art, culture, entertainment

The arts and culture scene in Greater Fort Lauderdale has blossomed. Today it includes arts districts, festivals and a county-wide $100 million art in public spaces program.

The County's Cultural Division is in the midst of its 10-year plan, CreativeBroward 2020. And its efforts are bolstering the city's and county's face as a cultural and philanthropic haven.

Among other organizations active in Greater Fort Lauderdale...

Founded in 1958, the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale features a celebrated permanent collection containing more than 6,000 works, as well as temporary exhibits and an international exhibition program.

Each January and March, the city hosts the Annual Las Olas Art Festival. Down Las Olas Boulevard along the Riverwalk and Arts and Entertainment District is the Museum of Discovery & Science with new Science Park.

Among its theaters are the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and Fort Lauderdale's art house theater, Cinema Paradiso. Operated by the Broward County Film Society, it's home to the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.

The city also has the Artspace artist loft at Sailboat Bend. Father to the north is the Flagler Arts and Technology District (FATVillage), comprised of various creative artists, street festivals and small theaters.