redeyebannerFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The RedEye opening reception event at ArtServe will be an exciting multi-media explosion of live art, live musical entertainment, indie films, comic art, food trucks and a graffiti challenge set for 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, and is the opening reception and interactive component of the annual RedEye exhibition.
The RedEye exhibit is now on display through August 15 at ArtServe, located at 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Now celebrating its eighth consecutive year, RedEye features some of the biggest names in urban and extreme art including Torche Perkins, a metal sculptor and designer who is appearing on HGTV’s Brother VS. Brother; internationally acclaimed urban realist artist Miguel Paredes; mural and graffiti artist Abstrk; Body and Soul Dance Company and installation and 3D artist Donna Haynes.
“RedEye is not your average art exhibit,” says Jaye Abbate, President and CEO of ArtServe. “It’s edgy and fun and the special event on July 20 brings together the community to experience a unique collaboration of art, film, music and painting.”
redeyebanner2During the live event on July 20, RedEye will take over the ArtServe gallery and the festivities will spill over into the parking lot. Guests will enjoy live art, film shorts and comic art inside while the outdoor area facing Sunrise Boulevard will be filled with musical entertainment, food trucks and a graffiti challenge.
“What started as a small education program to channel the talents of local kids who were getting in trouble defacing public property into ways for them to earn money for their artistic efforts, has become a true celebration of the local street art scene. By going from cans to canvas, these kids have become successful in their own right as artists.”
General admission tickets for the RedEye opening reception are $7 in advance and $10 at the door and include one complimentary drink ticket at the RedEye after-party at Rock Bar. A limited number of VIP tickets are available which are $35 in advance and $50 at the door and include special parking and access to the VIP Lounge Area where signature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Tickets are available online at or or call (954) 462-8190.
Sponsors of RedEye are Rick Case Fiat,, Tijuana Flats, Jerry’s Artarama, Broward County Cultural Division, Fast Printz, New Times, Gilbraltar Bank, Rock Bar, Galleria