Broward's Public Art - A Tour of 12 Featured Art Pieces

Business for the Arts of Broward (BFA) is hosting its final Cultural Tour of 2018 in Broward County from 8:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Friday, November 16. Presented by Hoffman’s Chocolates, and hosted by…

Business for the Arts of Broward (BFA) is hosting its final Cultural Tour of 2018 in Broward County from 8:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Friday, November 16.

Presented by Hoffman’s Chocolates, and hosted by Broward County’s acting Cultural Division Director Leslie Fordham, this fully-guided tour takes Broward’s business executives on a guided tour of 12 featured public art pieces in Broward County.

Click on each artist or artwork name to see more.


1. Kent Ullberg >

Sailfish in Three Stages of Ascending >

30’x6’x12’; 6’x20’x5’; 5’x10’x2’ 1990

1950 Eisenhower Blvd, Fort Lauderdale FL, 33316

Dedicated to the Florida marine environment, this fountain represents a section through an ocean wave. On all sides of the fountain, other members of the underwater community emerge from the waves. On the east side, a school of Ballyhoo and Mullet.


2. David Dahlquist & Matt Niebuhr >

Dazzle – Welcome to Port Everglades >

Installation with Multiple Components 2016

1850 Eller Drive, Fort Lauderdale FL, 33316

Artist David Dahlquist transformed an imposing gray cement security checkpoint into a welcoming Florida Everglades-styled entryway. To meet the checkpoint’s functional requirements of clear and unobstructed sightlines with wayfinding signage and messaging graphics, visual surveillance and uniformed guards, the artist fabricated a combination of customized and glazed ceramic relief tile, mosaic glass and metal panel wrapping with a nature motif. Color-drenched patterns found in nature covered drab and ordinary structures and the total effect is simultaneously dramatic and comforting.


3. Barbara Neijna >

Accordant Zones >

Integrated Art-Landscape desin with Sculpture Element, 1994

1201 SE 6 St, Fort Lauderdale FL, 33301

South Florida artist Barbara Neijna and New York artist Ned Smyth collaborated to design this sculptural park situated on the north side of the Judicial Complex. Bordering on the south bank of New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, the park encompasses many geometric and monumental sculptural elements made of coral rock and nestled among lush sub-tropical landscapes.


4. Ivan Chermayeff >

Untitled (Chermayeff) >

Mural-Tile design, 1984

100 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale FL, 33301

Ivan Chermayeff, an internationally exhibited artist, created a geometric ceramic design in response to the architectural form of the Main Library by architect Robert F. Gatje of Marcel Breuer & Associates. The colorful tile work, in hue of blue, red, yellow ochre, black and white, in contrast to the muted creamy grey of the monolithic limestone cladding of the building, volumetrically manifests itself at one of the busiest intersections in downtown Fort Lauderdale.


5. Dale Eldred >

Solar Time Plane >

Sculpture-Metal, 22’x60’x5’, 1986

100 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale FL, 33301

Late artist Dale Eldred, recipient of many awards including a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, designed this sculpture that refracts sunlight during day hours and artificial illumination at night. Incorporating solar diffraction grating material for the surface coating, the sculpture presents a constant shifting spectrum of colors that underlines the interactive complexities of time and relative optical movement.


6. Laurinda Spear (Arquitectonica) >

Stair #1 >

Integrated Art – Installation with Multiple Components,
32’ x 40’ x 14’, 1988

Downtown Bus Terminal
100 E Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale FL, 33301

Like a checkered race car flag, the black and white marble of the cantilevered structure is eye-catching at one of the busiest intersections in downtown Fort Lauderdale.


7. William King >

Unitas >

Sculpture – Metal, 12’ x 6’ 14’, 1993


Public Safety Building
2601 W Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale FL, 33312

New York artist William King created an abstract image that is easily recognized. The large sculpture of stick-like figures is a stylized,  image of a family of six, and serves to remind us of the importance of families, human fragility and the need for humanity. They stand together on a concrete base, holding hands, facing the busy traffic of one of the major arteries in Broward County.


8. Chisseko Kondowe >

Pillars of the Community >

Integrated Art – Installation w/multiple components, 1997-2009

Delevoe Park Community Center
2520 NW 6 St, Fort Lauderdale FL, 33311

Four tiles per pillar resulted in 232 tiles; plus, 104 tiles for the two gates at the park. Kondowe’s intent is “to capture the tranquility of the environment at Delevoe Park.”


9. Gary Moore >

 The Harrambe Room >

Intergrated Art-Installation w/multiple Components,10’x28’x28″, 2003

African-American ReseaRch Library
2650 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale FL, 33311

Located in a specially designed room, circular in shape, 28’ diameter, “The Harrambe Room” is a complete integrated space with wall panels and terrazzo floor design. Twenty wall panels are made of photographic printed canvas, with five repeated sets of imageries: Flag, Voice, Sankofa, Civilrights and Institi.


10. Cheryl Foster >

Wishing Vessels >

Mixed-Medium-Metal and Glass”, 2010

Central Regional Family Success Center
900 N.W. 31st Avenue, Suite 3000, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

This series of six sculptures is dedicated to the individuals who will be served by this facility, the staff who will serve as a catalyst to enable them to achieve their goals, and Mr. Edgar P. Mills who worked tirelessly to sooth hearts and solve problems.


10a. NATE DEE (Nathan DeIenois) >

Feathers of Hope (Broward 100 Mural) >

Painted Mural, 2015

900, NW 31st Ave., BMSD, Florida 33311

With one mural located in each of the nine Broward County Commission Districts and one at Port Everglades, the Broward County Centennial ‘VisualEYES’ project enlisted the talent of local artists, as well as community involvement and city initiatives. This mural is now part of the Broward Municipal Services District public art inventory.

The mural, which features a dove, feathers falling into a hand, a family and an oak tree is meant to reinforce the idea of family, love and hope, according to artist/muralist Nate Dee.  “Here in this building love and hope will be fostered. It has a lot of meanings – growth, strength, resilience. There is a silhouette of a family looking on and bands of color wrapping around. It has natural and graphic elements, a hand with a dove, a hand catching feathers… catching hope.”


11. Alice Aycock >

Whirls and Swirls and a  Vortex on Water >

Sculpture-Metal, 18’Hx20w’x20’D, 2009

3700 N.W. 11th Pl., Lauderhill, FL 33311

This artwork, integrating, nature, science, art and technology, its normal composition refers to the dynamic and tumultuous weather patterns in South Florida and the gravitational forces present on the earth and throughout the solar system, illustrating the expanding universe and underwater marine life.