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ArtLit 2019 Coming January 19 - A Full Day of Amazing Art and Fun!
- Festival features live chalk murals, music, vendors and more! -

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 community event takes place at the Pompano Beach Library & Cultural Center, 50 W Atlantic Boulevard, Pompano Beach, FL 33060, 954-357-7595. 

We'll have 10 straight hours of live entertainment for all ages at this community celebration of art and literature! Enjoy live chalk and canvas art, live music, virtual reality demos, interactive experiences and food trucks. 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.

ArtLit Schedule - Saturday, January 19, 2019 - Free tickets available via Eventbrite.

  • 12-5PM - Live Chalk Art Murals; Kids Chalk Area; Photo Op – 3D Art Installation; Make Your Mark on the Public Chalk Wall! (Outdoors)
  • 12-8PM - Community Chalk Art & Coloring; Photo Op – Pose with a Hero! Virtual Reality/Merge Cube Demo (Indoors - Library)
  • 12-10PM - Art and Engraved Exhibits (Indoors - Cultural Center)
  • 1PM and 4PM - Story Time (Indoors - Library)
  • 1-5PM - Face Painting (Indoors - Library)
  •  4:30-5:10PM - Live Kids' Band - Double Vision (Outdoors)
  •  6-7PM - Pompano Beach Library 1st Birthday Celebration (Indoors - Library)
  • 6-9PM - Live Art Battle; Vendor Market (Outdoors) and Drum Circle (Indoors - Cutlural Center)
  • 6:30-8PM - Live Band - Kookooz (Outdoors)
  • 8-11PM - The Goodbye Girl - Live Performance/Admission $30 adults/$15 children - visit for details/tickets. (Indoors - Cultural Center/Performance will be live streamed outdoors)

Free parking available at First Baptist Church, 138 NE 1st St, Pompano Beach and City Parking Lot (at the corner of SW 1st Court). Ride share pickup/drop-off at Spanx the Hog BBQ, 147 S Cypress Rd, Pompano Beach.

ArtLit is a signature event for Broward County Library Reads, a 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. 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.

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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: January 9, 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
Libraries Division