The best of the best artists in the country not only come to Coconut Grove to sell their work – they also come to make an impact by participating in the award winning Visiting Artists Program. Each year, nearly 100 talented artists spend a day at a South Florida school helping students to express their imagination and creativity.
Introduced by the Coconut Grove Arts Festival in 1986, the Visiting Artists Program enables artists to share their insight while also introducing students to their particular craft. Together, they work to create a piece of art which may include an individual painting, creating jewelry or painting a full mural on a school wall. The goal is to encourage as many youngsters as possible to embrace their own style and talent, and participate in the visual arts.