Distance Learning Arts Studio supported by Knight Foundation

The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is thrilled to be a recipient of a Knight Arts Challenge grant to expand its Distance Learning Arts Studio program.

Help us match our Challenge grant. Your donation will provide matching funds for this prestigious award from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

More than 12,500 students in Broward public schools have received free arts instruction through our Distance Learning Arts Studio program. Through the Knight Arts Challenge and matching funds from donors, the Center will grow this valuable arts education program to reach thousands of people of all ages throughout Florida, the country, and even internationally.

Thank you for considering this request from the Center. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and truly makes a difference!

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# Posted Monday March 14, 2016

Over $30,000 raised at the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood Eighth Annual Hot Hollywood Glam fundraiser

The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood held its most successful Hot Hollywood Glam fundraiser to date as nearly 300 people attended the soiree themed “Hot Havana Nights.” The fundraiser, held on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, raised more the $30,000 for the Center’s program.

At “Hot Havana Nights” the Center transformed the contemporary art galleries into a Havana Night Club circa the 1950’s. This year’s event featured Latin dance performances, Showgirls, and 1950’s classic cars representative of those found in Havana, alongside a full bar, an espresso station, creative foods, and Latin and top-40 music. Guests also bid on great prizes such as hotel stays, restaurant certificates and more in our silent auction.

This year’s fundraiser recognized Michael Goodman, founder of Goodman Public Relations, for his unrelenting efforts to serve the South Florida community, especially the arts. Michael has served on the board of the Art and Culture Center / Hollywood since 2006 and is currently an honorary member. “I was thrilled to be part of such an amazing fundraiser for an important cultural institution,” said Michael Goodman. “Art and culture plays a vital role in our community so I fully support the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood’s many educational and artistic programs for children and adults.

Photo Booth photo gallery
Hot Havana Nights photo gallery

Sponsors included the following

‘Plata’ Sponsors: Becker & Poliakoff/Alan Koslow; Diplomat Resort & Spa/Ed Walls; Florida Power & Light/Ben Wesley; John Mabry – In Memory of Josephine Mabry; Kofsky, Hartman & Weinger/Misty Weinger; and Gallery 2014/Elizabeth Sanjuan and Ken Brown.

‘Bronce’ Sponsors: Hon. Sandra Coleman and Paul Hancock; Equity Insurance Underwriters/Jacquelyn and John Stengel; Hon. Sue Gunzburger; Hollywood Beach Golf Resort/Jim and Josh McCumber; Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort/Cate Farmer; and NV5/Dickerson Wright.

Event Sponsors: Cobra Joe Productions; Conceptoscar; CORT Event Furnishings; Edible Arrangements; Galleria Farms; Mardi Gras Casino; PR Pageant Coaches; Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; Southern Wine and Spirits; VK Dance Center; and Vienna Coffee.

The Event Chair was Gerard Nadeau.

Saturday, January 30, 2016 Photography: Paul McDermott

Posted by Art and Culture Center/Hollywood on Monday, February 8, 2016

# Posted Wednesday February 17, 2016

Artists and Creatives, we want to hear from you!

Are you an artist or engaged in creative pursuits? Do you need affordable space to live, work, create, rehearse or perform? If so, we want to hear from you!

Our goal? To develop new affordable space for living, working and creating in DOWNTOWN HOLLYWOOD.

The Hollywood, FL CRA and Artspace Projects (a national non-profit organization) are exploring the potential to create new affordable spaces for artists of all disciplines.

Please take our online survey. Your input is critical. The results will build support for the project and help secure funding. In addition, your responses will influence the location and type of new spaces, design features, amenities, programs and affordability.

The survey is waiting for you online at through March 28, 2016.

A large response is key to the project’s success. Please spread the word to others.

If you have questions, or are unable to access the survey, please contact Teri at 612.465.0222. For more information about this project and partners, visit and .

# Posted Monday February 15, 2016

Check out this InsideOut Mural Project video!

