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Art Pop! Pompano Beach Cultural Center



PBCC Exhibit

PBCC Exhibit


March 8 – 7:30pm-10:00pm
ArtPOP! Celebrates Phenomenal Women
Pompano Beach Cultural Center Hosts Free Night of Art, Music, Poetry and Dance

{PBCC press release}
In celebration of National Women’s Month, the Pompano Beach Cultural Center is bringing back one of the area’s most exciting events, ArtPOP! This event’s theme, Phenomenal Women, will celebrate female powerhouses with an evening of free entertainment including live chalk art, an art war between top female artists, dance installations, digital projections, live bands, food trucks and tours of our newest exhibit, ‘no constraints to beauty.”

“We are thrilled to be creating another ArtPOP!,” said curator Byron Swart. “These events celebrate the electric excitement that happens when diverse forms of expression collide. With March being National Women’s Month, we are honored to be showcasing an array of fierce and fabulous women!”

The outdoor courtyard of the center will be transformed into an interactive playground featuring CHALKart! hosted by Carrie Bennett and introducing Lester Mendoza and Gabriella Guerriero; lighting and digital design productions by Zebedee Productions; live art by a Pompano Beach favorite, Todd the Painter; homemade art vendors, food trucks, and the return of artWar! This popular art battle will feature a competition between Kelcie McQuaid and contenders, Sarah Haung, Stacy Coon, Alejandra Abad, Sona, Luis Daniel Pedroz

Chalk Lit 2018

Art Hive article


Chalk Lit Fest was a huge success last weekend drawing over 4K visitors to the downtown library in Ft. Lauderdale. I was fortunate to help run the event alongside Broward Cultural Division and Broward County Main Library Jan 13, 2018. With 25 professional chalk artists inspiring the spectators, we invited the public to draw and add their colorful mark to the library’s main plaza square.

Chalk Lit 3D piece by Hector Diaz & Nate Baranowski























Sun Sentinel Article

Art Hive featuring Chalk Lit

We are just a few weeks out from Fort Lauderdale’s inaugural chalk event Chalk Lit Fest 1.13.18! See Art Hive Magazine feature here:

This one day event will be an engaging festival sponsored by Blick Art Supply, Jerry’s Artarama, and NSU Art Museum.

Where: 100 S Andrews Ave, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301 on the north plaza
When: Saturday, January 13th 10-5pm

Featuring 2D & 3D professional street painters from all over the state.

See you there!

Chalk Lit Fest 1.13.18

Downtown Ft. Lauderdale Chalk festival

Downtown Ft. Lauderdale Chalk festival

The 2018 Chalk Lit festival is coming to you this January at the Broward County Library downtown Fort Lauderdale. This free 1-day festival celebrates literature through dozens of 2D & 3D chalk murals covering the north square of the Main Library.
To apply as a chalk artist click here: Artist Application
The theme is *literature* and you may choose to work 4×6′, 5×5′ or 6×6′. SPACES WILL BE LIMITED!
Visit Chalk Lit Fest Linkhttp://www.broward.org/Arts/PublicArt/Pages/Chalk-Lit.aspx for details.

Coral Springs Traffic Box Wraps

Coral Springs Traffic Box art

Coral Springs Traffic Box art

My pastel piece “Facets of Freedom” has been selected by the City of Coral Springs to be wrapped around traffic utility boxes around the city for a public art install! The piece will be printed and vinyl wrapped along Sample and Coral Springs Drive next month. This original portrait was created for the Pompano art exhibit “Loosed” inside Blooming Bean Cafe at BaCA last April and represents seeing the world and its potential for beauty with refined vision and hope. It is my delight to add my touch of color and light to the beautiful and vibrant town of Coral Springs.

“LOOSED” April at BaCA

Facets of Freedom

Facets of Freedom

“Facets of Freedom” (pastel on canvas) to be featured at Bailey Contemporary Arts this month inside Blooming Bean Cafe.

“Perfectly crafted facets shaped
Loosened light just right
I am awake”

“Loosed” Local artists released

April 5th, from 5-8pm we welcome the exhibit “Loosed” to Bailey Contemporary Arts in the Blooming Bean Cafe. 4 artists & 17 students will display artwork exhibiting freedom and release onto the walls of this beautiful gallery space in Pompano Beach. Exhibit runs April 1-28, 2017.







Deerfield Beach Arts Fest Jan. 27-28

The January issue of Deerfield Beach Magazine features my chalk mural recreation of local artist Art Pellenberg’s work. I had fun recreating this 8×11 foot chalk scene to promote the upcoming 37th Annual Deerfield Beach Art Festival Jan. 27-28! Here are a few end shots…
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Photo Dec 03, 3 20 29 PM
Deerfield Mag Cover>

2017 Nautical Flea Market in Pompano Beach

Nautical Flea Market
January 21st, 2017 Pompano Beach hosted its annual Nautical Flea market along with the city of Lighthouse Point. I created a large scale 13×13′ angel fish on Saturday using chalk pastel directly onto the pavement. After priming the street with watered down tempera paint, I filled the fish with brightly colored patterns, using both my hands (yes ouch) & sponges. After a substantial water spill, I was able to fully complete my fishy guy. I had a great time interacting with my community & meeting new faces! Stay tuned for future chalk events…
January 21st, 2017
Carrie Bennett Art

Chalking away


Pompano Art Exhibit “Evoke”

South Florida Article

The newest pop up gallery at Pompano Citi Center hosted another exhibit for local south florida artists this month called #evoke. Featured is my 4 x 8 foot chalk panel titled “Union” created live at Magnetic’s previous event last spring, “Art Pop”.