Top Five Galleries for Contemporary Art in South Florida

Posted on 9/10/2014 5:40:40 PM

Contemporary Art is exciting because it is the art that reflects our society and it engages the eye as well as the mind. The interesting role that contemporary art plays in our world, is the line it crosses between artistic expression and interior design. Maybe you are interested in bold paintings, romantic seascapes, modern sculptures, or photography-- there are always new ways to mix and match your favorite art within your space. If you are adding to your collection, or perhaps beginning one, here are some of the most interesting and reputable places visit in Southern Florida.

1. For International Exposure Go to Art Wynwood in Miami

Art Wynwood Contemporary Art Fair in Midtown Miami features over 70 international galleries annually, and is the perfect art venue for seeing lots of contemporary art. This is a good source to educate yourself, decide what preferences are, and do some price research. Whether you are an enthusiast or seasoned art world traveler, take time to walk the hallways and rooms of galleries to see some of the most significant art movements of our time. The spotlight features of this expansive exhibit are the street art, murals, pop surrealism and other genres from the contemporary underground movement that are on display as well. Art Wynwood makes being an art collector really fun. Check out their website for more information about when the fair will be open.

2. Contemporary Finds at ArtHouse429 in Palm Beach

This groundbreaking gallery, founded by designer and sculptor William Halliday and investor Scott Blust, opened just a year ago but is bursting with cutting edge exhibits and emerging artists. Located in Palm Beach’s Northwood Village, the gallery has led the way in developing the neighborhood’s appeal with trendy restaurants, more galleries, and boutiques. ArtHouse429 is open Monday-Friday from 11am-6pm, and by appointment.

3. Fine Arts Appeal at New River Fine Arts in Fort Lauderdale

New River Fine Art is known as one of South Florida’s oldest and most reputable galleries for procuring fine art. The gallery’s curators travel around the world in search of works from the most prestigious artists in Modern art and much more. New River’s team specializes in designing art collections for custom homes, yacht interiors, custom framing, corporate projects, monumental sculptures and hotel interiors. Whether you are interested in purchasing a special painting or building a private or corporate collection, this gallery is a great place to start.

4. A Touch of Coastal Charm at Meghan Candler Gallery in Vero Beach

If you are interested in collecting work with your ocean front property in mind, look to Meghan Candler’s Gallery in Vero Beach. The location, surround by live oaks and in a tropical landscape, represents the romantic collection within the gallery itself. The collections inside the gallery is mainly still-life, landscapes, seascapes, figurative work, and sculpture.

5. For a Modern Feeling Go to Blue Gallery in Delray Beach and Fort Lauderdale

Blue Gallery, located in both Delray Beach and Fort Lauderdale, features original collections of internationally-acclaimed artists. Works range from landscapes, abstracts, semi-realistic, realistic and figurative styles. The mediums on display include paintings, sculpture, serigraphs and etchings-- all encompassing of contemporary art. This gallery exemplifies a passion for the arts as it represents some of the most celebrated contemporary artists.

Southern Florida’s charming, coastal appeal draws in international visitors as well as homeowners looking for luxury real estate. This region draws in gallery owners who are intrinsic to a high quality of life, dynamic artists, and perceptive collectors.