering savvy travelers prime access to the best of the region. Designed by Meyer Davis, an award-winning firm at the forefront of global, upscale commercial design, Arlo Wynwood draws on the neighborhood’s bold and curated artistic nature while embracing an eclectic industrial aesthetic where organic meets modern. Arlo Wynwood has an all-star culinary team led by award-winning James Beard alum Chef Brad Kilgore. The hotel also has more than 250 works of art throughout the property and offers guests multiple complimentary wellness activities and live music programming.

Reyna Noriega x Nautilus Sonesta Miami Beach Art Exhibit Presented by nAscent Art New York Opening Cocktail Event 12/6/23

Reyna Noriega x Nautilus Sonesta Miami Beach Art Exhibit Presented by nAscent Art New York Opening Cocktail Event
Wednesday, 12/06/2023-, 07:30 pm-09:30 pm
Nautilus Sonesta Miami Beach
1825 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Website
Cost: Free

Afro-Latina visual artist, painter and author Reyna Noriega, who has dedicated her life’s work to celebrating women of color, has partnered with Nautilus Sonesta Miami Beach and nAscent Art New York to debut her first-ever full-scope multimedia and multidimensional artwork installation. Featuring over 12 never-before-seen pieces, the immersive installation explores Noriega’s vibrant heritage and identity as a female Cuban-American Miami native as it intersects with her culture and journey as an artist.

Guests can attend the opening event at the Nautilus Salon & Oceanfront Terrace on December 6 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. where they can enjoy delicious cocktails, the company of other art enthusiasts and experience the installation’s debut. The installation will be on display and open to the public from December 5-10 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Close out Miami Art Week with Artist Lefty Out There at Chotto Matte 12/9/23

Close out Miami Art Week with Artist Lefty Out There at Chotto Matte
Saturday, 12/09/2023-, 05:00 pm-12:00 am
Chotto Matte
1664 Lenox Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
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Cost: Free

Round out Miami Art Week with live entertainment paired with the unveiling of new artwork from renowned artist and long-time partner of Chotto Matte, Lefty Out There. Lefty Out There is behind many pieces featured in Chotto Matte locations worldwide and is set to craft custom designs on caps for patrons who order from the one restaurant’s tasting menus. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

Miami Art Week ’23 : Basil Brunch at Arlo Wynwood 12/3/23

Miami Art Week ’23 : Basil Brunch at Arlo Wynwood
Sunday, 12/03/2023-, 11:00 am-03:00 pm
Higher Ground
2217 NW Miami Ct,
Miami, Florida, 33127
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Indulge in a creative twist: “Basil Brunch”, from cocktails to cuisine, surrounded by a live art exhibition inspired by ARLO’s outdoor vibrant greenery bar and lounge, Higher Ground.

Within the multi floor hotel Arlo Wynwood — the first hotel opening in Miami’s preeminent creative and cultural district — boasts Higher Ground, the open floor, greenery mixology bar and tapas restaurant. This celebratory weekend brunch event will kick off the art festivities in a tasteful manner. Green basil plants will welcome you throughout the venue space as you walk through each curated room introducing a new artist style, theme or medium. You can expect to meet internationally recognized artists and South Florida artists all displaying their visual bodies of work.

Join us at Wynwood, one of the largest open-air street-art installations in the world. Live art event presented with Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, partnered with Twenty6North Productions, The L Brand Group and supported by the Arts & Business Council of Miami.

Higher Ground complimentary welcome cocktail with hors d’oeuvres for the first hour.

Dress Code: Casual Chic

The Our Fund Foundation and Presenting Sponsor Bank of America Private Bank’s Fifth Annual South Florida LGBTQ Philanthropy Awards 2/3/24

The Our Fund Foundation and Presenting Sponsor Bank of America Private Bank’s Fifth Annual South Florida LGBTQ Philanthropy Awards
Saturday, 02/03/2024-, 05:30 pm-08:00 pm
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
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Cost: $75

Join the Our Fund Foundation and presenting sponsor Bank of America Private Bank for the Fifth Annual South Florida LGBTQ Philanthropy Awards, which celebrates outstanding philanthropy, volunteerism, and emerging leadership. Honorees and guests will enjoy a cocktail reception before the ceremony, followed by an impactful conversation with this year’s guest speaker, Hannah Kanstroom, Senior Vice President and Philanthropic Strategist at Bank of America Private Bank. She will share anecdotes from the 2023 Bank of America Study of Philanthropy: Charitable Giving by Affluent Households. The event will also honor the 2024 Class of South Florida LGBTQ Philanthropy awardees.

Kicking Off Miami Art Week at Chotto Matte Miami: Welcoming Industry Nights with Blcksmth 12/4/23

Kicking Off Miami Art Week at Chotto Matte Miami: Welcoming Industry Nights with Blcksmth
Monday, 12/04/2023-, 05:00 pm-11:55 pm
Chotto Matte
1664 Lenox Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
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Cost: Free

Join Chotto Matte in celebrating their new Monday night activation, Industry Nights! To kick off Miami Art Week, Blcksmth, a renowned artist, will mark the special occasion by creating a unique indoor and outdoor art installation at the restaurant. Additionally, guests can enjoy the brand new Industry Night specials, an all-night happy hour, or “Chotto Hour,” which includes 2-for-1 cocktails and delicious Nikkei bites, every Monday.

Miami Art Week: Chotto Matte Presents a Night of Art, Music, and Luxury with Millie Brown, Origen Vodka and Fleur de Mal 12/6/23

Miami Art Week: Chotto Matte Presents a Night of Art, Music, and Luxury with Millie Brown, Origen Vodka and Fleur de Mal
Wednesday, 12/06/2023-, 05:00 pm-11:55 pm
Chotto Matte
1664 Lenox Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
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Cost: 0

Chotto Matte is teaming up with spirits brand, Origen Vodka and luxury brand, Fleur de Mal to bring you a night brimming with live art entertainment from Millie Brown, complemented by a live performance by Tim Young, all set to a vibrant soundtrack by DJ Janika Tenn. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

The 22nd Annual Sagamore ART Brunch 12/9/23

The 22nd Annual Sagamore ART Brunch
Saturday, 12/09/2023-, 09:00 am-01:00 pm
Sagamore Hotel South Beach
1671 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
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Cost: $25-$45

For more than two decades, Sagamore Hotel South Beach has offered the gold standard in the annual Miami Beach Art Week experience, but it’s the hotel’s iconic ART Brunch that really steals the show. This year, the 22nd annual poolside ART Brunch takes place on Saturday, December 9. As one of the most sought-after invites of the year, the epic event brings together the who’s who of the art community, welcoming hundreds of industry leaders spanning art, entertainment and social media for an alfresco afternoon of art, food, drink and surprise performances. The brunch is part of the hotel’s greater Art Week themed experience named “The Digital Canvas: Unleashing AI in Art,” which will fuse immersive Web3, AI, art, and Bitcoin.

The Sagamore Hotel presents The Nolcha Shows: Ordinals Edition, an art-meets-Bitcoin conference, powered by Gamma.io 12/7/23

The Sagamore Hotel presents The Nolcha Shows: Ordinals Edition, an art-meets-Bitcoin conference, powered by Gamma.io
Thursday, 12/07/2023-, 11:30 am-08:00 pm
The Sagamore Hotel South Beach
1671 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
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Cost:

Join us at the Sagamore on Thursday, December 7th, for a groundbreaking fusion of traditional and digital art at The Nolcha Shows: Ordinals Edition. In partnership with Nolcha Shows and Gamma.io, this year’s theme, ‘The Digital Canvas: Unleashing AI in Art,’ showcases an innovative blend of Web3, AI, and Bitcoin.

Experience an extraordinary array of artworks curated by Nolcha Shows and Gamma.io. Discover mixed-media art, physical paintings, and digital projections from acclaimed artists like Jenni Pasanen, Vincent D’Onofrio, Laurence Fuller, Alex Alpert, and many more.

The highlight event, an art-meets-Bitcoin conference, will unite digital art pioneers and enthusiasts. Engage with leading voices and builders in the Bitcoin NFT space, featuring speakers from Trust Machines, Xverse, Gamma, Stacks, and Apollo.

Come to learn, network, and party with like-minded individuals. If you are an art collector be sure to check out the Collectors Edition Ticket for a premium event experience, including exclusive and limited edition digital and physical collectibles. Tickets start at only $198 with a complimentary cocktail hour, networking lunch, and Nolcha Shows swag bag.

Don’t miss this unique convergence of art, technology, and community at the Sagamore.

TRANSFER Data Trust Preview Part 12/6/23

TRANSFER Data Trust Preview Part
Wednesday, 12/06/2023-, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
Oolite Satellite in Little River
7297 NW 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33135
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Cost: Free

TRANSFER Data Trust Preview Party
6-9PM, RSVP open to everyone
Oolite Satellite in Little River
7297 NW 2nd Ave, Miami FL 33135

Join us for a pop-up exhibition and preview party for the TRANSFER Data Trust during Miami Art Week. This one-night event features gallery talks, artworks on view and refreshments.

6PM | Tour and talk with founding members of the TRANSFER Data Trust, an artist-owned decentralized archive and cultural value exchange cooperative.
6:30PM | Shawn Clybor, Director of Digital at Bakehouse Arts Complex in conversation with Carla Gannis in the gallery

Revived artworks on-view available via the trust, join us to demo our prototype of an ever-growing decentralized catalog.

FEATURED ARTISTS
Carla Gannis – Large format looped moving image from the solo exhibition ‘A Subject Self-Defined’ (2016)
Lorna Mills – ‘Ethereal Imperial’ (2017) 6-channel stunner commissioned for GIPHY’s 30th Anniversary of the Animated GIF
Huntrezz Janos – ‘Infilteriterations’ (2019-2020) Interactive Augmented Reality Face Filters

Link to RSVP: https://partiful.com/e/fXIjcxRxPk2j8jihrwcT?

Bubbles & Pinch Pot Delights at The Balfour Hotel with Sarah Glass Ceramics 12/10/23

Bubbles & Pinch Pot Delights at The Balfour Hotel with Sarah Glass Ceramics
Sunday, 12/10/2023-, 11:00 am-02:00 pm
The Balfour Hotel
350 Ocean Dr,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Website
Cost: 95

Close out Miami Art Week 2023 with Sarah Glass Ceramics by making clay pinch pots at The Balfour Hotel in Miami Beach on December 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Discover your creative side as you indulge in a memorable afternoon at The Balfour Hotel’s charming courtyard. With a glass of bubbly in hand, guests can craft their own pottery masterpieces under the guidance of skilled instructor, Sarah Glass. Immerse yourself in the world of pottery, savor The Balfour’s delectable food and beverage offerings, and create lasting memories. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to unleash your creativity and indulge your taste buds!

*Indulge in an exclusive Art Week x Balfour brunch, not covered by the ticket price.

Mural Unveiling at Arlo Wynwood Rooftop: ThankYouX 12/6/23

Mural Unveiling at Arlo Wynwood Rooftop: ThankYouX
Wednesday, 12/06/2023-, 06:00 pm-10:00 pm
Arlo Wynwood
2217 NW Miami CT,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: Free

Join us at Arlo Wynwood for an exclusive first look at ThankYouX’s latest mural masterpiece during Miami Art Week. Celebrate this momentous occasion with an engaging artist talk and a night filled with live music and entertainment.

Renowned globally for his exhibitions in major cities like London, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York, ThankYouX masterfully blends traditional art with digital innovation. His new mural, “‘Want to be Reminded’ encapsulates Miami’s constant flow – from its beaches to galleries and nightlife. It reflects the city’s vibrant energy, where staying in one place for too long feels impossible amidst its perpetual movement.”

Be part of this special event as Arlo Wynwood continues its collaboration with the acclaimed L.A.-based artist. Witness how this rooftop mural dramatically alters the Wynwood skyline!

Featuring live music by Bozito and Supernova, and is proudly co-sponsored by Matter Labs.

Take advantage of this blend of art and music at ART Wynwood, located on the 9th floor of Arlo Wynwood.

Memory Mansion Art Basel 12/9/23

Memory Mansion Art Basel
Saturday, 12/09/2023-, 05:00 pm-08:00 pm
Uma House by Yurbban South Beach
1775 James Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
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Cost: 0

On December 9th, experience a true celebration of the arts, Memory Mansion Art Basel at Uma House by Yurbban South Beach. Enjoy an all-day rooftop pop-up shop before settling in at 5 PM for a cocktail party and LIVE exhibition presentation created by famed choreographer AbdulLatif.

This extraordinary event celebrates how memory informs the arts and was inspired by Author ShamanIsis’ best-selling new book, Memory Mansion.
Luxe Isle and Carlton Jones Collection will showcase special fashion designs in the Anamnesis runway presentation while NYC Ballet dancers perform AbdulLatif’s ARC, a water ballet sculpture.

They will be accompanied by the Met Opera Soloist, Tshombe Selby.
Shop the looks at the pop-up, open from 12 PM – 8 PM.
Produced by Myra Santiago.

KAI Perfect Memories at Wynwood Walls 11/30/23

KAI Perfect Memories at Wynwood Walls
Thursday, 11/30/2023-, 08:00 pm-
Wynwood Walls
2516 NW 2nd Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: Free

Join Kai, Wynwood Walls and Goldman Global Arts for the public opening of “Perfect Memories,” the international artist’s new solo show!

RSVP at https://museum.thewynwoodwalls.com/main

Follow @kaiart, @wynwoodwallsofficial or @goldmanglobalarts for more

Omsa Gallery Exhibit Female Figuratively 12/2/23

Omsa Gallery Exhibit Female Figuratively
Saturday, 12/02/2023-02/15/2024, 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
OMSA GALLERY
15661 Sheridan Street,
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 33331
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

OMSA GALLERY Presents
Female, Figuratively
– Selected works by 7 female artists on the female form.
An exhibit curated by Daniella Sforza, with works by:
* Sofia Balut Paez
* Marina Font
* Heidi Lanino
* Amy Laskin
* Veronica Pasman
* Julia Rivera
* Patricia Schnall Gutierrez

The exhibit endeavors to reflect the original notions brought forth by the Greco Roman ideals of a platonic notion of beauty that blend with contemporary. perspectives.

This exhibit is a poetic rather political approach to the contemporary currents, appreciating the grammar of a certain identity and idea.

The female form rendered by women artists reflecting 7 unique perspectives with eloquent voices rendered through a visual narrative, a herstory, shared by all women and evolved over millennia.

Public Opening – Dec. 2  7PM – 10PM
Exhibit Dec. 2, 2023 – Feb. 15, 2024

Curator Brunch: Home Sweet Home 12/9/23

Curator Brunch: Home Sweet Home
Saturday, 12/09/2023-, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Girls' Club by the River
330 SW 2nd ST, Ste. 102,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
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Cost: Free

Please join us for Girls’ Club annual Curator Brunch, welcoming Art Basel guests and visitors to its new downtown Fort Lauderdale location to celebrate the opening of its latest exhibit, ‘Home Sweet Home’.

‘Home Sweet Home’ is an exhibition from the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz that looks to the domestic sphere for insight and influence. Historically assigned to the care and management of women, the home is simultaneously a place of comfort and confinement. Artists include Harumi Abe, Diane Arbus, Tina Barney, Molly McGreevy, Alice Neel, Peggy Levison Nolan, Kerry Phillips, Laurie Simmons, and others.

Exhibition curator and collection director Sarah Michelle Rupert will lead an informal tour and talk at 11am, discussing the pieces in the show and answering questions about the exhibit and the collection.

RSVP is essential.

