Bonnet House & ArtServe present: IMPRESSIONS

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, in partnership with ArtServe, presents IMPRESSIONS: THE NEW AESTHETIC in honor of the legacy of Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett’s artistic creativity and appreciation for art of all genres.

The official opening of the 19th Annual Juried Art Exhibit and Fundraiser is scheduled for Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. IMPRESSIONS, an annual juried art event, is Fort Lauderdale’s preeminent exhibition of modern and contemporary original work from South Florida artists working in a variety of media including painting, photography and mixed media.

The exhibition opens with an immersive art affair for new and experienced collectors alike, featuring interactive sensory experiences replete with engaging art installations, video projections, live painters, musicians, performance art, and irresistible edibles and elixirs sponsored by A Alexander Event Catering.

IMPRESSIONS showcases artists from throughout Florida while transforming the historic estate into a celebration of art from various perspectives. All guests and participating artists are invited to cast votes for their favorite artist in the exhibition. The artist receiving the highest number of votes will receive the People’s Choice Award, awarded that evening. All of the artwork in the Impressions competition will be available for sale with 50% of the proceeds benefiting the ongoing preservation of Bonnet House and its cultural programming that reach over 70,000 visitors, including 8,000 area youth each year. The Impressions exhibition will be on display from March 7 through April 28, 2019 during Bonnet House’s regular tour hours.

Invitations for IMPRESSIONS will be mailed in February. If you would like to add your name to the mailing list or would like to enter your work to be considered, please call (954) 703-2614 or visit us online at

About the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens:
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and voted Top 10 Attraction on TripAdvisor, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a 35 - acre subtropical estate and historic house museum located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale.

Bonnet House, in addition to being open for guided public tours six days per week, year-round, offers a myriad of specially-designed programs for schools, adults and families. Through enjoyable and enriching cultural experiences, the museum connects today’s community to the Bartletts’ architectural, artistic, and environmental legacy. For more information go to

About ArtServe:
ArtServe is an award-winning arts incubator with a sole mission to provide opportunities for artists (emerging and established), cultural organizations and members of the creative industries to turn their passion into business. The ArtServe facility features an art gallery and exhibiting spaces, theater, dance studio, business center and artists’ studios. Artserve is home to Artists, Dancers, Filmmakers, Photographers, Musicians, Designers, Storytellers and more.

ArtServe is a two-time winner and six-time finalist of the 2-1-1 Non-Profit of the Year Awards and has been recognized as the Best Non-Profit of the Year for Arts. Additional recognitions include the Salute to Business and Innovation Award for Arts/Culture from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, three consecutive Brazilian International Press Awards, the Doyle Award for Nonprofit Excellence and the 2014 Nonprofit Academy Award for Best Non-Profit Arts Organization. Learn more at

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