This past weekend marked the 15th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival in Pembroke Pines, Florida. City Center was filled with unique and creative artists, live jazz music, and delicious Food Truck entrées. The artists ranged from Photographers to Jewelry Designers and from Sculptors to Painters. Each had their own distinctive arts and crafts to sell to the public. Among these artists were Jewelry Designer Gladys Gomez from Monde Art, Photographer Robert Frankenfield Jr. from Creative Letters, Painter Marlene Gasiba from Gasiba Cuban Art and Wood Sculptor Donald Kaufman from Don’s Crafts. Along with the different artists, there was also a tent set up especially for children to create their own masterpieces. Feel free to click on their names to learn more about their passions and to take a look at what they have to offer.
To accompany the patrons of art through the festival was the live music and dance that was presented by various performers from the South Florida area. Between Saturday and Sunday, there were a total of sixteen different performers that showcased their talents. Among these performers were the City of Pembroke Pines Guitar Students, Singer Savannah Almeida and the Lotus Dance Studio Belly Dancers.
If you were starting to hear your stomach rumble, food was not far away! Across from the performers was an array of savory cuisines to satisfy any amount of hunger you or your family had. Mita’s Dishes was there gratifying cravings for Cuban Cuisine and if you felt the need for deep fried turkey, 2 Jive Turkeys was there to take care of you. If you want to find out where these food trucks are headed next, click on their names to find out more.