Join us for the ArtLit 2023 Festival, a free signature Broward County Library event will take place at the South Regional Broward College Library and Broward College!
The 6th annual ArtLit 2023 Festival, a free signature Broward County Library event will take place at the South Regional Broward College Library and Broward College. This is a free popular community celebration of art and literature for all ages. The indoor/outdoor festival will celebrate Colombian culture with a day of art activities, a 3D Photo opportunity, music, chalk artistry/mural creation(s) by professional artists and students, a community chalk board and a life-size game area, as well as a video game bus, stories on wheels, poetry and chalk workshops, dance and musical performances, character appearances, soccer activities, henna tattoos , face painting, free book and food sample giveaways (while supplies last) and so much more! ArtLit will have an engaging and informative vendor area with local artists/authors, businesses, local organizations, and the Colombian Mobile Consulate (Consulado Movil de Colombia).
ArtLit 2023 is the official culmination of Broward County Library's NEA Big Read 2023, which features the novel, Infinite Country by Patricia Engel. Infinite Country is centered around a Colombian family’s journey of migration. The National Endowment for the Arts NEA Big Read program aims to inspire meaningful conversations, artistic responses, and new discoveries and connections in each community. Therefore, ArtLit 2023 will celebrate the Colombian experience through the art, culture and stories that connect us.
The first 200 registered people will receive a Broward County Library insulated bag.
Help us celebrate the art, culture and stories that connect us by sharing your original artwork. For more information, visit A Celebration of Art, Culture, and Stories that Connect Us: Submit Your Original Artwork (librariesshare.com).
ArtLit 2023 Activities:
Programs for All Ages
Spoken Word presented by bluapple poetry
Carnival Parade led by Carnaval de Barranquilla, Inc.
Latin Dance Group by Pembroke Pines Charter School
Live dance and music presented by Carnaval de Barranquilla, Inc.
Live Intergenerational Dance Performance by Salsa Cali Dance Academy Miami
Director Allison Grubbs reads "Dreamers"
Vallenatos (Folk Music) presented by La Parranda de Rafa
Programs for Adults
Artist Talk with Gonzalo Fuenmayor
Photographic Journey through Colombia with Jamie Rosas
bluapple poetry presents: "My People" A poetry Workshop
Create a Marimonda Mask of Baraquilla Carnaval
Programs for Children and Teens
Stories from PBS KID's "Rosie's Rules" and Meet the character Rosie
Soccer Games and Fun with Pathway School Pines
Make and Take Craft: Color Your Own Carnival Mask
Encanto Read Aloud with Special Guest Mirabel from the Disney Movie Encanto
Chalk Art Workshop for Teens presented by 3-D Chalk Artist, Hector Diaz
AGE GROUP: | Tweens | Toddlers | Teens | Preschool | New Adults | Kids | Families | Everyone | Babies/Infants | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Fair/Festival | Arts & Cultural |
|Mon, Mar 27||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 28||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 29||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 30||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 31||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Apr 01||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sun, Apr 02||10:00AM to 6:00PM|