Pembroke Pines, recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its beloved “Art & Music Fest in the Pines.” This annual event, spanning November 4th and 5th, brought together a dynamic blend of art and music, captivating attendees over two days.
The festival was a feast for the senses, featuring a medley of live music, an array of food trucks, and numerous interactive workshops at The Frank Art Gallery. It also included a competitive arena for budding artists in the Student Art Competition and a fun-filled Kids’ Art & Game Zone, alongside a variety of live performances.
Artists from various backgrounds exhibited an eclectic mix of artwork, ranging from traditional paintings and sculptures to contemporary digital art. The exhibit hall was a colorful tapestry of crafts, drawings, jewelry, mixed media, fine handcrafts, photography, woodwork, glass art, and intricate three-dimensional sculptures.
A highlight of the event was the “Art for Your Heart” exhibit by G-man and Cathy from Hollywood, FL, which rightfully clinched the BEST IN SHOW title. Their innovative use of a fallen mango tree resulted in the creation of “Look into Your Heart,” a piece that perfectly captured the essence of the festival – the transformation of an end into a new beginning.
Their sculptures, featuring intricate hearts within hearts, not only offered visual delight but also reflected their philosophy of spreading joy and inspiring a more beautiful world. It was a piece that invited viewers to peer deep into the heart and discover happiness. G-Man, a regular at ArtFest since 2018, once again left an indelible mark.
As the curtains closed on this year’s event, anticipation is already building for what next year’s festival will bring.