Artists and Charities Hand in Hand Fine Art Show Features Paintings, Mixed Media, Photography, Jewelry, Sculpture, And More November 2-3 At Palm Beach Convention Center

On November 2 and 3, the Palm Beach Convention Center will be the site for Artists And Charities Hand In Hand‘s premiere art show and sale.  The artists come from around the nation and the participating charities are: Armory Art Center, Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation, and Peggy Adams Rescue League.  This is a unique opportunity to be part of a win-win-win situation!  The artists benefit from sales, the charities benefit from sales and exposure to a new audience, and the art patrons benefit, knowing their purchase promotes local artists and local charities.  Well-known community leaders and artists will be participating and promoting this event, lending their marketing support and huge following, including a nationally known artist who has over 2 million followers.  The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t wait to see you at the Convention Center!













Saturday, November 2, 2019

Sunday, November 3, 2019

    11 am – 5 pm



Armory Art Center

Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation

Peggy Adams Rescue League






Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Blvd.   West Palm Beach, FL 33401








ARTISTS AND CHARITIES HAND IN HAND: Artists and Charities Hand in Hand brings artists and charities together.


Questions? Call Ingrid Robinson:  415-419-4292





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Stop By Center For Creative Education For Special FREE “The Art Of Science” Exhibit Friday, October 25 In Conjunction With Northwood Village ‘Art Night Out’ Event. Fun For kids And Adults!

“The Art of Science” initiative is a collaborative effort of the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium (SFSCA) and Center for Creative Education (CCE) based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities.  Enjoy the special FREE expo on Friday, October 25 during the Northwood Village ‘Art Night Out’ event.  This promises to be fun for kids and adults!  The Art of Science exhibition will be on view in the Sallie & Berton Korman Gallery at CCE from October 4 to October 25 during regular gallery hours.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.









425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
T: (561) 805-9927


The Sallie & Berton Korman Gallery at Center for Creative Education



“The Art Of Science”



A Special | FREE | Expo Event!

Friday, October 25

6  –  8 pm

In conjunction with the Northwood Village ‘Art Night Out’ event

Fun for kids and adults!


Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Exhibition is open to the public Now through October 25









The Art of Science is made possible with support from Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc. which receives significant funding from the children’s services council of Palm Beach County.



















The Gallery at Center for Creative Education
425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33406

For more information about this event, classes, workshops or upcoming exhibits:

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Marketing Manager

State Issued Photo ID Required for Visit
T: (561) 805-9927 ext. 106   F: (561) 805-9929

Empowering Students to Grow Academically, Creatively and Socially Through Arts-Based Education





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Join Us At The mARTies To Celebrate Performing And Visual Arts Plus The Key People Who Make Them Happen. Get Your Tickets Now!

Join us at the mARTies on Thursday, November 14 at the historic Lyric Theater to celebrate the performing and visual arts, plus the people who help make them alive in Martin County. It takes a mix of artists, philanthropists, volunteers and leaders weaving together that gives the community a more vibrant, rich and colorful texture.  The Arts Council and the mARTies committee also announced several winners in advance of the ceremony. Rickie Report publisher, Rickie Leiter, was honored to be one of the jurors for two categories ( we’ve been sworn to secrecy).  We share the names of the honorees, ticket details and hope to see you there to support the arts!















Thursday, November 14th


VIP Reception  5:30 –  6:30 PM

Café Martier | 23 SW Osceola St, Stuart FL 34994

$72 (includes Awards Presentation)





Awards Presentation   7 PM



The Lyric Theatre | 59 SW Flagler Ave, Stuart, FL 34994

Adults $37 & Students $22








2019   mARTies   Named   Award   Winners:




Lawrence A Sanders Lifetime Achievement in the Arts:

Guy Coheleach

Excellence in Arts Education:

Cindy Kessler

Philanthropy in the Arts:

Jerome & Phyllis Rappaport

Arts Leadership:

Karen Barnes

Corporate Leadership:

PNC-Arts Alive!

