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Save the Date - 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 and will take place at the Pompano Beach Library & Cultural Center, 50 W Atlantic Boulevard, Pompano Beach, FL 33060, 954-357-7595.

ArtLit began in January 2018 when Broward County Library held its first outdoor chalk art/literary event, the ChalkLit Festival, which saw record-breaking crowds at the Main Library. In 2019  Broward County Library partnered with the Pompano Beach Cultural Center to present ArtLit: A Day of Heroes, a collaboration that moved the event from Fort Lauderdale to Pompano Beach (check out a video of the 2019 ArtLit event here).

"We're excited to once again partner with the City of Pompano Beach in hosting this exciting community celebration," says Broward County Library Director Kelvin Watson. "This year's ArtLit will be better than ever, and we're looking forward to a day filled with art, literature and excitement." 

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

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: September 4, 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
Libraries Division