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A Call To Artists: Dania Beach Is Continuously Evolving

January 4, 2024

Established in 1904, the City of Dania Beach stands as Broward's inaugural city and is situated just south of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Port Everglades, and the Broward County Convention Center. With an expanding population of approximately 30,000 residents, Dania Beach is continuously evolving.

As part of that evolution, The City of Dania Beach, in collaboration with the UniteUs Group, hosts its first annual Dania After Dark Art Festival (DADAF) to be held on Saturday, January 13th, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Dania Beach City Hall Plaza, 100 West Dania Beach Boulevard, Dania Beach, Florida 33004. This dynamic event will feature a diverse selection of artists from across the United States, creating a vibrant celebration of art and culture within the heart of the Arts, Entertainment & Innovation District.

Sponsored by The Casino at Dania Beach, DADAF will transform Dania Beach City Hall Plaza into a haven for creativity, offering both outdoor and select indoor for participants. The event fosters a strong sense of community and contributes to the city's vision for an arts and entertainment district.

Event Highlights

Glow-in-the-Dark Art Exhibit: Immerse yourself in an enchanting display of artwork that magically comes to life under the night sky.

Mosaic Experience by De La Social: Participate in the mosaic wall, a collaborative photo adventure where on-site and Social Media photos are transformed into small tiles. These tiles are artfully arranged on the wall, gradually forming a larger and mesmerizing visual masterpiece.

Distinctive Art and Artisan Marketplace and Light Projections: Explore a curated marketplace showcasing unique and diverse art and artisan creations, enhanced by captivating light projections.

Live Music with Juanabe: Experience the sounds of Live Pop/Rock Music from the '80s, with influences from Legendary Bands like Police, Rush, The Cure, Van Halen, U2, and more.

Craft Cocktails and Beers, Food Trucks, Special Kid's Zone: Delight in a variety of craft cocktails and beers, savor delectable offerings from local food trucks, and bring the whole family to enjoy specially curated activities in the special kid's zone.

Admission to the festival is free with convenient parking available at Dania Beach City Hall Plaza Parking Garage, 100 West Dania Beach Boulevard, Dania Beach, Florida 33004. The City of Dania Beach is also offering complimentary parking and shuttle service from Casino at Dania Beach located at 301 East Dania Beach Boulevard, Dania Beach, Florida 33004 to City Hall. These shuttles will run continuously from 3:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Call To Artists

Artists of various mediums are invited to be part of this inaugural celebration of creativity. The application deadline for artists is Friday, January 5th, 2024. Accepted works include: glow-in-the-dark pieces, paintings, drawings, sculpture, mixed media, assemblage, rugs, tufting, jewelry, photography, leather, woodwork, wearable art and crafts. Artists from across the United States are welcome to showcase their talents in both outdoor and select indoor spaces.

The event organizers prioritize the needs of the artists. Throughout the festival, complimentary water will be readily available and accessible under the Dania Beach Staff Tent. For any assistance or information, each artist will be furnished with the Event Manager’s cell phone number. Conveniently designated artist parking is located adjacent to the festival grounds. Please note that RVs will be accommodated at a nearby park, where they must park between the designated signs and be self-sufficient. Artist setup is scheduled for Saturday, January 13th, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and the friendly and helpful staff will be on hand to provide guidance.

Artists must provide their own tent, if a tent is needed, for pricing, please email to:

For more information about DADAF and to apply as an artist, visit: - for additional event information. Join us for an unforgettable evening celebrating art, community, and creativity at the Dania After Dark Art Festival.

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