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ArtServe Presents 'Roots Of The Spirit: Soulful Expressions Of The African Diaspora' Through Black History Month

Broadway World | December 12, 2019

ArtServe, a non-profit that supports artists committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, is presenting “Roots of the Spirit: Soulful Expressions of the African Diaspora” from Jan. 15 through Feb. 27, 2020, coinciding with Black History Month... MORE

ArtServe Launches Campaign To Create Black Box Theatre; Announces First Theatrical Artist-in-Residence

Broadway World | December 3, 2019

Today, ArtServe is launching its "#OpenTheBlackBox" year-end capital campaign. The 30-year-old non-profit is timing the initiative to coincide with GivingTuesday, the international generosity movement... MORE

Hallandale Beach Works To Rebrand Itself With Help From Arts Incubator

Caitie Switalski | WLRN | November 13, 2019

The City of Hallandale Beach is going through a rebranding of sorts. It wants to promote a new brighter, friendlier image by incorporating more art into the public spaces. The city recently partnered with the Broward County nonprofit arts incubator ArtServe to launch an initiative called '12 Months of Art'... MORE

A&E: Meet Craig Johnson, ArtServe’s New Executive Director

JW Arnold | South Florida Gay News | October 7, 2019

Craig Johnson, the new executive director of ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale, has big plans for the arts incubator celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020... MORE

Your Town: ArtServe

Sally-Ann O'Dowd | Lifestyle Media Group | October 1, 2019

Under its new executive director, ArtServe looks to shape more than just the cultural landscape of Broward County... MORE

ArtServe’s VIP preview kicks off ‘reimagined’ season by honoring arts influencers

Kari Barnett | South Florida Sun Sentinel | September 11, 2019

Six arts influencers and organizations were recognized during the VIP preview of “HOME: An Artistic Celebration of Community,” a multimedia installation that is the first in ArtServe’s new season... MORE

BECON-TV Presents "Spotlight on the Arts" Featuring ArtServe Executive Director Craig W. Johnson

BECON-TV | August 5, 2019

On this epsisode of BECON-TV's "Spotlight on the Arts," ArtServe Executive Director Craig W. Johnson tells us all about the many services that Artserve brings to artists and our community... MORE

In Partnership with ArtServe, Holy Cross Hospital's "Femme Empowered" Exhibit Highlights the Importance of Art in Public Places

South Florida Hospital News | July 30, 2019

Holy Cross Hospital and ArtServe recently wrapped up the “Femme Empowered” art exhibition, which was on display from May through July at the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center at Holy Cross HealthPlex... MORE

'Being A Woman Is Scary': South Florida Artist Aims To Empower Women Through Art

Aaron Sanchez-Guerra | WLRN | June 12, 2019

Lori Pratico is the executive director of Girl Noticed, a community-based program dedicated to encouraging young women to discover themselves and their value through community art projects. In collaboration with ArtServe and Holy Cross Hospital, Pratico’s work is now being featured in a woman-centered exhibition titled “Femme Empowered” at the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center at the Holy Cross HealthPlex in Fort Lauderdale. Her work is also accompanied by that of Nerissa Balland, a fellow South Floridian artist. The exhibit will be on display through July 10... MORE

The Ten Best Things to Do in South Florida This Week

Jesse Scott | New Times | May 23, 2019

The fourth Tuesday of every month is always a blast at ArtServe. That’s right, it’s time for another Mic Check, showcasing the best and brightest local musicians, singers, poets, spoken word artists, comedians, and more... MORE

Fort Lauderdale Nonprofit Launches New Arts Series For Community 'Changemakers'

Caitie Switalski | WLRN | May 12, 2019

There's a Changemaker Circle coming to Fort Lauderdale. It hopes to create a space for artists, entrepreneurs and professionals who are interested in social change. Small groups will be able to brainstorm projects with the goal of making quality of life in Fort Lauderdale better - through works of art... MORE

Artists as Business People: Summer workshops teach artists how to nurture their enterprises

Meredith Clements | Go Riverwalk Magazine | May 2019

How do the arts relate to business and economics? For some, it may not be an obvious correlation at first. However, in light of this issue’s “business and economics” theme, I’d like to point out a few of the Cultural Division’s initiatives coming this summer.  In June, we’re bringing back the Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) at ArtServe where we’ll be teaching artists and creatives the business and economics of their craft...MORE

