62nd annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art to feature over 230 artists
The 62nd annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art will bring more than 230 fine artists to the grounds of the Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Dr. on the University of Miami campus, during the weekend of Jan. 19-20.
Widely recognized as one of the region’s most popular outdoor art exhibitions and a South Florida tradition, the festival attracts thousands of visitors annually and offers works in 10 media for sale at prices to fit a variety of budgets. This year, artists hail from 30 states and abroad.
Admission and parking are free; festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Lowe Art Museum, which will be open to the public all weekend, and support bringing children from low-income schools on cultural field trips to the museum.
The festival will feature live music and children’s entertainment, including free art activities, such as watercolor painting projects, for children ages 4-12 in the City National Bank Art Park. Food vendors will provide an array of meal options.
Children who attend the festival will receive a copy of the organization’s signature children’s coloring book, honoring Beaux Arts’ 60th anniversary in 2011 and featuring important works from the Lowe’s world collections and a museum map for children. Coloring books will be available at no cost at the City National Bank Art Park, in addition to City National Bank giveaways.
Visitors will also find the Student Artist Showcase,” featuring 150 pieces from Miami-Dade middle and high school students, on display inside the Lowe Art Museum throughout the weekend. A celebration honoring the students’ art will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Lowe. Sponsors of the Student Artist Showcase are BNY Mellon Bank and Joann’s Marketplace.
The festival also reaches beyond artists and visitors. Funds raised help underwrite Hands On! — Beaux Arts’ signature program for children from underserved schools. Hands On! introduces these Miami-Dade students to the world of art and museums via field trips to the museum. Additional funds raised are used for Lowe Art Museum exhibitions, improvements and acquisitions.
The festival was originally called the Clothesline Sale, as Beaux Arts volunteers used clotheslines to display works in front of the Lowe. Over six decades later, the all volunteer-run Festival of Art has evolved and is considered one of the top outdoor fine art shows in the country.
For more information, visit www.BeauxArtsMiami.org, and follow the festival on Facebook at Beaux Arts Festival.