The Premier Summer Arts Festival Will Support Art Programs in Local Schools
The City of Homestead Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey and the Southwest Advisory Committee (SWAC) will host the inaugural ArtWalk Homestead on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Come experience a FREE Festival of the Arts Community Day taking place at Losner Park 104 N. Krome Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030 from Noon to 6 pm. This festival will provide families with a fun-filled day of art, music, food and games, while showcasing the academic and art education programs of local schools.
2018 ArtWalk Homestead will feature live artists and interactive art stations presented by benefiting schools: Somerset Academy South Homestead, Homestead Middle School, Atala Montessori School for Creative Expression, Gateway Environmental K-8 Learning Center, Redland Middle School and West Homestead K-8 Center. Guests can purchase art in the pop- up art gallery featuring student and professional artists as well as participate in intergenerational community art projects. Also on hand for attendees will be a free dental truck, career source job fair truck, games, food trucks, spotlighted Krome Avenue restaurants, a virtual reality tour of future Homestead Cybrary & Station, and more!
The festival seeks to utilize art as an economic and cultural generator for Homestead, fundraise for middle schools, and provide free resources to support parents throughout the school year. Festival partner organization programs include The Children’s Trust free programs, Early Learning Coalition financial support, and Farmshare food banks. The six selected local schools will receive a minimum guaranteed donation of $1,000 to use towards their art program and/or their healthy eating program.
WHO: The City of Homestead Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey presents ArtWalk Homestead: A Free Festival of the Arts
WHAT: The festival will feature interactive art stations presented by the schools, food trucks along with highlights of local restaurants located on Krome Ave, live artists, a pop-up art gallery featuring donated artwork from students and professional artists for sell, a virtual reality tour of future Homestead Cybrary & Station, intergenerational community art projects, free dental truck, career source job fair truck, games and more.
The Festival’s goal is to revitalize the art culture in Homestead while utilizing the attraction of visual and performing arts to gain community support towards developing programs within local schools.
WHEN: Saturday, May 26th from 12pm-6pm
WHERE: Losner Park, 104 N. Krome Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030
NOTABLES: The City of Homestead Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey, and the Southwest Advisory Committee (SWAC); Event Producer: Colestars; Art Producers & Curator: Miami Urban Contemporary Experience (MUCE305), Ashlee Thomas and Bart Mervil
SPONSORS: The City of Homestead Elected Officials, Homestead Hospital at Baptist Health South Florida, Centerstate Bank, Homestead-Miami Speedway and many more partners, sponsors, & volunteer organizations.
For more information, to volunteer, or sponsor the event visit www.artwalkhomestead.com or Atravius Smith, Chairman of the City of Homestead Southwest Advisory Committee, at 305-484- 3277.