Mizner Park Events: An Evening With The Artist

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Mizner Park events offer exciting entertainment opportunities for everyone, young and old. Along with year-round dining, shopping, community events and live performances at various venues, Mizner Park and downtown Boca Raton become even more vibrant and energetic in the spring and summer.

The arts have a strong presence in the area and Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty (NPSIR) is highly involved in supporting the thriving cultural richness in beautiful South Florida.

NPSIR hosts “An Evening with the Artist” event the third Thursday of every month and April’s installment is set to build on the success of previous events.

An Evening Set to Impress

The next evening with the artist event is Thursday, April 17th, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at the NPSIR Sales Office located in 200 East. We offer a sophisticated selection of local and national wines and delectable appetizers to enjoy while browsing the artwork on display.

As with all evening with the artist events, this event is open to the public and everyone is invited.

Please RSVP by Monday, April 14th to insure we have an accurate headcount for those attending.

Our previous artist events were extremely successful and helped us connect with the community and the artistic talent that calls Florida home.

We’re proud to host something that coincides with the variety of Mizner Park events in the area.

Blooming beauty in artwork by Luisa Comizzo

This month’s featured artist is Luisa Comizzo whose favorite subject matter for artwork is flowers.  Fitting that such an accomplished artist helps welcome spring and all of the natural beauty blooming in south Florida.

Luisa was born in Italy and is a self-taught artist who first explored her creativity through drawing when she was a young girl.

While her initial artistic expression was through colored pencil and ink, Luisa began exploring the use of oils during her time living in Venezuela.

What started as work on miniatures and small canvases grew in size as Luisa discovered more ways to make the ideas in her mind flow into her brush strokes and into stunning works of art.

Vivid life on canvas

Luisa Comizzo’s love and appreciation for flowers is evident in her large paintings of them. Living in Boca Raton has helped Luisa build on and improve her artistic talent so that now her flowers on canvas appear three-dimensional and as though they could bloom to life right from the artwork.

Nature is dear to Luisa’s heart and her creations feature rich colors, fluid lines and a highly effective use of shadows and light.

One almost feels the warmth of the sunlight the flowers in her paintings are thriving in and they’re a breathtaking reflection of the endless sunshine in Florida at Mizner Park events.

Bountiful arts to enjoy in Boca Raton

NPSIR’s Evening with the Artist is a unique monthly event that brings emphasis to the extensive artistic talent throughout Boca Raton and Delray Beach.

There are plentiful opportunities to enjoy the arts, culture and entertainment aspects of southern Florida and Mizner Park events offer excitement and interest for everyone.

The Mizner Park Amphitheater has weekly events that feature area restaurants, live music and fund raising events for notable causes like Autism Speaks. Whether residents want to stroll through downtown, take in artwork, listen to live music, shop or dine, it’s available at Mizner Park events.

Click here to RSVP for this event!

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9 Reasons To Love Waterfront Properties Near Downtown Delray

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It doesn’t matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, you’ll find that there is an impressive amount of things to do and enjoy in Downtown Delray Beach through Atlantic Avenue.

Whether living in spectacular waterfront properties near Atlantic Avenue or gorgeous rolling landscapes and equestrian paradises 20 minutes inland, residents of Delray Beach continue to discover endless amounts of things to see and do in their “Village By The Sea.”

Delray Beach was voted one of the five best small towns in America as “Most Fun” by USA Today and rightfully so. Read on to discover 9 reasons to love living near Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach, FL.

1. Waterfront Lifestyle 

Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach boasts pristine white sand beaches and crystal clear Atlantic Ocean water perfect for snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, sailing, surfing, windsurfing, kiteboarding, and more.

In this lush tropical environment with vibrant social activities you’ll see people enjoying a nice jog along the shore, bicycling the beach and strolling along the avenue with their furry companions.

Atlantic Avenue is also on the Intracoastal Waterway where there is jet skiing, yachting, sight-seeing tours, fishing tours, and amazing sunsets.

For those living in waterfront properties nearby, a nice walk along the ocean shore will bring them to Atlantic Avenue or they can simply call “The Downtowner” for a free electric cart ride.

2. The Arts & Cultural Attractions

Atlantic Avenue boasts a very artistic community with regular artist exhibits, numerous art galleries, and a section of Downtown Delray called The Pineapple Grove District where there are artist boutiques, restaurants and galleries to explore.