Free Exhibit, Opening Reception–ArtServe’s First Exhibit of 2024 Explores Technology’s Role in Art, Society and Commerce 1/26/24

Free Exhibit, Opening Reception–ArtServe’s First Exhibit of 2024 Explores Technology’s Role in Art, Society and Commerce
Friday, 01/26/2024-03/22/2024, 09:00 am-05:00 pm
ArtServe
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

ArtServe’s “New & Improved” Exhibit Opens With Free, Public Reception on Friday, January 26

Just in time to welcome the New Year, ArtServe’s first exhibit of 2024 will explore the dichotomies of life amid technology and progress in “New & Improved,” which opens with a free, public reception on Friday, January 26, 2024 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Both adults and kids are welcome at the reception, which will feature interactive stations filled with toys and gadgets from the 1970s, 80s and 90s, along with a live D.J. playing music from those eras.

To RSVP for the free reception, click here: https://web.charityengine.net/Default.aspx?tsid=27820

The exhibit itself is also free to attend and runs through Friday, March 22, 2024.

ArtServe is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale and open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“This exhibit confronts the question of whether new things are necessarily better,” ArtServe CEO Jason Hughes said. “To do that, we’re welcoming all art genres, exploring new and traditional mediums, and exploring our romanticization with the past.”

“New & Improved” is inviting artists to display their perspective on how nostalgia intersects with the realities of our expectations for the future.

ArtServe inspires, supports and advances its diverse members, artists and community by promoting artistic development, education and prosperity through the exploration and presentation of the visual and performing arts.

About ArtServe

Named a “2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, Fort Lauderdale-based ArtServe is an award-winning arts incubator that is advancing the arts for social good as a creative laboratory and hub for experimental artists committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Now in its 35th year, ArtServe has won several awards for innovation in the arts and is supported in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Florida’s Department of State and the Division of Cultural Affairs. Each year, ArtServe programs contribute tangibly to the region’s economy, helping 2,000+ artists sell their work, build businesses and engage the community. To do that, ArtServe secures financial support through donations, sponsorships and memberships.

Oolite Arts to host Open Studios Brunch & Tour 12/9/23

Oolite Arts to host Open Studios Brunch & Tour
Saturday, 12/09/2023-, 10:00 am-11:30 am
Oolite Arts
924 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Website
Cost: Free

Join Oolite Arts during Miami Art Week for an exclusive Open Studios Brunch & Tour. This signature event offers a unique opportunity to engage with the vibrant “Bounce” exhibition, curated by Storm Ascher. While enjoying a sumptuous brunch, you’ll have the chance to connect with resident artists, learn about their art practice, and discover where creativity takes shape. Saturday, December 9, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Located at 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139. FREE. RSVP to lguerrero@oolitearts.org. www.oolitearts.org | 305-674-8278

Create A Signature Perfume 11/11/23, 11/18/23, 11/19/23, 11/25/23, 11/26/23, 12/2/23, 12/3/23, 12/9/23, 12/10/23, 12/16/23, 12/17/23, 12/30/23, 12/31/23, 1/6/24, 1/7/24, 1/13/24, 1/14/24, 1/20/24, 1/21/24,

Create A Signature Perfume
Saturday, 11/11/2023-01/21/2024, 03:00 pm-05:00 pm
Work & Co.
2915 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33137
Website
Cost: 69.00

Introducing the ultimate Miami perfume-making workshop! Come unleash your creativity and make your very own signature scent!

We are relocating and the last day to attend a Miami workshop is January 21st!

Did you know that the average person spends over $1,000 on perfume per year? With our workshop, you can save a significant amount of money on designer fragrances and create a scent that is personalized just for you.

Led by an expert perfumer, you’ll be guided through the process of selecting the perfect ingredients to create a scent that is uniquely yours. You’ll learn about the different fragrance notes and how to combine them to create the perfect balance.

This is the perfect activity for friends, a birthday celebration, a bachelorette activity, a date or to treat yourself to a fun & educational experience.

Drawing on Discovery 11/17/23

Drawing on Discovery
Friday, 11/17/2023-, 06:00 pm-07:00 pm

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Cost: free to attend / $10 suggested donation

The artist Juan Sebastian Restrepo (also known as Zeb) will be leading an online workshop over the origins of one and two point perspective. They will also go in-depth over the devices used to achieve such vantage points among other important terms and concepts.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, this drawing workshop is perfect for anyone looking to unleash their creativity. Drawing on Discovery workshops aim to free you from any creative blocks and invite you to tap into your real Self by connecting with others.

At collaboARTive, you’ll find a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere that fosters creativity and collaboration. Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of art and connect with fellow art enthusiasts. All levels of ability are welcome.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn from Zeb and take your drawing skills to the next level!

Kislak Artifacts with Clay for GOGO MOAD Program 10/21/23

Kislak Artifacts with Clay for GOGO MOAD Program
Saturday, 10/21/2023-, 11:00 am-02:00 pm
Miami Dade College Koubek Memorial Center
2705 SW 3rd St.,
Miami, Florida, 33135
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Cost:

Kislak Artifacts with Clay is a GOGO MOAD program event and will explore pieces from the Kislak Center which includes some of the most significant original source materials related to the history of the early Americas. It showcases a number of extraordinary objects, including books, maps, manuscripts, Pre-Columbian artifacts, and other historical materials that offer perspectives on the extraordinary civilizations that shaped the modern world.

More about GOGO MOAD Membership:
The Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) at Miami Dade College (MDC) now offers a GOGO MOAD Membership, an added value to its established GOGO MOAD program for kids and families. The membership program provides meaningful connections to the arts and creativity with add-on art supplies and specialty swag items.

Priced at $60 annually per child, a limited number of memberships are currently available for children ages 5 to 14. The program aims to foster an early love and connection to the visual arts and to MOAD through artist-led artmaking and collective family activities, inspiring kids to create independently and return to GOGO MOAD for new experiences. Members will receive a printed GOGO MOAD Membership card and one takeaway art supply at each GOGO MOAD event. They can collect up to seven different supplies per year and receive other perks, including a special invitation to a bonus, members-only GOGO MOAD session.

Art et Culture Concert 12/2/23

Art et Culture Concert
Saturday, 12/02/2023-, 06:00 pm-11:55 pm
Coral Spings Center of Arts
2855 Coral Springs Drive,
Coral Springs, Florida, 33075
Website
Cost: 80

Join us at the 5th edition of Art and Culture 2023 presented by RHAI and Les Productions LJ on Saturday December 2, 2023 at the Center (Coral Springs Center) 2655 Coral Springs Drive.

Join us at the 5th edition of Art and Culture 2023 presented by RHAI and Les Productions LJ on Saturday December 2, 2023 at the Center (Coral Springs Center) 2655 Coral Springs Drive. This edition will feature Rutshelle Guillaume, Anie Alerte , the popular groupe Strings for an Evening of Flamenco and Haitian Troubadour.

Anie Alerte and Rutshelle Guillaume, two female voice very captivating currently making waves in the Haitian Music Industry.

Downtown Doral Hosts Family-Friendly Dias De Los Muertos Festival 10/28/23

Downtown Doral Hosts Family-Friendly Dias De Los Muertos Festival
Saturday, 10/28/2023-10/28/2023, 03:00 pm-10:00 pm
Downtown Doral
8551 NW 53rd St,
Doral, Florida, 33166
Website
Cost: free

WHAT:
Downtown Doral is turning Halloween from dark and spooky to vibrant and fun with its Dias De Los Muertos festival! The FREE event will have a family-friendly celebration from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., followed by a nighttime celebration from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

During each portion visitors can pose for photos with live Catrinas and Catrins, the iconic symbol of the holiday, and a custom, six-foot-tall Skull named “Flora” that will be made entirely of vibrant and colorful silk flowers.

Earlier in the day, select restaurants will also be running Dias De Los Muertos specials and will feature activities, such as candy giveaways. Then at 7 p.m., Downtown Doral will come alive with lights, musical parades from Mariachis and special Dia De Los Muertos menus and signature cocktails inspired by Flora. Attendees can also offer wishes at the ofrenda to long-lost loved ones that Flora can take back with her when she returns.

WHO:
Participating Downtown Doral retailers and restaurants include:
• Barbakoa by Finka
• Bulla Gastrobar
• Doral Orchids
• Dragonfly Izakaya & Sushi
• Las Vegas Cuban Cuisine
• Miami-Dade Public Library
• Muse Beauty Salon
• Pisco Y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar
• Pura Vida
• Robeks
• Spiked Rich
• Sports Grill
• Sweet Paris
• Tabacon Cigar Lounge
• The Doral Yard
• The Spot
• Woofgang Bakery & Grooming

WHEN:
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28TH from 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
• Family-friendly event: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
• Nighttime celebration: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

WHERE:
Downtown Doral
8551 NW 53rd St, Doral, FL 33166

When Art Worlds Collide 10/7/23

When Art Worlds Collide
Friday, 10/06/2023-, 06:30 pm-09:00 pm
Edouard Duval-Carrié studio
225 NE 57th St,
Miami, Florida, 33137
Website
Cost: 0.00

PRESS RELEASE

EXHIBITION WELCOMES ARTISTS TO MIAMI
QR-accessible audio clips from artists provide unique opportunities and insights

Miami, FL (October 3rd, 2023) – Embellish Me, an exhibition featuring 50 extraordinary works from world- renowned Pattern & Decoration artists, opens this Saturday, October 7th, at the Frost Art Museum in Miami, Florida.
Artists attending the opening are Brad Davis, Pat Lasch, Kim MacConnel, Tony Robbin, and Ned Smyth.
This exhibition, shepherded by Bill Roth, was a dream of collector and curator Norma Canelas Roth, who passed away in April 2022. According to Norma, the P&D movement defied the acceptable trend that was “deeply entrenched in minimalism and conceptualism.” Oil, acrylic, gesso, and watercolors welcomed sequins, glitter, and feathers. Ceramics and cement, tassels and tin foil, bamboo, and beads were combined on canvas and curtains, sheets, and screens. These courageous artists were met with tremendous opposition. Their métier was being disruptors before disruptors became trendy. Nothing was forbidden. Everything was embraced.
Bill Roth insisted that the P&D artists be an integral part of the exhibition in a unique and groundbreaking way. Meredith Lucio, Tony Award-winning producer, conducted oral interviews to ensure museum visitors would have a new and ear-opening experience. Colorful QR codes will be displayed next to paintings linking museumgoers to audio clips of these intimate conversations via any smartphone. Admirers can hear about the technical aspects of the works along with humorous anecdotes about men sewing or how Roy Lichtenstein’s embracing failure ultimately brought him huge success.
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OPEN PRESS RECEPTION/ARTIST & PRODUCER AVAILS – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 6:30 PM When Art Worlds Collide, a reception welcoming the P&D artists, will be held at the studio of Edouard Duval- Carrié, 225 NE 57th St, Miami, at 6:30 PM.

Wooden Ribbon Pink Painting Workshop at Paradox Museum 10/15/23

Wooden Ribbon Pink Painting Workshop at Paradox Museum
Sunday, 10/15/2023-, 11:00 am-01:00 pm
Paradox Museum
2301 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost:

Paradox Museum is not just another entertainment venue with over 70 paradox-based, amazing exhibits, it offers more mind-twisting, eye-tricking experiences than any other edutainment destination in the world. To honor Breast Cancer Awareness month, the museum is hosting a wooden ribbon pink sponge paint workshop on 10/15 where participation is a $5 donation going to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of Miami.

Oolite Arts Presents Bounce Opening Night Reception 10/18/23

Oolite Arts Presents Bounce Opening Night Reception
Wednesday, 10/18/2023-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
Oolite Arts
924 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
Website
Cost: Free

Join Oolite Arts for the opening of “Bounce”. Curated by the esteemed Storm Ascher in her Miami curatorial debut, this exhibition captures the vibrant spirit of movement, drawing inspiration from Miami’s iconic club scene. Witness art that embodies the energy of ‘bounce,’ featuring works from international and local talents, including Oolite Arts’ residents and alums. Enjoy an evening of art, rhythm, and celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. on October 18th. Free, RSVP at www.oolitearts.org/bounce

924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139 | 305-674-8278

OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Fort Lauderdale – “Femme” Men’s Spotlight Film + Afterparty 10/21/23

OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Fort Lauderdale – “Femme” Men’s Spotlight Film + Afterparty
Saturday, 10/21/2023-, 07:30 pm-11:00 pm
Savor Cinema
503 SE 6th St.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: $45 + service fee

OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Fort Lauderdale’s 15th anniversary edition, internationally acclaimed as one of the largest LGBTQ+ cultural festivals in the world, will feature the erotic stylish thriller “Femme” (UK, 2023) as its Men’s Spotlight Film.

Jules is a beloved drag queen who loves to perform, where his stage persona is not just a role but a truer version of himself. After a brutal beating, Jules retreats into himself and stops performing. When he encounters his aggressor again, it happens in a gay sauna. Following an impulse, Jules becomes entangled in a risky revenge game with a profoundly closeted young man. ”Femme” doesn’t just force its characters into the revenge and erotic thriller genre but reinvents the revenge script, exploring both openly homophobic violence and internalized homophobia, and the daily tensions of queer existence. Sam H. Freeman and Ng Choon Ping have crafted a tense, stylish thriller about desire and self-loathing.

An afterparty will take place at Union Kitchen & Bar in Wilton Manors at 10 p.m.

This year’s OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival 15th anniversary edition celebrating queer culture runs through October 29 and will feature 38 internationally acclaimed features and 26 shorts including premieres and documentaries that inspire, entertain, and educate along with a variety of parties and special events taking place at various venues throughout Broward County.

OUTrageous, OUTspoken, and OUTstanding, this year’s OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Fort Lauderdale edition is sponsored, in part, by Gilead, the State of Florida through the Division of Arts & Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward County Cultural Council. Support has been provided by the following funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: the Stephen and Ethel Keller Fund, the Maxine Powers Hofert Fund, the Drial Foundation Fund, and the Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation Broward Community Fund at the Community Foundation of Broward. This program was also made possible by a grant from The Our Fund Foundation, an LGBTQ Community Foundation.

Ticket subscription packages and individual tickets are on sale now. For more information, call (877) 766-8156 or visit outshinefilm.com.

Noche De Arte with Marco Caridad 10/16/23, 10/23/23, 10/30/23

Noche De Arte with Marco Caridad
Monday, 10/16/2023-10/30/2023, 05:00 pm-07:00 pm
InterContinental Miami Downtown
100 Chopin Plaza,
Miami, Florida, 33131
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Cost: Free

Step into our welcoming environment at InterContinental Miami and be inspired by our resident artist Marco Caridad creating right in the Lobby. Tap into your creative flow with postcard collage materials to engage in a little Creative Play. And when hunger strikes, indulge in delicious light bites from Toro Toro to keep you fueled throughout the evening.

Marco Caridad is a Venezuelan-born, Miami-based interdisciplinary artist whose diverse and experimental fusion of mediums defies stereotypes. He celebrates the intricate nuances of his experiences as a gay man, mixed-race individual, immigrant, and Latinx individual. His artwork has garnered recognition at many museums and cultural institutions. He has secured artist residencies at the ICA Art + Research Center, MUD Foundation, and IS projects.

collaboARTive presents this program in partnership with the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau and InterContinental Miami Hotel, with support from the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs.

Beyond Sonorism: Miami Art Week/Art Basel Exhibition 12/03/23

Beyond Sonorism: Miami Art Week/Art Basel Exhibition
Sunday, 12/03/2023-12/03/2023, 12:00 pm-05:00 pm
Etra Fine Art
6942 NE 4th. Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33138
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Beyond Sonorism is the exploration of sounds, both perceived and not perceived by humans. The exhibition will be a multi-sensory experience that transcends traditional artistic boundaries, inviting visitors to delve into the fascinating realm of sound and its profound impact on our perception of the world. Through the convergence of plastic art, paintings, sculptures, and sonic elements, “Beyond Sonorism” aims to ignite a sense of wonder and stimulate a deeper contemplation of the diverse soundscape that surrounds us.

