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

Buon Compleano Renata! Prima Donna Assoluta…to the heart of the matter!

Buon Compleano Renata! Prima Donna Assoluta…to the heart of the matter!

The mention of Renata Scotto immediately brings to mind artistry of a personal expression achieved by very few performers in any area of the performing arts. As a tribute to her extraordinary career, we have planned a two-day celebration, beginning on her birthday, Friday, February 24, 2017, with a preview of material we have gathered thus far for an upcoming film documentary. The celebration will continue the next afternoon, Saturday, February 25, 2017, with A Conversation with La Scotto.

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Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
– 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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