Business for the Arts of Broward (BFA) launches its 2019 Arts Mean Business Speaker Series featuring mural and billboard artist Lori Pratico at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina, 2301 SE 17th St. in Fort Lauderdale during the 3rd annual Art Ft Lauderdale art fair.
The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by January 18 by calling 954-940-5344 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking is available at the hotel for $5. Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by the presentation at 6 p.m.
Pratico began her artistic career at 19 as a self-taught billboard artist in Philadelphia. Her work focuses mainly on the portrait and has a strong activist element. Her murals and custom finishes adorn countless private homes and many businesses, including The Whole Enchilada, The Wilder, GreenBar and Kitchen, SoHo Hotel and Spa and The Dream Hotel in South Beach.
In 2015, Pratico launched a nationwide mural project called “Girl Noticed.” In its inaugural year, Hoffman’s Chocolates chose the project to be part of its ArtBar campaign along with acclaimed artists Guy Harvey and Clyde Butcher. The artwork and message have garnered the attention of news stations in Florida, Ohio, New York, Virginia, Nebraska and Alaska.
This Arts Mean Business event is hosted by Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina in partnership with Art Fort Lauderdale Art Fair sponsored by Jim and Dole McCormick.