Biggest Party in Pembroke Pines

Pembroke Pines, FL  (February 20, 2018) -- The City of Pembroke Pines and ArtServe present the 20th Annual Artfest in the Pines, an amazing two-day art festival, on Saturday March 10, 2018 and Sunday March 11, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at a new location - the Charles F. Dodge City Center, 601 City Center Way.  Admission and parking are free.

Jam packed with talented artists, Artfest will showcase unique and fine arts in such mediums as Drawing, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Digital Art, Painting, Fine Handcrafts, Photography, Wood, Glass and three-dimensional sculpture. There will also be fun-filled entertainment, tasty food trucks, live hands-on art demonstrations, a farmer's market, a live cooking demonstration by Whole Foods Market, a student art competition, a kids art zone, and adult and children workshops at The Frank Art Gallery.

Artists who participate in Artfest have an opportunity to be awarded $4,500 in cash prizes, with $1,000 for Best in Show and $350 for Best in Category.  Visitors to Artfest will have an opportunity to meet Artist Carl Erving who was named this year's Festival Poster Winner at the 13th Annual Arts Competition for his work entitled "Serenity."  His work will be on display at Artfest, and posters of the winning image will be available for purchase for $5. Winners of the 1st Annual Student Art Competition will be announced at 1 p.m. in the lobby of the Charles F. Dodge City Center where their art will also be displayed. .

The Frank Art Gallery, through ArtServe, will offer free art workshops during Artfest.  On Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Artist Chrisian Feneck will hold a "Color and Perception" Abstract Painting Class for teens and adults.  The workshop is free, no prior experience is required and materials are provided.  From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. there will be an "Abstract Angled Patterns" Painting Class with the Arts and Crafts Social Club for all ages. (children must be supervised)  And, on Sunday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Teaching Artist at The Frank Loi Laing will hold a "Painting from Intuition" Acrylic Painting Class for all ages; and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. a Puppet Making class will be held by Master Puppeteer David Goboff for all ages.

Artfest sponsores include Memorial Healthcare System; The Shops at Pembroke Gardens; Calvin Giordano and Associates; Waste Pro; Vera Cadillac Buick GMC: and Costco. Friends of Artfest include CULTURE OWL, WLRN, MAG and Whole Foods Market.

For more information or a show schedule, please visit or call 954-392-2122.

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