About the Art Center
Sitting under the clear, blue skies in the shade of palm trees is the Art & Culture Center of Hollywood that opened back in 1975, and has evolved over the years to become the educational and inspirational center it is today. There are ever-changing exhibits of contemporary art, live performances, and educational programs for all ages in the community! Vacationers and locals alike enjoy the excitement of always discovering something new. Their goal is to promote the importance of art programs throughout communities and in schools, teaching everyone about the benefits that creativity has in all aspects of life. It also ends up being a reflective pastime for an afternoon, a place to explore others pieces of art, and a time to consider the effect they have.
Cost of Admission
There is an admission fee to the arts center, but there are discounts for students, seniors, and children, as well as large groups. On the third Sunday of every month, there is no cost, so try to time your visit well!
The Art & Culture Center of Hollywood has a great location, in the heart of Hollywood near Young Circle Park, which, in the summer, has live music and is surrounded by tasty restaurants and shops. There are great options for hotels near the Art & Culture Center of Hollywood. The Ramada Hollywood Downtown is only a couple blocks and a walk through the park away. If you’re looking to stay near the boardwalk, the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort and the Hollywood Beach Resort Cruise Port are a six minute drive, or a ten minute ride on the Broward County Transit bus on line 4. Offering a budget-friendly option for travelers, The Hollywood Gateway Inn is a new addition to the area.
The Art & Culture Center is in a part of town that gives its visitors the opportunity to explore Ft. Lauderdale easily and have access to stores. A couple roads over is a small strip mall with a grocery store, pharmacy, and other small shops that carry necessities. There’s even a Subway for sandwiches. Through Young Circle Park are streets lined with eateries, from bars and saloons to sushi restaurants and pizzerias. Young Circle Park itself has plenty of things to do as well. The park was designed by Joseph Wesley Young on a 10-acre circle with an amphitheater holding about 2,500 people for high-tech outdoor concerts. Throughout there are sculptures, like the butterfly sculpture by Romero Britto, or the Millennium Springs water sculpture by Ritsuko Taho. There’s also a wonderful playground for the younger kids to enjoy. Events and activities pop up from time to time, like observing glass blowing or taking dancing lessons. The Young Circle Park is near both the Art center and the hotels near the Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, giving a nice breath of fresh air and the relaxation to those that stroll through the park.