Ocean Reef Art League

Off Reef Excursions 

Season 2023-24 

The Art League is very excited about the upcoming 2023-2024 trips! We have a jam-packed season with fun filled trips such as, Holiday Zoo Lights, Axe Throwing, Superblue and the Rubell Museum, Food and Art Deco, Stitsville with Dr. Paul George, Mrs. Doubt Fire the musical, and more in the works! We are planning additional pop-up trips with detailed information to follow. I am looking forward to leading the trips and getting to interact with our wonderful members. It is going to be a fun season! - Karen DiMaura, Off Reef Excursion Chair

  • All Off Reef Excursions require pre-registration.

You can register by calling the Art League 305-367-2359 or emailing Artleago@bellsouth.net. 

Holiday Zoo Lights at Night 

Saturday, December 9  

Motor Coach Departs the Art League at 4:00pm 

  • $195 Member $250 Non-Member

Visit the Zoo after-hours this holiday season! This night is full of surprises, grab your family and friends to stroll through a quarter of the zoo at your own pace and enjoy more than one million bright and dazzling lights, a 26-foot Christmas tree, and Santa sightings. In addition to the holiday festivities, you will have a rare opportunity to see nocturnal animals wide awake as well as possible meet and greet experiences with select animals and their care teams. We will enjoy a nice farm-to-table dinner before we make our way to the zoo.

Art Deco Walk & Tasting Tour 

Wednesday, January 17  

Motor Coach Departs the Art League at 9:00am 

Returning by 3:45pm 

  • $210 Member $275 Non-Member

Our journey begins at the Institute of Contemporary Art Museum accompanied by a stop into the de la Cruz Collection located in the heart of the Miami Design District. We will spend the day learning about the fusion of art, design, and flavor! You will embark on a delicious journey into the world of cutting-edge design, monumental art installations, and a diverse selection of cuisine that celebrates the Design District’s unique combination of creativity and flavor. Accompanied by a knowledgeable local expert, you will enjoy walking through beautiful city streets taking in luxury boutiques, incredible architecture, public murals, sculptures and museums. Throughout the tour, we will be making frequent stops to discuss the history behind the design district and savor local cuisine.

All in one day! Superblue Immersive and Experiential Art & the Rubell Family Collection

Friday, January 19 

Motor Coach Departs the Art League at 9:30am 

  • $275 Member $355 Non-Member

World-class, unforgettable, and only in Miami! 

With a mission to amplify artist voices, Superblue and their partners use their deep knowledge of art, audiences, and social change to make a true and lasting impact on how people see and understand the world. Bringing together the world’s most innovative artists who are constantly pushing boundaries, Superblue gives artists the space to create large scale immersive art instillations to be experienced by many. One interactive exhibit called “Pulse Topology,” by the Mexican Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, projects your heartbeat through a stream of light from 3,000 light bulbs! WOW! 

After, we will venture directly across the street to the Rubell Museum. Before exploring Rubell, we will enjoy lunch at Leku, conveniently located inside the Rubell Museum. The Rubell Museum boasts the incredibly diverse collection of art acquired by the Rubell Family. In 1993 the family took their passion for art and made it their mission with the opening of the Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Art Foundation, open to the public. Since that first acquisition in 1965 they’ve built one of the most significant and far-ranging collections of contemporary art in the world, now encompassing 7,400 works by more than 1,000 artists—and still growing!

Sit back and rel-Axe!

Friday, February 16 

Motor Coach Departs the Art League at 3:15pm  

  • $195 Member $250 Non-Member

Join us for an exhilarating evening! Whether you are new to the sport of axe throwing or you have tried it before and want to brush up on your skills, we invite you to have some fun and throw some axes! Accompanied by a team of professionals, you will have the opportunity to choose from an assortment of 2-21/2lb axes and try your hand at hitting the bullseye on the target. Tonight, is all about having fun, the option to throw is completely yours. Trip goers are not committed to throwing and are able to spectate if they do not wish to throw. After an active, night enjoy dinner at Golden Rule Seafood before heading back to the Reef.

Biscayne Bay Stiltsville Boat Tour with Historian Dr. Paul George 

Friday, March 1 

Motor Coach Departs the Art League at 9:00am

  • $265 Member $345 Non-Member

Take a journey back to a nostalgic and somewhat illicit Miami past. From serving as an outpost for smugglers during prohibition, to attracting Miami’s most elite and becoming the VIP social mecca of Miami in the 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s. This string of colorful houses built on stilts in the Biscayne Bay is set against the gleaming and ever-growing Miami skyline. Only accessible by boat, delve into the history of Stiltsville and explore the 7 remaining Stiltsville houses in the shallows of Biscayne Bay with local historian Dr. Paul George. The history of the Stiltsville houses is rooted in the culture of Miami and dates back to the early 1920s. Dr. George will narrate and share stories of nefarious gangsters, stunning graffiti, and fabulous parties while guests cruise past the Cape Florida Light House, Key Biscayne, and the City of Miami. Lunch included.

Mrs. Doubtfire the Musical Live! 

Saturday, April 13

Motor Coach Departs the Art League at 12:15pm

  • $285 Member $370 Non-Member

Based on the beloved film and directed by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks, Mrs. Doubtfire, the musical, tells the hysterical and heartfelt story of an out-of-work actor who will do anything for his kids. It’s “the lovable, big-hearted musical comedy we need right now,” raves the Chicago Tribune – one that proves we’re better together. This musical matinee will be followed by a delicious dinner at one of Fort Lauderdale’s amazing restaurants. 

Off Reef Excursion Cancellation Policy

The Art League reserves limited tickets, and many of our Off Reef Excursions sell out. For this reason, we must impose a 14-day cancellation policy. If you cancel prior to the deadline, you will not be charged. You will be charged the total fee if you cancel 14 days or less from the time of the scheduled event.