Dania Beach Art Gallery, Grace Cafe is located in between Fort Lauderdale & Hollywood, Florida
Grace Cafe & Galleries, Dania Beach Art Gallery
We are relocating in South Florida and re-opening 4-14
Contact us at 954.816.3324 for more information
Purvis Young Now Exhibiting
Phone: 954.816.3324

 

DANCE STUDIO NEWS - CLICK HERE FOR TANGO

 

 
 

 

Grace Arts Center, Inc. is a non-profit arts and cultural programming  venture of Grace Cafe and Galleries
For 10+ years, the Gallery developes unique events, classes and performances via a flex-arts studio donating proceeds from the sale of fine art 
to on and off-site emerging talent and connections to established Artists

We're also currently working on an online retail art and crafts concept by the end of 2015

Stay tuned as we also reopen Grace Cafe and Galleries in 2015 in a new storefront

 Our most current venture described immediately below:


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OUR NEXT PUBLIC EVENT IS:

March 6, 2015
Opening Night of
R&J
An adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet


 
R&J [romeoandjuliet]
7- 9 PM @ the newly renovated Theater at the Broward Main Library
with Artists' Reception at MAC Gallery until 11 PM

FEATURING

South Florida emerging and professional Actors, Singers, Dancers - and Poets
Original musical score, DJ soundtracks, tango and hip hop dance battle choreography, and live graffiti artwork


R&J is a Youth-led Interactive Dance Drama collaboration with Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre (FLCT), funded in part by
Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Broward County Cultural Division and other local partners


Tickets available online December 29, 2014 or by calling 954.816.3324
Tickets start at $15 with only fifty (50) tickets @ $25 for the performance and Artists Reception

Purchase your tickets by clicking this link:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/rj-romeo-and-juliet-a-danced-drama-tickets-15230036449#

Here's a short video from our summer workshop and audition promotion from Act 3, Scene 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eat4zp0CXZM


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2014 Events

"NOW YOU KNOW"
at ARTSERVE in Fort Lauderdale with participating Artists in film, song and spoken-word. 
Follow the Artists/Producers at various South Florida venues throughout April 2014 at http://laguardiacross.tumblr.com/tour and register for the finale at https://www.facebook.com/events/693265000730898/

Follow the Hosts at https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/52weekstofly and http://www.48hourfilm.com/en/miami/ .

Attending guests can enter to win a
cash prize that night for their favorite art project/production
including studio and film opportunities.
Award-winning short films, original songwriters and spoken-word with discussion and light refreshments too!

1350 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale 6 - 9 PM - $5 entry


Stay tuned for the next phase of the Grace Arts Center design competition
Click here for the 2013 Contest Poster

(a contest to plan for the expansion of our Arts Programming Center in South Florida)
Grace Arts Center Inc. is the Charitable arts programming venture of Grace Cafe and Galleries, a for-profit began in 2005.
Grace Arts Center is an approved 501.c3 since August 2011.


The 2013 Grace Arts Center Entry Outline and Competition Description

Winners of the International Design Competition First Phase envisioned our new center based on a warehouse location
transformed into a mixed use arts facility with a vibrant outdoor performance areas:

1) ISD Architects (Canada)

2) International Joint submittal by Students Juskani Alonso Andrade, Industrial Design (Mexico) and Ema Butrimaviciute, Architecture (Lithuania)

3) Brooks Taylor (California - US)

Honorable Mention:  Florida Atlantic University's Fort Lauderdale Campus
Architectural Student Design Team 
Professor Phillipe D'Anjou's Winter 2013 Semester (Students Lopez, Smith and Estimable)
(Florida - US)

The Grace Arts Center (GAC) is the new non-profit venture of Grace Cafe and Galleries.
GAC develops arts programming in music, dance and drama with the purpose of
producing events and performances
for free or at a very low cost to consumers that
reflect and enliven the cultural and artistic community of South Florida.

We are looking at indoor and outdoor opportunities
for our performances, programs and partner artists in South Florida.
 






Welcome to Grace...

We were the OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF THE 2007 ARTMIAMI
'DIRECTOR'S CHOICE' EXHIBITION FOR
THE ARTIST, PURVIS YOUNG, AT MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER

We Celebrate the Life and Paintings of the Artist, Purvis Young

New Collection of over 100 works on wood, paper & canvas including many
unique pieces on 'political sign' board

Purvis Young was featured in the new American Artist Retrospective in the Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC...

http://www2.corcoran.org/30americans/30days/day-13-purvis-young



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December 6 - 8
FIRST CITY FIRST FRIDAY ACTIVITIES AT GRACE!


