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For Some South Floridians, Beaux Arts Festival Is A Family Tradition
from The Miami Herald, Written by Stephanie Parra, JAN 17, 2013
Marika Lynch fondly remembers spending time at the annual Beaux Arts Festival as a child.
“My mom used to bring me there to do arts projects while she shopped,” she said. “It was always fun. I remember attending the art festival with my mother and actually volunteering with her.”
This year, the annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art will celebrate its 62nd year. It will take place Saturday and Sunday at the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus.
For many families, the annual January arts festival, which features hundreds of local and out-of-town artists, has remained a tradition.
Now 39, Lynch has been a member of the Beaux Arts organization for four years.
“My mom encouraged me to get involved,” she said.
Her mother, Mary Lynch, still volunteers with the organization. This year, Mary will be working as a greeter.
Marika, who currently resides in neighboring Pinecrest, will also bring along her own children – her 5-year-old twin boys and 3-year-old son.
“The first place we ever took our twins when they were born was to the Beaux Arts Festival,” Marika said. “It was the first time they left the house. We’ve taken them every year since and they’ll remember it when they grow up.” Read More ...
University of Miami's Beaux Arts Festival This Weekend
from New Time Miami Blogs, Written by Sebastion Del Marmol, JAN 5, 2011
Somewhere on the road to artistic maturity a chasm developed in Miami's fine art offerings. You have Art Basel and its galaxy of satellite fairs for the upper echelon connoisseurs--the real nose lifters. And then there are the weekend art warriors who think getting blitzed at mainstream art festivals like the Coconut Grove Art Fair qualify them to wax poetic on Andy Warhol or Jackson Pollock.
All or nothing. That's Miami for you. But wouldn't it be great if there were an art fair with some great work, both from established and up and coming artist, in an environment that was cool without trying so hard? Oh, that's right, we have that already. And believe it or not, the Beaux Arts' Festival of Art is celebrating its 60th anniversary making it among the longest art fairs in the city and state.
This year's event of the region's oldest juried fine art show boasts over 240 artists from 30 states, Canada, and Israel and working in 10 distinct mediums. Part of what helps keep the quality of art up at Beaux is simple--the green. And we don't mean the lush university campus setting for the festival, although that's a nice bonus. We're talking about the $20,000 in cash awards for the artists. Not that they're in it for the scratch, but it doesn't hurt either. Looking to see if you can spot some great local artist of the future. Check out the popular Student Artist Showcase, featuring art from students all over the county.
As always, part of the fun of the Beaux -we mean besides checking out the traveling artist that show their stuff--is getting in free toe the Lowe Art Museum and checking out their current exhibitions, including Frank Paulin's photos and Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art.
Finally, it wouldn't be festival without live music and other entertainment, some options at the Art Park for those brat kids you might be lugging around, and of course something to stuff your face with. Take some comfy shoes for walking and check out a festival map here.
Beaux Arts Festival of Art Celebrates 60th Anniversary
From www.welcomeandtothebeaches.com, JAN 4, 2010
The 60th annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art will bring 240 fine artists to the grounds of the Lowe Art Museum on the University of Miami campus Jan. 8-9, 2011.
A signature event on the South Florida cultural circuit, the Beaux Arts Festival of Art offers visitors the opportunity to meet exhibiting artists, sample fine cuisine and enjoy live entertainment. Kids too can enjoy the family zone, with special entertainment and a "Children's Art Activity Area" where kids 4-12 can make arts and crafts for free. In honor of the 60th anniversary, the festival will launch a children's coloring book featuring important works from the Lowe's world collections. For example, gracing the cover of "Color the Lowe Art Museum" is a work by renowned glass artist William Carlson. Children who attend the festival will receive a copy of the book to color, as will the 500 kids who visit the Lowe each year thanks to festival organizer and volunteer group Beaux Arts. "Like the festival, the coloring book is one more way to draw attention to the Lowe’s cultural importance to this community," said Morgan Smith, Beaux Arts president. Read More ....
Beaux Arts Festival of Art Celebrates its 60th Anniversary
From Miami Art Guide, JAN 2011
Beaux Arts Festival of Art Celebrates 60th Anniversary
From www.soulofmiami.org, JAN 2011
60th Annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art returns Jan. 8-9
From GablesHomePage.com, DEC 29 2010
The 60th Annual Beaux Arts' Festival of Art will take place Jan. 8 and Jan. 9 on the grounds of the University of Miami in Coral Gables. The festival is open each day from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Recognized as one of the top-rated outdoor exhibits of museum-quality fine art, the festival attracts thousands annually to the grounds of the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami.
Over 100,000 patrons visit the festival to view and purchase art from approximately 250 juried exhibitors from around the US and abroad.
The festival’s popular Art Park offers craft projects for kids ages 5 to 12.
There will be cash awards totaling $20,000, as well as the famed Student Artist Showcase, featuring art from students all over Miami-Dade County.
The Beaux Arts' Festival of Art offers art for many budgets, live eclectic music and other free entertainment, children's art experiences, fabulous dining options, and free admission all weekend to the Lowe Art Museum.
Also, the Student Artist Showcase displays works created by Miami-Dade middle and high school student artists. All proceeds benefit the Lowe Art Museum.
Founded in 1952, Beaux Arts is a volunteer group comprised of 100 women dedicated to promoting interest in and financial support for the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami.
All funds raised are donated to the Lowe Art Museum to support acquisitions, programming (including introducing elementary school children from Title 1 schools to the Lowe) and capital campaigns.