Arts Center South Florida faces 30th anniversary with uncertain, but rosy, future

November 24, 2014 8:44 PM

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Once a mangrove forest cleared by developer Carl Fisher from ocean to bay, Lincoln Road has always been a work of transformation: a motorway lined with furriers, luxury car dealers and fashion houses; an alluring Morris Lapidus-designed pedestrian corridor, studded with alluring fountains and gardens; a wasteland of shuttered storefronts and decrepitude.

And for the past three decades, it has been home base for the Art Center South Florida. Spearheaded by charismatic ceramic artist Ellie Schneiderman, the center was born with a vision of providing low-cost studios, exhibition spaces, camaraderie and community engagement. At that it has succeeded, bu...

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