Mad Hatter Arts Festival

Oct 29 and 30, 2011. 10:00 a.m.

Mad Hatter Arts Festival returns for its 7th season taking place Saturday and Sunday, October 29 and 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at The Barnacle and along the sidewalks of Main Highway, from the Cloisters to Calamari. This juried event features artists of all types of media.

Chalk It Up! street painting makes its Miami debut. This art form dates to 16th century Italy where artists travelled from town to town, religious festival to religious festival, transforming streets into temporary art galleries. This truly ephemeral art form is experiencing a 21st century renaissance. Chalk It Up! will be held in the parking lot at Grand Avenue and Fuller Street across from the UPS Store. The inaugural theme is Through the Looking Glass.

Additionally, Watch Art Happen will be ongoing throughout the weekend. Artists are invited to participate in this new element of the Mad Hatter Arts Festival, joining fellow artists painting en plein air on the streets of the historic village of Coconut Grove. Designated areas will be located around the Grove.

As always, music is a highlight of the Mad Hatter, plus there is a participatory drum circle, various hat contests to enter and activities for kids of all ages. Food will be available for purchase from The Barnacle Society’s concession stand or grab a map and venture out on Beyond the Looking Glass Grove Adventure for drinks and treats at participating restaurants and eateries. Return with a picnic to The Barnacle on Saturday evening when the gates open at 7pm for a 60th anniversary showing of the classic, Alice in Wonderland. Movie begins at 8pm with no entry after 8:15 p.m. Movie tickets are $5 per person for ages 6 and over; $3 for ages 2-5; and free for ages under 2.

Mad Hatter Arts Festival
3485 Main Highway
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
305.528.4971
www.madhatterartsfestival.com

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