Participating artists are Jacopo Ceccarelli aka 2501 (Italy), Betsy Stuart (Washington D.C.), Claudia Hakim (Colombia); Claudia Quacinella (Colombia); Andrea Dasha Reich (New York); Hugo Zapata (Colombia); Juan Raul Hoyos (Colombia); Lina Sinisterra (Colombia); Roberto Milan (Italy); Ronny Vayda (Colombia); Titi Kerndt (Colombia); and Yigit Yazici (Turkey), among others.

Cover Image by 2501 (Jacopo Ceccarelli)

The Voices of Sankofa 10/09/23

The Voices of Sankofa
Monday, 10/09/2023-, 07:30 pm-11:00 pm
Megalit Studio
3223 NE 2nd ave,
Miami, Florida, 33025
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Cost: 22.00

The spirit of Sankofa speaks to taking from the past what is good and bringing it into the present to make progress in the future.
Join us on Oct 9, 2023, at 7:30PM as we explore the histories and untold stories of the colonial trauma inflicted on indigenous peoples and cultures globally by Christopher Columbus and his descendants thereafter. Conversations from various voices from different cultures and upbringings, that share a harmonious thought in raising knowledge, wisdom and awareness for the pinnacle of our existence, creating new models of co-existence.
Special Invited Guest Speaker Donisha Prendergast will present a screening of the documentary “50 DAYS IN AFRIKA” Created and Produced by Donisha Prendergast, Mykal Cushnie, and Kelissa McDonald.
LIVE MUSIC, Vinyl DJ, SOUL Food, Art Displays, presenters and performers will be in alignment to share and serve.

CHROMA 2023, Miami Art Week Exhibition, Opening Reception 12/5/23

CHROMA 2023, Miami Art Week Exhibition, Opening Reception
Tuesday, 12/05/2023-12/05/2023, 05:00 pm-08:00 pm
Lucid Design District
10-12 NE 41 St.,
Miami, Florida, 33137
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Cost: Free

CHROMA is an annual group show and this year’s fifteen emerging and mid-career artists will exhibit paintings, fiber art, sculptures, and digital art. Enjoy viewing new works by Adriana Mangupli, Alejadra Stier, Anne Beatriz, Emilie Gosselin, Francisco Cortes, Graciela Montich (curator), Karina Guerrero, Kevin Fletcher, Monica Avayou, Payal Tak (owner), Sandra De Souza, Simi Bhandari, Tanja Ličina, Victoria Lopez, and Wynn Gay. Many of the artists will be present at the Opening Reception to speak about their work.

“Chehantamo: How Are You?” Seminole Fine Art Exhibit at History Fort Lauderdale 10/22/23

“Chehantamo: How Are You?” Seminole Fine Art Exhibit at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 10/22/2023-01/06/2024, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
New River Inn, 231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students; free for members, military and children ages 6 and under

“Chehantamo: How Are You?,” a new Seminole fine art exhibit will debut at History Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, October 22, prior to the start of Native American History Month (November). This collaboration with the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum will feature the perspective of contemporary Seminole artists through large scale digital works juxtaposed with historic artistic context. Multidisciplinary photography, textiles, and more will provide a link to our shared future while acknowledging our shared past. The exhibit opens with a meet and greet at 2 p.m. on October 22 at the New River Inn History Museum and runs through January 6.

Curated by Tara Chadwick, “Chehantamo: How Are You?” will showcase mixed media, textiles, and digital art from multigenerational Seminole artists Nicholas DiCarlo, Danielle Nelson, Victoria Osceola, Samuel Tommie, Corinne Zepeda, and the late Elizabeth Buster.

Entry to the exhibit is free with general admission – $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is always free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

History Fort Lauderdale is proud to host a variety of engaging multicultural experiences, year-round. It seeks to bring awareness to the community through both traveling exhibits and multiple permanent exhibits including “Women Trailblazers,” “Fort Lauderdale – the Early Years,” “The African American Experience,” “Fashion & Musical Theatre,” “From Dugouts to Dream Yachts: the story of boatbuilding along the New River,” Seminole Arts & Culture,” “New River Archaeology,” and, most recently, “Take PRIDE, a retrospective on LGBTQ life in South Florida.” The nonprofit museum also hosts an artists’ collective collaborative space.

“Chehantamo: How Are You?” is sponsored by the following funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Jan and Ed Crocker Unrestricted Fund, Leo M. and Alice J. Rutten Fund and The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation Broward Community Fund. Additional funding is provided, in part, by Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward County Cultural Council, and Visit Lauderdale. This organization is also sponsored by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts & Culture with additional support from Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FTLHistory. Subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival 15th Anniversary Fort Lauderdale Edition 10/19/23,10/20/23,10/21/23,10/22/23,10/23/23,10/24/23,10/25/23,10/26/23,10/27/23,10/28/23,10/29/23

OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival 15th Anniversary Fort Lauderdale Edition
Thursday, 10/19/2023-10/29/2023, 07:30 pm-11:00 pm
Various Locations in Broward County
Various locations in Broward County,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: Individual films start at $8

OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Fort Lauderdale is proud to celebrate its 15th anniversary edition from October 19 – 29. This year’s festival will feature 38 internationally acclaimed features and 26 shorts including premieres and documentaries that inspire, entertain, and educate along with a variety of parties and special events taking place at various venues throughout Broward County.

This year’s opening night film taking place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale (1 E Las Olas Blvd), is The Mattachine Family (USA, 2023). Directed by Andy Vallentine, This heartwarming comedy drama follows Thomas and Oscar, who, after their first foster child returns to his birth mother, grapple with different ideas about what making a family actually means. Tender and funny, The Mattachine Family reflects on “chosen” families, the bonds we form with friends, lovers, and children, and how those define us, elude us, and perplex us. The film stars Nico Tortorella (Younger; Walking Dead: World Beyond), Juan Pablo Di Pace (Fuller House, Mamma Mia!), and Emily Hampshire (Schitt’s Creek). An afterparty will take place at 10 p.m. at Rooftop @1WLO (1 W Las Olas Blvd #700).

On October 21, at 7:30 p.m., at Savor Cinema (503 SE 6th St) the Men’s Spotlight Film & Party will feature the erotic stylish thriller Femme (UK, 2023). Jules is a drag artist in London who withdraws into himself and loses his career after a horrific attack. Months later, he recognizes one of his assailants in a gay sauna and quickly realizes he has the perfect, but risky, opportunity to get revenge. An afterparty will take place at Union Kitchen & Bar in Wilton Manors at 10 p.m.

In collaboration with PRIDE Fort Lauderdale and Trans Social, OUTshine is pleased to present its TRANScendent Spotlight, the North American premiere of Oskar’s Dress (Oskar’s Kleid) (Germany, 2023) at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 22, at Paradigm Cinemas: Gateway Fort Lauderdale. This heartwarming story portrays an overwhelmed father who runs up against his own limits of acceptance with his child’s fundamental search for identity.

On Monday, October 3, beginning at 7:15 p.m. at Paradigm Cinemas: Gateway Fort Lauderdale, OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Fort Lauderdale spotlights South Florida’s small but mighty filmmaking community from students to seasoned veterans of the industry. Selections include USA shorts The Last Lesbian Library, I Remember, Azulejos, and Don’t Say Butterfly.

This year’s previously announced Centerpiece Film Glitter & Doom (USA/Mexico, 2023), a fantasy summer romance, will screen at 7 :30 p.m. on Thursday, October 26, at Savor Cinema.
The film follows a musician who wears charisma as camouflage and a carefree kid about to run away with the circus as they fall in love at first sight.

A highlight for the women will be The Ladies’ Spotlight Film & Party beginning at 7 p.m. on
Saturday, October 28, at Paradigm Cinemas: Gateway Fort Lauderdale (1820 E Sunrise Blvd.). Marinette (France, 2023) is biopic of Marinette Pichon, the first French female soccer player to sign on to the American professional league. She was a true pioneer and advocate for women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and equality in general. She was a fighter whose legacy lives on today. A 9 p.m. afterparty will follow at Hair Circus (501 SW 2nd Ave).

In addition to the ambitious line-up, OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Fort Lauderdale is pleased to announce its new OUTshine After Dark program showcasing a curated international selection of queer horror films, erotic thrillers and offbeat films that fit in with autumn’s spooky season vibe. Films to be screened include psychological horror films The Judgement (Egypt, 2023) and Almamula (Argentina, France and Italy, 2023), horror film You’re Not Me (Tú no eres yo)  (Spain, 2023), the East Coast premiere of the homoerotic, magical The Fantastic Golem Affairs (El Fantastico Casso Del Golem)(Spain, 2023), and the East Coast premiere of the erotic thriller The Trace of Your Lips (La Huella De Unos Labios) (Mexico, 2023).

Additional selections of note include A Big Gay Hairy Hit! Where The Bears are:
The Documentary (USA, 2023); The Lost Boys (Le Paradis)(Belgium/France, 2023) – an official selection of the Berlinale and Frameline Festivals; the touching rom-com Cora Bora (USA, 2023) an official Selection of SXSW, OUTFest, Frameline, Honolulu Rainbow, and OUT
On Film – Atlanta festivals; Chasing Chasing Amy (USA, 2023), the documentary behind the popular film that explores the transformational impact of a ‘90s rom-com on a 12-year-old kid from Kansas, coming of age and contending with queer identity; OUTshine’s Cocktails & Cinema locally produced feature Big Easy Queens (USA, 2023) and the filmed in Miami narrative February (Febrero) (Cuba/USA, 2022).

The suspenseful drama All Of Us Strangers (UK, 2023) will be the Closing Night Film commencing at 5:30 pm. on Sunday, October 29, at Savor Cinema. British director Andrew Haigh, whose 2011 feature breakthrough Weekend is among the most widely beloved queer romances of the 21st century, has returned with an expertly modulated, emotionally overwhelming love story suspended in a metaphysical realm. One night in his near-empty tower block in contemporary London, Adam (Andrew Scott) has a chance encounter with a mysterious neighbor, Harry (Paul Mescal), which punctures the rhythm of his everyday life. As a relationship develops between them, Adam is preoccupied with memories of the past and finds himself drawn back to the suburban town and his childhood home where he grew up. Immediately following at 8 p.m., festivities, awards and a celebratory evening will take place at
The Fitz (503 SW 2nd Ave).

OUTrageous, OUTspoken, and OUTstanding, this year’s OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Fort Lauderdale edition is sponsored, in part, by Gilead, the State of Florida through the Division of Arts & Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward County Cultural Council. Support has been provided by the following funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: the Stephen and Ethel Keller Fund, the Maxine Powers Hofert Fund, the Drial Foundation Fund, and the Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation Broward Community Fund at the Community Foundation of Broward. This program was also made possible by a grant from The Our Fund Foundation, an LGBTQ Community Foundation.

Ticket subscription packages are available and individual tickets start at $8 for the 15th anniversary edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Fort Lauderdale. For more information, call (877) 766-8156 or visit outshinefilm.com.

The Ellies — A Benefit Celebration by Oolite Arts 10/25/23

The Ellies — A Benefit Celebration by Oolite Arts
Wednesday, 10/25/2023-, 06:00 pm-10:00 pm
Perez Art Museum
1103 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Illinois, 33132
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Cost: $250 – $25,000

Join Oolite Arts for a dazzling celebration of the 2023 Ellies winners and a special tribute to Dennis Scholl’s exceptional Service to the Arts. Revel in captivating performances and immersive artist installations during this special 6th edition of The Ellies, Miami’s visual arts awards.

Your ticket ensures a night to remember and supports vital programming and resources for Miami-based artists. Tickets begin at $250, with sponsorships available. Wednesday, October 25, 2023, from 6 – 10 p.m. at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132.

Purchase tickets at oolitearts.org/event/the-ellies-a-benefit-celebration/

“EntreLibros”, el primer festival de literatura en español para niños y jóvenes, llega a Miami. 10/13/23, 10/14/23, 10/15/23

“EntreLibros”, el primer festival de literatura en español para niños y jóvenes, llega a Miami.
Friday, 10/13/2023-10/15/2023, 11:00 am-06:00 pm
Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Ave,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
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Cost: 0

En el marco del Mes de la Herencia Hispana, la organización sin fines de lucro Imago por las Artes y el Museo de Coral Gables, han organizado este encuentro literario inédito que será completamente gratuito para el disfrute de toda la familia.

MIAMI.- En el marco del Mes de la Herencia Hispana, importantes casas editoriales de España, Colombia, Argentina, México, y Puerto Rico se darán cita en Miami para ser parte del Festival ENTRELIBROS, el primer evento de literatura infantil y juvenil en español que se llevará a cabo desde el 13 al 15 de octubre en el Museo de Coral Gables.

El festival -producido por la organización sin fines de lucro Imago por las Artes-en alianza con el Museo de Coral Gables será completamente gratuito para toda la familia y ofrecerá a la comunidad la oferta más cautivante de literatura ilustrada en español con el fin de promover el idioma, el amor por la lectura y la cultura hispana.

“La mejor manera de transmitir nuestros valores, tradiciones e identidad es a través de lo narrado. Leer en español celebra nuestra herencia y fortalece nuestro legado. Por eso mantener la práctica del idioma español es una ganancia en todo sentido para nuestros jóvenes y niños”, dijo Trina Oropeza, cofundadora de IMAGO por las Artes, la non-profit a cargo del evento y cuya filosofía es integrar el arte, la música y la literatura con el propósito de honrar la cultura hispanoamericana en Miami, tarea retadora en una de las ciudades más cosmopolitas y diversas de Estados Unidos.

Deep Dives for Special Collections – Art for the People 9/14/2023

Deep Dives for Special Collections – Art for the People
Thursday, 09/14/2023-, 01:00 pm-02:30 pm

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Cost: Free

ART FOR THE PEOPLE

A History of Illustration Techniques in Books and Popular Media

presented by
Robin Potter Nolasco

September 14, 2023
1 p.m. (EDT)

Join us as we showcase notable materials from the department of Special Collections that were once printed to be distributed widely, such as popular books, children’s primers, broadsides and pamphlets, and posters and advertisements.

Special Collections Librarian Robin Potter Nolasco will discuss the history of illustration printing techniques and their many uses to make and reproduce images. Robin will also explore the ways images were used alongside texts to influence, entertain, and inspire the public.

Noche de Arte in Miami 10/2/23

Noche de Arte in Miami
Monday, 10/02/2023-, 05:00 pm-07:00 pm
InterContinental Miami Hotel
100 Chopin Plaza,
Miami, Florida, 33131
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Cost: Free

In partnership with InterContinental Miami, collaboARTive invites you to connect to creativity and community with Noche de Arte.

Our September 11-October 2 Artist in Residence Eduardo Callejas-Rivers has spent his lifetime passionately following the arts and art history, dwelling in a variety of different digital and traditional mediums, incorporating and presenting social and individual perspectives from all walks of life.

As part of our Creative Play Programming, we’re offering our visitors art materials and activations to make this a truly Creative Happy Hour. Light bites are generously provided by Toro Toro.

We hope to see you at this or another of our Creative Play Program events soon!

MindMakes Paint & Pour at Higher Ground at Arlo Wynwood 9/1/23

MindMakes Paint & Pour at Higher Ground at Arlo Wynwood
Friday, 09/01/2023-, 06:30 pm-09:00 pm
Higher Ground at Arlo Wynwood
2217 NW Miami Ct,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: 40

Join Higher Ground at the Arlo Wynwood hotel — the third floor courtyard’s chic urban cocktail and beer garden — for a creatively conversational and colorful evening with the MindMakes Paint & Pour experience! This wholesome painting experience embraces the playfulness of interactive games, freeform painting and curated question cards, connecting with strangers, friends and loved ones.

Featuring: exquisite cocktails, wines, curated music, canvases and good vibes.

Whether you are an experienced artist or beginner, this event welcomes all! All materials will be provided while the experienced creative guide Safia hosts and guides the event.

