with Karen Genovese

Enjoy this instructional “Art in the Park” series brought to you by Karen Genovese. You can choose between several art projects, including Pet Rock Painting and How to illustrate a book. Click below to register online!


Every Week we feature a different and exciting art project!
Classes are $10-$30 per person and includes all supplies.
Open to All Ages and Ability

Please bring an apron or clothing that is paint-friendly
All sales are final. No refunds available for cancellations

At picnic tables in front of the restaurant.

$6.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle.
$4.00 Single-occupant vehicle or motorcycle.
$2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

Meet the Artist: Karen Genovese

Karen Genovese is a promising studio-art artist living in South Florida. She utilizes mixed media—anything from ink, acrylic, oil, watercolor, photography, to nearly anything else she can use as a voice to express herself—to help send a message of harmony, balance, and peace. These experiences and adventures uncovered Genovese’s love of culture and a passion for all artistic expression.  Since 2004, she has been studying at the Tobin Island School of Fine Art, where she had the opportunity to work alongside world-renowned wildlife artist, Robert Bateman. She is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, 2015, and holds a Studio Art degree.  Genovese has been published in two children’s books as a contributing artist. She has also donated several art pieces to various charities. Her art hangs in many private collections around the world. Genovese continues to find diversity and uniqueness while embracing the art world and all its glory. Currently, she is the Art Curator at Birch State Park located centrally, off A1A in Fort Lauderdale. Here, she is promoting local Florida artists who show an appreciation for the great outdoors; landscape, seascape, collage using recycled materials, and peaceful renderings in a variety of media.


Art in the Park Classes

Art Club, Park and Ocean – FREE to the Public – Last Sunday of Every Month (4pm)
Must register for this free event, Similar to a Book club but an ART Club

Join us in the park to meet and discuss, various art activities, productions, styles, galleries, and upcoming opportunities within Florida . If you have something to share with the group or would like to know more what’s going on in our growing Art community, please join us! We meet the last Sunday of the month @ 4pm, Park and Ocean, ask at the activities desk where we are meeting. We look forward to meeting you!

Coconut Painting $10

Paint your own coconut! A fun family activity or date afternoon, come join us, everyone has a creative side! All supplies included, acrylic, paints, and coconuts. All ages and abilities welcome.

Paint Your Own Rock $10

Paint your very own pet rock, door stop, paperweight, inspirational quote, whatever you choose!

Acrylic Pour $25 

This event will be best for teens and adults, messy and fun! LOTS of paint is being used for this event. All supplies included, acrylic paint, canvas, tools. Please be aware acrylic will stain clothing.

Lunchtime Doodle $20

Join us at the park for a little time away from the routine, we will take an hour or two to doodle, enjoy lunch and meet new friends! Doodle book and pen included. Tour of the Art Gallery during lunch is also available.

Lunch is additional if you care to participate.

Sip and Paint $30

Bring your friends and meet new ones! Enjoy the music and the breeze as we paint the night away… This evening we will get creative painting a Picasso inspired portrait. We will have a few demo ideas to begin but then its up to you to create a masterpiece all your own. Includes one alcoholic beverage, all painting supplies included.

Holiday Ornament $10

Paint your own holiday ornament! A fun family activity or date afternoon, come join us, everyone has a creative side! All supplies included. All ages and abilities welcome.


“Local FLORIDA Plants” now on exhibit at our Gallery. This artwork was created by LuRu, she’s the owner of Tortuge Tile Works where she makes unique custom artisan tile. Her artwork on exhibit is series of paintings showcasing the studies of plants that grow in the artist’s garden. An avid gardener, she is interested in the diverse foliage that grows in this subtropical climate.

We take great pride in our local artist community and are here to support artists within this beautiful park located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. We look forward to seeing you soon!