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Free Our Seas Environmental Art Festival

Fair/Festival, For the Family, Community Event, Education, Green/Environmental

Harnessing the power of ART to connect with the environment, shine a light on solutions, and inspire and educate to create change is the mission of the Free Our Seas and Beyond Environmental Art Festival. The inaugural event in partnership with MEEC at the Carpenter House, NSU Broward County and the City of Hollywood will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The historic Carpenter House’s beautiful, oceanfront location on Hollywood Beach is perfect for the festival. Art inspired by nature, as well as upcycled and recycled environmentally themed pieces will highlight our connection to the ocean, while raising awareness of the impact single-use plastics have on our beaches, waterways and marine life. The event will kick off at 10am with a community beach clean-up sponsored by SURFRIDER Foundation of Broward County. From noon to 5 pm, original and inspiring artwork created by professional and student artists such as: Chalk Muralist Carrie Bennett, Sand Sculptor John May, Captain Honk, Trashformation Award Winning Artist SusieQ, Alissa Alfonso, Lucinda Linderman and Free Our Seas Artist will be showcased, along with live musical performances, food trucks, art centers and games for children, a photo booth, environmentally friendly vendors, non-profits, a community art installation, feedings of Captain, the rescued sea turtle, and more… Students from St. Thomas Aquinas High School, South Broward High School, Ft. Lauderdale High School, South Plantation High School, and Beachside Montessori Village are involved in either performing or hosting activity centers for the children.