Second Annual ART+STROLL Raises Funds for Local Artists and Extends Virtual Art Exhibit through Year’s End

Sales of remaining art pieces will benefit artists and Business for the Arts of Broward programming  

The 2nd Annual ART + STROLL, presented virtually this year by Business for the Arts of Broward (BFA) and BBX Capital, featured more than 100 pieces of art, some of which are still available for sale on BFA’s website ( through December 28.

Guests enjoyed live performances by Face the Music Foundation, LaVie from NYSW Jazz Lounge and students from the Broward College Jazz Combo, mingled with artists and other attendees in private virtual rooms, and had the opportunity to win airline tickets and a local staycation package safely from home while supporting arts and culture.

“The artwork this year was absolutely incredible and beyond our expectations,” said BFA Board Chair Brian Kopelowitz. “The event was successful in raising funds for local artists and BFA’s programs. The great news is that there is still an opportunity to purchase the art that we featured during ART & STROLL. And it’s just in time for the holidays, making any one of these pieces a unique gift.”

This year’s sponsors were BBX Capital, UBS, FPL, Becker, The Greater Ft. Lauderdale Alliance, Broward College, Genovese, Joblove & Battista, BBI, Rubin Turnbull, Hoffman’s Chocolates, Pierson Grant Public Relations, Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Beach, JetBlue Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Stiles, Out Clique Magazine and BankUnited.

The economic impact of the arts and culture in Broward County is more than $414 million and supports more than 11,000 fulltime jobs, generates $40 million in local and state revenue and powers 823 non-profit cultural organizations.

ART + STROLL is just one of several ways BFA supports local artists while fostering cultural vitality, creative success and economic development. BFA continuously supports the local arts community and promotes local artists, cultural non-profits and diverse art-related projects. BFA annually hosts several events in addition to ART + STROLL, including Art & Soul, Art in the Workplace, Art Curation and the free Arts Mean Business Speaker Series.

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