3RD annual Caribe Arts Fest celebrates major art by minority artists

Art and culture take center stage at the 3rd annual Caribe Arts Fest to be held at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex in Miami. A celebration of the artistic essence of the Americas and the Caribbean, the 3 day event, created by American Art Initiative, is positioned to help artists, aspiring and established, entertain South Florida visitors and residents through art exhibits, independent films, musical and poetic performers, plus educational workshops. Taking place October 23 – 25, the scheduled events will feature a Friday night DJ Party and Film Screening, Saturday’s Live-Music Concert, and Sunday’s Poetry Slam. There are also activities such as the Kids Zone, Fashion Shows, the College Students’ Community Connection, Culinary Arts Presentations and much more for a total family fun experience. Weekend passes are only $20 while each day patrons may purchase a day pass for $10. Children under 12 are free. Tickets are available online.

For founders, Michelle Mckoy and David Muir, the event has been a vision that both shared as they pursued ways to support themselves and other artists from minority backgrounds. “We’re both artists who understand what it takes to be able to do what you love and live,” said Muir in a recent interview, “we believe this is just the beginning of a movement that will attract the necessary attention on the awesome talent we have in our communities.”

For more details on times and schedules of events visit www.caribeartsfest.com

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