I am involved in a wonderful organization called Beaux Arts, and this coming weekend is our 59th annual Festival of Art at the University of Miami! This FREE family friendly event takes place on Saturday and Sunday, January 9th and 10th, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on UM’s campus, and it’s the oldest juried fine arts show in Miami! It features more than 250 artists from all over the country. From paintings and photography to sculptures and mixed media, there is something for everyone!
One of the neatest things about the event is the Children’s Art Park. Open to children between 5 and 12 years old, the park invites them to create their own works of art while parents are free to stroll around the festival. Best of all? There’s no charge for entrance!
Another incredible feature of the event is a Student Artist Showcase, which allows middle and high school student artists from Miami-Dade County the opportunity to display their creations and compete for top recognition.
Come enjoy this beautiful weather while you peruse fabulous art, eat yummy food, and enjoy live entertainment throughout the weekend! All money raised from the event is used to provide museum field trips to underprivileged elementary school students as well as to enhance and maintain the collections at the Lowe Art Museum.
I highly recommend this fun festival and promise you won’t be let down. Don’t forget to bring the kids!