New, free Miami Springs Arts Festival set for March 2018

A two-day free “festival of the arts” is coming to downtown Miami Springs next March.

The city council voted unanimously Aug. 14 to approve plans that will close a two-block stretch of Westward Drive to Park Street, a main thoroughfare in Miami Springs business district.

The Miami Springs Arts Festival is set for March 10 and 11, 2018. The festival will welcome over 75 exhibitors along with jazz musicians and a “culinary corner.” The city’s circle will not be closed.

Council members chose March so as not to conflict with the annual Miami Springs River Cities Festival in April.

“We want to bring an art festival to this area because there is a lot going on in in the art community in and around you,” said Mario Pi, president of Unlimited Sales Group, a for-profit company that will spearhead the event.

Not all artists will be invited to participate, Pi said. Instead, applications from artists around the country that would then need to be approved by a panel. “The intent is not to make it a flea market festival.”

Pi told city leaders that his experience with similar events includes the Coral Gables Festival of the Arts and Art Miami.

For information, call 786-558-5234.