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ArtLit 2020: Remembering the Past, Envisioning the Future
- Free art and literary festival scheduled for January 11, 2020 -

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Mark your calendars in vivid color for Saturday, January 11, 2020, from 10AM to 5PM as Broward County Library and the City of Pompano Beach present   ArtLit 2020: Remembering the Past, Envisioning the Future.

This free, all-ages celebration of art and literature features live chalk art, canvas art, music, virtual reality demonstrations, interactive experiences, food trucks, and more at the  Pompano Beach Library & Cultural Center, 50 W Atlantic Boulevard, Pompano Beach, FL 33060, 954-357-7595. (Video of ArtLit 2019 here.)

Stimulating art and activities happen in every direction simultaneously! Inside the library, head to the “Ancient Technology” Petting Zoo, virtual reality and  MERGE cube demonstrations, story time, face painting,  National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read 2020: Dramatic Readings, and the Community Art Program. Stroll surrounding plaza sidewalks to take part in live chalk art/mural creation, photo op – 3D art, live canvas art, and to “Make Your Mark” on the public chalk wall.

Next door to the library in the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Center, become a virtual reality artist in the digital lab or create in the Interactive Art Zone, which has even more activities with Pompano Rocks and the Pompano Beach Mosaic Team. Film buffs can watch a time travel movie classic and its sequel.

While outside sampling the food trucks, listen to music and watch top-notch artists in the Live Muralist lineup: CHNK, Ortie, of Ortie x Galera CollectiveBULK of Mark Bulks of Bulk Styles and SURGE. The Show Mobile lineup on the plaza lawn features  DJ Mike LockeMusic is Your AliSchool of RockArt Prevails Project, Bobby Weidmen and Friends,  South Florida JubileeXuberance, and Blues legend Joey Gilmore.

“Every year ArtLit is more dynamic and better than ever," says Broward County Library Director Kelvin Watson. “We are looking forward to wowing the community with our event partner, the City of Pompano Beach, and hosting an exciting celebration filled with art, literature and music.”

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.

Register for your free ArtLit 2020 tickets on  Eventbrite. For more information, please visit or consult the attached schedule for a list of time and events.

ArtLit 2020 is sponsored by Broward County Library and the City of Pompano Beach. It is the signature event for NEA Big Read: A Lesson Before Dying, a month-long program that celebrates the power of the written word and features events for all ages. The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. It is designed to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.

About Broward County Libraries Division
Broward County Libraries Divisionnamed 2015 Library of the Year by the Florida Library Association, was founded in 1974 and is the largest library system in Florida by square footage and one of the busiest, with more than 7.5 million walk-in customers visiting its 38 locations annually. Broward County Libraries Division provides convenient access to a full range of innovative and cost-effective services that satisfy the changing needs of the people of Broward County for information, education and recreation. Visit our website,, or follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter.

DATE: December 13, 2019
Catherine McElrath
Libraries Division

ArtLit2020 Event Schedule.pdf