This experience is for everyone, but especially to open minded individuals who embrace deeper connection within themselves and the people around them.

Be sure to reserve your spot by purchasing a $40+ ticket for the 2.5 hour experience!

Armando Fit Redefine El Antienvejecimiento Con Su Libro ¨EL Poder De Los 50¨ 9/13/23

Armando Fit Redefine El Antienvejecimiento Con Su Libro ¨EL Poder De Los 50¨
Wednesday, 09/13/2023-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
Kintsugi Espacios – Miami
10458 NW 31st Terrace,
Doral, Florida, 33172
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Cost: Free

MIAMI- Armando Pereira celebra más de una década dedicado a impactar vidas a través de sus mentorías y conferencias como coach, entrenador físico, y experto en nutrición. Conocimientos que diariamente comparte por medio de redes sociales, populares retos, y que ahora plasma con tinta indeleble en su primer libro titulado ‘El poder de los 50’, un texto imprescindible que se presentará el miércoles 13 de septiembre en el centro de bienestar Kintsugi Miami, ubicado en la ciudad de Doral.

“‘El poder de los 50’ es un libro biográfico que entrega las herramientas para que los lectores puedan enfrentar la tercera edad con bienestar y de forma activa”, dijo Armando Pereira sobre la publicación que nació luego de que el autor, más conocido como Armando Fit, se convirtiera en tendencia en plataformas digitales gracias a su diario titulado ‘Rumbo a mis 60 años’, con el que compartió con millones de usuarios el camino ideal para celebrar seis décadas de vida de forma saludable, siendo una persona independiente y plena.

“Tras el paso de los años y las pruebas de la vida aprendí a cuidarme, a alimentarme, a escuchar a mi cuerpo, y a educarme para enfrentar la vejez con la vitalidad necesaria para seguir haciendo las cosas que me hacen feliz”, dijo el coach de vida quien invita a hombres y mujeres a enfrentar los temidos 50 años colmados de bienestar físico, emocional y mental.

Arts Mean Business Speaker Series Featuring Figurative Painter and Muralist Elio Mercado / Evoca1 8/26/23

Arts Mean Business Speaker Series Featuring Figurative Painter and Muralist Elio Mercado / Evoca1
Thursday, 10/26/2023-, 05:30 pm-07:00 pm
BBX Capital
201 E Las Olas Blvd. Suite 1900,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: Free

Business for the Arts Broward’s (BFA) Arts Mean Business Speaker Series (AMB) continues with an intimate cocktail reception including a conversation and meet and greet with figurative painter and muralist Elio Mercado / Evoca1 on Thursday, October 26 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at BBX Capital, 201 E Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1900 in Fort Lauderdale.

Presented by the Castle Group and the Cathy and James Donnelly Family Fund at the Community Foundation of Broward, the Arts Mean Business Speaker Series is free and open to the public. Guests who wish to attend must email their RSVP by October 24 to rvegas@bfabroward.org. For more information, visit
https://bfabroward.org/programs/arts-means-business/

Based in South Florida, Elio Mercado / Evoca1 is a self-taught Dominican born figurative painter and muralist who studied the work and techniques of the old masters. In addition to right here at home, he has participated in public art projects around the world including Abu Dhabi, Peru, Austria, Canada, Argentina, Germany, Mexico, Australia and Tunisia. He’s created pieces for notable clients such as Starbucks, The History Channel, Google, American Express, Lincoln Motor Company and Habitat for Humanity. The mural on the exterior of the Boys And Girls Club of Broward County at 3025 W. Broward Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale is one of his local projects. Follow Elio Mercado / Evoca1 on Instagram at @evoca1.

AMB is just one of several ways BFA supports local artists while fostering cultural vitality, creative success, and economic development. BFA continuously supports the local arts community and promotes local artists, cultural non-profits, and diverse art-related projects. BFA annually hosts several events in addition to AMB, including Art in the Workplace, Art Curation, Public Art Creation, Art & Somm and the popular Art + Stroll.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.bfabroward.org or contact Robyn Vegas at 954-940-4933 or rvegas@bfabroward.org.

Brunch Date: Artist Talk with AdrienneRose Gionta 8/27/23

Brunch Date: Artist Talk with AdrienneRose Gionta
Sunday, 08/27/2023-, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Girls' Club by the River
330 SW 2nd Street Ste.102,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
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Cost: Free

Join Girls’ Club for a brunch visit! Girls’ Club hears from local artist AdrienneRose Gionta about her recent projects exploring the intersection of art and technology through her “big, & beautiful; body” of work, research, and inspiration:

IDENTITY & BODIES IN EXTENDED REALITY (XR) & SOMEWHERE IN-BETWEEN

AdrienneRose Gionta is a multi-disciplinary artist, curator, and VJ. Her work within extended reality (XR) employs web-based practices, artificial intelligence (AI), interactive installations, virtual reality (VR), video, sound, photography, sculpture, and drawing to analyze identity and cultural assumptions about fatness, beauty standards, embodiment, pleasure, and fulfillment on and offline. Gionta is currently an Artist in Residence at Oolite Arts in Miami.

Since 2004, Gionta’s work has been exploring programmed biases through the algorithms of the internet as well as within extended reality platforms such as Snapchat (AR), the Sims (VR), and Second Life (the OG Metaverse) to question the inclusion, limitless possibilities, and representation of fat-bodied females in art by a fat female artist.

Her most recent explorations in the Metaverse along with AI generative art platforms such as DALL-E 2, ChatGBT, and Midjourney demonstrate that there is still so much more to explore, learn, create, and share when it comes to art, technology, body image, and identity IRL and beyond.

Admission is free.
Reservations required.
Brunch snacks served.
This event is made possible with support from the Broward County Cultural Division.

Free Opening Reception, Exhibit–ArtServe Annual Members and Resident Artists 10/6/23

Free Opening Reception, Exhibit–ArtServe Annual Members and Resident Artists
Friday, 10/06/2023-12/30/2023, 09:00 am-06:00 pm
ArtServe
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: Free

ArtServe’s Annual Members and Resident Artists’ Exhibit Springboards Aspiring Talent

“Sole Perception” to Run Friday, Oct. 6 Through Saturday, Dec. 30;
Free, Opening Night Reception Oct. 6

Marking a successful year featuring all kinds of artists from South Florida and beyond, ArtServe turns its final exhibit of 2023 exclusively over to its members and resident artists with a focus on the inherent interconnectivity of their individual creativity.

Titled “Sole Perception,” the exhibit opens with a free, public reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6. To RSVP for the event, click here. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sole-perception-annual-members-exhibition-tickets-696121446987?aff=oddtdtcreator

Thanks to a grant from Broward Cultural Division and Florida Arts & Culture, the exhibit itself is also free to attend and runs through Saturday, December 30, 2023. ArtServe is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale and open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

ArtServe’s members and resident artists eagerly await this annual exhibit, which is known in South Florida’s art community as a place to connect with art scouts looking for up-and-coming talent. Some ArtServe artists go on to exhibit their work at Art Basel after being discovered.

Echoing ArtServe’s fundamental mission to connect local artists with the community, “Sole Perception” will invite visitors to contemplate how artists’ reinterpretations of others’ ideas create an endless stream of consciousness to connect the viewer with the original artistic inspiration.

“It was Mark Twain who said ‘There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible.’” ArtServe Executive Director Jason Hughes remarked. “But we’re pretty sure when you see our artists’ works at ‘Sole Perception,’ you’ll likely get some fresh ideas of your own!”

“Sole Perception” will showcase a variety of disciplines in the visual arts.

“It’s also an opportunity for guests to support local artists by purchasing their work and, with the holidays right around the corner, we can’t think of a better, more unique present than the gift of art,” Hughes added.

ArtServe inspires, supports and advances its diverse members, artists and community by promoting artistic development, education and prosperity through the exploration and presentation of the visual and performing arts.

About ArtServe

Named a “2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, Fort Lauderdale-based ArtServe is an award-winning arts incubator that is advancing the arts for social good as a creative laboratory and hub for experimental artists committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Now in its 35th year, ArtServe has won several awards for innovation in the arts and is supported in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Florida’s Department of State and the Division of Cultural Affairs. Each year, ArtServe programs contribute tangibly to the region’s economy, helping 2,000+ artists sell their work, build businesses and engage the community. To do that, ArtServe secures financial support through donations, sponsorships and memberships.

Marvel-Themed Tuesday Night Trivia at Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel 8/22/23

Marvel-Themed Tuesday Night Trivia at Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel
Tuesday, 08/22/2023-, 08:00 pm-10:00 pm
Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel
Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel, 1717 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
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Cost: Free

Enjoy a Marvel-themed trivia night at Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel’s gorgeous restaurant! Located in the heart of Miami’s oceanfront scene The Social Club is the ultimate expression of all that is South Beach. Compete for a chance to win several prizes like:

A Cabana Day for 5 people and a complimentary bottle of champagne
Brunch for 2 at The Social Club
2 tickets to the Miami Improv

Fueled by Cafecito Comedy and hosted by Nery Saenzoin this event will also have complimentary Mamitas Tequila Seltzer (one per person) and our Taco Tuesday specials.

Faith, Beauty, and Devotion: Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Paintings 9/16/23

Faith, Beauty, and Devotion: Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Paintings
Saturday, 09/16/2023-12/16/2023, 12:00 pm-08:30 pm
Olga M. & Carlos A. Saladrigas Art Gallery at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School
500 SW 127 Ave.,
Miami, Florida, 33184
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Cost: Free

Frascione Arte in Florence, Italy presents an exhibition of 30 sacred and secular artworks by Italian and Flemish Masters from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. See a rare, private collection of paintings presented for the first time in the United States.

Some exhibition highlights are: tempera and gold on panel works by Nicolò di Pietro (Siena, ca. 1420) and Francesco di Zanino and Zanino di Pietro (Venetian School, 15th c.); tempera on gold leaf on parchment work by Pacino di Bonaguida (Florence, ca. 1340,); tempera on panel works by Ludovico Urbani; oil on panel portraits by Giuliano Bugiardini and Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio (Florence Renaissance); oil on canvas works by Jacopo Tintoretto (Venice, 16th c.), Louis Finson (Bruges, ca. 1607), Peter Paul Rubens – Jan Wildens attr. (Flemish Masters, ca. 1625), Guercino (Bologna, ca. 1640), Circle of Caravaggio (Milan, 17th c.), and Francesco Botti (Florence, Baroque).

Olga M. & Carlos A. Saladrigas Art Gallery at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School will present ongoing educational programs and events from opening through Art Basel Miami 2023.

After September 16, please check Gallery website for ongoing exhibition hours and programs.

Deseo 8/19/23 and 8/20/23

Deseo
Saturday, 08/19/2023-08/20/2023, 08:00 pm-03:00 pm
Miami Dade County Auditorium
2901 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33135, United States,
Miami, Florida, 33135
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Cost: 40

Deseo, an original Flamenco work, inspired by Tennessee Williams’ Streetcar Named Desire, uses Flamenco music and dance as a language to tell the iconic story of one of the most critically acclaimed American plays of the 20th Century. With some of the most engaging characters in American Theatre, Tennessee Williams’ sensuous and emotional work centers around troubled former schoolteacher Blanche DuBois, who leaves small-town Mississippi and moves in with her sister, Stella Kowalski, and her husband, Stanley, in New Orleans. Blanche’s flirtatious Southern-belle presence causes problems for Stella and Stanley, who already have a volatile relationship. This sets the stage for intense drama, as each of the characters fights his or her demons and struggles to escape the world around them, in a violent storm of frustrated dreams, poetry, love, passion, illusion and cruelty.

Secret Asylum: An Exhibition (Opening) 7/21/23

Secret Asylum: An Exhibition (Opening)
Friday, 07/21/2023-, 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
1310 Gallery
1310 Southwest 2nd Court,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

“Madhouse” or Sanctuary? The societal systems, isms, and structures in place do not support our overall well-being and have contributed to a continued deterioration in the mental health of our community. Mental Health is a community issue not only an individual one. No one should be expected to deal with these issues alone. Healing is community work and all art forms-
music, spoken word, dance, and visual arts-help to create a safe space for self-expression, healing, and healthy community building. This interactive art experience will provide a better understanding of the power of the arts and creative community-building through the arts.
“Creativity, not normality, has become the paradigm of mental health”, Stephen Mitchell.

PAMM Free Second Saturdays: Collaging Culture 7/8/23

PAMM Free Second Saturdays: Collaging Culture
Saturday, 07/08/2023-, 11:00 am-03:00 pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida, 33132
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Cost: Free

As part of PAMM Free Second Saturdays, enjoy a family-friendly day of art and nature. Create a mixed media artwork inspired by Marcela Cantuária: The South American Dream, on view in the double-height gallery. Join in Collaging Culture, using symbols and text to connect your personal identities and culture with natural environments. Reflect on how you can activate change and advocate for a greener future.

On this special day, you can also meet a National Park Service ranger and learn about the Everglades ecosystem and the different ways we can help protect this unique Florida natural treasure.

For the rest of the day, you can explore the galleries, grab a meal at Verde, or sit back and enjoy the breeze on the waterfront terrace. As part of PAMM Free Second Saturdays, museum admission is free all day. Art-making kits are available while supplies last.

Free ArtServe Exhibit, Opening Reception 7/21; Veterans’ Challenges of Life After Military Service 6/14/23 to 9/11/23

Free ArtServe Exhibit, Opening Reception 7/21; Veterans’ Challenges of Life After Military Service
Friday, 07/14/2023-09/11/2023, 09:00 am-05:00 pm
ArtServe
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

On U.S. Veterans’ Administration 93rd Anniversary, ArtServe Art Exhibit
Explores Challenges of Life After Military Service

Friday, July 21 Opening Reception Coincides with VA’s 93rd Anniversary;
Monday, September 11 Closing Day Pays Tribute to First Responder Veterans

Ninety-three years ago on July 21, 1930, the creation of the U.S. Department of Veterans Administration forever changed how Americans cared for our veterans after their active service was completed.

To celebrate that commitment, ArtServe is opening a new exhibit coinciding with the Veterans Administration’s 93rd anniversary called “Veterans: A Family Perspective.”

The exhibit officially opens with a free, public reception on Friday, July 21, 2023 at ArtServe from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. ArtServe is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.

It concludes on Monday, September 11 in tribute to first responders and other veterans of America’s worst terrorist attack.

Artist participation in the “Veterans” exhibit is open to all, including veterans, active-duty service persons and military family members, whose artwork depicting the challenges of life after military service will be showcased.

“As the fanfare of July 4 sunsets each year, supporting our veterans remains a substantial daily need,” ArtServe Executive Director Jason Hughes explained, noting that this imperative was underscored by the June 9, 2023 presidential executive order on “Advancing Economic Security for Military and Veteran Spouses, Military Caregivers, and Survivors.” “So much of the heartache and difficulty of reintegrating veterans into civilian life is borne by their loved ones. The untold story of these families’ courage will be on display at ArtServe.”

Sponsored by Florida Power & Light, Primo Liquors, United Way of Broward County’s Mission United, OutClique magazine and the USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) Commissioning & Support Committee, “Veterans: A Family Perspective” opens to the public on Friday, July 14.

Solo exhibits by Marilyn Johansen and Tony Khawam will also be on display.

ArtServe hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Thanks to a grant from Broward Cultural Division and Culture Builds Florida, admission to both the July 21 reception and the ongoing exhibit are free.

ArtServe inspires, supports and advances its diverse members, artists and community by promoting artistic development, education and prosperity through the exploration and presentation of the visual and performing arts.

