117 NE 2nd Street
, FL 33301
Web Address: http://www.girlsclubcollection.org
Sarah Michelle Rupert, Gallery Director
Girls’ Club is a private foundation and alternative space established in 2006 by Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz. Girls’ Club produces exhibitions, educational programming, publications and events that change lives, nurture local artists, and inspire cultural growth in Broward County. The mission of Girls’ Club is to educate the public, nurture the careers of female artists, and to serve as a resource for art students and scholars, curators, and practicing artists. A special commitment is made to expose the work of local artists to a broader national and international audience.
Occupying a space in between the traditional realms of museum, private gallery, and community art center, Girls’ Club is uniquely disposed to educate the public about new trends in art-making as they arise. Thematic, curated exhibitions feature works from the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz, works loaned from other collections, and works from local, national and international contemporary artists. The exhibitions at Girls’ Club are open for a full year, free and open to the public, accessible to a wide audience.
Informal guided tours and discussions are always available. In addition to annual exhibitions, Girls' Club presents a year-round schedule of programming including Art Fallout - a community-wide contemporary art fest, Artists in Action! series of artist talks and workshops, Chick Flicks - a film series spotlighting female artists, as well as professional development workshops, artwalks, book launches and outreach programming.
Girls' Club partners with various institutions and groups for special events and programs including Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts, FAT Village, the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami and Young at Art Children's Museum. Outreach partners have included the PACE Center for Girls, Women in Distress of Broward County, Women on the Rise!, ArtReach and the Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center.