Events Roundup: Upcoming Food & Drink Events

Susan Bryant | South Florida Sun Sentinel | May 3, 2019

Upcoming food and drink events - Aug. 8: New Orleans Jazz Night, part of ArtServe’s monthly summer series of Artsea Evenings... MORE

Senior-level hires and promotions for the week of April 8, 2019

Miami Herald | April 5, 2019

Craig W. Johnson has been named executive director of ArtServe, an arts-services organization based in Fort Lauderdale. He was president and CEO of the Center for Contemporary Dance, a nonprofit based in Winter Park that he founded and led for 17 years. Johnson has a degree in biology from Rollins College... MORE

Scene + Heard: ArtServe's ArtBRAVO

Gold Coast's Fort Lauderdale Daily | March 25, 2019

ArtServe spotlighted rising stars in South Florida's art community during its annual juried fine art exhibition, ArtBRAVO. The event awarded a total of $1,250 in cash prizes.


The Ten Best Things to Do in South Florida This Week

Broward-Palm Beach New Times | Jesse Scott | March 21, 2019

Every fourth Tuesday of the month, a one-of-a-kind jam goes down when ArtServe hosts its Mic Check, loaded with music, singers, poets, comedians, and seemingly everything in between. Your $10 ticket comes with a free drink and chips (on top of all the talent you’ll consume).


"Femme in Depth" Celebrates Inspirational Women at Holy Cross Hospital

South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report | March 14, 2019

ArtServe and Holy Cross Hospital kicked off Women’s History Month by celebrating the achievements and influence of strong women around the world during a reception for “Femme in Depth,” a joint art exhibition on display at the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center at Holy Cross HealthPlex.


Holy Cross Hospital and ArtServe Present “Femme in Depth” Art Exhibition

South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report | February 26, 2019

Featuring the artwork of Niki Gilmore, Carla Golembe and Jennifer Haley, the exhibition celebrates inspirational women and kicks off with a free gallery reception on February 28.


Holy Cross Hospital and ArtServe Present “Femme in Depth” Art Exhibition

citybizlist | February 25, 2019

The achievements and influence of strong women around the world are the inspiration for the new “Femme in Depth” art exhibition at the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center at Holy Cross HealthPlex.


Sun Sentinel Go Guide: "This weekend: Running Sistrunk, remembering INHOUSE at the Norton"

Ben Crandell | South Florida Sun Sentinel | February 21, 2019

Speak your mind: ArtServe in downtown Fort Lauderdale has remodeled its monthly open-mic gathering with a new night called Mic Check on the fourth Tuesday of each month.


Local Artists Celebrate 20th Anniversary, Month-Long Festival

JW Arnold | South Florida Gay News| January 11, 2019

ArtsUnited, the local visual, performing and literary arts organization, isn’t just planning a party to celebrate its 20thanniversary. The group will mark the occasion with a special month-long festival, including exhibitions, poetry readings, book signings and artist roundtables in locations across Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park and Wilton Manors.


ArtServe explores Brazilian experiences in ArtBrazil exhibition

Krislyn Placide | Sun Sentinel Society Scene | October 11, 2018

More than 100 artists participated in ArtBrazil: A Journey through the Brazilian Experiences, an ArtServe exhibition founded, produced and curated by Jade Matarazzo.

ArtBrazil included installation works, photography, paintings, sculptures and other art forms expressing each individual’s artistic fingerprint. “The vitality of today's contemporary Brazilian art scene is recognized and around the world,” ArtServe President and CEO Jaye Abbate said in a statement. “Nowhere is it more alive than in South Florida, an area rich in Brazilian communities, tourists and dazzling Brazilian culture.”


Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Celebrates Fort Lauderdale's Art Scene

Caitie Switalski | WLRN | April 23, 2018

A program from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts called Arts Across America came to Fort Lauderdale Sunday to sponsor master cellist Yo-Yo Ma in a community discussion about the power of art.


The Kennedy Center Announces Arts Across America

BWW News Desk | Broadway World | April 17, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces Arts Across America, a campaign that leverages the resources of the nation's cultural center to recognize thriving arts communities across the country. Through community outreach and one-day events, Arts Across America will spotlight everyday cities and towns that are using the arts to promote connection, a strong creative economy, and cultural citizenship.