So instead of hoarding 240 artists under a roof, the festival does the wintry thing and moves them outside at a park adjacent to the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami. No wonder this thing has been around for 59 years and draws on average 100,000 people. Funded by a group of 100 volunteer women committed to the health of the Lowe, Beaux Arts features work from 32 states and four countries. The festival also offers $20,000 in prizes for outstanding pieces, judged this year by painter Humberto Calzada and collector Carlos de la Cruz Jr. And as a prize to you, the enthusiastic art viewer, both admission and parking are free. Are we still in Miami?
The festival is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Sat., Jan. 9, 10 a.m.; Sun., Jan. 10, 10 a.m., 2010