This week in South Florida’s visual arts world, check out one-of-a-kind art gifts at Fort Lauderdale’s ArtServe, explore “The Art of Black Miami,” take in new exhibitions in Wynwood and South Beach.
▪ One-of-a-kind creations made by local artists are for sale in ArtServe’s “unWRAPPED: A Curated Collection of Art + Gifts” Dec. 16-30. The annual all-member showcase features a variety of styles, media and artistic techniques including wearable art, paintings, sculpture, textiles, photography and more. ArtServe is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, and admission to its gallery is free. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A reception is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, when all items in the collection will be 15 percent off. More information is available by calling 954-462-8190 or visiting www.artserve.org.
▪ The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) presents “Art of Black Miami,” a platform spotlighting local, national and international art and artists representing the African diaspora. As part of Miami Heritage Month, new artwork and projects, pop-up art galleries and more are available at various venues in the area. For a list of events, visit www.artofblackmiami.com.
▪ Rumney Guggenheim is showing “Bastion” in Wynwood with works by public artists in a gallery setting. New pieces by Swoon, Olek and AIKO are on view alongside Olivia Steele and Boxhead in the temporary exhibition space run by Santiago Rumney Guggeheim, the 23-year-old great-grandson of Peggy Guggenheim. The space is located at 2085 NW Second Ave., #104, Miami, and it’s open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Feb. 16. For more information about the Brooklyn-based gallery, call 718-963-2109 or visit https://www.facebook.com/rumneyguggenheim.
▪ France Pavilion, a 5,000-square-foot pop-up gallery and event space in South Beach, is hosting an exhibition of more than 20 contemporary French artists through Dec. 30. Curated by Sebastien Laboureau, France Pavilion is situated next to Villa Azur at 309 23rd St., Miami Beach. It’s open daily from 3 p.m. to midnight. For more information, call 347-403-2122 or visit www.francepavilion.com.