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ArtLit 2022 Celebrates Art & Literature
  
- Free outdoor festival features live art, music, poetry and more -
  

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Prepare to be enlightened and enlivened from noon to 5PM on Saturday, January 15, 2022, as Broward County Library and the City of Pompano Beach present ArtLit 2022: Drawing Together, live and in-person, at the Pompano Beach Library and Cultural Center, 50 W Atlantic Boulevard, Pompano Beach, FL 33060.

This will be the fifth year for this free, popular celebration of art and literature for all ages. The program features art, crafts, chalk artistry/mural creation by 15 professional artists and the public, story time tent, stencil painting, poetry and musical performances, computer drawing activities, painting classes for all ages, giveaways, and more for the whole family. There will also be a Martin Luther King Jr. Day remembrance with an origami dove craft.

The afternoon of top-flight entertainment includes Simply Puppets with David Goboff; musical duo Piper and Nightingale; saxophonist and recording artist Randy Corinthian; Coral Springs Chinese Cultural Association Lion Dance Team, Bella the Clown and company; Exit 36 Slam Poetry Team; School of Rock, and more.

There will be lots of photo ops, including a 3D photo frame and the TapSnap photo booth, where pictures are taken free of charge.

ArtLit is the official opening celebration of Broward County Library's NEA Big Read 2022, which features the graphic novel, The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by award-winning author Thi Bui.

"This event is buzzing with creativity and a love for the arts and literature," says Broward County Library Director Allison Grubbs. "We are very proud of this signature event for the Library. I will be there myself with the Mayor of Pompano Beach. It's not to be missed!"

ArtLit 2022 is sponsored by Broward County Library, The Friends of the Pompano Beach Library, and the City of Pompano Beach. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, with additional sponsorship provided by the Broward Public Library Foundation. Follow us on #NEABigReadBCL, #NEABigRead and #ArtsMidwest.


About Broward County Libraries
Broward County Libraries Division, named 2020 and 2015 Library of the Year by the Florida Library Association, was founded in 1974 and is one of the largest and busiest library system in Florida. Broward County Libraries Division 38 locations provide 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, Broward.org/Library, or follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter.

DATE: November 8, 2021
MEDIA CONTACT: 
Catherine McElrath
Libraries Division
PHONE: 
954-357-7402
EMAIL: 
cmcelrath@Broward.org

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