FRIDAY DECEMBER 6
6 - 10 PM
A variety of light Acoustic Bands in the Gallery
Art Exhibition of various Artists with Complimentary Refreshments

SATURDAY DECEMBER 7
TANGO MILONGA 8PM - 1 AM with Special Guest Award-Winning Dancer, Choreographer, HUGO GATO
$15 per/person includes a variety of Complimentary Refreshments

http://www.gatotango.com/htmldocs/curriculum_ing.html

SUNDAY DECEMBER 8
Coffee Bar open mid morning to early afternoon and Gallery specials

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OUR SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FIRST-EVER 'FIRST CITY FIRST FRIDAY' PARTICIPATING ARTISTS FROM NOVEMBER 2013!

SATURDAY  2
12 - 6 PM
12:30 PM  Southern Shores, 5 musician Bluegrass band
1:15 PM  Alternative Tradition, 4 musician Bluegrass band
2:00 PM  Box of Light, Acoustic Folk/Alternative band
2:45 PM   Izy Volta and his band, Alternative Pop Singer
3:30 PM  Old Time Jammers, 8 musician Bluegrass band
4:15 PM  Kristin Cappiello - Alternative Acoustic Singer
4:45 PM  Paul Stephen Wilson - Country Singer/Songwriter band
5:30 PM  Matt Peavyhouse - Alternative Acoustic Singer

Barbeque and Variety of Beverages for Sale
 
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3
 1- 6 PM 
1:15 PM  Grey Lily, 4 musician Bluegrass band
2:00 PM New River Boys, 5 musician Bluegrass band
2: 45 PM Corn Country, 7 musician Bluegrass band
3:30 PM Faithville -  Gospel band
4: 15 PM Craig Hall - Gospel Singer
4: 45 PM Oasis Band - Gospel band
5: 15 PM  PM Santiago - Acoustic Gospel Singer
  Closing Set - Earthen Vessels - Christian band

Barbeque and Variety of Beverages for Sale
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Saturday, November 30
1 - 3 PM
Will the Circle be Unbroken, Poetry Written and Spoken
with Host Marlon Migala featuring the cool sounds of recorded Jazz the last-Saturday-of-the Month in the Gallery

 An excerpt from the poem, JAZZ RIFF AT THE IDES OF MARCH 
 
By Marlon Migala

When thoughtful Words we Speak 
A Poetry to Hearts that listen Treat
Can Music resonating in our Souls Repeat
The Art of Living Creative Lives
 
Where we do gather to
Meet and together share
What's on our Minds
And in our Hearts Sublime
 
Such spaces where Love Lives
In places where it is allowed to give
New meanings through 
Art, Music and Poetic Words
About what it means 
To be truly Civilized 
 
It is an ancient Truth
A circle of sharing 
In a friendly space or Room
Where Egalitarian Conversation Lives
 
By taking time out from 
Our all together busy Times
We grow a Culture
In the Community of our Lives


Bring your own poetry and prose and be part of our program!


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ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
JUNE 8
7 - 9:30 PM

The Music Group '85' Concept Album storytelling about apocalytic loss and ultimate risk
$10 includes entry and a copy of the album

http://www.retinadrum.com/2013/05/21/85-presents-the-dive-album-release-party/


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THURSDAY  APRIL 25
THE SALON, A Songwriters Showcase and Discussion Group
7 - 10 PM

Featuring:

The MANN SISTERS
Their self-titled debut EP, The Mann Sisters, is deeply rooted in American rock and country music with four songs written by the sisters. Produced by Fernando Perdomo (Andy Pratt & Jorge Moreno, Dreaming in Stereo), both Lauren and Alexandra played every Guitar and Keyboard on the EP and were accompanied by the rhythm section of Perdomo on Bass and Drummer, Derek Cintron (Mika, Scott Stapp, Enrique Iglesias).

Their first single, "Breathe Slow" has achieved regular airplay on country and rock radio in the Florida Keys with heavy airplay on WCTH Thunder Country and WFKZ Sun. The song was also featured on the nationally acclaimed adult album alternative radio compilation "A Taste of Triple A - #73.”

PAUL STEPHEN WILSON

Paul sings and plays the guitar and harmonica harmonizing with his collaborators soulfully. He writes his own music and performs around the country a blend of country and blues ballads. We welcome back Paul back to Grace Cafe and Galleries from his performance during the annual Art and Antique Festival.