A local South Florida resident exclaims on TripAdvisor, “The revitalization of ‘downtown’ is nothing short of stunning. All of us ‘locals’ love both Atlantic Avenue and Pineapple Grove, and it has become a huge tourist destination. You will not be disappointed.”

Downtown Delray residents enjoy year-round educational art programs, free jazz concerts at The Pavillion, and performances at The Delray Beach Center For The Arts.

3. Fine Dining & Boutique Shopping

The amount of fine and casual dining and upscale and boutique shopping along Atlantic City can take days to explore!

The unique, locally owned boutique shops offer one-of-kind shopping experiences as well as continue to support the livelihood of Delray Beach.

After a few hours of shopping and working up quite the appetite patrons can relax at one of the many restaurants.

From romantically lit sidewalk dining, to piano bars, fun beachside tiki bars, amazing seafood restaurants and exquisite farm to table cuisine there is something to please anyone’s palette and mood.

4. Delray Beach Hospitality

Have you ever visited a city where there were free taxis? On Atlantic Avenue there is a convenient and free “Downtowner,” which is an electric cart that pedestrians can wave down or call in to be picked up. Wow, imagine if New York City had a system like this.

Atlantic Avenue is full of truly hospitable people: the local shop owners, artists and restaurant owners seek to continue cultivating their community and making everyone feel welcomed.

Delray Beach has a caring and involved community that seeks to improve the quality of life for both it’s residents and visitors through it’s very involved chamber of commerce.

A very active historical society ensures that Delray never forgets where it came from and works with the city in excitement as to how it continues to grow.

5. World Class Events 

Atlantic Avenue is well known for it’s world-class events and festivals such as the Garlic Festival, Wine and Seafood Festival, On The Ave, International Tennis Championships and the Art festival.

6. History And Architecture 

Take a guided or self-guided historical walking tour of Atlantic Avenue, visit the Sundy House (built in 1902 and now an elegant dining establishment overlooking botanical gardens), a variety of historical museums, and educational centers.

Much of the local architecture in the Mediterranean Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival style was influenced by Addison Mizner, who was the visionary for nearby Boca Raton, FL.

7. Tropical Paradise Of South Florida 

Top-notch beaches, local nature preserves, breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, tropical flora and fauna, and amazing weather all year round make South Florida and Delray Beach an exhilarating place to live.

Consider a peaceful, botanical getaway near Atlantic Avenue at the Morikami Japanese Gardens.

8. Safe, Solid Investment 

Waterfront properties continue to be more and more scarce (even the ultra-wealthy are competing to secure their waterfront properties with only 4 direct oceanfront properties in the 20+ mil range available from Miami to Vero Beach)

9. Proximity to Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Boca Raton

Delray Beach is extremely convenient to a world of activities in nearby cities such as world-class polo, swim and tennis facilities, golf resorts and country clubs, professional sporting events, concerts, and more!


Trip Advisor Source: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g34179-d2389212-r169711298-Pineapple_Grove_Arts_District-Delray_Beach_Florida.html#CHECK_RATES_CONT

Photo Courtesies:

colony hotel – historic landmark http://www.flickr.com/photos/visitflorida/7366108454

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outdoor dining http://www.flickr.com/photos/floridadine/4444281265

pineapple grove art district http://www.flickr.com/photos/perspective/62577264

garlic fest cook http://www.flickr.com/photos/louisfisher/8468309249

ferrari and corvette http://www.flickr.com/photos/jssiler/6332959881

johnnie browns http://www.flickr.com/photos/myuglyphotos/5838840221

waterway http://www.flickr.com/photos/bunnygoth/8617689607

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Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Sale: New Auction Records Set

Sotheby’s May 7th sale brought a strong total of $230 million, nearing its pre-sale high estimate of $235.1 million. The sale was led by a selection of works from the Collection of Alex & Elisabeth Lewyt, which totalled an impressive $88.6 million.

Paul Cézanne’s Les Pommes from 1889-90, a strikingly modern composition that attracted competitive bidding, soared to $41.6 million, above its high estimate of $35 million. Multiple bidders also competed for Amedeo Modigliani’s famed portrait L’Amazone, from the same collection, which achieved $25.9 million.

Auguste Rodin’s iconic sculpture Le Penseur brought $15.2 million, over its $12 million high estimate.
Paysage à La Ciotat, a fine example of Georges Braque’s Fauve works, set a new auction record for the artist at $15.8 million, far above the prior record of $10.2 million. Another artist record was set for Honoré Daumier with his work on paper Les Avocats, which achieved $2.6 million.

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