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With the opening of South Side Cultural Arts Center in January 2018, Friends of South Side welcomed members for the first time in many  years.  Friends will always be indebted to those loyal community members and alumni who have followed the story of story of South Side closely over the years, but the Friends organization truly became inspired all over again when met with a wave of  new faces pledging their commitment to the arts. 

In 2018, members received entry into three (3) members-only art exhibit opening receptions with complimentary appetizers and wine.  These programs were hosted by Friends of South Side as forums to foster an evening centered around visual arts. The high school flute players provided an elegant ambiance.  In 2019, Friends is hoping to both expand and diversify the benefits members enjoy as art patrons. Were you a pioneer member in 2018? If so, what were the perks you appreciated most in 2018? What would you like to see more of? Be honest with us


From the beginning, Friends of South Side has been an organization intent on standing up for the arts. Friends was resolute in its stated goals to be the organization that fosters a community that values collaboration, emphasizes the inherent import of alternative educational opportunities, and demands accessible, quality arts programming for community members of all ages.  On the shoulders of past and present members, great strides have been made throughout the years.


However, the truth is that the real work starts now.


We need your participation in order to make this dream a reality. Our vision for a successful and accessible cultural incubator is one that that includes a variety of quality classes and events available to the Fort Lauderdale community. Your feedback and input is crucial for Friends of South Side to continue to learn how best to implement arts and its development as an integral part of the quality of life of our City.  Your assistance and involvement is essential in effectuating the successful application of those ideas.










*All donations are tax deductible. Friends of South Side is happy to send receipt of donation for your records by request.

**If you would prefer to pay by check, please make payable to 'Friends of South Side' and send to our mailing address. 







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