About ArtServe

Named a “2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, Fort Lauderdale-based ArtServe is an award-winning arts incubator that is advancing the arts for social good as a creative laboratory and hub for experimental artists committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Now in its 35th year, ArtServe has won several awards for innovation in the arts and is supported in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Florida’s Department of State and the Division of Cultural Affairs. Each year, ArtServe programs contribute tangibly to the region’s economy, helping 2,000+ artists sell their work, build businesses and engage the community. To do that, ArtServe secures financial support through donations, sponsorships and memberships.

Free Opening Reception–ArtServe Art Exhibit 7/21 Explores Veterans’ Challenges of Life After Military Service 7/21/23

Free Opening Reception–ArtServe Art Exhibit 7/21 Explores Veterans’ Challenges of Life After Military Service
Friday, 07/21/2023-, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
ArtServe
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

On U.S. Veterans’ Administration 93rd Anniversary, ArtServe Art Exhibit
Explores Challenges of Life After Military Service

Friday, July 21 Opening Reception Coincides with VA’s 93rd Anniversary;
Monday, September 11 Closing Day Pays Tribute to First Responder Veterans

Ninety-three years ago on July 21, 1930, the creation of the U.S. Department of Veterans Administration forever changed how Americans cared for our veterans after their active service was completed.

To celebrate that commitment, ArtServe is opening a new exhibit coinciding with the Veterans Administration’s 93rd anniversary called “Veterans: A Family Perspective.”

The exhibit officially opens with a free, public reception on Friday, July 21, 2023 at ArtServe from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. ArtServe is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.

It concludes on Monday, September 11 in tribute to first responders and other veterans of America’s worst terrorist attack.

Artist participation in the “Veterans” exhibit is open to all, including veterans, active-duty service persons and military family members, whose artwork depicting the challenges of life after military service will be showcased.

To view the Call to Artists with instructions on how to submit artwork, click here.

“As the fanfare of July 4 sunsets each year, supporting our veterans remains a substantial daily need,” ArtServe Executive Director Jason Hughes explained, noting that this imperative was underscored by the June 9, 2023 presidential executive order on “Advancing Economic Security for Military and Veteran Spouses, Military Caregivers, and Survivors.” “So much of the heartache and difficulty of reintegrating veterans into civilian life is borne by their loved ones. The untold story of these families’ courage will be on display at ArtServe.”

Sponsored by Florida Power & Light, Primo Liquors, United Way of Broward County’s Mission United, OutClique magazine and the USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) Commissioning & Support Committee, “Veterans: A Family Perspective” opens to the public on Friday, July 14.

Solo exhibits by Marilyn Johansen and Tony Khawam will also be on display.

ArtServe hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Thanks to a grant from Broward Cultural Division and Culture Builds Florida, admission to both the July 21 reception and the ongoing exhibit are free.

ArtServe inspires, supports and advances its diverse members, artists and community by promoting artistic development, education and prosperity through the exploration and presentation of the visual and performing arts.

About ArtServe

Named a “2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, Fort Lauderdale-based ArtServe is an award-winning arts incubator that is advancing the arts for social good as a creative laboratory and hub for experimental artists committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Now in its 35th year, ArtServe has won several awards for innovation in the arts and is supported in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Florida’s Department of State and the Division of Cultural Affairs. Each year, ArtServe programs contribute tangibly to the region’s economy, helping 2,000+ artists sell their work, build businesses and engage the community. To do that, ArtServe secures financial support through donations, sponsorships and memberships.

Heavy Beatz and Drops Juneteenth Celebration presented by Ten North Group 6/23/23

Heavy Beatz and Drops Juneteenth Celebration presented by Ten North Group
Friday, 06/23/2023-, 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
The ARC
675 Ali Baba Avenue,
Opa-locka, Florida, 33054
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Cost: Free

The Caribbean’s Influence on 50 Years of Hip Hop. Moderated by Isaiah Smalls, Race & Culture Reporter for the Miami Herald and featuring 103.5 The Beat’s On-Air Personality Papa Keith, Attorney Marlon Hill, Social Justice Activist Phillip Agnew and Miami New Times Music and Culture Reporter Shanae Hardy, followed by a hip hop, afrobeats, ampiano jam session with DJ Aya.

Lincoln Road Hosts PRIDE’s Night Out Block Party to Celebrate International PRIDE Month 6/16/23

Lincoln Road Hosts PRIDE’s Night Out Block Party to Celebrate International PRIDE Month
Friday, 06/16/2023-06/16/2023, 06:00 pm-11:30 pm
Lincoln Road
1620 Drexel Avenue,
miami beach, Florida, 33139
Website
Cost: 0

Miami’s global entertainment and shopping destination, Lincoln Road, is transforming into a Vibrant Colorful Oasis of Pride on Friday, June 16, 2023 with Pride’s Night Out on Lincoln Road Block Party to celebrate equality, inclusion and the LGBTQIA community for International Pride Month 2023!

TICKET EVENT LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prides-night-out-tickets-643732058917

Visitors from around the world along with Miami locals can come to Lincoln Road and join in Pride’s Night Out Block Party to dine, shop and enjoy a variety of entertainment. Guests can expect to immerse themselves in an extraordinary celebration of love, diversity, and inclusivity as Lincoln Road. Lincoln Road will re-energize the Miami Beach community with a show of unity and celebration during International Pride Month with activations hosted by Lincoln Road’s local businesses. This epic block party will also include live DJ performances from some of Miami’s top LGBTQ+ DJs starting at 6 p.m. and can enjoy a specialty Pride cocktail at Smorgasburg’s ‘Smorgasbar,’ alongside colorful decor, and dinner specials at each of the food vendor’s stands on Lincoln Road. Come hungry, come happy, come prideful, and get ready to party at this beautiful outdoor dining venue.

The Lincoln Road Business Improvement District is proud to plan and host this block party appropriately titled Pride’s Night Out #OnLincoln.

We would love to engage regional, national, and international audiences while showcasing the inclusion and acceptance offered on Miami Beach while also highlighting the incredible diversity of businesses that make up the fabric of Lincoln Road. With a comprehensive plan in place, this PRIDE Block Party event promises an unforgettable experience for attendees that promotes love and support to the LGBTQIA community.

In addition to this flavorful block party hosted by Lincoln Road BID and Smorgasburg Miami, Lincoln Road’s iconic Rainbow Road will be a flurry with shoppers, diners, Instagrammers, and Pride goers taking advantage of special merchandise collections, fundraising efforts and activations starting on Friday, June 16th and continuing throughout the entire month of June.

Ionic beauty brand Mac is launching the Squirt collection exclusively for Pride Month. This collection will feature mascaras in vibrant PRIDE colors and innovative SQUIRT plumping balms. Visit MAC’s storefront on Lincoln Road to view and purchase these beautifully adorned makeup products. Starting June 1st, the Mac Store on Lincoln Road will also offer weekly complimentary makeup classes throughout the summer, ensuring beauty lovers are ready to shine for the summer season.

Ted Baker, a steadfast supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, proudly reaffirms its commitment and partnership to Rainbow Railroad for Pride 2023 by enabling customers to donate $1 or more to Rainbow Railroad at checkout. On Saturday, June 24th, Ted Baker will further demonstrate their dedication by donating five percent of in-store and online sales to Rainbow Railroad.

H&M, known for its stylish collections, will present an exclusive PRIDE collection, reflecting the spirit of equality and diversity.

American Eagle is proudly embracing Pride Month with a range of fashion items that express love and acceptance. From the AE Smiley® Pride Trucker Hat to the AE Pride Love is Love ’90s Crew Sock, these fashion pieces allow you to showcase your support.

Apple is celebrating Pride on Lincoln Road with a special Pride Apple watch band, currently available for sale at its Apple Lincoln Road store, allowing shoppers to wear your colors with pride while staying connected.

Nike is encouraging Miami Beach residents and visitors to run, jump, and express themselves with the Nike Air Max 97 Be True, the Nike Be True Fleece Hoodie, and the Nike Be True Long-Sleeve T-Shirt. The brand’s motto is simple: Show your true colors while enjoying premium quality.

Dr. Martens, the iconic footwear brand, is proudly presenting the 1460 Pride with Fuyuki Kanai Leather Lace-Up Boot, the Jadon Boot Lovies Wise Pride Platforms, and the Junior and Toddler 1460 For Pride Leather Lace-Up Boots.

Segafredo, the renowned coffee shop on Lincoln Road, is inviting everyone to a thrilling Pride Party featuring a talented DJ spinning energizing beats at their shop. Let loose, dance, and celebrate the spirit of Pride.

Museum of Illusions on Lincoln Road is offering a special treat with 30 percent off their entire experience throughout Pride’s Night Out on June 16th. Guests can immerse themselves in mind-bending illusions and create unforgettable memories.

Casper, the pioneering online memory foam mattress brand, will be offering 15 percent off all purchases at their store on Lincoln Road during this special PRIDE’s Night Out on June 16th.

Showfields, Miami’s renowned cutting-edge store that brings together captivating experiences and interactive displays from both emerging and heritage brands throughout a two-story building, will offer a complimentary sampling of Bubbie’s Mochi in their cafe.

About Lincoln Road BID
Lincoln Road is a pedestrian-only outdoor mall in the heart of South Beach, Miami. The Lincoln Road Business Improvement District (BID) is responsible for the promotion, marketing, and management of Lincoln Road. The Lincoln Road Business Improvement District (LR BID) was created in 2015 to stabilize and improve the Lincoln Road retail business district, which is located in a nationally recognized historic district, through promotion, management, and marketing. The BID represents over 250 tenants and property owners within the 8-block district. Learn more online: https://lincolnroad.com.

About Lincoln Road District
Situated in the heart of Miami Beach, the Lincoln Road District is a premier retail, lifestyle and cultural destination that is home to about 250 restaurants and shops, entertainment, arts, and cultural offerings. Lincoln Road ranks as the most-visited open-air destination in South Florida with over 8 million visits annually. From quirky hipsters and swanky fashionistas to laid-back surfer-skater types and all that lies between, the crowd drawn to Lincoln Road may be visiting for different reasons, but the underlying factor bringing this group together is the same – it’s still is the coolest place to be and be scene in Miami Beach. Affectionately referred to by some as Miami’s living room, there is nothing as quintessentially Miami Beach as Lincoln Road. It’s the street where models walk their dogs after runway shows, where stylish boulevardiers stroll past window shoppers, and where café culture overrules standard business meetings. Music and entertainment lovers will find refuge in the Lincoln Road District – home to the New World Symphony, Colony Theatre, and Regal South Beach movie theater. Steps away is the newly remodeled Miami Beach Convention Center, which welcomes world-renowned Art Basel every December.

Magnifique Chambord Hosted by Derrick Barry & Nebraska 6/17/23

Magnifique Chambord Hosted by Derrick Barry & Nebraska
Saturday, 06/17/2023-06/18/2023, 02:00 pm-07:00 pm
Broken Shaker Miami
2727 Indian Creek Dr,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33140
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Cost:

Join us for a cocktail class and a toast to Pride three weekends in June!
In between cocktail classes, guests can meet and greet with the Queens, engage with representatives from PFLAG to learn more about the organization, and may even be treated to surprise performances by the Queens themselves. Guests will receive a recipe card, custom shaker, and Drizly code to take home and recreate the experience themselves.

History Fort Lauderdale presents “Florida Everglades: River of Grass Reflections” 7/2/23 – 9/10/23

History Fort Lauderdale presents “Florida Everglades: River of Grass Reflections”
Sunday, 07/02/2023-09/10/2023, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale – New River Inn
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students; free for members, military, and children ages 6 and under

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will present “Florida Everglades: River of Grass Reflections” from Sunday, July 2, through Sunday, September 10. The summer exhibit will include colorful impressionist fine art works by Tim Forman together with environmental photographs from History Fort Lauderdale’s archived collection. The exhibition can be viewed in the art space on the first level of the New River Inn (231 Southwest Second Avenue).

Tim Forman is the third generation of Formans to have been born and reared in South Florida. He first picked up the brush at nine years old under the instruction of Peter Olsen. By 17, Forman was receiving commissions. Primarily a self-taught artist, Forman’s work is the result of dedicated practice. He uses field sketches, plein air paintings, and photographs to compose his pieces that are painted in layers with both knife and brush. He creates his landscapes to portray the splendor and simplicity of the natural world around us. Through his work, Tim seeks to lift the spirits and inspire awe above our day-to-day lives.

History Fort Lauderdale is proud to host a variety of engaging multicultural experiences, year-round. Permanent exhibits include “From Dugouts to Dream Yachts,” a visual narrative weaving the story of the ever-changing use of Fort Lauderdale’s waterways by following the strokes of the first people to today’s sightseers, “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” which allows visitors to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of stories and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale. The nonprofit museum also hosts an artists’ collective collaborative space.

History Fort Lauderdale is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military, and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FTLHistory. Subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

W MIAMI presents: The Art of Self-Expression 6/20/23

W MIAMI presents: The Art of Self-Expression
Tuesday, 06/20/2023-06/20/2023, 06:30 pm-09:30 pm
W Miami
W Miami 485 Brickell Avenue,
Miami, Florida, 33131
Website
Cost: Free

In honor of Pride Month, join W Miami for a special panel discussion on the Art of Self Expression featuring active LGBTQIA+ speakers and local LGBTQIA+ groups.

The Art of Self Expression will be held on Tuesday, June 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and the panel will include:

Sebastian Grey, Fashion designer and Season 17 winner of Project Runway
Athena Dion, Drag Superstar @AthenaDion
Jennifer Kriz, Vice Chair of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival
Diego Tomasino, Executive coach and author of “Come Out! Businesses Must Leave the Closet” and “The University Must Leave the Closet”
Gino R. Campodónico, Senior Director of Communications and Storytelling at the Adrienne Arsht Center
Joseph A. Quiñones, Senior Vice President of External Affairs at Frost Science

Enjoy refreshments while learning from this panel of experts who will share their own stories and ideas on how to confidently express oneself, co-hosted by Kevin Walsh, Sales Executive at W Miami and Chair of Marriott International’s South Florida LGBTQ+ Associate Resource Group, & Veronica Geoghegan, University of Miami student, Pride Ambassador, and former president of SpectrUM.

Schedule:
6:30pm-7:30pm – Networking Hour/Mixer
7:30pm-8:30pm – Panel Discussion
8:30pm-9:30pm – Networking + Event conclusion
This event is for guests 18 years and older and is free with RSVP.

Copa Cabana 6/17/23

Copa Cabana
Saturday, 06/17/2023-, 03:00 pm-11:00 pm
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Dr,
Miami, Florida, 33149
Website
Cost: 0-65

Copa Cabana is a cultural event that integrates the new and seasoned generations to celebrate the Haitian culture. They will have great performances by some of the hottest Haitian Bands, solo artists and DJ’s. Vendors will serve popular Caribbean dishes. The event runs along Juneteenth weekend so it’s only right to continue history at the Historic Virginia Keys Beach.
 
Live Performances by Kai – Roody Roodboy – Nico (from Enposib)
Hosted by Flav (Dr. Love/Gabel) & Success Jr
Music by DJ Rex
 
Attire: Beach wear, Bikinis, Shorts, Tank Tops
Drinks and Hookahs available on site
 
Infoline: 561.768.1274

PAMM Free Second Saturdays: Make Your Own “SymmetricArt” 6/10/23

PAMM Free Second Saturdays: Make Your Own “SymmetricArt”
Saturday, 06/10/2023-, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
PAMM
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: Free

As part of PAMM Free Second Saturdays, enjoy a family-friendly day of art and movement. Join a free early morning yoga session on PAMM’s East Portico at 10am, sponsored by Goya. Get creative with an art-making activity inspired by our newest exhibition, Jason Seife: Coming to Fruition. Guests will have the opportunity to create their own “Stylized Shape,” and view their artwork on our jumbo kaleidoscope, an analog approach that mirrors how Seife generates the complex patterns and intricacies in his work. Also enjoy guided tours, available in English and Spanish, sponsored by Goya Foods.

