Ten Best Art Galleries in Broward County

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5. Masters Fine Art
4350 Oakes Rd. #515, Fort Lauderdale
Bold, rich, and curious pretty much describes the soulful works on display at Masters Fine Arts. Dedicated to art that represents the human essence, the gallery works with artists from around the world but specifically with Latin Americans for its focus on a happy view of life complete with bright colors, music, dance, love, hope, and happiness. Color will immediately hit you in the face upon entering Masters Fine Art, displayed in a range of styles, from Andrea Palacios’ delicate and emotional “Original Faces” collection to Ferjo’s dynamic pieces that delight in a fun mix of cubism, abstract expressionism, realism, and surrealism.  There’s no denying that the art here is one of a kind with a deep variety to suit many tastes.
4. Las Olas Fine Arts Gallery
701 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Las Olas Fine Arts has served as a contemporary art venue in Fort Lauderdale for more than 22 years, bringing the work of international artists to a local level. There’s always much to discover in this Las Olas jewel, whether it’s Dominic Besner’s rich canvases that speak to a deeper view of life by depicting a world in itself or Vincent Cordo’s definition of the modern woman through mixed mediums which take viewers into a universe of sophistication and voluptuousness. Among these gems are striking sculptures designed with global and abstract influences. If there’s one thing that really stands out about this gallery, it’s that it’s often home to unique pieces you’ll have a hard time finding elsewhere.

3. New River Fine Art
914 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
With a collection of masterworks from the impressionist, 20th-century, and postwar eras; paintings by contemporary and emerging artists; and a selection of sculptures, New River Fine Art manages to keep one foot in the historical world and one foot in the world of the fresh and the new. An extensive mix of works like this certainly warrants a look. And how can you not want to visit when the works of Auguste Renoir, Rembrandt Van Rijn, and Andy Warhol — the latter of which are currently on display for a limited time — have all graced the walls of this gallery? Previous exhibitions include the work of Miami’s Purvis Young, who had an expressionist vision of urban culture and inner city life, and “MUSE,” a showcase of the energetic works of neo-expressionist painter Vladimir Prodanovich, who was skilled in modernizing the traditional elements and art themes into a more contemporary twist.

2. Artblend
2736 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Step inside Artblend, a full-service gallery, and you’ll immediately get a sensory overload — in a good way. The vast space — 6,200 square feet of it, in fact — boasts a large, diverse selection of mixed-media art, sculpture, paintings (including digital paintings), and photography. There’s always something inspiring and unexpected to be discovered within its walls, whether it’s Max Werner’s thought-provoking acrylic and pencil on canvas Con-Art or Simon Abuhab’s multiperspective oil on canvas Transe. Artblend also hosts engaging art exhibitions and shows, complete with complimentary wine and cheese in true art gallery fashion. The gallery will be hosting its Fall Exhibition 2016 on November 13 from 2 to 5 p.m., where you’ll get to scope out the works of its current talent. And while you’re there, snag a copy of the latest Artblend magazine to take a bit of inspiration home with you.

1. MAC Fine Art
833 NE Fourth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
With 12,000 square feet of exhibition space, an impressive roster of A-list artists, and an upcoming birthday celebrating 19 years in the business, MAC Fine Art has time and time again proved itself to be a high-caliber art gallery. Spearheaded by Mary Ann Cohen, who has more than 35 years of international visual fine-art experience, MAC Fine Art carries everything from the traditional to the contemporary and has showcased James Leonard, Jason Myers, Brenda Heim, and more. Among its newest pieces are Jacqueline Holland-Berkley’s acrylic on canvas Summer Crowd and Walter Redondo’s Walks With You.

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