Some artwork was so racy, the pieces had to be covered up for the family who resided inside this artist-run collective space. It’s either that or explaining eroticisms to a 5-year-old. But Friday, for the closing reception of “Red Light,” everything will be back to normal and fully exposed: Nude photos of breasts, butts, beautiful shots of vagina — and the male counterpart. There will be penis cake.

At the Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts’ 1310 Gallery (1310 SW Second Court, Fort Lauderdale), exotic behavior will run rampant among the three levels. On the first floor, a more intimate setting will provide the film-watching atmosphere, where The Art of Burlesque will screen. But you might not want to stay on this level for too long, because real — in flesh — burlesque dancers (The Glamour Goddesses and Brass Knuckle Bombshells) will be seducing on the third floor — the floor dedicated to performances. Another performance artist, Belaxis Buil, will take off her underwear and wash them — and do something holding power tools.

But why skip a floor? Definitely check out floor number two for interactive art. Curator of “Red Light,” avant-garde artist, and Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts resident since the beginning, Laura Marie Peterson will provide attendees a full night of sensory art. Her pieces — as well as the artwork shown at this exhibit — will tackle subjects such as sexuality, body identity, and gender role transgression. Also in store will be music stylings conducted by Es Oh and Lizzy Pitch. And, for a charge, there will be a person adding feathers to your hair. The show is free, but donations are welcome. “Red Light” is from 7 to 11 p.m.
Fri., March 11, 7 p.m., 2011

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