The Broward Art Guild, now in its 55th year, is the oldest and largest organization of its kind for working artists in Broward County. From its inception in the late ’40s as an extension of the American Artists Professional League through three decades of volunteer-run existence culminating in the hiring of an administrator in 1986, the guild has survived as an independent, nonprofit organization that continues to forge ahead on the backbone of a dedicated, mostly volunteer community. Always looking to expand and maintain its presence and attract new art lovers, the guild has kept a fairly consistent monthly event calendar with juried shows and exhibits that traditionally display works by locals and visitors. The North Beach Arts District’s monthly art walks are a fun and relatively inexpensive four hours folks can spend on the first Saturday of the month. 2015’s opening walk has an open theme under the banner of a “Winter Spectacular,” stacked with open subject/medium 2-D and 3-D pieces as well as jewelry. Maybe you goofed up a holiday gift; the guild always has art for sale — keep that in mind. This “artreach” event runs from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Broward Art Guild, located at 3280 NE 32nd St. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-537-3370, or visit browardartguild.org.
Sat., Jan. 3, 2015