20th Annual Art Fest in the Pines


03/10/2018 - 03/11/2018    
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Charles F. Dodge City Center
601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines, FL, 33025

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The City of Pembroke Pines and ArtServe present the 20th Annual Artfest in the Pines, an amazing two-day art festival, on Saturday, March 10, 2018 and Sunday March 11, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Charles F. Dodge City Center, 601 City Center Way.  Jam packed with talented artists, Artfest will showcase unique and fine arts in such mediums as Drawing, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Digital Art, Painting, Fine Handcrafts, Photography, Wood, Glass and three-dimensional sculpture. There will also be fun-filled entertainment, tasty food trucks, live hands-on art demonstrations, a farmer’s market, a live cooking demonstration by Whole Foods Market, a student art competition, a kids art zone, and adult and children workshops at The Frank Art Gallery.

Artists who participate in Artfest have an opportunity to be awarded $4,500 in cash prizes, with $1,000 for Best in Show and $350 for Best in Category.  Visitors to Artfest will have an opportunity to meet Artist Carl Erving who was named this year’s Festival Poster Winner at the 13th Annual Arts Competition for his work entitled “Serenity.”  His work will be on display at Artfest, and posters of the winning image will be available for purchase for $5. Winners of the 1st Annual Student Art Competition will be announced at 1 p.m. in the lobby of the Charles F. Dodge City Center where their art will also be displayed.

This year’s ArtFest in the Pines is not only jam-packed with talented artists, fun-filled entertainment and tasty food trucks, festival-goers will enjoy live hands-on art demonstrations, a delectable farmer’s market, a student art competition, a kids art and game zone, free art workshops for kids of all ages at The Frank Art Gallery, and so much more.

The Frank Art Gallery, through ArtServe, will offer free art workshops during Artfest.  On Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Artist Chrisian Feneck will hold a “Color and Perception” Abstract Painting Class for teens and adults.  The workshop is free, no prior experience is required and materials are provided.  From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. there will be an “Abstract Angled Patterns” Painting Class with the Arts and Crafts Social Club for all ages. (children must be supervised)  And, on Sunday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Teaching Artist at The Frank Loi Laing will hold a “Painting from Intuition” Acrylic Painting Class for all ages; and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. a Puppet Making class will be held by Master Puppeteer David Goboff for all ages.

The juried art festival boasts the best of South Florida’s fine artists and craftspeople, working in an array of unique and fine arts mediums such as Drawing, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Digital Art, Painting, Fine Handcrafts, Photography, Wood, Glass and Three-Dimensional Sculpture. Prize money for winning artists totals $4,500 with the “BEST IN SHOW” winner taking home $1,000.

ArtFest in the Pines will also offer the best in South Florida live music. Hosted by the dynamic duo, Josh the Man (aka Mr. Handle It) and the incredible DJ Diesel, the main stage promises something for everyone with live performances by Karina Iglesias — who appeared on the national singing contest, “The Voice;” international recording artist and social entrepreneur, Alexander Star; the soulful voice and commanding stage presence of Emily Sheila; the reggae music of Inna Sense, and much more.

“Since this is our 20th anniversary year, ArtFest has really amped up,” said Holly Bonkowski, Division Director of Cultural Arts for Pembroke Pines. “We are so excited to be celebrating the growth in the program, feature even more talented artists, and showcase our beautiful new City Center, Frank Art Gallery and Main Hall Theatre. We are also thrilled to be working with the award-winning non-profit ArtServe, a partnership that allows us to help reach deeper into the local arts community to highlight the tremendous talent we have here in South Florida.”


Saturday, March 10
10 AM Ty Olopai (Polynesian)
11 AM Steel Away (Carribbean)
12 PM Josh The Man and Friends (Positive Rap and Hip Hop)
1 PM Nikki Kidd (Jazz)
2 PM Alexander Star (Positive Pop)
3 PM Inna Sense (Reggae Band)
4 PM Emily Sheila (Soulful Rock)

Sunday, March 11
11 AM Whole Foods Market Cooking Demonstration
1 PM Ty Olopai (Polynesian)
2 PM Alexander Star (Positive Pop)
3 PM Steel Away (Caribbean)
4 PM Karina Iglesias (Soulful Pop)

Saturday, March 10
11 AM-2 PM Carlos Ampudia
Sunday, March 11
11 AM-2 PM Stephanie Dorsainvil

Artfest sponsors include Memorial Healthcare System; The Shops at Pembroke Gardens; Calvin Giordano and Associates; Waste Pro; Vera Cadillac Buick GMC: and Costco. Friends of Artfest include CULTURE OWL, WLRN, MAG and Whole Foods Market.

Admission and parking are free.

For more information or a show schedule, please visit www.ppines.com/artfest or call 954-392-2122.

ArtFest in the Pines