|Abstrk painted this Fiat because Red Eye is coming (Photo courtesy of Abstrk)|
|Lori Pratico's "Pryde" will be on exhibit at Red Eye 2012.|
His quest for edginess led him to a number of graffiti and tattoo artists in Fort Lauderdale. "We thought it was time for them to have the gallery," Swart recalls. "So we opened Red Eye."
The event's attendance has increased from 600 people for the inaugural event to about 1,500 for last year's show. "In 2008, we added a fashion component, and then we added spoken word," says Swart, ArtServe's former programs manager who now produces Red Eye at the art space through his own company, B Marketing and Events. "It's just grown and grown."
Read the rest of Arterpillar's story in the Sun-Sentinel's July 13 Showtime section.
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