Special Recognition:

MCHS Visual Arts Team – Amanda Jones & Bryan Johnson and student artists and Kim Jones, Prescription Shop

Arts Service:

Mary Ann Loomis

2019 mARTies Award Nominees:

Adult Literary

  • Betty JoBuro

  • Linda Aileen Miller

  • June O’Brien

  • Nicki van Vonno

Adult Performing

  • Lorrianna Colozzo

  • Anna Preston

  • Tasha Shirley

Adult Visual

  • Betty Brain

  • Suzanne Connors

  • Amanda Jones

  • Rosalind Neilen

  • Roni Rottner

Student Performing Music

  • Zoe Beaton

  • Abigail Bracken

  • Sophie Bracken

  • Aliya French

  • Brandon Gunter

  • Lucas Pereira

  • Courtney Stanford

Student Performing Theatre

  • Kaitlyn Conboy

  • Julia Cuccurullo

  • Glenna Dull

  • Eliza Levy

  • Mollie Saum

  • Gina Saxton

  • Leelou Ziehm

Student Visual

  • Crystal Aguilar

  • Teagan Carregal

  • Dina Coletti

  • Isabella Gallese

  • Miguel Paes

  • Raymundo Ramirez

  • Allison Sanchez

  • Amelia Stebbing

  • Aleesia Wise



Since 2003, the mARTies have been the premier celebration of the arts – performing and visual, and the people who help make them alive in our community. It takes a mix of artists, philanthropists, volunteers and leaders weaving together that gives the community a more vibrant, rich and colorful texture.

Beyond the nominees, the Arts Council and the mARTies committee also has several awards that are announced and named in advance of the ceremony. The categories were selected by the founding committee of the mARTies to recognize key elements that make an arts community vibrant and sustainable. The named awards represent a legacy of commitment to things such as arts education, corporate leadership and philanthropy. Visit our blog ( to see past recipients of all the awards – a legacy that has grown to over 140 award recipients!

The mARTies are a signature event of the Arts Council of Martin County honoring outstanding artistic, voluntary and philanthropic achievement in Martin County which inspire a passion for and participation in the arts in our community. The event could not be possible without hours of volunteer time from our dedicated committee members and with the financial support of our sponsors.



Our website:



Contact us at (772) 287-6676 or today!







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Palm Beach Chic Returns!! Art Fest on the Green 2020!! Final Call For Applications For January 25 & 26 Event

Palm Beach Chic returns to Wellington at the 14 Annual ArtFest On The Green on January 25 & 26, 2020!  This Fine Art and Fine Craft show brings the entire community together, exhibiting and selling the works of national, regional and local artists.  WAS features a popular Children’s Activity Tent, live music, food trucks and activities for all ages.  Support from participants and sponsors sustain the WAS Scholarship Fund and other Community Art Programs.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to apply NOW!     ART PATRONS: Mark your calendars!




P R E S E N T S:



Fine  Art  and  Fine  Craft  Show

Palm  Beach  Chic   Returns!


Saturday, January 25, 2020   9 – 5

Sunday, January 26, 2020  
10 – 4

Wellington Amphitheater

Wellington, Florida


A Celebration of Creativity and Artistic Excellence


$2000 in cash awards will be given during Art Fest on the Green.

Best in Show $700

1st Place $500    2nd Place $300   3rd Place $200   

3 Honorable Mentions $100 each




Artists look forward to sharing their inspiration and artistic process with art enthusiasts and visitors through art demos and booth chats.This is a great opportunity to take home a fabulous original work of art and have a wonderful artist story to share. Live acoustic music on the Amphitheater Stage, Artist Demonstrations, Children’s Art Activity Tent, Food Trucks, and outstanding original art for sale create a wonderful interactive art experience for everyone.




