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ArtFest in Pembroke Pines

Get ready to “Embrace the Art of Life.”

The City of Pembroke Pines is buzzing with preparations for the 23rd annual Artfest in the Pines!

This free, longstanding art and culture event, sponsored by Baptist Health South Florida, is back with a new month to call its own. You can expect the immersive experience of years past, now interwoven with hints of pumpkin spice, gift giving, and spending time with loved ones.

(Photo courtesy of City of Pembroke Pines)

Starting this year, #Artfest will be held the first weekend in November, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day.

The city welcomes back this special event on Nov. 6-7, 2021, at the Charles F. Dodge City Center, 601 City Center Way. Patrons and participants alike can expect eclectic and talented artists, fun-filled entertainment, family friendly activities and much more!

This year’s Festival Poster Winner, Ana Aguerrevere, is expected to be at the festival. In addition to being a resident artist at Studio 18 in the Pines,  Aguerrevere boasts an impressive resume that spans 30 years of academic and practical experience. Knowing this, it’s no surprise that her winning piece, “Marbles,” was a standout entry in the 16th annual Art Competition.

(Photo courtesy of City of Pembroke Pines)

“Marbles” will adorn the cover of the annual festival booklet, the official one-stop guide to all things Artfest. She can be contacted via her website.

You’re encouraged to monitor the city’s social channels for early-access to artists, entertainers and events:

There is no admission fee or registration required for Artfest. Patrons of all ages are welcome, and accessible-parking is available.

Artist/Application Info

The City of Pembroke Pines is actively seeking applications for the 23rd annual Artfest in the Pines. The two-day art and cultural blowout is searching for talented artists and crafts-people to join the ranks of  longstanding participants. Interested parties are encouraged to apply via Zapp by searching ‘Artfest in the Pines’ or by visiting www.ppines.com/artfest.

The medium categories are as follows:

  • Craft (NEW)
  • Drawing
  • Jewelry
  • Mixed Media
  • Digital Art
  • Painting (watercolor, oil, acrylic)
  • Fine Handcrafts
  • Photography
  • Wood
  • Glass
  • Three-Dimensional Sculpture

In addition to the individual medium categories, artists will be judged for the Best in Show and Best in Category competition, with the opportunity to win upwards to $4,850 in cash prizes! As an added bonus, these winners are automatically invited to participate in next year’s festival, no jury required.

(Photo courtesy of City of Pembroke Pines)

Event Sponsors:

  • Baptist Health: Official Event Sponsor
  • Boyd-Panciera Family Funeral Care: Workshop Sponsor
  • Calvin, Giordano & Assoc.: Kids’ Art & Game Zone Sponsor
  • Goldin Solar: Friend of the Arts Sponsor
  • Pembroke Gardens: Student Art Competition Sponsor
  • Synalovski & Assoc.: Main Stage Sponsor
  • Tropical Financial: Friend of the Arts Sponsor
  • Waste Pro: Awards Dinner Sponsor
 

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