Florida’s vibrant art scene is as warm and inviting as the spring breezes this 2017. These top 10 amazing and unique exhibits, festivals and galleries showing throughout Florida this spring have something for everyone from photography, sculptures, interactive art and of course, fine art paintings. The venues are as unique as the art itself featuring stone sidewalk festivals to intimate smaller galleries.
Through July 2, 2017
Glasstress features 25-30 glass installations created by contemporary artists from around the world. Works included in the Glasstress Boca Raton exhibition incorporate performance, video, interactive media, design, and even video games.
2. MARKING THE INFINITE
Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia
Through May 14, 2017
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami
Nine Australian artists are revered matriarchs, commanding leadership roles and using art to empower their respective communities. Their works offer a glimpse into the diverse contemporary art practice of Aboriginal Australia, with subject matter ranging from remote celestial bodies and the native bush plum’s tiny flowers to venerable crafts traditions and women’s ceremonies.
3. DANDY LION (RE)ARTICULATING BLACK MASCULINE IDENTITY
Through MAY 21, 2017
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami
The first comprehensive exhibition of its kind, this project highlights young men in city-landscapes who defy stereotypical and monolithic understandings of Black masculinity by remixing Victorian-era fashion with traditional African sartorial sensibilities.
4. GALLERY NIGHT
Recurring weekly on Fridays 6 – 10 PM
Every Friday, Village Design will open their doors to unexpected cool experiences, such as art films, workshops, lectures, game night, or art exploration. Gallery night is a creative initiative with a purpose of developing a space that promotes art and culture in the Fort Lauderdale Beach area.
5. TAMARAC ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
April 1-2, 2017
Over 90 Arts and Crafts booths showcase their fine art, jewelry, photography, woodworking, handcrafts and so much more.
6. DOWNTOWN MELBOURNE… FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS ON NEW HAVEN AVENUE
March 25-26, 2017
Melbourne Festival of the Arts
836 East New Haven Avenue in Melbourne, FL
This fine art festival has all the key elements that make an event memorable- over 140 artists to the heart of downtown Melbourne, Florida with 30 trendy restaurants, exciting bars and unique retailers nearby.
7. DELRAY AFFAIR
April 7 – April 9, 2017
Downtown Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL
The Delray Affair is the largest arts & craft festival in the Southeast United States and 2017 is its 55th year. Stroll the bricked sidewalk of south Florida’s oldest outdoor festival while live music fills the air, regional food favorites and more than 800 vendors featuring hand-crafted arts and crafts.
8. CORAL GABLES GALLERY NIGHT
April 7 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
169 Madeira Avenue Miami, FL
On the first Friday each month, Virginia Miller and the Coral Gables Gallery Association organize Coral Gables Gallery Night with participation by many of the best local galleries, featuring free City trolley travel between Galleries.
9. ARTSPACE/VIRGINIA MILLER GALLERIES
No set exhibit listed currently
For more than 42 years, Virginia Miller has introduced artists with unique personal visions and techniques to the South Florida art community. These have included numerous mid-career Latin American artists and international artists as well as a number of historically significant modern Latin American masters. A must-see fine art gallery in South Florida.
10. “HUMAN NATURE” IRVIN RODRIGUEZ SOLO EXHIBITION
April 1—June 1, 2017
Sirona Fine Art, Hallandale Beach, FL
Artist Irvin Rodriguez is holding his first solo exhibition “Human Nature.” Rodriguez’s paintings are primarily figurative works that are grounded in reality.
Wishing you a fabulous Florida art excursion this spring or summer!