The Mission of ArtSouth is to benefit the community by providing a centralized public cultural arts venue that fosters the creation, understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the arts through, exhibitions, performances and educational programs.
ArtSouth is the second remarkable enterprise of founders Ellie Schneiderman and the late I. Stainley Levine who are credited with founding the South Florida Art Center on Lincoln Road.
ArtSouth opened its doors to the public with a core group of under 10 artists. Since 2000, ArtSouth has impacted thousands of families and generated vitality into struggling Miami Dade County neighborhoods lacking cultural resources by supplying award-winning arts programming, educational opportunities and community-based cultural enrichment activities. In 2013, ArtSouth moved from Homestead to a central location in South Miami where we impact additional residents who benefit from our celebrated educational programs, lecture series, festivals, exhibitions, performances, concerts, drumming circles, painting parties and our monthly open house.
For the past 15 years, we have worked with community partners:
• City of Homestead
• Homestead/Florida City Chamber of Commerce
• The Rotary Club
• Miami Dade College
• Miami-Dade County Public Schools
ArtSouth's youth educational programs have been the recipient of numerous awards, honors and grants. ArtSouth's award-winning artists-as-teachers embody a plethora of skills, talents and expertise. In addition to providing superior training for ArtSouth's educational programs, their work is considered cutting edge with exhibitions and performances receiving critical acclaim. Since its inception, ArtSouth has evolved significantly as a landmark arts center in culturally under-served Miami Dade County neighborhoods.
• Chamber South
• Chapman Charities
• The City of South Miami
• Branches, Inc.
• South Miami Parks and Recreation
"From day one, this camp has fostered such a positive experience for my daughter and has helped open her mind to many other areas of the arts. The ArtSouth Summer Camp fulfilled so much more than my expectations. I am grateful to the counselors and program coordinators for providing such a safe, loving and nurturing environment for her to enjoy her passion of the arts. Bravo for a job well done!"
The late I. Stanley Levine was a prominent patron of the performing arts for many years. He aided in bringing the Miami City Ballet to fruition, has served on the Miami Preservation League and was involved in countless art-related organizations locally and nationwide.
A clay artist for over 40 years, Ellie Schneiderman first made her appearance in the art scene in the late 1970's with the Grove House in Coconut Grove. From there, she founded the South Florida Art Center on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, inspiring a total revitalization of the area now known as a hotspot for arts, entertainment and shopping. Schneiderman stayed on with South Florida Art Center for 10 years before moving on to open Miami Art Works in Coconut Grove and then ArtSouth in Homestead.
ArtSouth is a 501 ( c ) (3) nonprofit organization. Contributions to ArtSouth in the United States are tax-exempt to the extent provided by law. ArtSouth programs are made possible “With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; The City of South Miami. ArtSouth is sponsored in part by The State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; and The Children’s Trust. ArtSouth is registered as a charitable organization with the State of Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, with registration # CH15957. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING 800-435-7352 TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
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