I heard about this on the radio, which I hardly listen to, and said I need to go! I heard about it on the way home from work and when I got home immediately looked it up. You take a water taxi on the intracoastal and through some of the canals in Fort Laurderdale, FL and visit million dollar homes with art throughout the entire home. This year it ran from January 23-26th.
Tickets ranged from 115 (with tax) all the way to thousands. The coolest thing about this show was that not only the art was for sale but the homes were too. And all the artists, or most, were right there as well.
As soon as I found out about this I instantly knew it would bring my super amounts of joy and happiness. I LOVE art, in all forms. Art to me is inspiring and self preserving, it tells a story of an individual that is unique to that one being. I love it!
So I bought my ticket for Friday and my boat was departing at 2pm. When I arrived at the dock I seemed to be the first one there, I was so excited I got there an hour early just to be safe. It was amazing to see all these huge yachts that are singly owned that resembled mini cruise ships. There was one, no one could stop talking about, called Aurora. Owned by billionaire Andrey Molchanov from Russia. Quite impressive. His yacht costs over 100 million. https://www.superyachtfan.com/superyacht_aurora.html
As we departed from the dock in our little water taxi, we had a mini tour of the canals and all the rich and famous who lives in the homes along the way. Quite fascinating.
Here is where you can view the homes that we visited… https://www.artftlauderdale.com/2020-homes–pavilions.html
The fist one, The Royal Plaza, was grande! Both in size and architecture. It was the largest house that was show casing. We had 45 minutes in each location and for this particular one, I feel you needed more time. But All the artists were there and I was able to talk to some and learn more about their pieces and themselves. It was funtastic!
The second house we visited was Lucille Drive. The house was smaller but still amazing. I personally felt this was my favorite. The art in this house was up my alley. I was in heaven!
I felt so much love walking through these homes with everyone’s love of art and appreciation. It was magical.
The 3rd and last house on our journey was called Solar Isle Drive. Cute house on the water seemed very open and spacious. The art there was all artists from the Bahamas. Supposedly the first time they all came together under one roof outside the Bahamas.
The art was light and airy and beautiful like the home it was showcased in.
All in all it was an incredible day. I loved every second of it and I had so many feelings flowing through as I meandered around. It was so amazing to get to talk to all the artists, they were just as excited as I was and we fed off of each others energy… It was great.
If you are ever in Florida, near Fort Lauderdale in January, I highly recommend going to this event. One of the best art shows I have ever been too, hands down.