Photos of individuals of all ages who live or work in Hollywood make up the InsideOut Downtown Hollywood mural, which was installed on Saturday, June 13, 2015. The InsideOut project is part of a unique global photography art project and is in celebration of Broward100 Centennial Celebration.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the making-of the mural! Watch the video here




Images: from Downtown Hollywood Mural Project Facebook

# Posted Monday September 14, 2015

Ed Bell interviews the Center's very own Jeff Rusnak, Director of Development, on South Florida Arts Beat radio show

On August, 14, 2015, South Florida Arts Beat interviewed Jeff Rusnak, Director of Development with the Hollywood Art and Culture Center. He describes community outreach programs and upcoming exhibitions for the new season.

To listen to the full interview, click here

# Posted Monday August 24, 2015

12-Foot Tall Napoleon Bonaparte Broward Puppet Arrives at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Watch the video coverage of the arrival of the Puppet at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, by Sun-Sentinel.

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Press Release

The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood has partnered with Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to help celebrate Broward County’s 100-year anniversary by installing the 12-foot tall puppet of Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, the county’s namesake, at the airport. The supersized cardboard puppet of Napoleon Bonaparte Broward will be on display in the baggage claim area of Terminal 1 from August 25 through October 5, 2015.
The puppet was created by three-time Emmy Award-winning artist Wayne White during a ten-day artist residency at the Center. The puppet was part of the exhibition Art is Supposed to Hypnotize You or Something which closed on August 23rd.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to celebrate our county’s anniversary by displaying this amazing work of art to visitors and residents that travel to Broward County,” said Joy Satterlee, Executive Director, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. “The Napoleon Bonaparte Broward puppet created at the Center by Wayne White is a wonderful example of how the work of artists enriches and enlightens our community”.

The Broward puppet will be displayed where thousands of visitors will be able to see White’s creation and learn a little bit of Broward County history.

“In celebration of Broward County’s 100th Birthday, the Broward County Aviation Department is very pleased to display this unique artwork,” said Kent George, Director of Aviation. “It’s a great way to teach our visitors and guests about the history of Broward County. We’re excited to partner with the Broward County Cultural Division and the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood to bring this Wayne White puppet to our airport.” “Napoleon Bonaparte Broward was a River Pilot, captain and politician, and also a major champion for the Everglades. The New River and The Everglades are pivotal parts of Broward’s history and geography,” says Earl Bosworth, Broward Cultural Division’s Director. “Captain Bonaparte’s career aligns with Broward’s history in a way that a Centennial celebration would not be complete without him.”

Napoleon Bonaparte Broward was the 19th Governor of Florida (1905-09) and encouraged development in the region. Broward also helped improve Florida’s state university system as well as supported reform of the state hospital network. The County was named for him by the state upon its incorporation in 1915.

Wayne White won three Emmy Awards for his art direction on Pee-wee’s Playhouse, where he created such iconic puppets as Randy, Dirty Dog, Chicky Baby and Cowntess the Cow. He was also the art director on acclaimed music videos for Peter Gabriel (“Big Time”) and Smashing Pumpkins (“Tonight, Tonight”), for which he won Billboard and MTV Music Video awards, respectively. He is the subject of the acclaimed 2012 documentary film Beauty is Embarrassing, by director Neil Berkeley, which has been featured in several national and international film festivals with tremendous praise.

The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood presents contemporary gallery exhibitions, artist lectures, live stage performances, and high-quality education programs for adults and children. It is the third oldest arts non-profit in Broward County and serves more than 60,000 people annually at three venues. The Center fosters a creative environment where new and challenging work can flourish through programs that reflect the highest standards of artistry and diversity. For more, visit

Art is Supposed to Hypnotize You or Something is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts; Citizens Interested In Arts; Visit Florida; a Cultural Tourism Program grant from the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council; The Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood; and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau.

About Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport ranks 21st in the U.S. in total passenger traffic. With over 600 flights a day, FLL offers nonstop service to 100 U.S. cities and international destinations to Canada, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico, Latin American, and Europe. Strategically located in the heart of the South Florida region, FLL is one of the economic engines that drive Broward County and provides 139,920 jobs and generates $13.2 billion annually for the local economy.

Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and North Perry Airport are a service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners.

