The conch fritters are always one of the best parts of the 65th annual Beaux Arts Festival of the Arts at UM, along with the art and music, of course. The Festival is on Saturday and Sunday this weekend. The weather has been perfect.
Three Sheets to the Wind performed, they were excellent, they do a lot of shows in the Grove, too.
The location has moved a bit, but you really won't notice. Just enter at the usual entrance, where you'll come upon the food court first which leads into the art area on the big lawn.
125 volunteers and over 300 Beaux Arts Associate members work together throughout the year to execute events and to make a difference in the community through many special programs.This arts fest is their main event.
During the past 65 years, Beaux Arts has raised over $6 million dollars, which places the organization in the highest donor category for the University of Miami, The Gables Society. In recognition of Beaux Arts’ $250,000 pledge to the Lowe 2000 Capital Campaign, the Beaux Arts Gallery was dedicated to coincide with the opening of the newly renovated Lowe Art Museum in December of 1996.
In 2011, Beaux Arts was honored by the University of Miami Alumni Association with the White Award. This award recognizes an affiliate group that has made significant contributions to the University. Beaux Arts gave $182,000 over 5 years to contribute to the Momentum II Campaign.
In 2014, Beaux Arts made a donation in the amount of $1.5 million to the University of Miami. This gift has enabled the creation of the position of Beaux Arts’ Director’s Endowment Fund. The endowment which was the result of hard work from members, past and present, lives in perpetuity and will support increased programming, community outreach, facility upgrades and other projects at the Lowe. Toward that end, Beaux Arts proudly welcomes the acclaimed art director, Dr. Jill Deupi as the new Beaux Arts Director and Chief Curator of the Lowe Art Museum.