Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Students Present Free Art Show at Southport Center

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (January 21, 2011) – Woolbright Development has announced that the Illustration Club from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale will host Bleeding Hearts, a love-themed art show, on Saturday, Feb. 5 from 7 to 10 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 6 from noon to 8 p.m. at Southport Center in Fort Lauderdale. The exhibit will be in the storefront next to Health Med Center at the east end of the shopping center.

Students, faculty and alumni will showcase more than 50 works of art in the form of paintings, photography, typography, graphic design and more. Guests also will be able to enjoy a live art demonstration and purchase select pieces, with a portion of sales proceeds benefiting the Illustration Club. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

“We are excited that the Illustration Club selected Southport Center as the venue for its first ever community art gallery,” said Enrique Kaufer, vice president of marketing and business development for Woolbright Development. “Woolbright is focused on supporting local community initiatives, as well as identifying ways to help our tenants grow sales. With this exhibit, we are supporting both of these objectives. We look forward to bringing the community together in celebration of the arts, and in doing so, drive traffic to our merchants.”

Southport Center is a 145,000 square-foot shopping center located on S.E. 17th Street just west of the Intracoastal in Fort Lauderdale and is anchored by Office Depot and Ross Dress for Less.

Woolbright Development, which manages Southport Center, is a diversified real estate services company specializing in the acquisition, redevelopment, leasing, management and disposition of shopping center projects throughout Florida. Woolbright’s focus is to provide advisory, consulting and asset management services to institutional investors and individual property owners.

Based in Boca Raton, Woolbright exploits its extensive database of market research and industry leading IT capability to deliver market-driven project-specific business plans that generate results consistently outpacing the performance of its peers. During the past decade, Woolbright has acquired, developed and re-developed shopping centers comprising in excess of 7.5 million square feet valued at more than three billion dollars. For more information about Woolbright Development, visit or call (866) WDI-1230.