Miguel Reinfeld is an artist at heart. He got his Bachelors of Fine Arts in sculpture, but life got in the way and he never got to live his dream. Until now. After more than 20 years in property management, Reinfeld got together with an old friend, former art journalist Marby Hurst, and the pair opened Artis Fine Arts at 2132 Hollywood Boulevard in Downtown Hollywood.
The art gallery, billed as a space to find “One-of-a-kind Fine Art for Collectors & Decorators,” will be showcasing artists who create in many different media and disciplines, while giving Reinfeld a studio space where he can finally do his own art.
The first exhibition, “Convergence/Convergencia,” will run through January 30th. It features six artists, five of whom were born in South America, like Reinfeld and Hurst, both from Venezuela, and one from the United States.
“Although at this time we wanted to focus on these artists," said Reinfeld, "going forward, we plan to show contemporary art from all over the world; Good art, from interesting, established contemporary artists that we think are worth supporting.”
The Artis Fine Arts space is bright and well-lit, a perfect canvas for the paintings, sculpture, textile, digital and other art shown in the gallery.
“We also will work closely to connect our artists with architects, decorators and collectors, and focus on commissions to create art for specific residential and commercial spaces,” explained Hurst.
Hollywood resident Reinfeld was very happy to have found this space, which he said had really good potential to do what he wanted to do with very few changes, this close — biking distance, he said — to home.
The next exhibition at Artis Fine Arts will open at the end of February. In between shows, the front of the gallery will remain open as a retail space, with new pieces continually being added.
Artis Fine Arts is open Tuesday through Saturday from 2 pm to 7 pm, Sunday from noon to 3 pm, and any time by appointment. The gallery is closed on Mondays.
For more information or an appointment, visit www.artisfinearts.com, call 954-842-4151, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. They’re also on Instagram at Artis_Fine_Arts.