Art is on the menu at Wilton Manor’s Bona Italian Restaurant. The Italian eatery is teaming up with the LGBT non-profit organization ArtsUnited. Artists will showcase their artwork each month in the newly renovated Art Gallery.

Opening receptions are the first Thursday of each month – the next one is Thursday, November 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free.

October’s featured artist is Ken Slossberg, who specializes in photorealism. His work will be on display until Oct. 29.

“He intentionally manipulates space and color, light and shadow to create a subtle feeling of passive reflection in his work,” a press release states.

November’s featured artist is Rosaria Vigorito. She is an Italian-American, lesbian, retired lawyer and law librarian professor, and an ovarian cancer survivor-–but her calling is that of an artist.

Vigorito’s work incorporates the fusion of elements taken from these different media, both non-digital and digital, and their manipulation in computer post-production. She strives to stimulate and stir the senses, emotionally and psychologically provoke and draw in the viewer, and honestly address matters of the human spirit. Her artwork will be on display through November 30.

Bona Italian Restaurant is located at 2468 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Portions of the art sales go to support ArtsUnited. ArtsUnited focuses on connecting artists with other artists and potential buyers as well as providing a cultural and artistic outlet to its members and supporters.

ArtsUnited has become an art incubator for fledgling LGBT and allied artists, allowing them opportunities to showcase their art. The organization also connects them to the larger arts community in South Florida, introducing them to ArtServe, the Broward Art Guild, various art galleries and other arts organizations. You can learn more at