ArtServe celebrates 9th annual redeye multi-media event
Photo credit: Kara Starzyk
FORT LAUDERDALE (July 30, 2014) Nearly 1,500 people attended ArtServe’s ninth annual “RedEYE REboot,” which raised more than $15,000 for ArtServe to help promote the visibility of art and culture throughout Broward County.
The multi-media event featured more than 185 works of original art and film presented by 90 local artists, students and ArtServe members. The one-night, interactive component to the exhibition included live music, spoken word, graffiti challenge, body art, dance performance and live art.
“This year’s RedEYE exceeded all goals and we raised funds to pump back into new programs and services for the community in the new season,” said President and CEO of ArtServe Jaye Abbate. “We raised awareness across the community generating new members and audiences. Students were mentored by the region’s top urban artists and art sales from the exhibit are still coming in, as people make final purchase decisions before the exhibit comes down.”
Sponsors of RedEYE are Rick Case Fiat, ArtsCalendar.com, C&I Studios, Tijuana Flats, Jerry’s Artarama, Conceptual Communications, Remy Cointreau U.S.A., Broward Cultural Division, Fast Printz, Gibraltar Bank, Galleria Mall, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, 89.7 Classical South Florida, South Florida Gay News, SoBe Shuttle and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.
The “RedEYE REboot” exhibition will be on display through August 15 at ArtServe, located at1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale and admission to the gallery is free. For more information about “RedEYE Reboot” call (954) 462-8190 or visit www.artserve.org.
ArtServe was incorporated in 1988 as one of six original arts incubators in the United States, with a mission of developing programs that support artists and cultural organizations as a means to creating vibrant communities. A 501©(3) nonprofit organization, ArtServe offers its members a wide range of progressive services, events, affordable facilities and collaborative programs that promote the visibility of art and culture throughout Broward County and helps artists turn their art into business. In 2014, ArtServe was voted Broward County’s best non-profit arts organization at the fourth annual Nonprofit Academy Awards. ArtServe is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304.For more information about ArtServe visit www.artserve.org.