21st Century Art Salons

The Venetian Arts Society is a cultural arts organization that provides a unique opportunity in South Florida for those looking for an inspiring artistic experience, stimulating conversation and a connection with artists and like-minded arts enthusiasts. The purpose is to satisfy all the senses enriching the emotional and spiritual being.

… above and beyond life’s trivialities. 


The concept is modeled after the popular Salons that flourished all over Europe, especially France in the 17th and 18th centuries.  These Salons, usually in private residences of the wealthy, were a place where artists and arts-enthusiasts would meet to enjoy all the visual, performing, and literary arts, as well as philosophy, science, and politics.  These Salons often showcased the great minds, artists, and performers of the day such as Voltaire, Mozart, Monet, Paganini, Picasso, Chopin, Heifetz, and Hemingway.

Fast forward to today, the Venetian Arts Society showcases top level artistic talent in every art discipline, for the delight of those in our community who appreciate it, in an intimate and interactive setting.

We hold a variety of monthly events in art galleries, historical venues, artists studios, museums, and even some spectacular private homes.

Become a member and enjoy the arts!

VAS Happenings

VAS Celebrates 6 Years With The Most Eclectic Salon Yet!

VAS Celebrates 6 Years With The Most Eclectic Salon Yet!

VAS is stepping even further out of the box to present the most “electrifying” Salon to date for our 6th Anniversary Salon! Please join us as we celebrate at the new Savor Cinema (formerly Cinema Paradiso) with Colombian piano virtuoso, IVANN, in a multi-media performance art presentation fusing great Classic masterpieces and contemporary electronic styles. Adding to the magic, Ivann incorporates a spectacular light and video accompaniment, the artwork of Igal Fedida, and Danzzara…art in movement! Originally from Medellin, Colombia, Ivann has been the featured guest artist on the stages of Teatro Colon, Teatro Mayor de Julio Mario Santo Domingo, Teatro Nacional La Castellana, the Libelula Dorada, Colsubsidio, and Jorge Eliecer Gaitán theatres. A classically trained pianist and composer, Ivann has mesmerized audiences with his unique Performance Art style that explores the past with today’s enlightened mind and the future with all the soul and intelligence history has given us. A graduate of the Medellin Conservatory of Arts in Colombia, Ivann’s passion for piano began when he was 9-years old. As he developed his piano technique and artistry to the professional level for a career as a successful concert pianist, he also began to explore composing his own original works. Today, Ivann strives to create his own unique manner of artistic expression by combining his virtuoso piano ability, his gifts for improvisation and composition, as well as his vast knowledge of the technology of the 21st century. Within the last few years, Ivan has produced three enormously popular CD’s, Live, Fragmentos and Contemplacion del mar. As the winner of the Carolina Orama Scholarship for Colombian artists, he was able... read more

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– Dalai Lama

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The Venetian Arts Society was founded in 2010, hosting  Art Salons featuring top talent in different art disciplines on a monthly basis ever since. From well known icons to emerging artists, it has been quite diverse.  To browse past events that took place before the lauch of this website in May 2015, you can browse through the entire collection of articles and blog posts about our events and featured artists from day one, visiting  our old blog site

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