For fans of the Coconut Grove Arts Festival, there’s a bit of bad news: The internationally acclaimed fine arts exhibition will not take place next February.
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“While we can understand that the public may be disappointed by this announcement to cancel the 2021 festival, what’s most important is prioritizing the health and safety of our festival workers, local residents, and art lovers from across the globe who travel here,” said the festival’s president, Monty Trainer, in a news release.
The outdoor event – which originally had been scheduled for Feb. 13-15, 2021, along Coconut Grove’s waterfront – celebrates fine arts, live performances and local flavors.
Organizers say they are now turning their focus to 2022.
“We’re excited about 2022 and expect that pent-up demand for the festival will bring our longtime and respected guests back out in droves to celebrate our return,” Trainer added.
The festival, which began in 1963, features classic to unconventional, contemporary to eccentric, festival artists exhibit in mixed media: painting, photography, digital art, printmaking/drawing, watercolor, claywork, glass, fiber, jewelry/metalwork, sculpture and wood. There’s also a category for new and emerging artists and a “Family Zone” with arts-focused activities for kids of all ages.
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In addition to the sale of art, there also will be live bands, food and fun along nearly one mile of near the shore. Check out the schedule of events. The festival runs along the streets of Coconut Grove: McFarlane Road, South Bayshore Drive and Pan American Drive. Click here to see a Festival map. The Coconut Grove Arts Festival takes place Feb. 15, 16 and 17 from 10 am-6 pm. Gates close at 5 pm on Feb. 17. Admission is $15 per person per day, but there are discounts: Children 12 and under are free. Metrorail Golden Passport and Patriot Passport holders also are free. One-day pass for Coconut Grove residents is $7 online and $10 at the gate. All residents must show ID at the gate with the 33133 zip code. Students age 13 to 22 from anywhere can get tickets for $5 each through Culture Shock Miami. Each student can buy two tickets and let someone of any age use the second ticket. Group rates also are available. For groups of 25 people or more, tickets can be purchased at a discounted rate by calling the toll free number 1-877-7CG-ARTS (1-877-724-2787). Discount tickets can be purchased online through Feb. 14. These tickets are $12 for Saturday and Sunday and $10 for Monday. Groupon is offering a deal for one-day admission and a vintage poster for $19, a discount of 52%. To purchase regular tickets, visit the online box office, or purchase tickets at any of four ticket booths located throughout the Festival’s perimeter at McFarland Road, Mary Street, SW 27th Avenue and/or South Bayshore Drive. For more information call (305) 447-0401 or visit the Frequently Asked Questions page here.