Picture Perfect Day for An Art Festival

By UM News

Picture Perfect Day for An Art Festival

By UM News
Miami’s oldest juried fine arts show returns for its 65th year with over 220 exhibitors, live entertainment, and a variety of dining options.

It couldn’t have been a better day, even if an artist had painted it. Under clear skies and with temperatures in the mid-70s, thousands of people attended the 65th annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art January 16 and 17 on the grounds surrounding the Lowe Art Museum on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables.

The festival featured more than 220 fine art juried exhibitors showcasing works in 10 media—from oil and acrylics to ceramics, photography, sculpture, and watercolor. Attendees also enjoyed live music, the UHealth Family Fun Zone, and a plethora of food options.

The Beaux Arts Festival of Art started as the Clothesline Sale in 1952, when a group of women, interested in promoting the arts in Miami, hung clotheslines outside the Lowe and invited artists to come and literally hang their works for display. Proceeds from the art sales, as they do now, went to the Lowe. The festival acquired its current name in 1977 and has been drawing crowds from afar ever since.

Learn more about the festival’s winning exhibitors in categories such as graphics and drawing, glass, and 3-D sculpture.