Inaugural Arts Festival: Town of Bay Harbor Islands Celebrates 75th Anniversary
January 12, 2023
The Town of Bay Harbor Islands is commemorating its 75th Anniversary with a Hometown Celebration and Inaugural Two-Day Arts Festival, happening Saturday, February 4th, 2023 through Sunday, February 5th, 2023, from 11:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. The Bay Harbor Islands Arts Festival will showcase art from all genres, exhibited on the beautiful Kane Concourse in Bay Harbor Islands, Florida.
The free, weekend-long festival, which is expected to attract more than 10,000 attendees, will feature more than 60 local artists, musical performances, dining stations, children’s activities and interactive fun zones for the whole family to enjoy.
“We are thrilled to be celebrating our 75th Anniversary and kicking off our inaugural Bay Harbor Islands Arts Festival with the South Florida community,” said Josh Fuller, Mayor of Bay Harbor Islands. “This celebration showcases the area’s respected artists while highlighting our charming downtown, glistening waterways and our vibrant diverse community. We anticipate it will become one of Bay Harbor Islands’ most cherished annual events.”
The two-day art and culture celebration will feature an array of vibrant artistic displays and live performances that will surely captivate all audiences. The artist showcase will include the following categories: Mixed Media 2-D, Mixed Media 3-D, Ceramics, Digital, Drawing/Graphics, Glass, Jewelry, Painting Oil & Acrylic, Watercolor, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture/Metal, Fiber 2-D, Fiber Wearable and Wood. Attendees will also enjoy a high school art exhibit, a children's interactive art area, a musical stage featuring performances by regional art groups and organizations, delicious bites and more.
The Town of Bay Harbor Islands, known for its small-town appeal, is nestled between North Miami, Bal Harbor, Surfside and the exclusive Village Of Indian Creek. It serves a diverse community made of residences, businesses, hotels, schools, restaurants, shops, community center and more. Average household income, $99,000 plus.
Artists are selected in a blind jury based upon quality of workmanship, originality and artistic conception. All work must be done solely by the exhibiting artists. Artists will be invited to showcase their work in the following categories: Mixed Media 2-D, Mixed Media 3-D, Ceramics, Digital, Drawing/Graphics, Glass, Jewelry, Painting Oil & Acrylic, Watercolor, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture/Metal, Fiber 2-D, Fiber (Wearable) and Wood.
Ceramics - Art objects either functional or decorative of earthenware, porcelain, or tile, made by shaping and then firing a nonmetallic mineral, such as clay, at a high temperature.
Digital - Images made with the assistance of computers. Computer graphics are often made with software called drawing, painting, illustrating and photographic programs or applications. Traditional photographs taken with digital media should apply in the Photography category.
Drawing/Pastels - Drawings are works on paper using pencil, crayon, ink, charcoal, pastels and a variety of other marking media.
Fiber - Includes non-wearable artwork from fibers such as basketry, embroidery, weaving, tapestry and papermaking.
Glass - The expression of art made from blowing, fusing or otherwise fashioning glass.
Jewelry - Ornaments, such as bracelets, necklaces, or rings, made of precious metals set with gems, semi-precious gems, ceramic, glass or any other product. Jewelry must always enter in this category and not in glass, ceramic, etc. that may be the type of material used – jewelry is always jewelry.
Mixed Media 2-D - Works that incorporate more than one type of physical material in their production. 2-D Mixed Media should include more than one of the following: Paint, pencil, watercolor, photography, printmaking or drawing, fabric or other found objects.
Mixed Media 3-D - Works that incorporate more than one type of physical material in their production. 3-D Mixed Media should include more than one of the following: clay work, fiber, glass, metal, wood or any other 3-D objects.
Painting: Oil/Acrylic - Creation of a still life, portrait, landscape, abstract or other image on a flat surface, such as canvas, with oil and/or acrylic paint or sticks.
Photography - Process of capturing images of objects by the action of light, then printing the images, by chemical or digital means, onto a flat surface.
Printmaking/Graphics - Printmaking is a transfer process of producing original art, usually in multiples. It involves creating a drawing or other composition on a surface other than paper, for transfer to paper using a press or through impressions made by hand.
Sculpture/Metal - Shaping figures or a design in the round or in relief, by chiseling marble, modeling clay, casting metal or other materials. Creating artwork through the forging, twisting and fabricating of various metals.
Watercolor - Creation of a still life, portrait, landscape, abstract or other image on a flat surface with watercolors.
Wearable - Includes clothing, or leather goods, such as belts or purses, that can be worn. No factory-produced items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist, may be exhibited.
Wood - Art objects, either functional or decorative, that may be hand-tooled or machine worked in wood.
The Bay Harbor Islands Arts Festival is a community event with a focus on Fine Arts. The festival includes a high school art exhibit, a children's interactive art area and a Music Stage featuring regional performing art groups and organizations. Our upscale dining vendors with shaded table seating provide ample food/beverage options.
Join in celebrating Bay Harbor Islands 75th Anniversary with a hometown celebration of local art and culture.
The Bay Harbor Islands Art Festival is free and open to the public. Pets are welcome.
For more information on sponsorships, exhibits, sampling, or general inquiries, please email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit: https://www.bayharborislands-fl.gov/428/Bay-Harbor-Islands-Arts-Festival
To participate in the art festival and for booth information, visit: https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=10780