360 nationally recognized artists along the scenic streets of Coconut Grove
The artists were chosen from over 1200 applicants and come from 35 states. "Our arts festival brings the most talented and creative artists from all over the world," says Monty Trainor, president of the arts festival. "South Floridians have a great appreciation for the arts, and every year we are proud to welcome new artists who exhibit for the first time."
The President's Day Weekend brings many people to south Florida from the Northeast, they throng the streets of The Grove and join the local population to enjoy this multicultural celebration.
2011 Fact Sheet
WHAT: Celebrating its 48th anniversary in 2011, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival® is one of the nation's premier outdoor fine Arts Festivals. The Festival showcases the works of over 360 of the finest artists and craftsmen in the world. A signature event of the South Florida cultural calendar, the Arts Festival offers visitors the opportunity to meet with exhibiting artists, sample fine cuisine, enjoy live entertainment and take a walk through history
WHERE: Coconut Grove, Florida. The Arts Festival's colorful mile-long path begins on McFarlane Road and runs down South Bayshore Drive offering picturesque views of Biscayne Bay.
HOURS: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. all three days
Approximately 150,000 people are expected to attend
$10 per person per day. Children 12 and under, Metrorail Golden Passport and Patriot Passport
holders are free.
Residents of Coconut Grove in the 33133 zip code can enjoy the Festival for only $5 with a
33133 pass (proof of residency required).
HISTORY: The Coconut Grove Arts Festival originally started as a "clothes-line" art show featuring a dozen local artists. Today, the festival is one the nation's most prestigious and annually attracts more than 150,000 attendees.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.coconutgroveartsfest.com
In South Florida and need another art fair February 19-21? Right around the corner from Coconut Grove you can find the St. Stephen's Art Show, and in Jupiter you'll enjoy the Arti Gras Fine Art Festival. Grab a friend and see it all. What a treat!