Pride Art Tours 6/1/23 – 6/29/23

Pride Art Tours
Thursday, 06/01/2023-06/29/2023, 03:00 pm-
PAMM
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: Museum Admissiom

Go on a Pride-focused tour of PAMM’s permanent collection, special exhibitions, sculptures, and architectural elements with one of our skilled guides. Guides will meet you at the museum lobby and lead you for the duration of the tour. This tour was developed by Miami-based artist and PAMM guide Thom Wheeler Castillo, and currently features permanent collection and special exhibition artists including Carlos Alfonzo, Deborah Kass, Glenn Ligon, Zanele Muholi, Robert Rauschenberg, and Kehinde Wiley. Tours are included with museum admission.

Repertory Favorites: a Multimedia Dance Concert by KPD 5/27/23, 5/28/23

Repertory Favorites: a Multimedia Dance Concert by KPD
Saturday, 05/27/2023-05/28/2023, 02:00 pm-03:30 pm
The Dennis C. Moss Cultural Arts Center's Lab TheatrE
10950 SW 211 Street,
Cutler Bay, Florida, 33189
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Cost: 20

Karen Peterson & Dancers (KPD) celebrate their 32nd anniversary with REPERTORY FAVORITES, a multidisciplinary dance concert on May 27-28, 2023 at The Dennis C. Moss Cultural Arts Center’s Lab Theatre. KPD’s dynamic program features 8 company members dancing pieces by acclaimed physically integrated (PI) choreographers from across the US, a documentary on KPD’s dance program for teens with special needs in Miami-Dade County Public School System, and the premiere of their latest work. This concert presents a curation of works from the KPD repertoire to honor over 3 decades of their inclusive, mixed-mobility dance, education, and advocacy worldwide.

Saturday, May 27th – 2PM & 8PM
Sunday, May 28th – 2PM*

The Dennis C. Moss Cultural Arts Center’s Lab Theatre
10950 SW 211 St, Cutler Bay, FL 33189

*Please join the KPD for a post-show reception and meet-and-greet with the cast of dancers on Sunday, May 28 after the 2 p.m. performance. To honor our 32nd cultural dance season, we’re celebrating together with light bites and a lovely afternoon hosted by Three G’s Catering.

Tickets can be purchased for $20 online at MossCenter.org or by calling the box office at 786-573-5300. Seniors, military, students with ID and patrons with disabilities get a 10% discount. For more information about Karen Peterson & Dancers and their upcoming events, please visit their website at karenpetersondancers.org.

As a Matter of FACT – Opening Night 5/20/23

As a Matter of FACT – Opening Night
Saturday, 05/20/2023-, 06:00 pm-10:00 pm
1310 Gallery
1310 SW 2ND CT,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: Free

Joint art exhibition showcasing works created by Niki Lopez and Khaulah Naima Nuruddin.

As a Matter of FACT , is an exhibition that amplifies the creative expressions of two women who refuse to be confined by societal norms. Through their powerful works, these artists challenge the status quo, fostering a sense of community and understanding. Embark on a journey that transcends boundaries, delving into themes of social justice, Afrocentric spirituality, self-exploration, and the transformative power of art.

The Fact is that all individuals are relevant. The Fact is that groups of people are relevant. As a matter of Fact, women are at the center of paving fruitful paths for mankind to survive the atrocities of humanity in order to promote massive change for communal health and well-being. The artworks of Lopez and Nuruddin unveil the self, serving as a mirror, reflecting the diverse facets of the individual, and dismantling the limitations imposed by society. Through their bold use of various visual art media, the artists invite viewers to examine their own identities, encouraging them to embrace their unique stories and reclaim their relevance in a world that often dismisses their voices. With profound visual narratives, they ignite conversations, challenge perspectives, and inspire viewers to actively engage in the pursuit of equality and liberation for all marginalized communities, tapping into the sacred spaces within themselves and fostering a deeper connection with the world around them.

5/20 – Opening reception: Saturday, 6-9 PM
5/30 – The Circle: Virtual artist talk, Tuesday, 7:30 – 8:30 PM EST
6/10 – What t’s Elephant Workshop & Tea Party Closing, Saturday, 2-6 PM
Opening reception includes a cash bar & light bites.

Miss African Roots Pageant 7/8/23

Miss African Roots Pageant
Saturday, 07/08/2023-, 06:00 pm-11:00 pm
Trinity Church
17801 NW 2nd Ave,
Miami Gardens, Florida, 33169
Website
Cost: $25

The Miss African Roots Pageant USA event is a highly anticipated cultural pageant that celebrates the beauty and diversity of Africa and the African Diaspora. This unique event, created by Murphy’s Law Entertainment, showcases the best of African-inspired talent, fashion, music, entertainment, and cultural performances. It provides a platform for young women of African descent or heritage to showcase their beauty, intellect, and leadership skills, promoting empowerment and confidence. The event is expected to attract a diverse audience, including individuals who appreciate African culture and heritage, those who support diversity and inclusion, and people who enjoy art, music, and entertainment. It will be held on July 8th at Trinity Church in Miami Gardens.

Heal Fest 2023 5/18/23

Heal Fest 2023
Thursday, 05/18/2023-, 07:00 pm-11:00 pm
The Doral Yard
8455 NW 53rd St Suite 106,
Doral, Florida, 33166
Eventbrite
Cost: $35

Heal For Us, a newly organized nonprofit that aims to encourage people struggling with mental health has partnered with The Ripple Effect to put on a night of music and poetry at The Doral Yard on May 18 in support of Mental Health Awareness Month. The concert will feature local musicians singing cover songs from artists who suffered from mental health issues such as Amy Winehouse, Whitney Houston, Mac Miller, Nirvana, and Prince.

“We have lost some of the greatest musicians of our time to the void of darkness, addiction, and depression. Close to 120,000 people die each year to suicide or overdose; people who once had flourishing careers, said Nedal Ahmad, founder of Heal For Us. “As a parent, I’m well aware of the struggles men have speaking about anxiety and depression and the stigma of having to be the strong, dependable, father figure in the family.” According to the ADAA, over 6 million men suffer from depression per year, but male depression often goes underdiagnosed. More than 3 million men in the US have panic disorder, agoraphobia, or any other phobia. Heal for Us wants to bridge that gap and empower fathers with resources, mental health services, and support.

Over 30 local musicians and bands signed up to participate in Heal Fest 2023’s night of music and poetry; only five were chosen for the inaugural event. The lineup includes up-and-coming artists such as:

• VIX is influenced by Amy Winehouse. She infuses her music with a distinctive blend of rock, soul, and pop, and her lyrics are deeply personal and introspective, often exploring themes of love, loss, and self-discovery. IG: @VIXmvsic
• Joshua Mitchell is scheduled to perform music from Prince. Whether you’re overcome with the unstoppable urge to get up and dance, or the urge to shed a few tears, Joshua Mitchell’s music is bound to make you feel something. Joshua promotes mental health awareness, social equality, community outreach, and of course, just having a good time. IG: @joshuamitchellmusic
• Dria is a Florida-raised, NY-based artist and performing arts teacher, who will be performing music from Whitney Houston. Dria has been referred to as a “Creative Powerhouse” and dreams of building her creative community with a space that can be safe for ALL through the Arts. IG: @highdefinizion_21
• Christopher Luv is a 25-year-old from Miami who will be covering Kurt Cobain from Nirvana. IG: @christopherluvmusic
• Trevon DeVitto known as Giftrap Tre will perform music from Mac Miller. He will also be the artist to provide the spoken word.

Tickets are available online via Eventbrite at healfest2023.com, and they start at $35. Proceeds go towards the event and Heal For Us, which provides funds for those who cannot afford to pay for therapy.

WHEN: May 18, 2023, at 7:00 PM

WHERE: The Doral Yard, 8455 NW 53rd St Suite 106, Doral, FL 33166

TICKETS: www.healfest2023.com

ABOUT HEAL FEST:
Local restauranteur and former owner of Pincho Factory, Nedal Ahmad, founded Heal For Us, a 501 c3, with a simple goal in mind — to answer the question, what would our world look like with more present fathers, more vulnerable partners, and men who are given the tools to process their past and reshape their future. His own fatherhood and mental health journey drove him to want to share the very change he has seen in his relationship with his children. Heal For Us offers referral services, mental health research, and resources to those who do not have the means to pay for mental health therapy. For more information, go to https://www.healforus.org/.

ArtRepublic x Arlo Wynwood Host Style and Grace Closing Exhibition and Live Music Celebration 5/13/23

ArtRepublic x Arlo Wynwood Host Style and Grace Closing Exhibition and Live Music Celebration
Saturday, 05/13/2023-, 07:00 pm-11:00 pm
Arlo Wynwood
2217 NW Miami Ct,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: Free

Join ArtRepublic in collaboration with Arlo Wynwood, the first-ever hotel in Miami’s creative and cultural district, as it wraps up the quarterly Style and Grace exhibition.

Style & Grace is a group show that brings together dynamic artists who explore the resilience, strength and persistence that is endured in the pursuit of self-actualization. Coded in these works are narratives that help us to understand our value.

The artists, on the leading edge of contemporary culture, not only define the values communities hunger for but have garnered the respect of institutions because of their discerning taste and connection to humanity. They have an uncanny ability to connect and communicate which can be palpably felt in the art they create.

Both locals and visitors are welcome to view the artwork, vibe at Wynwood’s newest hotel and mingle with the artists. The festivities don’t end there, head up to the rooftop afterparty where the views of the cultural neighborhood are unmatched.

The closing event will include:

7 pm – 9 pm
Immersive Exhibition and Gallery viewing and artist meet and greet with Octavia Yearwood, Amani Lewis, Morel Doucet and Indigo Suave.
9 pm – 11 pm
Meet the artists and stay for the afterparty on Wynwoods hottest rooftop bar with sounds by DJ Vitto Von Don.

ArtRepublic x Arlo Wynwood
Representing contemporary culture’s most dynamic artists. Our mission is to bring museum-quality context to an accessible space so all ages and cultures can encounter powerful artistic experiences.

Free and open to the public.

Reduce, Reuse, Remix: Graffiti Art for a Better Earth Exhibition Opening 4/22/23

Reduce, Reuse, Remix: Graffiti Art for a Better Earth Exhibition Opening
Saturday, 04/22/2023-, 07:30 pm-10:30 pm
Museum of Graffiti
276 NW 26th St,,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: 0

The Museum of Graffiti is proud to announce the opening of an eco-friendly exhibition presenting art works created with recycled air pollution particles to promote sustainability. The exhibit, entitled Reduce, Reuse, Remix: Graffiti Art for a Better Earth will open on Earth Day, April 22, 2023, and will exclusively present studio pieces of local artists who were seeded AIR-INK writing utensils. AIR-INK technology starts by attaching filters to exhaust pipes on cars, generators, etc. to capture air pollution before it hits the environment. The sequestered soot then goes through a purification process and is converted into ink. The result is that PM 2.5 and PM 10 emissions which would have otherwise been in the lungs of millions of people will now be resting beautifully as art at the Museum of Graffiti. Viewers of the show can expect to see reclaimed found objects in addition to the AIR-INK in some of the pieces.

All participating artists, were gifted the AIR-INK materials to use by Rabble Wine Company, which takes a planet-first mentality in its work by reducing water usage, decreasing pesticides, protecting natural vineyard ecosystems, reducing carbon emissions, and working with, rather than against, Mother Nature. Artists include Miami locals Ahold Sniffs Glue, Abstrk, Krave, Nico, Sero, Gustavo Oviedo, and more.

Join us as Rabble hosts the grand opening celebration, April 22, 2023 at 7:30 PM, where guests can meet the artists, sample Rabble’s responsibly produced wine, take part in sustainable interactive activities, and bid on up-cycled bottle art with 100% of proceeds to benefit The CLEO Institute, the only women-led nonprofit, nonpartisan organization in Florida exclusively dedicated to climate education, advocacy, and engagement.

Free Public Opening Reception–For Mental Health Awareness Month, ArtServe Highlights Psychological Benefits of Art 4/21/23

Free Public Opening Reception–For Mental Health Awareness Month, ArtServe Highlights Psychological Benefits of Art
Friday, 04/21/2023-, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
ArtServe
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Opening Reception for Mental Health Art Exhibit Fri., April 21
Features Panel With Local MyPsychiatrist.com, Psychology Professionals, Artists

For Mental Health Awareness Month, ArtServe will kick off its upcoming exhibit, “Wellness Exhibition: Fostering Mental and Emotional Health—An Artist’s Journey Through Healing” with a free, public opening reception on Fri., April 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sponsored by MyPsychiatrist.com and Broward Health, the April 21 reception features a panel discussion of top local psychology professionals and a local artist. Moderated by Funding Arts Broward Director of Administration Kat Sierra, the panel includes:

• Dr. Peter Ventre, Founder and Managing Partner of MyPsychiatrist.com
• Dr. Manoushka Saintil, Family Therapist for Broward County Public Schools
• Heather Palacios, Founder of Wondherful, a non-profit dedicated to preventing suicide
• David H. Hepburn, a South Florida-based artist, photographer and filmmaker

The evening will begin with a group “mindful meditation,” followed by a welcome introduction and music from the Abstract Citizen jazz quartet.

Produced in part thanks to a grant from Broward Cultural Division and Culture Builds Florida, admission to both the reception and the exhibit are free.

Also sponsored by MyPsychiatrist.com and Broward Health, ArtServe’s mental health-themed art exhibit runs through Fri., June 16, 2023, and is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. ArtServe is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.

ArtServe curated the “Wellness” exhibit from local artists’ submissions like Parkland-based Lori Arbel, who is also a therapeutic art coach, as well as a gallery owner. Entries were welcomed from adults, as well as from students in the eighth grade through college.

• For hi-res images of Lori Arbel and her artwork, click here.
“It’s long been known in medical circles that art is a highly effective form of therapy that encourages non-verbal communication and healing when people are often unable to speak for whatever the reason,” ArtServe executive director Jason Hughes said. “Exploring self-expression through the outlet of various artforms can create a safe space that helps many embrace and sort through their own personal difficulties.”

According to the American Art Therapy Association, there are over 5,000 art therapists practicing nationwide who provide services for individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative processes, applied psychological theory and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship.

A solo exhibit entitled “Story of a Woman’s Journey” produced by Deborah Strelkow will run concurrently to the “Wellness” exhibit at ArtServe.

ArtServe inspires, supports and advances its diverse members, artists and community by promoting artistic development, education and prosperity through the exploration and presentation of the visual and performing arts.

About ArtServe

Named a “2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, Fort Lauderdale-based ArtServe is an award-winning arts incubator that is advancing the arts for social good as a creative laboratory and hub for experimental artists committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Now in its 35th year, ArtServe has won several awards for innovation in the arts and is supported in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Florida’s Department of State and the Division of Cultural Affairs. Each year, ArtServe programs contribute tangibly to the region’s economy, helping 2,000+ artists sell their work, build businesses and engage the community. To do that, ArtServe secures financial support through donations, sponsorships and memberships.

About MyPsychiatrist.com

MyPsychiatrist.com is a multi-disciplinary group of board-certified psychiatrists and medical professionals with a range of backgrounds and specialties, providing high-quality mental and behavioral health support to patients who may be struggling with mental and behavioral health issues. MyPsychiatrist.com has locations in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade Counties, all of which offer our full complement of Behavioral Health services including TMS psychiatric treatment.

About Broward Health

Broward Health is a nationally recognized health system in South Florida. As one of the 10 largest public healthcare systems in the U.S., Broward Health boasts two trauma centers and virtually every health specialty, offering compassionate, personalized care across its four hospitals and more than 50 health centers and physician practices. As a leader in advanced healthcare for 85 years, Broward Health has a robust graduate education program and international services. For more information, visit BrowardHealth.org.

