COCONUT GROVE ARTS FESTIVAL®

celebrates 50 Years of Art and Culture

on February 16 – 18, 2013

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily

From McFarlane Road to South Bayshore Drive on Biscayne Bay

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The Coconut Grove Arts Festival® celebrates 50 years of culture and tradition this President’s Day weekend by enticing and satisfying Miami’s imagination and appetite for visual, culinary and performing arts. The 50th anniversary three-day event brings the most talented and creative artists from all over the world to Coconut Grove on February 16-18, 2013.

 

Monty Trainer, President of the Arts Festival

“Our festival is truly a celebration of the all forms of the arts, introducing masters in all mediums and genres,” said Monty Trainer, president of the Arts Festival.  “Locals and visiting guests alike will appreciate the internationally celebrated visual, musical and culinary collections.”

 

Artist Romero Britto, the Official Poster

In honor of the festival’s half-century milestone, the festival committee has selected world-renowned Brazilian artist Romero Britto to create the official poster for the 2013 festival. “Coconut Grove was home to my very first studio in Miami, and I am truly humbled to be a part of the 50 year celebration of one of Miami’s oldest tradition in the arts,” said Britto. One of the most famous pop artists known today, Britto has been embraced and celebrated in Miami for decades. As a resident of Miami Beach, he has deep ties to Miami’s culture, which has made his colorful artwork an icon of the city.

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380 Artists, Musical Performances  & Renowned Chefs

The Arts Festival will host more than 380 international artists, all exhibiting their finest work. In addition to world-class art, entertainment will include live musical performances by pop sensation Cris Cab and culinary demonstrations by local chef favorites such as Giorgio Rapicavoli of Miami’s Eating House.

 

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Charlie Cinnamon, the Founder

In 1963, theater press maven Charlie Cinnamon organized an intimate “clothes line” art show featuring a handful of artists and a few thousand onlookers as part of a promotion for the Coconut Grove Playhouse’s production of Irma la Douce. Better known today as The Coconut Grove Arts Festival®, Charlie’s vision has transformed into one of South Florida’s most successful cultural events, attracting an estimated 120,000 people to the winding streets of Coconut Grove during Presidents’ Day weekend.

 


Location, Admission Tickets, Free Admission & Hours:

The Arts Festival’s colorful mile-long path begins on McFarlane Road and runs down South Bayshore Drive offering picturesque views of Biscayne Bay, Coconut Grove, Florida.

Saturday, February 16 to Monday, February 18, 10 to 6, daily.

Admission is $10 per person. 

Free for children 12 and under, Metrorail Golden Passport and Patriot Passport holders.

For more information on the Arts Festival, visit www.cgaf.com, or download the mobile app, available on iTunes or the Android App Store.

 

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