The Boca Raton Museum of Art presents the 34th annual Boca Raton Museum Art Festival in Mizner Park on Saturday, February 1 and Sunday, February 2 ─ one of the longest running and most prestigious juried art festivals in Florida. Mizner Park will once again be filled with a spectacular selection of art from across the country. The event attracts more than 40,000 art collectors and enthusiasts to the Museum’s doorstep every year. Proceeds from the festival help support the Museum’s educational programs for children and youth. Original artwork is available for purchase, created by more than 160 artists and artisans from throughout the United States.
The public can purchase fine artworks in a diversity of mediums including ceramics, wood, fiber, glass, drawing, painting, jewelry, photography, and sculpture. This is the only art festival affiliated with the Boca Raton Museum of Art and the only art festival permitted to occupy the full breadth of Mizner Park’s entertainment, shopping and dining complex, with free garage parking.
“As we celebrate our 70th anniversary, we take pride in continuing to pioneer events that give back to the community through education and programs for families, children and youth,” said Irvin Lippman, the Museum’s Executive Director. “The Boca Raton Museum of Art was founded by artists in 1950, and for seven decades has served as a major cultural anchor for the community. For the past 34 years, the Boca Raton Museum Art Festival in Mizner Park has spearheaded our Museum’s longstanding mission to champion both the creation and the experiencing of art.”
During the art festival, the Museum will offer free admission to festivalgoers. This is the perfect time to see the three current exhibitions: Clifford Ross: Waves, Maren Hassinger: Tree of Knowledge, and Phyllis Galembo: Maske.
“One of the longest running and most prestigious juried art festivals in Florida, the event has become a must-see celebration,” adds Irvin Lippman. “Because we are the only art festival allowed to partner with the entire Mizner Park entertainment complex that is located at the Museum’s doorstep, festivalgoers also enjoy the unique setting of luxury retail shops and gourmet restaurants.”
Twelve thousand dollars will be given in awards where excellence is determined. On-site judging of the exhibitors will take place during Art Festival hours on Saturday. The festival is presented by the Museum in partnership with the City of Boca Raton, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Discover The Palm Beaches Florida, and Mizner Park. For more information, please visit bocamuseum.org or call 561-392-2500.
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