Think Egg-ain at Paradox Museum 4/9/23

Think Egg-ain at Paradox Museum
Sunday, 04/09/2023-, 09:00 am-12:00 pm
Paradox Museum Miami
2301 N. Miami Ave,
Miami, California, 92115
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Cost:

All of our exhibits are mind twisting, fun-inspiring, real-life experiences, but there are a few that are sure to liven up your story this Easter. Savor the moment without a device or capture the moment with a photo; either way, these exhibits will inspire you to Think Egg-ain!

Beuchet Paradox – Chicken or egg? Big or small? We love to ask questions that provoke the mind to think again! This exhibit is a fun and memorable way to play with the laws or perception and size ratio.
Ames Room – Reality or incorrect interpretation of information? Once you’ve played with the mismatch in this exhibit, express yourself by exchanging size and perspective!
Reversed Room – In here, everything is up-side-down – even the eggs! Use your creativity, strike a pose and get ready to experience Easter from a radically new point of view!
Infinity Room – Chicken, egg, chicken, egg… Errr I’m confused, but how!? Infinity is all about never ending repetition. It’s something that goes on over and over and over again. Come and play with your infinite possibility in this room of forever!

Raw Figs x SuperBlue x LADD 4/6/23

Raw Figs x SuperBlue x LADD
Thursday, 04/06/2023-, 05:30 pm-07:00 pm
Superblue
1101 NW 23rd St,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: 0

Join us for a special experience at Superblue where we’ll have the treat of also working with Nico, COO of Miami Circus Art Center (LADD). Nico will be posing for our figure drawing session suspended above us on a truss, showing some skills you can learn at LADD. Nico is also an ex-Cirque du Soleil performer so will truly be a treat!

We encourage everyone to checkout the Superblue exhibit prior to the figure drawing by using discount code “rawfigs” at checkout.

Genius Species group exhibition presented by Ten North Group (formerly Opa-locka Community Development Corporation) 3/27/23 – 3/31/23

Genius Species group exhibition presented by Ten North Group (formerly Opa-locka Community Development Corporation)
Monday, 03/27/2023-03/31/2023, 09:00 am-05:00 pm
The ARC (Arts & Recreation Center)
675 Ali Baba Ave.,
Opa-locka, Florida, 33054
Website
Cost: $0.00

Genius Species seeks to create a genus of Human genius and to celebrate the effects of the Black Woman’s planetary existence. Influenced by scholars such as Evelyn Hammonds, Toni Morrison and popular icons as Aretha Franklin and Nicki Minaj, Genius Species investigates the cultural, political, social, sexual currency that is Black Womanhood and Girlhood, and the ripple effects of its lived experience(s) across both time and space.

Wallace curates a restorative and playful art environment featuring the work of Christina Edwards, Grace Hampton, Ciara Newton, Briana Pizarro, Ebony Y. Rhodes, T. Thompson and Sarah Stefana Smith. The works in the exhibition span various mediums—painting, sculpture, drawing, weaving—and emphasize materials—rope, netting, feathers, wood, rubber—as tactics for expression and exploration into issues surrounding race, nationality, class, gender, orientation, religion and education.

*By Appointment Only

The Education Fund Art of Found Objects 4/10/23

The Education Fund Art of Found Objects
Monday, 04/10/2023-04/28/2023, 09:00 am-05:00 pm
Miami Dade College, Hialeah Cultural Center
1776 W. 49TH ST.,
Hialeah, Florida, 33012
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Cost: Free

The Education Fund invites you to celebrate the artistic talents found in local public schools at the Art of Found Objects, a juried art exhibition presented in partnership with Ocean Bank. Tour the exhibit for free and see the colorful creations made with objects found at The Education Fund’s Ocean Bank Center for Educational Materials, an 11,000-square-foot free supplies warehouse for public school educators.

Sustainable Supperclub 4/14/23

Sustainable Supperclub
Friday, 04/14/2023-, 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
Superblue Miami
1101 NW 23rd St,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: 125

Sustainable Supperclub returns with its first event in almost two years! This pop up, immersive event, focused on food waste awareness will be held at Superblue Miami on Friday, April 14, 2023, from 7-10pm. The event will feature sustainable seafood tapas and a presentation by James Beard award winner Chef Allen Susser and sustainable Prosecco by Valdo Wines. The evening will also include a live classical music performance by a New World Symphony fellow, and take place under Pulse Topology, a responsive installation featuring 3000 lightbulbs by artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Slow Fish, a non-profit organization whose goal is to turn away from industrial seafood and toward seafood that is good, clean, and fair for all.

Dutch Artist Leon Keer Debuts First U.S. Show at the Wynwood Walls 3/23/23

Dutch Artist Leon Keer Debuts First U.S. Show at the Wynwood Walls
Thursday, 03/23/2023-, 04:00 pm-09:00 pm
Wynwood Walls
2516 NW 2nd Ave,
Miami, California, 33127
Website
Cost: 0

3D street artist Leon Keer will be debuting his first U.S. exhibition – SEEING THINGS – at the Wynwood Walls Annex Gallery Thursday, March 23. The 27 art piece exhibit reflects on various contradictions in the world without judgment, showcasing metaphors in which major and minor wrongdoing is brought to light.

From 4-9pm, the Wynwood Walls will kick-off Keer’s exhibition with a carnival-themed event, complete with a carousel, dunk tank, food vendors, and a pop-up Wynwood Walls Shop selling exclusive Leon Keer merchandise. Leon will also be doing booking signings from 5-5:30pm.

Comedy Cru 4/1/23

Comedy Cru
Saturday, 04/01/2023-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
Flight Wine Lounge & Shop
9711 NE 2nd AVE,
Miami Shores, Florida, 33138
Website
Cost: $35

April Fool’s Day with the Comedy Cru at Flight Lounge. Come have some laughs with Miami’s funniest. Ticket price for show only. Tickets are non-refundable but transferable.

Limited Seating – Reservations Required. Must be 21+. Doors open at 5:30pm

Free Opening Reception –ArtServe Mental Health Exhibit Celebrates Emotional Wellness Through Art 4/21/23

Free Opening Reception –ArtServe Mental Health Exhibit Celebrates Emotional Wellness Through Art
Friday, 04/21/2023-, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
ArtServe
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Free

Free Exhibit Runs From Fri., April 14 to Fri., June 16, 2023; Public Opening Reception April 21

In an art exhibit entitled “Wellness Exhibition: Fostering Mental and Emotional Health—An Artist’s Journey Through Healing” that runs from Fri., April 14 to Fri., June 16, 2023, ArtServe will explore how artists apply various genres and mediums to convey different journeys of well-being, self-love and healing through their art.

A free, public opening reception is planned from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m on Friday, April 21. To register, click here. Admission is free to both the exhibit and reception.

ArtServe is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

ArtServe curated the “Wellness” exhibit from local artists’ submissions. Entries also were welcomed from both adults and students in the eighth grade through college.

“It’s long been known in medical circles that art is a highly effective form of therapy that encourages non-verbal communication and healing when people are often unable to speak for whatever the reason,” ArtServe executive director Jason Hughes said. “Exploring self-expression through the outlet of various artforms can create a safe space that helps many embrace and sort through their own personal difficulties.”

According to the American Art Therapy Association, there are over 5,000 art therapists practicing nationwide who provide services for individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative processes, applied psychological theory and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship.

A solo exhibit entitled “Story of a Woman’s Journey” produced by Deborah Strelkow will run concurrently to the “Wellness” exhibit at ArtServe.

ArtServe inspires, supports and advances its diverse members, artists and community by promoting artistic development, education and prosperity through the exploration and presentation of the visual and performing arts.

About ArtServe

Named a “2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, Fort Lauderdale-based ArtServe is an award-winning arts incubator that is advancing the arts for social good as a creative laboratory and hub for experimental artists committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Now in its 35th year, ArtServe has won several awards for innovation in the arts and is supported in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Florida’s Department of State and the Division of Cultural Affairs. Each year, ArtServe programs contribute tangibly to the region’s economy, helping 2,000+ artists sell their work, build businesses and engage the community. To do that, ArtServe secures financial support through donations, sponsorships and memberships.

ArtServe Mental Health Exhibit Celebrates Emotional Wellness Through Art 4/14/23 – 6/16/23

ArtServe Mental Health Exhibit Celebrates Emotional Wellness Through Art
Monday, 04/14/2023-06/16/2023, 09:00 am-05:00 pm
ArtServe
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Free

Free Exhibit Runs From Fri., April 14 to Fri., June 16, 2023; Public Opening Reception April 21

Fort Lauderdale, Florida (March 14, 2023) – In an art exhibit entitled “Wellness Exhibition: Fostering Mental and Emotional Health—An Artist’s Journey Through Healing” that runs from Fri., April 14 to Fri., June 16, 2023, ArtServe will explore how artists apply various genres and mediums to convey different journeys of well-being, self-love and healing through their art.

A free, public opening reception is planned from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m on Friday, April 21. To register, click here. Admission is free to both the exhibit and reception.

ArtServe is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

ArtServe curated the “Wellness” exhibit from local artists’ submissions. Entries also were welcomed from both adults and students in the eighth grade through college.

“It’s long been known in medical circles that art is a highly effective form of therapy that encourages non-verbal communication and healing when people are often unable to speak for whatever the reason,” ArtServe executive director Jason Hughes said. “Exploring self-expression through the outlet of various artforms can create a safe space that helps many embrace and sort through their own personal difficulties.”

According to the American Art Therapy Association, there are over 5,000 art therapists practicing nationwide who provide services for individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative processes, applied psychological theory and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship.

A solo exhibit entitled “Story of a Woman’s Journey” produced by Deborah Strelkow will run concurrently to the “Wellness” exhibit at ArtServe.

ArtServe inspires, supports and advances its diverse members, artists and community by promoting artistic development, education and prosperity through the exploration and presentation of the visual and performing arts.

About ArtServe

Named a “2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, Fort Lauderdale-based ArtServe is an award-winning arts incubator that is advancing the arts for social good as a creative laboratory and hub for experimental artists committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Now in its 35th year, ArtServe has won several awards for innovation in the arts and is supported in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Florida’s Department of State and the Division of Cultural Affairs. Each year, ArtServe programs contribute tangibly to the region’s economy, helping 2,000+ artists sell their work, build businesses and engage the community. To do that, ArtServe secures financial support through donations, sponsorships and memberships.

Already HER– ArtRepublic x Arlo Wynwood Celebrate Women’s Month 3/18/23

Already HER– ArtRepublic x Arlo Wynwood Celebrate Women’s Month
Saturday, 03/18/2023-, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
Arlo Wynwood
2217 NW Miami Ct,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: Free

Women’s History Month is about celebrating women’s contributions, it gives us an opportunity to get a more complete picture of the past to better inform and build our future. In partnership with Art Republic, Arlo Wynwood will highlight Women’s Heritage Month by introducing Already HER, a celebration that brings together dynamic and diverse female artists to showcase their collective works, which create spaces for women to display their power, strength and true voices. Already HER is part of the current quarterly exhibition, Style and Grace and through this activation, includes themed celebrations during Black History Month, Women’s History Month and Earth Day.

The opening event on March 18 will include:

6pm-7pm Welcome reception and live painting activation by Miami muralist Tierra Armstrong.

7pm-8pm: A panel discussion and short film debut of clips from women around the world sharing their insights and hopes for the future. Speaker list:
Jade Lilly, Photographer
Tierra Armstrong, Painter & Muralist
Jessica Santiago, Curator ArtRepublic Global

8pm-9pm: Already HER crown activation and photo opportunity with photographer Jade Lilly and Live Music by Emma Del Rey. (Guests are encouraged to have their professional photo taken inside an installation crown and throne).

Funding Arts Broward Annual Meeting & Cocktail Reception Featuring Brazilian Voices 3/14/23

Funding Arts Broward Annual Meeting & Cocktail Reception Featuring Brazilian Voices
Tuesday, 03/14/2023-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
DUNE by Laurent Tourondel
2200 N Ocean Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33305
Website
Cost: $120

Funding Arts Broward (FAB), celebrating its 20th anniversary of preserving and cultivating the arts, will host its Annual Meeting and Reception on Tuesday, March 14, from 6 – 8 p.m., at Dune by Laurent Tourondel (2200 N. Ocean Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale). Attendees will enjoy a curated menu of specialty tapas, hand-selected wine pairings and panoramic ocean views from the North Terrace while being serenaded by FAB grantee Brazilian Voices’ Beatriz Malnic, Loren Oliveira, and Viviane Neves performing American standards plus Bossa Nova and Samba favorites.
Brazilian Voices is a nonprofit women’s vocal ensemble that performs at cultural community and philanthropic events. Aspiring to incorporate the best of global Brazilian culture, the group evolved out of a vocal technique workshop organized by Beatriz Malnic and Loren Oliveira in 2001. Since then, these two musical directors have brought together a cast of devoted women, who volunteer their voices and time promoting and preserving the rich multicultural Brazilian heritage fostering multicultural exchange, music appreciation, and education.

Last October, FAB announced its “Be The Spark,” fundraising campaign. The initiative was launched with a lead gift of $750,000 from FAB Founder Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz and had a total of more than $1.1 million pledged in advance of the campaign’s public announcement. The campaign aims to raise $3 million over the next five years that will significantly increase FAB’s grantmaking pool including expanding grants for arts education, encourage collaboration and new works and establish an endowment at the Community Foundation of Broward.

Through this campaign, FAB will be able to expand its support to groups beginning with the grant applications to be announced for the upcoming 2024 program year.

Since its inception in 2003, FAB has endowed grants of over $4 million to 65 small, mid-sized, and large professional performing and visual arts organizations. FAB is supported by membership whose dues go toward these grants that preserve and cultivate the arts in Broward County. FAB is also supported by its corporate partners BBX Capital, New River Fine Arts, Northern Trust, PNC Bank, Weston Jewelers, Pallant Insurance Agency, Casa D’Angelo, Tim Singer Realty and Twig, Trade & Tribunal.

FAB’s Annual Meeting and Reception at Dune is open to the public. Tickets are $120 per person. To RSVP, visit bit.ly/FABDuneReception2023. To learn more about FAB including how to become a member or support the arts through the 20th anniversary “Be the Spark” campaign, visit www.fundingartsbroward.org or email fundingartsbroward@gmail.com.

305 Day 10th Annual Event 3/5/23

305 Day 10th Annual Event
Sunday, 03/05/2023-, 03:05 pm-10:00 pm
Wynwood Marketplace
2250 NW 5th Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: free

305 DAY® is back for the 10th year in a row and this time, we’re bigger and better than ever! On Sunday, March 5th 2023 from 3-10 p.m., we’ll be celebrating all things 305 at our brand new venue, Wynwood Marketplace for an EPIC Block Party!

Expect live music, local vendors, and art, as well as a lineup of mouthwatering food and drinks. The family-friendly cultural festival’s local vendor marketplace features curated vendors showcasing the best 305 wares, vintage threads, graphic tees, pins, home décor, and more! All ages are welcome.

The 10th Annual 305 DAY® 2023 concert lineup includes DJ Laz, DJ Epps, Otto Von Schirach, Master Feathers, DJ Gringo, and a special exhibition by Red Bull Batalla and a performance by Hip Hop Kidz. More to be announced!

Kick off the day with a #305energy Zumba® class at 3:05 with Nathaly Castellon!