Drawings  ◊  Paintings   ◊  Photography ◊  Printmaking

Mixed-media ◊  Ceramics   ◊  Fiber ◊  Furniture

Glass ◊  Jewelry ◊  Metal ◊  Wood




Artist Demos     Children’s Art Area

Live Music    Food Trucks





For more information Contact:

Leslie Pfeiffer




The Wellington Art Society, a 501 c 3 charitable organization, has over 100 members – artists and art enthusiasts. W.A.S. provides a platform for artists of all mediums to share their work, learn more about their craft, and serve the community through their art.


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TikiMarket At The Marina Offers Visitors Island Eats, Exotic Treats, Flea Finds, And Original Art. New Applications For Vendors And Artists Are Being Accepted

The TikiMarket at the Marina in Riviera Beach, FL is starting season in a BIG WAY on Sunday, October 20!  TikiMarket has partnered with local organizations and will benefit the hurricane victims through a collection of needed relief items and a raffle. Artists will exhibit and sell their creations. Art, Jazz & Rhythm Sundays will be an ongoing monthly event at TikiMarket, so mark your calendars for the first Sunday of every month ending with May (with some exceptions – see dates in this article).  The Rickie Report shares these details and a Call to Artists who want to participate moving forward!







A unique outdoor market with a Calypso beat!


TikiMarket is like a little escape to the islands.



Decked out with Tiki Bar touchstones and nonstop lively music!





The market will feature a mix of island-y fare and wares.






October – May

Sundays, from 4 pm to 7-ish

  • October 20

  • November 10

  • December 1

  • January 5

  • February 2

  • March 1

  • April 5

  • May 3 



Special events, entertainment and kid-friendly activities! 






TikiMarket is located on the slip side of the Marina, off US 1/Broadway and 13th Street. (Just follow the music!)

Free on-site parking

 The market is accessible by boat, water taxi & the Peanut Island Ferry 



Sponsored by the Riviera Beach CRA




For more information:



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Internationally Renowned Artist, Robin Wolfenden, Exhibits Her Artwork At All Florida Juried Show In October And Continuum In January

Robin Wolfenden is an internationally renowned artist of various mediums.  The public is welcome to meet her and see her latest artworks at the prestigious All Florida Juried Arts Show on October 18 at the Court House Cultural Center in Stuart, FL.  That exhibit is available through December 19.  Robin will be one of the featured artists at Continuum from January 23- February 1 in a yet-to-be-disclosed location in West Palm Beachand won the People’s Choice award in 2019.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Don’t miss Robin’s imaginative creations!














Opening Reception:

Friday, October 18    5:30-7 PM

Juror’s Talk:

Saturday, October 19     11AM


Court House Cultural Center

80 E Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, Florida 34994


Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM to 4 PM    Saturday 11 AM to 2 PM

Exhibit dates:  October 18 – December 19, 2019







“What Lies Beyond” by Robin Wolfenden

“What Lies Beyond” is her entry for the All Florida Juried Art Show- original art print on metal- 16×24




Robin Wolfenden tells The Rickie Report, “After a fulfilling career as a wall covering designer, I’ve continued my artistic pursuits in a variety of mediums. My style is decorative, as I’m inspired by my surroundings and personal journey, creating a look full of light, color and optimism”.


Robin graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.  She worked in New York in the garment district as a fabric designer before moving to Cleveland, Ohio with her husband to raise their family. Robin continued her career in fabric and wall covering, and by the 1980’s, she was head stylist for the high end wall covering division of Imperial Wallcoverings.



“Waterlilies” is an oil painting from Dennis Aufiery’s class- he said this was my break thru painting!




Robin began printing her wall coverings at a factory in Milan, Italy to insure the quality effect she desired. She says, “I travelled to Milan often to print my collections and attended design exhibitions throughout Europe. Jannelli & Volpi, an Italian wall covering company, then hired me as their stylist and North American Product Manager. In 2008, my husband and I retired to West Palm Beach, Florida, where I re-established my love for painting. I found the Armory Art Center and started taking art classes again, which I hadn’t done since college. I studied figure drawing and oil painting under Dennis Aufiery. I was introduced to the natural and intriguing qualities of mosaics. I then discovered Nihonga through Hiromi Katayama”.




