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ArtLit 2020

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Location: Pompano Beach Library & Cultural Center
Time: 10AM-5PM
RSVP: Eventbrite (free)

2020 Theme: Remembering the Past, Envisioning the Future
ArtLit is a community celebration of art and literature with a playful explosion of live chalk art, canvas art, music, virtual reality demonstrations, interactive experiences, food trucks, and fun for all ages. Free live art creation and entertainment will be happening throughout the day. Stay connected with #ArtLit2020


Inside the Library
10AM-5PM
  • “Ancient Technology” Petting Zoo
  • Virtual Reality and MERGE Cube Demonstrations
10:30-11AM: Story Time 11AM-4PM: Face Painting
12:30-1:30PM: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read 2020: Dramatic Readings 2:30-4:30PM: Interactive Art Zone

Outside the Library
10AM-5PM
  • Live chalk art/mural creation, photo op – 3D art, live canvas art and “Make Your Mark” on the public chalk wall.
  • Chalk to the Street
  • Photo Op - 3D Art
  • Live Canvas Art by CHNK, SURGE, RIPE & Ortie
  • Make Your Mark on the Public Chalk Wall

Inside the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Center
10AM-5PM:
  • Virtual Reality Artist
  • Screening of "Back to the Future" parts 1 & 2
11AM-3PM: Interactive Art Zone
10AM-5PM: T-Shirt Sales

Sample the food trucks, listen to music and watch top-notch artists:
10-10:30AM: DJ Mike Locke
10:30-11AM: Music is Your Ali
11:15AM-Noon: School of Rock
Noon-1PM: Art Prevails Project
1:15-1:30PM: South Florida Jubilee
2-3PM: Xuberance featuring Christopher Brown
3-4PM: Bobby Weidmen and Friends
4-5PM: Joey Gilmore -Florida's Blues legend


Carpooling and ride sharing are highly encouraged. If you use Uber or Lyft, Spanx the Hog BBQ restaurant, located at 147 S Cypress Road, Pompano Beach, has volunteered to be a drop-off/pick-up point.

ArtLit is the signature event for National Endowment for the Arts Big Read 2020: A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines. The month-long program celebrates the power of the written word and features events for all ages. Learn more at Read.Broward.org.