Friday, January 17, 2014

Beaux Arts Festival of Art, University of Miami, Saturday-Sunday

Beaux Arts Festival of Art When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Where: Grounds of the Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables (University of Miami campus) Cost: Free, parking is available on site Information:

Beaux Arts Festival set for Saturday at UM - Coral Gables -"Early Beaux Arts members at the Lowe Art Museum on campus would literally hang a clothesline across the Lowe on the grass and invite artists to come hang their works there, Steinhour said. The goal of that first Beaux Arts Festival of Art in the spring of 1952 was to offer a venue for up-and-coming artists to make their name in the community. “The festival is iconic and has evolved tremendously over 62 years,” Steinhour said. As such, this year’s festival will feature the works of 70 artists, like oil and acrylics from Ashley Benton, who have never showcased at Beaux Arts before. These individuals will join 230 juried fine artists who will have the opportunity to be seen by crowds that number about 15,000 over the two-day festival. The art can be purchased. “It’s interesting to see it evolve from something so homespun and simple to this big event.”"

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