What began in 1963 as an intimate â€œclothes lineâ€ art show featuring a handful of artists and a few thousand onlookers as part of a promotion for the Coconut Grove Playhouseâ€™s production of Irma la Douce has transformed itself into South Floridaâ€™s most successful arts festival. Today,Â Coconut Grove Arts Festival attracts an estimated 120,000 people to the winding streets of Coconut Grove during Presidentâ€™s Day weekend. Â Produced by the Coconut Grove Arts and Historical Association, Inc., a non-profit community organization under the direction of a board of directors and full-time staff, the Coconut Grove Arts FestivalÂ® showcases the works of 360 internationally recognized artists who are selected from nearly 1,300 applicants. Jurors evaluate the artistâ€™s work and displays to select participants in such categories as mixed media, painting, photography, digital art, printmaking & drawing, watercolor, claywork, glass, fiber, jewelry & metalwork, sculpture and wood. Proceeds help fund year-round arts programs benefitting a scholarship fund that will create opportunities for Miami-Dade Countyâ€™s talented students to continue their art education. Since its inception in 1963, the association has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to students who attend fine arts programs in local schools. Â The Association also maintains the Coconut Grove Arts Festival Gallery and the Hunter Gallery which present special exhibitions throughout the year from its location at Mayfair in the Grove.Â Admission to the Coconut Grove Arts Festival is $15 per person per day. Children 12 and under, Metrorail Golden Passport and Patriot Passport holders are free. TheÂ Coconut Grove Arts Festival Artist Dinner will take place on Sunday, February 16th, at Shake-A-Leg Miami, and tickets are $35.
Tuesday, June 25, 10am-12pm – Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables “The media” isnâ€™t the monolith it used to be. There are so many options now and so many different types of media in the ever-evolving marketing landscape. Arts groups waste a lot of time, money, and trees on fruitless media outreach. Join […]
Monday, March 25, 7pm-9pm – Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables South Florida PBS invites you to the complimentary wrap party celebration season 7 of ART LOFT! Come experience the local art scene as ART LOFT shines the light on artists, exhibitions, performances, and arts organizations right here in South Florida. Meet […]
Friday, May 9, 7pm-10pm – Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Avenue, Miami Magic City Casino hosted the inaugural Miami Lakes Auto Mall Burger Beast Burger Brawl presented by Burger Maker. The guests sampled from 20 great burger joints: A&G Burger Joint, BITE Gastrotruck, Bread + Butter Counter, Buddha Burger, Burger & Beer Joint, Charm […]