Saturday, January 12, 2013

Fort Lauderdale Arts and Culture

Ft Lauderdale, Broward County has a serious commitment to the arts. Whether its, theatre, visual arts, art exhibitions, film festivals, museums or entertainment venues, Ft Lauderdale is a great place to be creative. So if you’re a writer, musician, artist, photographer or actor, Ft Lauderdale welcomes you.
Riverwalk is the Downtown Fort Lauderdale center for Arts, Entertainment, Events, Shopping, Dining and Nightlife. This website provides a guide to the attractions, events and activities along Riverwalk, and offers information on parking, directions, special offers and exclusive membership. Take your time to explore the pages of our virtual home, and don't forget to check back regularly for up-to-date information on the many exciting events and happenings on the world famous Riverwalk in beautiful Downtown Fort Lauderdale
General Infornation:
Art Galleries
There are currently over 130 galleries in Ft Lauderdale.
There are 24 Live Theatre facilities, associations.
A few examples below
Broward Center for the Performing Arts - Box Office
201 Southwest 5th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
954 462-0222
Broward Center for the Performing Arts - Box Office
201 Southwest 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
954 462-0222
Community Performning Arts Center Inc
4433 Bougainvilla Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
954 202-2666
Dimond Productions
954 557-1482
Florida Theatrical Association
500 East Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394
954 462-7396
Florida Theatrical Association
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
954 462-7570
Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre Inc
640 North Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
There are 18 in the Ft Lauderdale area.
A few below
Museum of Art
1 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
954 525-5500
Museum of Discovery and Science
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
954 467-6637
Schacknow Museum of Fine Arts Inc Smofa
7080 Northwest 4th Street, Plantation, FL 33317
Ars Flores Symphony orchestra. For scheduling and more info go to
For more information on general art and culture go to The Broward Cultural Division Website at
ArtServe, Inc.
An arts supporting organization that provides an auditorium, dance studio, the JM Family Enterprises Gallery featuring exhibitions, office rental space, a computer lab, meeting rooms, as well as technical business support, the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and other programs at affordable costs.
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard (954) 462-9191
Broadway in Fort Lauderdale
Presents the best of Touring Broadway at both the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and the Parker Playhouse. Subscription packages available.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Multi-theater, waterfront complex, home to Broadway in Fort Lauderdale touring shows, Florida Grand Opera, Florida Philharmonic, the Concert Association and Miami City Ballet.
201 SW 5 Avenue
1-800-764-0700, Box Office (954) 462-0222
Broward County Cultural Affairs
Searchable database of cultural events in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area, a directory of more than 450 cultural organizations, a public art tour, listings of cultural attractions and museums and much more.
100 South Andrews Avenue
(954) 357-7457, 24-hour Arts Line (800) 249-ARTS
Broward County Main Library
A service of the Board of County Commissioners.
100 South Andrews Avenue
(954) 357-7444
Cinema Paradiso
Cinema Paradiso opened officially in January 2001 as the year-round arthouse of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. The Cinema is opened seven days a week featuring independent films from around the world most enjoying their U.S. premiere. The intimate 210 seat (stadium seating) Cinema features a cafe that serves wine, beer, champagne and snacks.
503 SE 6th Street
(954) 525-FILM
Concert Association of South Florida
Internationally acclaimed organization that has enriched the quality of life in South Florida while championing its cultural stature throughout the world, presenting an impressive array of stars from the classical music and dance world to South Florida audiences.
(877) 433-3200
Cultural Information Center (CIC)
Located on the first floor of the Broward County Main Library and operated by Broward County Commission's Cultural Affairs Division, the CIC is a one-stop shop for quick and easy cultural information and tickets in South Florida. Includes gift shop, cultural concierge booth, online ticketing system and First Moon Cafe.
100 South Andrews Avenue
(954) 357-7979
Curtain Call Playhouse
Touring theater company that includes productions at the Broward County Main Library.
(954) 784-0768
Florida Grand Opera
South Florida's award winning opera company.
221 SW 3 Avenue
Box Office 1-800-741-1010
Florida Philharmonic Orchestra
Performing throughout South Florida, the Florida Philharmonic showcases the best in classical music by the well-known masters and the most talked-about composers of today.
(954) 930-1812 (tri-county area) 1-800-226-1812 (all other areas)
Fort Lauderdale Children's Ballet Theater
(954) 491-4668
Fort Lauderdale Children's Theater
640 North Andrews Avenue
(954) 763-6882
Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
Enclave of historical houses dating back to the early 1900’s known as Old Fort Lauderdale. The Old Fort Lauderdale Museum of History and King Cromartie House showcase the Society’s permanent collections and changing exhibitions reflecting the history and heritage of the Fort Lauderdale community.
219 SW 2 Avenue
(954) 463- 4431
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival presents the most compelling and thought-provoking international films, hosts special tributes and seminars and introduces some of the greatest talents to South Florida audiences. The 28-day festival screens over 100 films from Boca Raton to Miami and is the longest film festival in the world. Considered one of the most important regional film festivals in the U.S., the Festival’s commitment to first-time filmmakers and innovative programming make it the perfect test market for filmmakers.
503 SE 6 Street
(954) 525-FILM
Gold Coast Jazz Society
Gold Coast Jazz is a not-for-profit organization that celebrates the creativity and artistry of jazz, the music of America. Mainstage concerts at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, a jazz festival, member events and free community programs.
(954) 524-0805
Miami City Ballet
Under the artistic leadership of legendary dancer Edward Willella, Miami City Ballet is a must-see, world-acclaimed dance company, performing a full season of dance at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
(305) 929-7010 Toll Free (877) 929-7010
Museum of Art
This beautiful facility, designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes, has rotating exhibitons and a permanent colleciton: Masterworks from the Meyer and Golda Marks CoBrA Collection: Art Amaze.
1 East Las Olas Boulevard
(954) 525-5500
Museum of Discovery and Science / Blockbuster IMAX Theater
A hands-on science museum for children and adults. Seven interactive exhibit areas. Powerful 3D IMAX® cinema puts you in the center of the action.
401 SW 2 Street
(954) 467-6637 or (954) 463-IMAX
South Florida JAZZ
Performance-oriented nonprofit organization focusing on the modern jazz idiom. The principal activities include production and presentation of the annual Hollywood Jazz Festival and "Jazz Impressions," an six-concert monthly series held in the auditorium of the MUSEUM OF ART - Fort Lauderdale from January through June.
(954) 779-3032; 1-877-877-7677
Stranahan House
Tiny, beautifully restored, turn-of-the-century, riverside home of Fort Lauderdale's founder is the oldest residence in Fort Lauderdale, and is furnished in period antiques.
335 SE 6 Avenue
(954) 524-4736
Symphony of the Americas
The Symphony of the Americas is a classical symphonic orchestra enriching the cultural environment of South Florida. The Symphony annually presents Summerfest with an international orchestra performing concerts in 5 counties in Florida and 6 countries of the Americas.
(954) 545-0088
¡Viva Broward!
Viva Broward! sponsored by Bank of America is a countywide celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and features 33 events in 12 cities with 75 organi-zations. The calendar includes the cultural contributions and traditions of art, music, dance, the visual arts and education.
(954) 527-5346
In conclusion the Beach areas, Las Olas Blvd and the River walk areas look like works of art. Public fountains and statues can be found throughout the city. In addition to all this, you’re an hours drive from Miami and all of its options.

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