“The Blossoming of the Gift” by Robin Wolfenden is 48×48 and hangs in the lobby of The Consulate at The Lands of the President- Nihonga



“Nihonga”, Robin explains, “is a Japanese style of painting which uses brilliant natural pigments that are made from pulverized semi precious stones which I grind by hand and mix with an animal based collagen from Japan. The pigments are applied in varying degrees of intensity and transparency. I began experimenting with them over a colorful textured acrylic base, which allows the colors to play against each other. I’ve begun adding my own pigmented and batik resist washi papers in a collage effect to add even more interest and dimension. I have had the unique opportunity to teach this process at the West Palm Beach Library”.


Robin Wolfenden at Continuum 2018



Robin’s journey continues as she further expand her art techniques by expressing her creativity through play. She relates, “I may dance and sing before painting to bring positive energy and excitement into my art. I have given myself the opportunity to play with color and explore new materials I hadn’t tried before.  My latest works were created as a result of a blindfolded painting experience where I painted freely with tempera paints. I created original prints from my palette, experimenting with viscosity and movement, positive and negative space, and color placement. The prints were enlarged and printed on a glossy metal to enhance their luminosity. These pieces were selected to be a part of the Continuum Art Fair in West Palm Beach in January and won the People’s Choice award”!





“Cascade” by Robin Wolfenden is a diptych- Nihonga



I believe in the beauty and power of personal expression. My artwork has been shown at the Armory Art Center, Rosenbaum Art Gallery in Boca Raton, and Armand Bolling Fine Art in Jupiter. It is included in private collections in Florida, New York, Arizona, Connecticut, and Tennessee. Currently my work can be found throughout the lobby of the Consulate at Lands of the President in West Palm Beach and in Nashville at Art & Invention Gallery and Modern Remains Design Atelier. 



For more information or to contact Robin:





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“Member’s Choice” Exhibit Opens Friday, October 18 At Art On Park Gallery, Sponsored By Artists Of Palm Beach County

The Artists of Palm Beach County announces “Member’s Choice” exhibit with an Opening Reception on Friday, October 18.  The group has lost its struggle to maintain occupancy at 800 Park Avenue in Lake Park, but will continue to look for a new space, so stay tuned! This exhibit runs through November 16.  With more than a hundred local artist members, APBC’s mission is to bring artists together to share and learn from each other and to offer the opportunity to the community to create an environment that encourages the arts. The Rickie Report shares the details here.





Art on Park Gallery

For Artists by artists of all disciplines, media and price points

Open:   Monday through Saturday Noon to 6 PM

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403      561-345-2842




APBC Art on Park Gallery






Opening Reception:

Friday,  October 18, 2019

 5- 8 pm



Exhibit runs October 8 through November 16






Meet the artists and juror, John D’Auria, a well respected oil painting artist and teacher.



“Malayan Tiger” by Noelle McCarthy





For more information:

APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403




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Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts Invites You To Dark Arts Ball, A Truly Spooktacular Soiree On Friday, October 25

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts invites you to the Best Halloween Party Ever!  Their annual Dark Arts Ball is truly a Spooktacular Soiree full of magic, mysteries, sorcery, potions, elixirs, naughty nibbles, and a bone rattling jazz band!  Friday, October 25 promises fun, smoke belching dragons, and fire spitting infernos!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos from last year, including cash prize winning costumes and blood curdling glass blown creations!  






INVITES      YOU      TO:





Friday, October 25, 2019

  6 PM  –  10 PM

At  the  Center

1105 2nd Avenue  S.    Lake Worth, FL

Only $25 at the Door


Potions and Elixirs



Includes 2 Drink Ticket (more available for $5 each) and Everything Below:





First Prize Costume Winners, 2018





Each year our Fusing Instructors, Camille Perrin and Joan Ives, go all out to create the Best Halloween Party Ever!  They spend days putting up some of the ghoulish decorations you’ve ever seen!  After all, they’ve been collecting this stuff for decades!!! 