# Posted Sunday August 23, 2015

Outstanding Press Coverage for Wayne White 'Art is Supposed to Hypnotize You or Something'

Click on media clip images below to read full articles

NewTimes: Wayne White resurrects South Florida Founding Father as puppet


OnView Magazine: Art is Supposed to Hypnotize You or Something


Sun Sentinel: In Hollywood, puppets gone wild


Miami Herald: In Hollywood, the wacky, ironic exuberance of Wayne White’s World


Boca: Wayne White Gets the Word Out


NewTimes: Wayne White puppet parade at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood


Art is Supposed to Hypnotize You or Something is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts; Citizens Interested In Arts; Visit Florida; a Cultural Tourism Program grant from the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council, The Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The exhibition is supported by dj yard, MBI, Pastry is Art, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tropical Bamboo, and VooDoo BBQ & Grill.

# Posted Monday August 3, 2015

Kids of all ages are having a blast at our Summer Arts Camp

LALA Session 3

Summer Arts Camp has been a huge success for the Center. Overall, more than 250 kids will attend this year’s camp, with the majority of sessions at or near capacity.

YAYA Session 3
The first three sessions of Young Actors and Young Artists have been completely sold out, as were the second and third sessions of Littlest Actors and Littlest Artists. And those hoping to get into the second session of Broadway Actors will have to wait until next summer, as the camp, which will put together a production of Mulan Jr., has also sold out.

Campers prepare for a performance or an exhibition of artwork at the end of each session, helping them build leadership skills and confidence.

Shrek Jr
On Thursday, July 2, there were almost 400 people at the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center as our Broadway Actors put on a fabulous production of Shrek Jr. Campers worked tirelessly for four weeks, working on everything from props to stage design, all of which resulted in a standing ovation from parents and guests!

Shrek Jr Cast
The next production for Broadway Actors, Mulan Jr., which will take place on August 7 at 5 pm.

# Posted Tuesday July 7, 2015

Local Students Work with Artist Wayne White

Three-time Emmy Award-winner Wayne White is working alongside high school art students from South Florida to create a series of large puppets themed around the Everglades. The giant puppets will be part of a puppet parade on Friday, June 12 at 6 pm at ArtsPark in Hollywood. The special opening event will culminate with an artist’s reception at the Art and Culture Center at 7 pm.

The puppets are being created during a residency at the Center using only cardboard and glue and then painted using Acrylic paints.

White is building a large-scale puppet of the county’s namesake, Napoleon Bonaparte Broward who was the 19th Governor of Florida from 1905-09 and encouraged development in the region by initiating the drainage and channeling of the Everglades.

The massive puppet head will be the centerpiece of a major exhibition for the Center where White will present a mixture of his eclectic, witty and inspired two- and three-dimensional works. Wayne White: Art is Supposed to Hypnotize You or Something, will be on display at the Center from June 13 to August 23.

# Posted Wednesday June 10, 2015

Art and Culture Center of Hollywood seeks all creative types for Broward 100 photo shoot on May 9

Inside Out Downtown Hollywood project commemorates Broward County’s Centennial

Who: Creative individuals of all ages who live or work in Hollywood are being sought to participate in Inside Out Downtown Hollywood, part of a unique global photography art project and one of the ways in which community groups and organizations can commemorate Broward County’s centennial.

What: To illustrate the theme of “Creatives making a difference in Hollywood,” creative individuals of all ages will be featured on a large-scale mural consisting of black-and-white photo portraits pasted on a building at 1740 S. Young Circle in Downtown Hollywood.

Those featured in Inside Out Downtown Hollywood will join over 200,000 people from more than 180 countries who have taken part in the world’s largest participatory art project.

Where: Broward 100 will review and select approximately 200 photos that will be included in the project. The images will be pasted on multiple walls of 1740 S. Young Circle, a two-story building located across the street from the ArtsPark at Young Circle and steps away from the Center.

When: The portraits will be shot by a professional photographer at the Art and Culture Center on Saturday, May 9 from 12 noon to 3 p.m.; no appointments are needed.

The Inside Out Downtown Hollywood mural will be installed on Saturday, June 13 in conjunction with the opening weekend festivities of the Center’s “Wayne White: Art is Supposed to Hypnotize You or Something” exhibit.

Why: The Inside Out project is one of four innovative art and performance projects offered through Broward 100 – Celebrating the Art of Community, which commemorates Broward County’s 100th birthday.

Find our more about “Inside Out Broward” from Florida’s Hollywood, Community Redevelopment Agency.

For information visit Inside Out

# Posted Monday May 4, 2015