Business for the Arts of Broward Kicks-off 2020 Arts Mean Business Speaker Series

Business for the Arts of Broward (BFA) kicks off its 2020 Arts Mean Business Speaker Series with a presentation from South Florida-based visual artist Stephanie Melissa Dorsainvil on Wednesday, February 19 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Pipeline, 100 SE 3rd Ave., 10th Floor, in Fort Lauderdale.

The event is free and open to the public. Guests must RSVP by February 18 to A reception with light appetizers and wine begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the presentation at 6 p.m.

A native of Southern California, Dorsainvil is a first-generation Haitian-American raised in South Florida who

Stephanie Melissa Dorsainvil

has created her own visual language, which is represented in her paintings as primitive symbols that represent diversity and unity. Dorsainvil’s passion for abstract art began when she discovered the computer program Windows Paint. The fascination of transforming a blank canvas into something unique grew with her and, by following her own artistic intuition with physical material, Dorsainvil developed a signature style.

Upon finishing high school, Dorsainvil received her cosmetology license and worked as a hairstylist while keeping her crave for artistic expression alive. In 2017, she decided to fully pursue her art career. Since then, Dorsainvil has painted more than 20 commissioned murals, participated in several live paintings, and her work has been shown in countless art shows throughout South Florida.

Arts Mean Business with Stephanie Melissa Dorsainvil is hosted and sponsored by Pipeline in partnership with Twenty6North Productions. For more information on the artist, visit

Dorsainvil is also involved with the Virginia Shuman Young Mural Project, which is an exploration of color translated as murals throughout the school to inspire the students and elevate the community. Dorsainvil puts “fun” in fundamental and will be teaching students her creative inspiration and funky flows of paint strokes. Contact  to learn more.

About Business for the Arts of Broward

Business for the Arts of Broward is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) engaging businesses and business leaders to advocate and educate about the importance of the County’s art and cultural community as well as to recognize the connection between cultural vitality, creative success, and economic development. To learn more visit or