Art of all kinds was on display and up for sale during the annual Beaux Arts Festival, held January 7-8 on the grounds of the Lowe Art Museum. More than 25,000 people visited the festival, admiring and purchasing works in 11 media. Proceeds benefited the Lowe Art Museum, which this year celebrates its 60th anniversary.
Beaux Arts Festival.
The festival featured live music, children’s entertainment, and food from Miami’s gourmet food trucks. In addition to artists selected by a panel of jurors, visitors enjoyed the “Student Artist Showcase,” featuring more than 100 pieces from Miami-Dade middle and high school students on display inside the Lowe Art Museum.
Funds raised also will help underwrite Hands On!, Beaux Arts’ signature program for children from underserved schools. Hands On! introduces these Miami-Dade students to the world of art and museums via field trips to the museum.
The festival was originally called the Clothesline Sale, as Beaux Arts volunteers used clotheslines to display the works of local artists in front of the Lowe. Six decades later, the all-volunteer-run festival has evolved and is considered one of the top outdoor fine art shows in the country.
Sponsors for this year’s festival included Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables and Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay.