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Free ArtServe Exhibit Through Sept. 6; Free Opening Reception July 19 for “Ready-Made”

July 19 @ 9:00 am - September 6 @ 5:00 pm


Creatives, Artistic Entrepreneurs Outside the Traditional Gallery Genre Finally Get Their Own Exhibit

ArtServe’s “Ready-Made” Exhibit Opens Friday, July 19 With Free Reception

Crafters, wine bottle label designers, ceramics enthusiasts, wig-makers, jewelry designers, tattoo artists and other talented creative entrepreneurs who seldom get the chance to exhibit their work will be showcased at ArtServe’s upcoming exhibit “Ready-Made: Celebrating Business, Art and Community” that runs from Friday, July 19 through Friday, Sept. 6, 2024.

Ready-Made opens with a free, public reception at ArtServe from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 19.

To RSVP for the free reception, click here:

Made possible by a grant from The Community Foundation of Broward, the exhibit itself is also free to attend.

ArtServe is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale and is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“After seeing Ready-Made, your everyday experiences will come with a fresh perspective on the knowledge that an artist has created virtually everything with which we interact each day,” ArtServe CEO Jason Hughes explained. “For example, even a trip to the grocery store entails visual artwork on so many levels—the colorful displays, the food packaging, the coupons and even the fresh sushi at the seafood counter have one thing in common—they were all created by artists!”

ArtServe opened participation in Ready-Made to local artists of all genres—with one caveat: Exhibited artwork must not be perishable (which means the fresh pastries and sushi displays must remain in their respective stores!).

Ready-Made opens alongside a national launch of “Handwork: Celebrating American Craft 2026,” a massive Semiquincentennial initiative to showcase the importance of the handmade, both throughout American history and contemporary life.

ArtServe inspires, supports and advances its diverse members, artists and community by promoting artistic development, education and prosperity through the exploration and presentation of the visual and performing arts.

About ArtServe

Named a “Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, Fort Lauderdale-based ArtServe is an award-winning arts incubator that is advancing the arts for social good as a creative laboratory and hub for experimental artists committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Now in its 35th year, ArtServe has won several awards for innovation in the arts and is supported in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Florida’s Department of State and the Division of Cultural Affairs. Each year, ArtServe programs contribute tangibly to the region’s economy, helping 2,000+ artists sell their work, build businesses and engage the community. To do that, ArtServe secures financial support through donations, sponsorships and memberships.


July 19 @ 9:00 am
September 6 @ 5:00 pm
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1350 East Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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