Artists from around the world share their talents and creations at Coconut Grove Arts Festival. The festival presents visual, culinary and performing arts, including live music. In addition to displaying and selling their pieces, artists appearing at the event also spend a day working with young artists in South Florida’s schools. At the festival, students get a chance to sell their artwork for the benefit of themselves and their schools. Proceeds from the festival provide thousands of dollars in scholarship money to students in Miami-Dade County.
Produced by the Coconut Grove Arts and Historical Association, Inc., a non-profit community organization under the direction of a board of directors and full-time staff, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival® showcases the works of 360 internationally recognized artists who are selected from nearly 1,300 applicants. Jurors evaluate the artist’s work and displays to select participants in such categories as mixed media, painting, photography, digital art, printmaking & drawing, watercolor, claywork, glass, fiber, jewelry & metalwork, sculpture and wood.
Similarly, the Arts Festival also amplified its existing, nationally-lauded Visiting Artists Week, with a two-part mentoring series designed for a select group of talented high school students to take place two weeks prior to the Festival.
The Association also presents special exhibitions from its Coconut Grove Arts Festival Gallery location inside the Mayfair in the Grove throughout the year and has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to students who attend fine arts programs in local schools.
Smooth jazz soloists, Americana rock bands and Latin fusion musicians entertain Festival goers taking an auditory break on the lawn of beautiful Peacock Park, adjacent to Biscayne Bay.
President’s Day Weekend – February 18, 19, 20, 2017.
Nearly one mile of arts, food and fun, the Festival is held annually in the streets of Coconut Grove, Florida – a charming village within the city of Miami. The Festival is located just south of downtown Miami, adjacent to beautiful Biscayne Bay. It runs along the streets of McFarlane Road, South Bayshore Drive and Pan American Drive.
$75 – VIP
$15 – General Admission
free- children 12 and under, Metrorail Golden Passport and Patriot Passport holders.
Residents of Coconut Grove in the 33133 zip code is $5 per person per day (valid state issued ID is required; 1 ticket per ID).