The 29th annual ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival, which is presented by Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, is ready and set to take place February 15-17 in Jupiter Abacoa. The festival, which includes fine art exhibits, live entertainment, interactive art activities and artist demonstrations, is expected to showcase more than 250 artists this year.
The ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival features a wide variety of artistic talents and their grafts. Mixed media, painting, sculpture, ceramics, painting, graphics, woodworking and virtually any other artistic medium are expected to be on display. The festival provides the perfect opportunity for attendees to view beautiful pieces of art while also interacting with the artists who create them.
Some of the most popular areas at the festival include the Artist Demo Stage, the Green Zone and the Garden Art area. The Artist Demo stage offers a rare glimpse at artists at work while the “Green Zone” features eco-inspired artists and the pieces they created with eco-friendly materials and recycled items. The Garden Art area showcases crafts and home accessories inspired by backyard gardens.
The festival also showcases a variety of musicians, dancers and other entertainers on the state located near Central and University boulevards. This year’s lineup includes rock musician Alex Shaw, country artist Ashley Briggs and the swing and rockabilly act Professor Pennygoodes. Mighty Flea Circus. Other entertainers include the Ritz Ballroom Dancers, Just Keep Flippin and the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Youth Touring Company. A complete list of entertainers and their performance times can be found at the ArtiGras website.
There is also plenty of fun available for kids at the festival, with the “ArtiKids” area providing kids from ages 3 to 13 with the opportunity to turn recycled material into art. A youth competition, featuring the works of approximately 100 finalists, will be on display throughout the weekend. The South Florida Science Center will have a booth set up for kids to make undersea-inspired art.
The ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival will open its gates to the public this Saturday at 10:00 and will remain open until 6:00 pm. The festival will open the same hours on Sunday and Monday but will close at 6:00 pm on Sunday and 5:00 pm on Monday. Parking is free, but admission is $10 at the gate. Children 12 and under are admitted free. All proceeds from the event are donated back to local charities, with this year’s beneficiaries being Amara Shriners, Families First, the Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, the Kiwanis Club of Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens, Quantum House, Resource Depot and the United Way.