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Lake Worth Beach, FL – February 5-8, 2020 – On February 8, the fourth BiblioArte! Festival will take place in the Lake Worth Beach Cultural Plaza, 414 Lake Avenue, from 11:00-3:00 pm. 

Free and open to the public, this year’s BiblioArte! is celebrating the art and books of Raul Colon, an awarding winning artist and illustrator. With many hands-on art activities and music provided by Lake Worth school bands this festival will be fun for the whole family.

The BiblioArte! Festival marks the end of BiblioArte! Week in Lake Worth.  This special week is celebrated with the personal appearances Raul Colon will be making in Lake Worth schools.  At each school Raul will meet with students and tell the story of how he became an artist, what inspires him, and explain his style and favorite techniques. 

BiblioArte! Week also features an exhibit of Raul Colon’s illustrations at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. The Cultural Council is located at 601 Lake Avenue. Its exhibits are free and open to the public.

Opening at 11:00, the BiblioArte! Festival will provide opportunities for children to enjoy participate in a variety of arts and crafts activities including painting and creating recycled art. Playing with magnets and sidewalk chalk will be available for the younger set.

Music will be provided by Barton Elementary Tribal Rhythm, Highland Elementary Band and World Drum Core, North Grade Band, and South Grade Band.  

Through the day, Raul Colon available to speak with attendees. He will speak at 2:00 pm in the Lake Worth City Hall Annex, and give away signed copies of his books. Each family attending the festival will be given a signed copy of Colon’s Imagine to take home.

Literacy vendors will have tables with information and activities. Free face painting will be available. Food and drinks will be sold at the Plaza.

During the BiblioArte! Festival the Lake Worth Beach Visitor Information Center and the Lake Worth Beach Historical Museum will be open to the public inside the Annex. The Lake Worth Beach Public Library will be closed so that the staff can assist with the Festival.  BiblioArte! is a project developed by the Lake Worth Library and supported by the City of Lake Worth.

Please contact Ben Kerr, the City of Lake Worth Beach Public Information Officer with any questions or comments.


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