South Miami Arts and Crafts Festival

February 23 – 24th, 2008 (South Miami Florida)
Saturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday    9:00 am – 6:00 pm
(Booth 23  in front of “Shops of Sunset”) 

FREE EVENT
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The location of the festival is along 72nd Street in Downtown South Miami, Florida –
Take US 1 south to Red Road 59th Ave. Turn left on 59th ave to 72nd street and look for parking. On 72nd Street from Red road to US1 you will see tents in the street.Taking US 1 North to Red Road 59th Ave. Turn right on 59th ave to 72nd street and look for parking. On 72nd street from Red Road to US 1 you will see the artists tents in the street.

South Miami Rotary Club Art Festival

The Rotary Club of South Miami

proudly presents its 35th annual festival. The South Miami Rotary Art Festival takes place in the vibrant downtown area of South Miami on Sunset Drive (SW 72nd Street) from US 1 to Red Road (SW 57th Avenue) adjacent to The Shops at Sunset Place. The area is filled with historic buildings, restaurants and unique shops. Just three miles south of Miami’s Coconut Grove, South Miami borders the University of Miami and the upscale neighborhoods of Coral Gables and Pinecrest.

There is free admission for patrons with ample nearby parking on-street and in garages. The festival features 150 outstanding artists, a fine expanded food court and beer garden and live jazz onstage.

The Pelican Newspaper

Here is an article about me in the PELICAN PAPER DEERFIELD BEACH, Florida

Artists return to beach for 35th Festival of the Arts next weekend

Eileen Seitz returns to festival with her tropical designs.
Eileen Seitz returns to festival with her tropical designs.

 

By Judi Vik

Pelican staff


Deerfield Beach – Exhibitors are coming from across the country, some from as far away as Arizona and Maine, for the 35th edition of the Festival of the Arts.

They will join many South Florida artists for the juried show, set for Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 24 and 25, along Ocean Way.

The festival, featuring 125 artists, takes place south of the International Fishing Pier, which provides a scenic background for the event, which includes continuous live music, a variety of foods, adult refreshments, a student art exhibit and a kids’ zone.

John Goldacker, an artist from Merritt Island, will be on hand to sign the poster chosen for this year’s show. The colorful and original piece of art will be sold at the Deerfield Beach Cultural Committee booth along with t-shirts and memorabilia from previous years.

The artists work in a variety of mediums: oils, acrylics, watercolor, photography, clay, pastels, gems and metals, glass, fabrics and fiber, wood and leather.

Among the returnees for this year’s festival is Eileen Seitz, a Coconut Grove artist and world traveler, who brings the outside environment inside and incorporates architecture, nature and people in her works.

“The colors and combinations of color are the most important thing” in her watercolor drawings and paintings, she says. “A healing energy comes through.”

Seitz has been painting since the age of 8 and is now 63. Painting is her mission, “to bring beauty to the earth through line, form and color.

Her works are found in hospitals, resorts, doctors’ offices and restaurants. She now also has hand-painted fabrics and will display some of her tunics, camisoles and pillows at the Deerfield event, along with some of her original, limited edition watercolors of Europe and the South Pacific.

Seitz says she likes the Deerfield festival for the location and the people who set it up. “They support the