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ArtLit 2019: A Day of Heroes

BROWARD COUNTY, FL Mark your calendars in vivid color for Saturday, January 19th from Noon to 10PM as Broward County Library and the City of Pompano Beach present ArtLit 2019: A Day of Heroes. This unique, free community event for all ages will take place at the Pompano Beach Library & Cultural Center, 50 W Atlantic Boulevard, Pompano Beach, FL 33060, 954-357-7595.

 ArtLit is a community celebration of art and literature with a playful explosion of live chalk art, canvas art, music, virtual reality demonstrations, interactive experiences, food trucks, and fun for all ages. Free live art creation and entertainment will be offered day and night for a total of ten hours. Everyone is invited to join in a day of artful literary entertainment--a perfect way to celebrate Pompano Beach Library & Cultural Center’s first anniversary.

In 2018, Broward County Library held its first ChalkLit festival and saw record-breaking crowds at the Main Library. Pompano Beach Cultural Center held an incredibly successful ArtPop celebration this year as well. In January 2019, both celebrations will be combined and expanded to present ArtLit: A Day of Heroes. Everyone who loved ChalkLit or ArtPop will not want to want miss this new collaborative effort that will be even bigger.

“We are excited to follow our successful 2018 ChalkLit festival and partner with the City of Pompano Beach to produce ArtLit,” says Broward County Libraries Director Kelvin Watson. “What a great way to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Pompano Beach Library & Cultural Center! I’m sure the heroes theme will be a fun and inspirational subject for the artists participating as well as everyone who attends. We all need and appreciate heroes.”

Carpooling and ride sharing are highly encouraged! If you use Uber or Lyft, Spanx the Hog BBQ restaurant has volunteered to be a drop-off/pick-up point: 147 S Cypress Road, Pompano Beach, FL.

ArtLit is a signature event for Broward County Library Reads. The month-long program celebrates the power of the written word and features events for all ages. The theme for the 2019 Broward County Library Reads is heroes and features the books of bestselling local author Brad Meltzer. Recommended books include: The Escape Artist (for adults), Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter (for youth), and the I am… Ordinary People Change the World picture book series (for children).

ArtLit is sponsored by Broward County Library and the City of Pompano Beach. Broward County Library Reads is sponsored by the Broward Public Library Foundation.

Visit or for more information, and get your free tickets via Eventbrite. HIgh-resolution images from the 2018 ChalklLit Festival are attached and the bottom of this page.  

About Broward County Libraries Division 
Broward County Libraries Divisionnamed 2015 Library of the Year by the Florida Library Association, was founded in 1974 and is the largest library system in Florida by square footage and one of the busiest, with more than 7.5 million walk-in customers visiting its 38 locations annually.Broward County Libraries Division provides convenient access to a full range of innovative and cost-effective services that satisfy the changing needs of the people of Broward County for information, education and recreation. Visit our website,, or follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter.

DATE: October 25, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
Libraries Division