MATT PEAVYHOUSE

Matt has been an integral part of various bands in Louisville, Kentucky and Northwest Florida. He writes his own music and plays guitar; an avid supporter of the South Florida community, he coordinates 'street clean-up' campaigns, pastors a church and is a dedicated family man.  

BRENDA COLLINS LASTELLA
Brenda is a dedicated praise singer at a local church in Fort Lauderdale and loves classic rock and roll.  Her husband is also a musician, drummer.

Light refreshments available for purchase.

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Meet the Artists Reception, Exhibition & Sale
Paintings, Sculpture & Hand-crafted Interiors
by local emerging and career Artists



Frederick Goldstein • Oleda Baker
Eric Jean Louis • Lena Luckey
Ernesto Kunde • Jane Tasciotti
Jules Greenbaum • Stanley Goodman

Friday, March 22, 7-9 PM (Reception)
with Gallery exhibition and sale continuing
Saturday, March 23 12-6 PM


Portion of proceeds to benefit “The Artisans╩╝ Factory” concept,
a new creative manufacturing collaborative and the launching of our
new charitable arts organization, The Grace Arts Center!



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JOIN US THURSDAY FEBRUARY 28 for
"MUSIC-IN-THE-MOVIES"
Documentaries and Videos chronicling Music Stars, Activists, or Locals using Music to Make a Difference
through the lens of Filmmaker MARK MOORMANN
Sundance Award winning works will be shown in short form with discussion after
Live Music by Musical Guest, Aaron Fishbein, and Friends to open and close this Special Event
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
7 - 10 PM



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Check out what is going on in Downtown Dania Beach regarding the Arts!


 CHECK OUT THE 2011, 2010 & 2009 ART+ANTIQUE+VINTAGE+(horti)CULTURE
FESTIVAL and Walk



http://fortlauderdalebites.com/index.aspx?PID=1162&LID=4931

held in the Art & Antique District, recently found in ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST 2013, as
a Designer's FAVORITE LOCATION for Antiques and Artistic Finds

http://www.architecturaldigest.com/architecture/2013-01/ad100-secrets-architects-designers-sources-slideshow#slide=8

THANK YOU FOR ALL THOSE THAT PARTICIPATED in the 2013 CIty-wide Art Festival, Fairs, Walks and Vintage Events

and thanks to our special guests

LIVE PAINTING DEMONSTRATION BY FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN ARTIST R. L. LEWIS and beautiful exhibition by ISAAC KNIGHT


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Free Artisan Espresso with purchase of $50 or more for ALL OF 2013
We also frame and ship - perfect for visitors to our Fort Lauderale and Hollywood International Airport and Seaport - and for resident art lovers!

www.sunny.org/cruisechic.

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FRIDAY NIGHT SALON
SONGWRITERS’ SHOWCASE
LAST-FRIDAY-OF-THE-MONTH

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2012

Brought to you by a variety of businesses including A1A Guitars and Jeffrey D'Amico. Featuring Artists:

Josh: "The Pitbull of Blues" Rowand, Blues

ScatterGrass, Original Root Grass (similar to Blue Grass)

Jason Kates, Singer/Songwriter, Progressive Country

SGS with Jay Martin , Original Pop Funk

Painter Artist, Christine Alex and Illustrator, Robert Korhonen

and More (over 300 artists works displayed with new winter inventory)...FREE with Light refreshments served

   DOORS OPEN AT 7 PM
(all music is performed in a family friendly environment - children are welcome with their parents)

ATTENTION: Local artists can email bookings@gracecafeandgalleries.com for available nights to support touring artists or special guest songwriters.


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Recent Articles....

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/dania-beach/fl-cn-artscouncil-0219-20120217,0,3349044.story

 
Join us in late March 2015 in Wynwood for R&J [romeoandjuliet] and in April and May in Palm Beach County
Check out a young artists' movement 'The Stuckists' featured in 2009 by the Sun Sentinel and other local arts media

Click on the links below to read the full Article:

Aritcle Page #1
Aritcle Page #2
Aritcle Page #3
Aritcle Page #4


 

 
 
AUDITIONS for R&J [romeoandjuliet] AUGUST 29 - 30, 2014 & Special ARTISTS' RECEPTION

 
Upcoming Events: March 6, 2015 r&j [romeoandjuliet] 6 - 9 PM @ The Theater at the Broward County Main Library with Artists' Reception at MAC Gallery (NORTH FAT VILLAGE) downtown Fort Lauderdale
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