Fort Lauderdale’s most popular fair is back! Part One of this iconic event returns January 5 – 6 with over 300 artists.
Having served as an intersection for business, art, and culture, Fort Lauderdale has always fostered a creative spirit. No one event better embraces this than the Las Olas Art Fair. Come January 5th through the 6th, creators and enthusiasts will gather on Las Olas Boulevard to create, discuss, view, and participate in this lively event. The fair is designed to present artists of the highest caliber, from around the block to around the country. A jury selected over 300 designers to present their works, each of them representing the innovative world through a diverse selection of mediums.
As a result, you’ll see the attendance of artists who each have a unique approach to their craft, such as Koko Brancão and Cecilia Gonzales. Brancão is recognized across the world for her paintings of the feminine figure. Each image, compelling and dramatic in nature, depicts an individual painted with soft colors, gentle curves, and their face blocked out by hair. The concept creates an image that both reconciles and is at tension with its themes: the perfect versus the flawed, the passionate versus the accepting, and the simple versus the iconic. One of the other artists presenting at the fair is Cecilia Gonzales, of Cecilia Gonzales Jewelry. Her work includes woven bracelets and necklaces, stamped metal charms, and jewelry. Her designs feature a pattern that incorporates gaps. This creates a simple, yet dramatic effect where the wearer of the piece can be seen through the jewelry. The intricate design enables the wearer of the piece to become part of the artwork, and the piece to become part of the wearer. Such masterpieces will fill the street.
The fair itself is a discussion on how Downtown Fort Lauderdale approaches art. The presence of creators at the fair and its central location in the city enables the downtown culture to be easily influenced in only two days. Ideas are exchanged between different groups, impacting the works of artists, sometimes as the fair plays out. Critics discuss medium, interpretation, and history, expanding the understanding of an individual and their work.Like the Las Olas Art Fair, masterpieces come to the connoisseurs for their pleasure.
As much as Fort Lauderdale influences artists, creative influences have had their effect on Fort Lauderdale as well. There’s no one better representation of this than the city’s architecture. Within less than a century, the area has morphed from featuring Flagler-era details to hosting buildings that reflect the contemporary and brutalism effects of the late twentieth century. Large, mirror-like windows, minimalist color schemes, and natural luxury details symbolize the level of power, influence, and wealth available to only a few elite. There’s no other building that embraces this modern design better than 100 Las Olas.
Developed by Kolter and rising to 499 feet, 100 Las Olas will feature 113 luxury condominium residences with dramatic east and west views. Upon arrival at 100 Las Olas, residents will be immersed in luxury with high-quality service. Condominium residents will enjoy a stunning assortment of resort-style amenities, including a private roof top resort-style pool with private cabanas and fire pit lounge, a Residents’ Club Room with catering kitchen and club bar, a Casual News Room, and a state-of-the-art Fitness Center.
As the only for sale condominium in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, 100 Las Olas is offering 2- to 4- bedroom/2.5- to 4.5-bathroom residences from the $800s with floor plans ranging from 1,811 sq. ft. to 5,281 sq. ft. Enviably located directly on Las Olas Boulevard, 100 Las Olas is just minutes from the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport. The Sales Gallery is open daily and features a full-scale architectural model and designer kitchen. For more information or to schedule your private appointment, please call 954.800.6263.