Coconut Grove Arts Festival
Date(s) - Feb 14, 2015 - Feb 16, 2015
Coconut Grove Arts Festival
The Coconut Grove Arts Festival is a “Celebration of the Arts” across all disciplines, inspiring one’s imagination for visual, culinary and performing arts. This three-day event brings the most talented and creative artists from all over the world to Coconut Grove. The quality of the participating artists contributes to the Festival’s continual recognition as one of the most prestigious fine arts exhibitions in the nation. Its commitment to celebrating the arts 365 days of the year confirms the Festival’s growing recognition as a central cultural institution in South Florida.
President’s Day Weekend – February 14, 15, 16, 2015.
Nearly one mile of arts, food and fun, the Festival is held annually in the streets of Coconut Grove, Florida – a charming village within the city of Miami. The Festival is located just south of downtown Miami, adjacent to beautiful Biscayne Bay. It runs along the streets of McFarlane Road, South Bayshore Drive and Pan American Drive.
Gates open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m.
General admission is $15 per person per day.
Children 12 and under, Metrorail Golden Passport and Patriot Passport holders.
Residents of Coconut Grove in the 33133 zip code is $5 per person per day (valid state issued ID is required; 1 ticket per ID).
How is the Festival Funded?
The Coconut Grove Arts Festival is produced by the Coconut Grove Arts & Festival Historical Association, Inc., a non-profit organization that receives no commission from the sale of artwork. A portion of the proceeds from Festival admissions benefits the Coconut Grove Arts and Historical Association, which funds year-round arts programs benefitting a scholarship fund that creates opportunities for Miami-Dade County’s talented students to continue their art education. The Association also maintains the Coconut Grove Arts Festival Gallery I and II, and presents special exhibitions throughout the year. Since its inception in 1963, the Association has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to students who attend fine arts programs.
Complementing the visual arts on display is the popular Culinary Pavilion which invites world-renowned chefs to prepare their famous dishes and explain their specialties.
Reminiscent of the show formats made popular by The Food Network, live demonstrations provide entertainment and education for all guests of the Pavilion. This year’s chefs will represent successful restaurants and hotels from South Florida, including some nationally recognized authors and local celebrities as guest presenters.
Previous participants in the Culinary Pavilion have included Coral Gables favorite Marc Randazzo, WLRN radio host Linda Gassenheimer, Top Chef contestant Chef Ron Duprat, community supported agriculture advocate Teena Borek and acclaimed author of the Dexter novel series Jeff Lindsay.