The Festival of the Arts makes its 37th showing on Saturday and Sunday, January 28th and 29th from 10am – 5pm daily, when 110 exhibitors display their fine arts and crafts along Ocean Way in a juried show.
The Festival will again take place south of the International Fishing Pier, located at 200 NE 21st Avenue in Deerfield Beach, providing a scenic background for the event which includes continuous live music, a variety of foods, adult refreshments, a student art exhibit and a kids’ zone.
This year’s festival poster was created by Pompano Beach graphic artist, All Pellenberg, and will be sold at the Cultural Committee booth along with t-shirts and memorabilia from the current year and previous years. Mr. Pellenberg will be available daily to sign posters for buyers.
Exhibitors come from across the country, as far away as California and Maine, but many are South Floridians and are familiar faces who return each year.
The artists work in a variety of mediums: oils, acrylics, watercolor, photography, clay, pastels, gems and metals, glass, fabrics and fiber, wood and leather.
Winning artists will be selected on Saturday morning where $5,500 in prize money will be awarded.
Last year over 50,000 people attended this beachside event, one of the longest-running shows in the area.
The festival is a presentation of the Deerfield Beach Cultural Committee in cooperation with the City of Deerfield Beach. Proceeds raised are used for public art projects, local cultural events and art education in the City’s public schools.
For further information, contact the city’s Community Events Division, 954-480-4429 or visit www.DFB.City/foa.