Halloween Revelers



Thus, our annual Dark Arts Ball is truly a ‘Spooktacular Soiree’ full of magic, mysteries, sorcery, potions and elixirs, naughty nibbles, a bone rattling jazz band, smoke belching dragons, and fire spitting infernos!  There will be cash prizes for the best costumes ($100 for 1st prize) and lots of great door prizes. 









Our Senior Resident Artist, Rob Stern and Junior Resident Artist, Eli Cecil, will be on hand to create some really blood-curdling glass-blown creations in live demos throughout the event.  Clarke Graebner, our Flameworking Instructor, will be creating creepy skulls and skeletons with melted glass.  






It will take you the wrong way.

Instead, follow these easy directions:
Exit I-95 at 6th Ave. South and go East.
Take a Left at South F Street (at the Kwik Stop Store)
Take a Right on 3rd Ave. South to our Large Parking Lot
Enter in Rear of Building





For more information:

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts
Lake Worth, Florida








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29 Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show Features Contemporary Artworks At Court House Cultural Center Stuart

The Arts Council of Martin County presents the 29 Annual All-Florida Juried Arts Show focusing on contemporary artworks.  The Opening Reception takes place on Friday, October 18 and continues through Thursday, December 19, 2019.  The public is welcome to the exhibition which is on display at the Court House Cultural Center Gallery in Stuart, Florida. Ehren Gerhard, who served as the juror, will offer a Juror’s Talk on Saturday, October 19. The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.  This promises to be an energetic exhibit that you won’t want to miss!






The Arts Council of Martin County



29th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show






 5:30 – 7 PM



EXHIBIT DATES:   October  18 – December 19, 2019




Juror’s  Talk  Led  By

Ehren Gerhard


Saturday, October 19

11 am




Ehren Gerhard, Juror





Gallery hours:

 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday – Friday

 Saturday 11 am – 2 pm

Court House Cultural Center

80 E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL



Artist List:

Laird •  Ashley Aarons •  Mark Allen •  David Axelrod •  Miles Batt •  Enid Blechman     Steven Bradbury •  Evan Charney • Judith Coffman •  Lynne Cohen •  Rosemary Cotnoir   Adrienne Davis •  Christine Di Staola •  Gabriele DiTota •  Georgeta Fondos •  Lois Friel •  Dot Galfond •  William Torenzo •  Gann Ganaway •  Katie Gianni •  TD Glass •  Deborah Gooch •  John Guiseppi •  Maria Gullberg-McCadden •  Marc Hilton •  Nicholas Kalemba •  Julia Kelly •  Chris Kling •  Sarah Knouse •  Shaw Lane • Marilee Lee •  Doreen Lepore •  Mia Lindberg •  Diane Lublinski •  Gail Marcarelli •  Marielle Martinez •  Jane McIntyre •  Chad Periman•  Molly Potter •  Mary Lou Pults •  Irina Pushkareva •  Suzanne Redmond •  Linda Reymore •  Lenore Robins •  Marcella Rutledge •  Nadine Saitlin •  Russell Satterthwaite •  Robert Sena •  Norman Silva •  Harold Silvers •  Ericka Sobrack •  John Stamos •  Chad Steve •  Nancy Tart •  Robin Wolfenden •  Mai Yap


“Interregnum” by Linda Reymore





Juror, Ehren Gerhard | Biography



Ehren Gerhard is an arts administrator and educator who calls Cape Coral, Florida home. Since 2014, he has been an Adjunct Professor of Art at Florida Gulf Coast University, Art Exhibitions Director for the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs and Director of the Bonita Springs National Art Festivals. He earned his Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from Arizona State University and his Bachelor of Arts from Florida Gulf Coast University. In 2013, he and his wife lived and worked in southern Spain as cultural ambassadors and language assistants for the Spanish Government.


