This year’s Umbrellas of Little Havana Art Festival had activities for people of all ages to enjoy
For almost a decade, South Florida has hosted the Umbrellas of Little Havana Art Festival, a festival of the arts open to locals and tourists alike. As part of the yearly Art Basel celebrations, Miami hosted this organic event that celebrates local art in all forms. As a participating member of the Art of Black Miami program by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, the three days are jam-packed with activities for kids and adults, including storytelling, writing, music, dancing, and plenty of art.
Read on to learn more about this year’s activities, winners, and more.
Activities at the 10th Annual Umbrellas of Little Havana Art Festival
This year, the festival celebrated its 10th-year milestone with 30 booths, music and dance performances by local students. There was a special corner for children, where they could get a cute design painted on their faces or learn to paint from a local teacher. Among the displays were 24 umbrellas and some remnants from past years. The event also displayed 15 umbrellas hand-painted by the senior arts class teacher, Katey Penner.
Moreover, there were chances to win exciting prizes from the event's generous sponsors: Blick Art Miami, Jensen's liquor, United Health Care, Brickell Kids Bus, Art of Black Miami (a division of GMCVB), Mofongo, Sushisake, Havana Collection, Art Business Council, Calle Ocho News, and Commissioner Eileen Higgings who supports them year after year.
About the umbrella winners of 2022
Umbrellas of Little Havana Art Festival recognizes and celebrates local talent and has kept this tradition up for over 9 years. Like every year, this time, people were recognized for their beautiful, hand-painted umbrellas. This year’s winners were Maikel Benitez (1st place), GiorgeMiliam (2nd runner-up), and Omar Corrales Mora (3rd runner-up). The judges for this year’s event were Commissioner Higgins, Multicultural GMCVB Vice President Connie Kinnard, and Aaron Hill from Miami Lighthouse for the Blind.
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