Along the Riverwalk from the Historic District to Esplanade Park. Local artists, performers, storytellers, and vendors share their talents and display their craftsmanship during this three-hour monthly festival. In partnership with ArtServe, Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Broward College, Broward County Library, Historic Stranahan House Museum, Fort Lauderdale History Center, Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Riverwalk A&E District.
Along Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
This experiential, energetic event is held the third Thursday of every month on Las Olas Boulevard. Enjoy browsing along the many art galleries, shops and restaurants along this famous boulevard, and enjoy some light refreshments and special offers along the way.
Dale Chihuly has spent his life on the move, as he searched for inspiration and innovation. These compilations of documents depict a decade of this personal odyssey. These fourteen short films are intimate guides through some of his most well known projects, including Chihuly Over Venice, Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem, and also some of his lesser-known work that will surprise even the most avid followers. His hot glass shop extended to Finland, Ireland, Mexico, France, and Hebron. His exhibitions and installations are found in London, Chicago, and even his home state of Washington. Chihuly’s passionate mission to explore and push beyond the boundaries of glass never falters.
This new exhibition allows guests to take a quick look at Florida East Coast passenger service in Fort Lauderdale and investigates the importance of the passenger station to the growth of the town. For most of its inhabited history, the New River has been difficult to access. Tropical foliage and the Everglades made traveling south over land slow and tedious. When the first Florida East Coast train arrived at the north bank of the New River in 1896, Fort Lauderdale finally had a reliable, efficient connection to the rest of the country. For nearly 50 years, Fort Lauderdale’s FEC Passenger Station – once situated directly across from the New River Inn – welcomed tens of thousands of people to Fort Lauderdale.
Home to a permanent collection of more than 6,000 works, Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale collections include significant pieces by the American painter William Glackens, by the artists of the Northern European CoBrA Movement and by contemporary Cuban artists. There’s also always something new and different at the Museum. Exhibitions span time and genre – from the recent Warhol and Cars: American Icons to its current Wari: Pre-Inca Lords of Peru and Foto Fort Lauderdale, an exciting new series of high-caliber photographic exhibitions that give photography a permanent, year-round home at the Museum.
Open Daily 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Extended Hours Thursdays until 7:00 PM
Sundays Noon – 5:00 PM
Learn about Fort Lauderdale’s founding through a visit to this enchanting beautifully preserved home. Learn about the birth of this community through the lives of two extraordinary people and the homestead they created, which to this day serves as an enduring legacy for historic preservation. No reservations required.
Three 1-hour tours per day beginning at 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM.
The Riverwalk A&E District’s/B Ocean Fort Lauderdale’s “Let’s B Cultured!” package combines Fort Lauderdale’s amazing cultural opportunities with a magnificent stay at one of the city’s best hotels. The package offers a savings of more than $70 over buying the features a la carte. Available from Feb. 1 – June 30, 2013, the package is based on a double occupancy, 2-night minimum stay and includes: 3-day/2-night stay in a captivating oceanfront guestroom at B Ocean Fort Lauderdale, based on double occupancy; $30 wine card at B’stro on the Beach at B Ocean Fort Lauderdale; Riverwalk A&E District art kit (coloring pencils); admission for 2 to Bonnet House Museum & Gardens; admission for 2 to Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale; 2 Water Taxi tickets; and the opportunity to upgrade to the Club Level experience at Broward Center for the Performing Arts for one of many Broadway shows, concerts or dance performances. Package rates start at $219 per room, per night excluding taxes and service charges. A special rate of $33 per child will be added for children (ages 4 to 18) staying with their parents in the same guestroom; maximum occupancy of four guests per room. Reservations are subject to availability; some restrictions may apply.
Seventeen Broward and
Palm Beach County Cultural Attractions
Broward Attractions and Museums Month (BAMM), offers members of any one of the 17 participating cultural institutions free general admission to all participating venues during the month of June. BAMM’s theme, “Join one, experience them all,” encourages more visitation and membership at each organization. Current and new members of these museums and attractions will receive free entry with proof of membership. Special events may not be included. This exciting concept encourages more visitation and membership at each organization as well as the added benefit for existing members to experience the diverse cultural treasures that Broward and Palm Beach have to offer.
Participating Organizations along the Riverwalk A&E District include:
African American Research Library; Bonnet House Museum & Gardens; Cinema Paradiso; Fort Lauderdale History Center Museum; Historic Stranahan House Museum; Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University and more.
Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 1,800 museums across America, offers free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families.
Participating Museums along the Riverwalk A&E District include: Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, The Stranahan House Museum and Fort Lauderdale History Center. “Blue Star Museums is a collaboration between the arts and military communities,” said NEA Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa. “Our work with Blue Star Families and with more than 1,800 museums ensures that we can reach out to military families and thank them for their service and sacrifice.”
Legendary South Florida glamour photographer Bunny Yeager will discuss her work with Peter Boswell, Curator at Large at the Museum of Art and organizer of the exhibition Bunny Yeager: Both Sides of the Camera. Among the topics they will discuss will be Yeager’s recent photo shoot with model Paz de la Huerta, her first photo session in over twenty years. This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP contact Kelly Medlin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (954) 262-0227.