Gerhard has been an arts educator for over ten years striving to increase appreciation for the arts, deepen our knowledge of their history, and place their meaning into context. In his own work as an artist, Gerhard derives inspiration from his surroundings and the natural world. “My imagery depicts an intense encounter with time and place. Working somewhere in-between scientific observation and romantic idealism, my goal is to create a living image that breathes and moves.” Gerhard lives in Southeast Cape Coral where he maintains an active studio, works on his garden and goes on primitive camping and fishing trips as often as possible.


In explanation to his varied selections for the exhibit, Juror Ehren Gerhard will outline the regional histories of art in Florida and imbue his deep appreciation for diverse approaches to the artistic process. Guests will be guided through a selection of artworks from the exhibit which both strengthen our foundations in the past and progress the future of art. Conclusions will be explored relating to media, style and subject matter by displaying these varied artworks side by side to create new conversations symbolic of contemporary society.





For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits and events please visit:

The Arts Council 

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994






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Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents Free “Making Your Mark” Workshop: Special Beginner-Friendly Program Teaches The Art of Monotype Printmaking

Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) in Pompano Beach is proud to present Making Your Mark” workshop taught by Rebeka Burns and sponsored by Small Press Fair. The beginner-friendly workshop takes place on October 18. At least 50% of the class space is reserved for and welcomes artists with disabilities. The free workshop will explore the art of printmaking and members will participate in both collaborative and individual projects.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.



Bailey Contemporary Arts


41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060





Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents

“Making   Your   Mark”   Workshop


Special Beginner-Friendly Program

Teaches the Art of Monotype Printmaking





Friday, October 18

 11 am – 2 pm


Bailey Contemporary Arts – East Gallery




“Making your Mark” Workshop



“This exciting class will provide participants with hands-on experience in the art of building and printing images,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director.  The workshop will begin with a discussion of contemporary works that use printmaking as a tool, followed by a demonstration of simple monoprint, collagraph, and relief techniques. All of the techniques learned can be completed indoors or out, without a printing press and using only a small set of easy-to-transport tools.  Creating monotypes, which is a one-of-a-kind type of print, will be the focus of the hands-on portion of the class.


“For nearly ten years, I have taught art in marginal spaces – from prisons to hospital waiting rooms – and currently work with disabled adults. At the core of my practice is a deep respect for the innate equality and limitless potential of every person,” stated Burns.


Fast, flexible, and adaptive portable approaches for building and printing images will be explored as tools for documentation, social commentary and community-building. Participants will work together to create a series of large-scale collaborative prints, and a print to take home.


About Small Press Fair:

Organized by Ingrid Schindall of IS Projects and Sarah Michelle Rupert of Girls’ Club, SPF Fort Lauderdale is an opportunity for the regional print-making, book-making and zine-making community to share ideas and showcase new work for one special day in Fort Lauderdale.

SPF Fort Lauderdale includes a market for exhibitors to share and exchange delectable print, book and zine goods, a steamroller printing event, demo stations for master printers to demonstrate techniques and technologies,  creation stations for visitors to make and trade their own zines, and a stage for a forum of discussion and debate revolving around our sunny subculture of independent print-book-and zine-makers.

SPF Fort Lauderdale launched its first edition in 2016, in FATVillage, and returns each year in November.



About Rebeka Burns:


Rebeka Burns is a community-based artist and educator with 10 years of experience facilitating arts programming in hospitals, museums, prisons and shelters. She currently leads art programs for artists with disabilities at the Palm Beach Habilitation Center in Lake Worth. In December 2019, the Center will present the first annual UNDISCOVERED Art Festival, featuring visual and performing arts by more than 100 artists with disabilities, student, emerging and established artists.




About the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department:

The mission of the Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes visual arts, digital media, music, film, theater, dance, and public art for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Historic Ali Cultural Arts, Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach Amphitheater, and the Blanche Ely House. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant awarded to the Pompano Beach Crossroads place-making arts initiative.


For more information visit, or call 954-545-7800


Bailey Contemporary Arts is located at 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060




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