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Coral Springs Festival of the Arts 2012

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts with Irish music, bagpipes, Leprechauns and a cake decorating challenge that depicts South Florida with an Irish Twist.  On March 17 and 18 The Eighth Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts will be held at The Walk on University Drive with artists, crafters, musical entertainment, literary seminars, chalk artists, a children’s area and much, much more.

The stars of the show are always the 200 plus artists and crafters from around the country presented by Howard Alan Events, Ltd.  Howard Alan is the premier Art Festival promoter in the country and produces over 45 shows from coast to coast.  This year’s featured art piece is Covered Bridge by Coral Springs own Ezi Algazi.  Originally from Egypt, Ezi has showcased paintings all over the world.

St. Patty’s Day will feature music of both the green and the orange. Irish music will be played by Avalon, followed by the House of Winston Pipe Band. Visit Mythos to see South Florida’s only Cake Decorating Challenge. 

Don’t think the fun stops on Saturday. Sunday features The Last Flight Out, a 19-piece Big Band orchestra and oldies band, Eclipse.  Kilwin’s Ice Cream will hold an ice cream contest at 1:45 p.m. Be the first one to finish a quart of ice cream and win a $150 prize.

Throughout the weekend, South Florida authors will be speaking in Barnes & Noble about their published works. This year’s workshops have been designated as part of  “The Big Read,” an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in cooperation with Arts Midwest, designed to restore reading to the center of American culture.

The Children’s area will feature puppet shows, sing-a-longs, crafts by The Coral Springs Museum of Art, and the ever-popular bubble wrap dance.

A free trolley will make parking a breeze for those who park at The Coral Springs Center for the Arts.

For more information visit, or contact Shirley Richards at 954-907-3250.

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