A Common Goal

The alternative art gallery UNCOMMON Stock sports an off-the-wall collection of fine art and photography, but its goal is pretty communal: to get more people interested in art. And Michael D. Colanero, the proprietor of UNCOMMON Stock, may be the man to do that — he's a nationally recognized artist, illustrator, and designer. “I'm building so much more then just a gallery here," says Colanero. "I'm building a community of creatives and those that appreciate and support their work.”

UNCOMMON features between 10 to 15 artists per month in a new exhibition, which is kicked off at the Gallery Night, held the second Friday of every month. This month's gallery night goes down Friday at 6 p.m., and will feature live music, complimentary wine and munchies, and, of course, plenty of new art. You'll even get a chance to canoodle with the artists and get your prints signed. And if you’re stuck at home and can’t get to the gallery, simply log on to their website - the event is streamed live via webcam. The best part? All of UNCOMMON's monthly events are free.

Find the gallery at 2713 E. Commercial Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 5. Call 954-776-4790, or visit uncommonstock.net for more information.
Second Friday of every month, 6 p.m. Starts: April 10. Continues through Oct. 9, 2009

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