305 DAY is made possible thanks to Curaleaf, Red Bull, Publix, Café La Llave, Morgan & Morgan, Mr. 305 Inc., JLPR, and Modern Plastic Surgery Miami. (Opening May 2023)

RSVP:

305day.eventbrite.com.
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Late Night at New World Symphony 3/31/23

Late Night at New World Symphony
Friday, 03/31/2023-, 09:00 pm-
New World Center
500 17th Street,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
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Late Night is back! Named Best Classical Music Experience by Miami New Times, our concert meets night club mashup includes club-style lighting and art videos. Stand up close and groove alongside the performers or arrive early to immerse your senses in the late-night lounge vibe from a seat upstairs. Composer Olga Neuwirth creates a “songplay in nine fits” in honor of her childhood idol Klaus Nomi, the glamorous German countertenor and queer icon who transformed the New York art world. Stepping into the shoes of the iconic singer who was a staple of New York nightclubs in the 70s is Jake Arditti. He’ll tackle Nomi’s pop songs and opera arias with sampled back-up vocals and a full orchestra. Join us to hear the fabulous music that went on to influence Bowie, Basquiat and Lady Gaga.

Please note: Late Night at NWS ticketholders must be 21+ in age. Upon arrival, all attendees must provide valid ID at the door and pass security screenings to enter.

Diversity Honors Exclusively Hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood 4/1/23

Diversity Honors Exclusively Hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
Saturday, 04/01/2023-, 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1 Seminole Way,
Hollywood, Florida, 33314
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Cost: Tickets are $250 per person for the cocktail chic event which includes an open bar, poolside dining and live entertainment.

Diversity Honors, the globally renowned celebration that benefits Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park, exclusively hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, will take center stage again, on Saturday, April 1, at 7 p.m. to recognize those who are transforming lives by living authentically and advancing inclusiveness. This year, the foundation will honor Commissioner Nicole M. Ramirez with the prestigious Harvey Milk Medal; Carol Moran with The Pride Center at Equality Park Alan Schubert Award and Stoli Group’s Global CEO Damian McKinney with the 2023 Global Business Leadership Award. Additional honorees for this year’s event include Florida State Senator Shevrin “Shev” Jones, Drag TV Star and Entrepreneur Latrice Royale, South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s (SFSO) President and CEO Jacqueline Lorber and Music Director Sebrina María Alfonso and the Bears of South Florida.

The event is a collaborative effort that will continue to keep South Florida on the international stage of LGBT+ rights and activism in honor of Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States who was assassinated shortly after winning a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and has since gone on to become an icon and beacon of light for the global LGBTQ+ community. This year marks the 45th anniversary of Harvey Milk’s historic election.

Over the years, Diversity Honors has paid tribute to an impressive roster of honorees including TV personality, political blogger and best-selling author Meghan McCain, civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, president and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America with Cesar Chavez, Judy and Dennis Shepard, Bollywood star Celina Jaitly, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Gay-Straight Alliance, transgender YouTube viral inspiration Ryland Whittington, transgender teen activist Jazz Jennings, singer/actress Deborah Cox, Judge Rand Hoch, Phill Wilson, founder of the Black AIDS Institute, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Congressman Ted Deutch, and Mayor Dean Trantalis, among others.

Diversity Honors is exclusively hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, with Platinum Sponsor DMK – Danne Montague-King, Diamond Sponsors Stoli Vodka, International Court System, and Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, and supporting sponsors GPR | Goodman Public Relations and Ludwig Framemakers.

Tickets are $250 per person for the cocktail chic event which includes an open bar, poolside dining and live entertainment. To reserve tickets, please visit www.DiversityHonors.org.

Museum of Graffiti Announces Reduce, Reuse, Remix: Graffiti Art for a Better Earth 4/22/23

Museum of Graffiti Announces Reduce, Reuse, Remix: Graffiti Art for a Better Earth
Saturday, 04/22/2023-06/04/2023, 11:00 am-06:00 pm
Museum of Graffiti
276 NW 26th Street,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: 12

Museum of Graffiti announces the opening of a novel exhibition presenting art works created with air pollution. The exhibit, entitled Reduce, Reuse, Remix: Graffiti Art for a Better Earth will open on Earth Day, April 22, 2023, and will exclusively present studio pieces of local artists who were seeded AIR-INK writing utensils.

All participating artists, were gifted the AIR-INK materials to use by Rabble Wine Company, which takes a planet-first mentality in its work by reducing water usage, decreasing pesticides, protecting natural vineyard ecosystems, reducing carbon emissions, and working with, rather than against, Mother Nature.
 
Rabble will host the grand opening celebration at the Museum of Graffiti on Earth Day, April 22, 2023 at 7:30 PM, where guests can meet the artists, sample its responsibly produced wine, take part in sustainable interactive activities, and bid on up-cycled bottle art with 100% of proceeds to benefit The CLEO Institute, the only women-led nonprofit, nonpartisan organization in Florida exclusively dedicated to climate education, advocacy, and engagement.

For tickets and more information:
https://museumofgraffiti.com

FREE Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day 3/26/23

FREE Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day
Sunday, 03/26/2023-, 12:00 pm-05:00 pm
NSU Art Museum
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: Free fo Fort Lauderdale Residents

Sunday, March 26, 2023, Noon – 5 pm

Every LAST Sunday of every month, Fort Lauderdale residents receive FREE admission to NSU Art Museum as part of Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Days.

Fort Lauderdale Residents Receive:

2-for-1 Wine in the Museum Café
FREE admission, residents must show a photo ID, driver’s license, or residential utility bill with proof of Fort Lauderdale address.
Visit the Museum Cafe & Store and receive 10% off books published by NSU Art Museum.

Locust Projects to Host 25th Anniversary Benefit Dinner at New Home 2/25/23

Locust Projects to Host 25th Anniversary Benefit Dinner at New Home
Saturday, 02/25/2023-, 06:00 pm-10:00 pm
Locust Projects
297 NE 67th Street,
Miami, Florida, 33138
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Cost: $1,000-$25,000

Locust Projects will host a 25th Anniversary Benefit Dinner, celebrating 25 years as Miami’s longest-running alternative art space and its commitment to supporting artists and artistic experimentation. This year’s Benefit Dinner honors Board Member, Dede Moss, and premieres an inaugural exhibition by Cuban-American artist Rafael Domenech at Locust Projects’ new home.

Up to 150 guests will become active participants in an immersive dining experience guided by the artist’s spatial interventions and complimented by a unique menu crafted by the artist and Le Basque Caterers. Guests are encouraged to dress in a single, monochromatic hue, head-to-toe, and become part of the architectural installation.

February 25, 2023, from 6 to 10 pm at 297 NE 67th Street, Miami, FL 33138. Tickets range from $1,000 – $25,000. Register here: https://www.locustprojects.org/support/fundraisers/25th-anniversary-annual-benefit-dinner.html | 305-576-8570

Locust Projects Presents Social Factory/Lamp-Making Workshop with Rafael Domenech 2/22/23

Locust Projects Presents Social Factory/Lamp-Making Workshop with Rafael Domenech
Wednesday, 02/22/2023-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
Locust Projects
297 NE 67th Street,
Miami, Florida, 33138
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Cost: Free

Locust Projects presents Social Factory, an intimate lamp-making workshop with artist Rafael Domenech at Locust Projects’ new art space in Little River. Participants will create a collective poem-mural that will be deconstructed into individual fragments and turned into light sculptures. The lamps will become part of the exhibition and participants can claim their lamp when the exhibition is completed. The free event will take place Wednesday, February 22 from 6 to 8 pm at 297 NE 67th Street, Miami, FL 33138.

First-come, first-served. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/locust-projects-presents-social-factory-a-workshop-led-by-rafael-domenech-tickets-543153104557?blm_aid=0 | 305-576-8570

Creativity Exploration: Female Figures 3/18/23

Creativity Exploration: Female Figures
Saturday, 03/18/2023-03/18/2023, 12:00 pm-01:30 pm
NSU Art Museum
1 E Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: $10 for members; $15 for non-members

This adult class will be held IN PERSON

Classes are taught by award winning instructor, Lark Keeler.

Learn about the feminist spirit of artist, Niki de Saint Phalle and craft your own “nanas” figurines, celebrating the female figures in your life. Advanced reservations are required, space is limited.

Creativity Exploration adult workshops promote the benefits of creative exploration and the mind-to-body experience. Studies have shown that 45 minutes of creative activity a day reduces stress and offers mental clarity and relaxation. In addition to producing a sense of well-being, sessions expand participants’ perceptions of forms, while increasing brain connectivity through visual and cognitive stimulation. The workshop is led by educator Lark Keeler, a specialist in mindfulness education.

Creativity Exploration is sponsored by the Charles P. Ferro Foundation

Diversity of the African Diaspora 2/19/23

Diversity of the African Diaspora
Sunday, 02/19/2023-02/19/2023, 02:00 pm-08:00 pm
Brickell City Centre
701 S. Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida, 33131
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Cost: FREE

Throughout our history, music was used as a way for Black people to be resilient and resist the oppression they were facing. From early spirituals born out of the unconscionable hardships of slavery, to the creation of folk and gospel, to the evolution of rhythm and blues and jazz, to the ascendance of rock & roll, rap, and hip-hop — Black music has shaped our society, entertained and inspired us, and helped write and tell the story of our Nation. Join the South Florida People of Color (SFPoC) and Brickell City Centre for their second annual Diversity of the African Diaspora, on Sunday February 19, 2023 at the Brickell City Centre 701 South Miami Avenue at 2pm.

“We will take a walk down Black Music memory lane and showcase a varied genre of African rooted music such as R&B, Jazz, Funk, Hip-Hop, The Blues and more. We invite you to join us and reflect on Black music and poetry as an important form of resistance and joy that speaks across cultural boundaries, helps bridge divides, and empowers communities,” says Roni Bennett South Florida People of Color Executive Director.

Diversity of the African Diaspora will feature South Florida’s musical talents like Lavie, DJ Tillery James hosted by poet Mo Beasley.

Path of the Panther: Movie Release 2/24/23

Path of the Panther: Movie Release
Friday, 02/24/2023-04/30/2023, 10:00 am-11:00 pm
Regal South Beach Theater
1120 Lincoln Rd Mall, Miami Beach, FL 33139,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
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The documentary features world-renowned National Geographic photographer Carlton Ward Jr. and was written and directed by Eric Bendick. Tom Winston of Grizzly Creek Films produced alongside Carlton Ward Jr. and Tori Linder of Wildpath. Award-winning actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio serves as executive producer with Jennifer Davisson, Phillip Watson of Appian Way Productions, Howard G. Buffet, Ted Haddock, and Sigrid Tiedtke. The award-winning film will be released in over 40 theaters in Florida with several theaters in the local area! Moviegoers can look up their local theater and purchase the tickets above. Path of the Panther’ will air on National Geographic and Stream on Disney+ this Spring!

Coconut Grove Arts Festival 2/18/23

Coconut Grove Arts Festival
Saturday, 02/18/2023-02/20/2023, 10:00 am-06:00 pm
Coconut Grove
2700 S. Bayshore Drive,
Coconut Grove, Florida, 33133
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Cost: $20

As one of the top five outdoor festivals in the nation, it’s no wonder that The Coconut Grove Arts Festival (CGAF) keeps getting better with each passing year. For the 59th installment, the board has selected the theme of a different kind of hue to highlight 285 vendor artists, the impact this festival has had on patrons and artists alike, as well as the addition of two new cooperative efforts that will put emerging artists and young collectors on the right path. Tickets are currently on sale at www.cgaf.com and run between $20 – $249. Special offers on tickets are periodically posted via Instagram @coconutgroveartsfestival.

Inaugural ArtServe Impact Awards Honor Those Who Made a Difference in the Arts in 2022 3/16/23

Inaugural ArtServe Impact Awards Honor Those Who Made a Difference in the Arts in 2022
Thursday, 03/16/2023-, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
ArtServe
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: $100

ArtServe will host the inaugural “Impact Awards” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2023 to honor the most transformative and influential arts supporters in media, the community, business and philanthropy, as well as recognize its own most memorable artists.

Guests will enjoy a celebratory reception and silent auction at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale.

“In South Florida’s creative industries, ArtServe provides all types of artists with the opportunity to make an impact. Whether you’re an artist who’s learning how to parlay your talent into a thriving business, a donor who sees extraordinary talent in that next great artist or a community member who brings it all together, we make it happen,” ArtServe Executive Director Jason Hughes explained. “We are thrilled to recognize these extraordinary partners, advocates, donors and artists, all of whom have impacted both ArtServe and our community in so many diverse ways.”

The award-winning arts incubator’s Impact Award recipients of 2022 are:

Media Advocate: Dr. Steven Evans, Owner/Publisher of OutClique Magazine

Dr Steven Evans and his monthly magazine, OutClique, bring together people and their stories impacting South Florida LGBTQ+ communities. His support and dedication to local non-profits like ArtServe has also been an important, influential and impactful factor in their success.

Business Partner: Holy Cross Health

Since 2018, Holy Cross Health has partnered with ArtServe to feature exhibitions by South Florida female artists at The Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center at Holy Cross HealthPlex, a comprehensive, spa-like healthcare center designed for women by women and staffed by physicians in the Holy Cross Medical Group. Holy Cross recognizes that art is an invaluable, therapeutic tool to facilitate healing from illness, pain, loss or other emotional struggles and appreciates ArtServe’s support of local artists and connection with the community through art in unexpected places.

Community Partner: Funding Arts Broward

Celebrating its 20th year, Funding Arts Broward shares ArtServe’s commitment to supporting the needs of the local arts community and the belief that art and culture has the power to transform lives, transcend our differences, and bring us together in celebration of the human spirit. Funding Arts Broward support has been a major factor in helping ArtServe to fulfill its mission.

Philanthropist: Marc Martorana

As a significant supporter of local charities, Marc Martorana, along with his husband, Don, regularly host fundraising events at their home and other venues. They’ve been giving back to the community for over a decade. Over the past year alone, they’ve hosted events for Sunserve, Equality Florida, Plays of Wilton and more.

Educator: Yvonne Pubien, Owner of Nailed It! DIY Studio

Retired Lauderhill police officer Yvonne Pubien has partnered with ArtServe to bring her expertise to a collaborative project with the Small Business Development Center at Florida Atlantic University. She also created a curriculum at her arts and crafts studio, Nailed It! DIY, where she taught a small business workshop for low-income residents of Broward County.

Artist: Dan Perez, Photographer

Dan Perez is a multiple award-winning documentary filmmaker, photographer and traveler specializing in documentaries, photojournalism, and event and travel photography.
His photographs have been named as official selections in several international photography exhibitions, as well as featured in New York Magazine. One of the five winners of the Flickr 2018 “Your Best Shot” photography competition, he also was named as a finalist in the 2019 Travel Photographer of the Year Awards.

Tickets to the ArtServe Impact Awards are $100 or four tickets for $300. To purchase tickets, click here.

For event sponsorship, contact Jason Hughes at jasonh@artserve.org.

ArtServe inspires, supports and advances its diverse members, artists and community by promoting artistic development, education and prosperity through the exploration and presentation of the visual and performing arts.

For more information about ArtServe, visit www.artserve.org. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

About ArtServe

Named a “2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, Fort Lauderdale-based ArtServe is an award-winning arts incubator that is advancing the arts for social good as a creative laboratory and hub for experimental artists committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Now in its 35th year, ArtServe has won several awards for innovation in the arts and is supported in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Florida’s Department of State and the Division of Cultural Affairs. Each year, ArtServe programs contribute tangibly to the region’s economy, helping 2,000+ artists sell their work, build businesses and engage the community. To do that, ArtServe secures financial support through donations, sponsorships and memberships.

“Good Times” Exhibition Opening Reception plus Resident Night at Oolite Arts 1/13/23

“Good Times” Exhibition Opening Reception plus Resident Night at Oolite Arts
Wednesday, 01/18/2023-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
Oolite Arts
924 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
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Cost: Free

Join Oolite Arts for the opening reception of Chris Friday’s solo exhibition, “Good Times,” curated by Laura Novoa. At the free event, attendees can also visit the studios of resident artists to gain insight into their creative practices. The reception will take place from 7 – 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, at 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139. RSVP at https://oolitearts.org/event/good-times-exhibition-opening-reception-resident-night/ | 305-674-8278