50th Anniversary Coconut Grove Arts Festival
February 16-18, 2013, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily
Coconut Grove, Florida.
McFarlane Road down South Bayshore Drive
$10 per person per day
$5 for Coconut Grove Residents
Children 12 and under are free.
The Coconut Grove Arts FestivalÂ® will celebrate 50 years of history and tradition in the arts, featuring internationally acclaimed Brazilian Artist Romero Britto as this yearâ€™s poster artist. 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 Miamiâ€™s Eating House.
The Coconut Grove Arts FestivalÂ® celebrates 50 years of culture and tradition this Presidentâ€™s Day weekend by enticing and satisfying Miamiâ€™s imagination and appetite for visual, culinary and performing arts. The 50th anniversary three-day event promises to bring the most talented and creative artists from all over the world to Coconut Grove on February 16-18, 2013. In honor of the festivalâ€™s half-century milestone, the festival committee has selected world-renowned Brazilian artist Romero Britto to create the official poster for the 2013 festival.
â€œCoconut 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 Miamiâ€™s oldest tradition in the arts,â€ said Britto. Despite being an international sensation, Britto is no stranger to the Coconut Grove Arts Festival. In 2007, Britto first collaborated with the festival by creating its official poster. His work, â€œCoconut Grove Bay,â€ was inspired by the city of Miamiâ€˜s beauty, beaches, and tranquility. The painting serves as a token of Brittoâ€™s appreciation to the vibrant city and artistic culture of the area.
â€œOur festival is truly a celebration of the all forms of the arts, introducing masters in all mediums and genres,â€ said Monty Trainer, president of the Arts Festival. â€œLocals and visiting guests alike will appreciate the internationally celebrated visual, musical and culinary collections.â€
Complementing the visual arts on display will be the musical talents of Miami-native pop-star Cris Cab, who will perform his fusion of pop, reggae and soul on the main stage in Peacock Park. At only 19 years old, Cabâ€™s recent accolades include being the mentee of internationally acclaimed producer Pharell Williams, recording alongside Wyclef Jean and supporting acts like O.A.R. Matisyahu, T-Pain, and Gym Class Heroes. He was also recently named by MTV as one of â€œThe Most Criminally Overlooked Artists of 2012,â€ with his recently released full-length mix-tape â€œEcho Boomâ€ receiving more than 300,000 downloads last year.
In addition to the entertainment, festival attendees can also satisfy their appetites for gourmet cuisine in the popular Culinary Pavilion. This area of the festival invites nationally renowned chefs to prepare their famous specialty dishes. This yearâ€™s chefs will represent the hottest restaurants and hotels from South Florida, including popular local chef Giorgio Rapicavoli, founder of the pop-up restaurant Eating House, and winner of The Food Networkâ€™s â€œChoppedâ€. Chef Douglas Rodriguez of de Rodriguez Cuba, Chef John Richards of TUYO and the Short Chefâ„¢, among many others, will also be participating in this yearâ€™s festival.If you love Soul Of Miami, please consider leaving a testimonial.
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