ArtServe

ArtServe, an artist incubator located at the edge of the Victoria Park neighborhood in Holiday Park, shares its 25,000 sq. ft. venue with a Broward County branch library. ArtServe's scope of services has expanded and numerous programs have been added to meet the demands of the South Florida arts community. Through private and public funding, ArtServe has developed a series of programs aimed at strengthening and assisting local artists and nonprofit cultural groups in their business-related and marketing efforts. ArtServe has become a national model for other arts incubators and artist-support groups.This multi-purpose facility provides low-cost space where artists, non-profits and the public can hold classes, workshops, performances, meetings, events, and conduct business.  For more details 

Available spaces include:

  • multi-purpose classical south florida hall
  • the jm family enterprises gallery
  • dance studio
  • artist workspace and art class space
  • private gallery exhibition space
  • affordable offices and suites for artists and non-profits
  • flex space for workshops, presentations and training
  • 3 board rooms
  • gift shop

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Flagler Art Technology Village

Located across Federal Highway from Victoria Park, Flagler Art Technology Village or FATVillage is located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, and acts as the hub for local creative businesses and artists. Designers, urban planners, filmmakers, photographers, printers, social media gurus, performers, graffiti artists and web developers reside in and around The Village.  FATVillage has become an asset to Fort Lauderdale's growing culture.

FAT Village ARTWALK on the last Saturday of each month from 7-11PM, so mark your calendar for a night of great art, food and music.

 

NSU Art Museum (Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art),  

calendar of events

 

Public Art  

As the arts may be a barometer of world culture, so too, public art may be an indicator of a community’s culture. Broward County’s Public Art & Design Program is an internationally-recognized, world class program, and listed among an ensemble of the world’s finest public art, according to Australia’s Images Publishing in Designing the World’s Best Public Art.. Today more than 249 artworks are installed at 88 locations, many of them within walking distance of Victoria Park.

 Map of locations and Tour 

 

Bonnet House

Built in 1920 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is one of the few complete homes and studios of two American artists open to the public.  Nestled among miles of beachfront development are 35 acres of a pristine barrier island ecosystem. The Main House is filled with a collection of art and the personal treasures of the Birch/Bartlett families. Here, you can walk where ancient Tequesta Indians, early European settlers, and shipwrecked sailors once roamed. See one of the finest orchid collections in the continental U.S. and catch a glimpse of playful monkeys, majestic swans, wading birds and an occasional manatee.

Chicago-born artist Frederic Clay Bartlett created Bonnet House in 1920 on South Florida oceanfront land given to him and his second wife, Helen Louise Birch, by her father, Hugh Taylor Birch, a prominent Chicago attorney, real estate investor, and naturalist. For more than seventy years, Bartletts and Birches then resided on and sustained and enhanced these 35 acres, their buildings, and decorative contents. Today, the estate is a preeminent house museum dedicated not only to historic and environmental preservation, but also to learning and creative expression – much like the Bartletts and Birches themselves.

 

Perfoming Arts 

Parker Playhouse

The Parker Playhouse curtain rose for the first time in February 1967. One of Fort Lauderdale’s first permanent venues for performing arts, the neo-classical Playhouse, was built by Dr. Louis Parker and is managed now by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. This 1,167-seat fully equipped theater in Holiday Park brings the community together with performances, activities and educational programming. (Calendar of Upcoming Events below)

 

Empire Stage

Empire Stage is an artist-driven collective that produces new and existing works for the diverse audiences of Ft Lauderdale, including the LGBT and Senior populations. We are committed to presenting dynamic works originating from both the New York City and South Florda theatrical communities.  Located in Lake Ridge at 1150 N Flagler Drive, one block north of Searstown.  Check out upcoming events at EmpireStage.com

 

Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Ranking among the top ten most-visited theaters in the world, the Center presents more than 700 performances each year to more than 600,000 patrons. Overlooking the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, this premier performing arts venue hosts a wide variety of events including:

Broadway Across America Each year, Broadway Across America brings Broadway to Broward. First-run Broadway productions, touring shows, the best of West End London—all this, directly to Fort Lauderdale—directly to the Broward Center stages.

Florida Grand Opera One of the nation's elite opera companies since 1941, the Florida Grand Opera has long dazzled its audience with critically-acclaimed artists performing opera's finest repertory. Each season includes several Broward Center productions.

Gold Coast Jazz Society Now in its 14th season, the Gold Coast Jazz Society's subscription series presents concerts featuring jazz, pop and big band artists in the Broward Center's intimate Joseph C. Amaturo Theater.

Miami City Ballet The Miami City Ballet is a world-caliber company with a unique South Florida ambiance. You'll enjoy the 24th season of one of the country's most exciting ballet companies at the Broward Center.

Symphony of the Americas Bringing the best of classical music to the multicultural population of South Florida, the Symphony of the Americas presents a diverse orchestral repertoire at intimately scaled concerts with a wide range of international guest artists.