Annual Interest Multimedia & Interactive Art Exhibition & Fundraising Raffle to Benefit Young At Art

DAVIE, Fla. — In celebration of South Florida’s artists, Young At Art Museum will present Annual Interest, a multimedia and interactive art exhibition and fundraising raffle on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 from 7:30 to 11 p.m., at the Museum, 751 S.W. 121 Ave. in Davie.

Presented by Young At Art’s Bedlam Lorenz Assembly, a cooperative contemporary arts and alternative projects group, the evening will include the debut of exhibition “No. 1,” that will run through Feb. 7, 2013 in the Museum’s Knight Gallery, and feature works by contemporary Florida artists including Leah Brown, Nicole Burko, Martin Casuso, Jessica Laino, Tina Laporta, Francesco Locastro, Pepe Mar, Jillian Mayer, Ben Morey, Jonathan Rockford and Peter Symons.

Along with the exhibition, guests will enjoy a fundraising raffle featuring more than 50 contemporary artists, as well as interactive art activities such as ceramics, recording sessions, printmaking and digital photography in the Young At Art Institute studios.

Throughout the Museum, culinary delights, music and cocktails will be creatively presented with décor by IKEA Sunrise, featuring craft beer and cheese pairings by Whole Foods Market and exotic flavors of craft beers by B.R.E.W. FIU.

“This will be an exciting, energy-filled event that will launch Young At Art’s 2013 series of group and solo spotlight exhibitions, artist lectures and workshops,” said Mindy Shrago, CEO and founder of Young At Art Museum. “By supporting South Florida’s contemporary artists and providing them with a venue to display their works, we also greatly enhance the Museum’s innovative gallery experiences for our visitors.”

Last year, Young At Art Museum hosted the Bedlam Lorenz Assembly’s first interactive art invitational event which raised nearly $15,000.

Sponsors for Annual Interest are the David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation, Inc., Leo Goodwin Foundation, BankUnited, Martine & Craig Zinn/Craig Zinn Automotive, Adam Steinberg, P.A., Lubell & Rosen, IKEA, B.R.E.W. FIU, Whole Foods Market, Kogan Prober, P.A. and New Times Broward-Palm Beach.

Chaired by arts advocate Zack Spechler, committee members for Annual Interest include Ali Spechler, Rory Carracino, Paul Kogan and Adam Steinberg.

General admission tickets are $35 per person. Art raffle tickets also are available for $235, which include two general admission tickets and purchase of one of the works of art, valued greater than the ticket price. For tickets and information, contact Hannah Hausman at 954-424-5022.

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About Young At Art Museum
The Gold-LEED® certified Young At Art Museum is the epicenter of cultural arts education for families and features four permanent galleries: GreenScapes, CultureScapes, WonderScapes and ArtScapes. The Young At Art Institute features a series of professionally equipped studios for drawing, painting, sculpture, animation, photography and film, printmaking, mixed media, digital computer and 4D video design. The new facility also includes a 10,000 square-foot Broward County Library, a National Traveling Exhibition Gallery, Teen Center and Recording Studio, a preschool and early childhood learning center, a Museum Gift Shop and the Toss Up Salads Café.

Young At Art is located at 751 SW 121 Ave. in Davie. Hours are Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $13 per person; $12 for seniors and children over age 1 and $11 for Broward County residents. For more Museum membership and other information, call 954-424-0085 or visit

Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; and the generous support of corporations, foundations, individuals, museum members.